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Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Scotland Launches New Electric-Car Incentive: Interest-Free Loans To Buy

Incentives to purchase zero-emission cars come in a wild variety of types, from California's rebates--essentially a four-figure check in the mail--to single-occupant access to carpool lanes. The U.S. government has a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to $7,500 for purchase of a plug-in car that... read more

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Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK Official Says Encouraging Diesel Cars To Lower Carbon Was 'Wrong'

For at least 20 years, diesel cars have been much more popular in Europe than in the United States. Because diesel combustion is more efficient than gasoline combustion, the... read more January 30, 2015 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Volkswagen XL1 Hybrid Deliveries Begin In UK, And It Ain't Cheap...

We always knew the Volkswagen XL1 wouldn't be cheap. It's a limited-run, carbon-fiber bodied, plug-in hybrid, gull-winged low-slung eco supercar. None of that sounds cheap... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars Delivered To First U.K. Buyers

Tesla Motors has some busy years ahead of it. There's the continued roll-out of the Model S in global markets, such as China and Europe. There are two new models on the... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. To Invest $850 Million By 2020 To Promote Electric Vehicles

Despite hefty incentives, electric vehicle sales have remained stagnant in the United Kingdom. While sales doubled in 2013 compared to 2012, matching the global trend, just... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Lotus Safe & Sound noisemaker

Will Europe Too Write Rules To Make Quiet Electric Cars Noisier?

This one just isn't going to go away, is it? A member of the UK parliament is set to raise concerns that electric cars are "a new threat" to pedestrians due to their low... read more November 5, 2013 by 


 
2012 Vauxhall Ampera

U.K. Plug-In Electric Car Incentives: Why Haven't They Worked?

Sales figures for plug-in cars in the U.S. crossed the 100,000 mark four months ago, but in the U.K., the government has announced that it will end plug-in car incentives... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
James May

Electric Erector-Set Motorcycle Laps Isle Of Man TT Course

Located in the Irish sea between Great Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man plays host to one of the racing world's most famous circuits--the Isle of Man TT course. Every... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype in London, U.K.

U.K. Goal: Consign Gasoline, Diesel Cars 'To History' By 2050

UK government proposals could extend current tax benefits for electric cars to the end of the decade, with further plans for a full market of ultra-low emission vehicles by... read more September 4, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype in London, U.K.

Will 2040 See All Non-Hybrids Banned From British Roads?

The idea of banning internal combustion vehicles from city centers is nothing new, and similar schemes are expected to appear all over Europe over the next decade or so... read more August 13, 2013 by  5


 
Hyperdrive's retrofit range-extending engine for electric cars

Would You Retrofit A Range Extender To Your Electric Car?

Companies that convert regular gasoline cars to electric, or add a plug-in option to regular hybrids, are nothing new. The same can't be said for companies taking electric... read more August 6, 2013 by  65


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

Renault UK Offers Free Charging Stations With Zoe Electric Car

Renault's absence from North America means the Zoe electric car won't be reaching U.S. shores any time soon. And that's kind of a shame. It's about as chic as you'd expect... read more March 25, 2013 by  4


 
McDonalds sign

McDonald's Trucks Travel Greener On Recycled Frier Oil

The United Arab Emirates isn't known for its aversion to fossil fuels. The country has made its money from the stuff, and rapidly expanded in the last four decades into the... read more January 18, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Reservations Open In U.K.

U.K. Tesla fans jealous of their counterparts in the U.S. are finally able to reserve their own 2013 Tesla Model S. Buyers will be able to choose between Model S and Model S... read more December 7, 2012 by  3


 
Prototype of range-extended electric delivery van by Revolve Technologies & Intelligent Energy, UK

Revolve Launches New European Plug-In Hybrid Delivery Van

Hope springs eternal, as Alexander Pope notably said, and so it is in the world of plug-in hybrid vehicles. A new British partnership has unveiled two drivable prototypes of... read more June 1, 2012 by  3


 
Volvo 7700 Hybrid Double-Decker in London

London's Famous Red Buses Going Hybrid Thanks To Volvo

England: Tea, Big Ben, bowler hats and red buses. One of those things is about be be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century. It's the famous red double-decker... read more December 8, 2011 by  4


 

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