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Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Drivers in the U.S. have longer commutes than those in Europe and Asia, on average. In the U.K., short commutes in vehicles with combustion engines—whether gasoline or diesel—pose particularly tough emission problems. That's because the exhaust aftertreatment systems have to warm up... read more

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London Taxi Company TX5

Plug-in hybrid London taxi plant opens in U.K., owned by Chinese firm Geely

Few vehicles are as iconic as the London black cab, known the world over for its upright shape and ubiquity (although many of them aren't black any more). But under the... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Shell logo

Shell hedges bets, adds hydrogen fuel to 1st U.K. station

Anticipating a possible decrease in fossil-fuel consumption from the mass deployment of zero-emission vehicles, one of the world's largest oil companies is hedging its bets... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
Offshore wind farm

Offshore wind energy in U.K. far ahead of lower-cost target

The winds of change are blowing harder in the U.K. The price of energy generated by offshore wind farms has been falling steadily, and ahead of schedule too. Costs have... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid

Ford to test plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in London

Earlier this month, Ford announced a host of new electrified vehicles, including prototype and production hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric models. Before its... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
New Renault Twingo

French target Renault, Brits query Fiat, over diesel emissions

The past week has not been a particularly pleasant one for advocates of diesel cars. Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to criminal counts related to its diesel-emissions... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

UK moves ahead on lower-carbon power to end coal use by 2025

The United Kingdom is increasing its use of low-carbon energy sources as it moves to phase out coal-fired power plants altogether by 2025. Renewable-energy sources such as... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Ford Mustang GT at 2016 MPG Marathon, U.K.

Ford Mustang is unlikely winner of UK gas-mileage marathon

The Ford Mustang isn't usually the first vehicle that comes to mind when thinking about fuel-efficient cars. But a new Mustang recently won the title of most-improved fuel... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Scotland shows path toward boosting renewable energy in a big way

Scotland isn't known for having the most pleasant weather. But its persistent winds make the country a great place for renewable energy. Over the past few years, officials... read more October 21, 2016 by


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

U.K. businesses slowly moving away from diesel cars: survey

Europe has been loyal to diesel cars for decades, but it seems that loyalty is now starting to fade. Diesels have been popular because of their high fuel economy, but as the... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

Hybrids lose London privileges two weeks from today: here's why

Sooner or later, it can happen in a romance: the two parties decide they're just not that into one another. The state of California dumped hybrid-electric vehicles on July 1... read more June 10, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric-car assembly at Sunderland, U.K., plant

50,000th Nissan Leaf electric car built in U.K. plant

The Nissan Leaf, by far the world's best-selling electric car, is built in three countries. Outside Nissan's home market of Japan, Leafs are assembled in both Smyrna... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. electric-car sales finally take off after long lag

After years of low sales and tepid government support, U.K. plug-in electric car sales are taking off, five years after the first modern electric cars hit the road. Sales... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
Riversimple Rasa

Riversimple Rasa: New Details On Super-Light Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

U.K.-based startup Riversimple first showed its hydrogen fuel-cell Urban Car prototype in 2009, but since then there has been little apparent activity from the company. Now... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018

The U.K. government will extend and expand an incentive program for green cars that had been set to end in the coming year. The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
Detroit Electric SP:01 assembly

First Detroit Electric SP:01 Built, Sold--But U.S. Won't Get It

The first Detroit Electric SP:01 sports car has finally rolled off an assembly line, but it's not headed for anyplace near the company's namesake city. Despite its name, the... read more November 2, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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