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French target Renault, Brits query Fiat, over diesel emissions

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 cheating and pay $4.3 billion in fines, while U.S. prosecutors arrested one of the company's executives and indicted five more... read more

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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


 
Vauxhall Ampera

Younger Car Buyers In U.K. Want Electric Cars Far More Than Older

Electric cars represent a relatively small number of new-car sales today, but could a change in buyer demographics change that? Cars with plugs still seem fairly alien to... read more October 23, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf in Scotland

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... read more August 31, 2015 by


 
Vauxhall Ampera

Electric Cars Could Slash UK Oil Imports 40 Percent In 15 Years: Study

With high fuel prices and island locations on the same warming planet as every other sovereign state, the United Kingdom could benefit enormously from electric cars. Plug-in... read more March 24, 2015 by


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

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries... read more March 12, 2015 by


 
Detroit Electric showroom adjacent to U.K. plant

Detroit Electric Opens Showroom Near Car Assembly Plant In England

The journey to rebirth for Detroit Electric has taken the historic electric-car brand far from its namesake city. Yet it seems the company, wearing the name of one of the... read more March 3, 2015 by


 
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


 

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