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

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. And as Volkswagen UK reveals pricing for the light-weight plug-in hybrid, we now know just how not-cheap it actually is... read more

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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


 
ESB ecars Nissan Leaf Cannonball team

Quiet As A... Cannonball? Nissan Leaf Enters Road Trip

While dozens of supercars will be revving up their engines ready for the start of Ireland's upcoming Cannonball Run, the ESB ecars team will be off to a much quieter start... read more September 7, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Single-Malt Powered Electric Car Offers Travel Sans Hangover

You might feel a little "green around the gills" the following morning, but a night of drinking Bruichladdich whisky from the UK helps to do your bit for green... read more August 10, 2011 by  1


 
2010 mini e electric vehicle ev la auto show 022

BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But...

A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. has also come to a close, and the results are in... ...and... read more August 5, 2011 by  10


 
Top Gear Stage Another Electric Car Stunt

Top Gear Tests Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iOn: A Fair Assessment?

It's the episode electric car enthusiasts have been itching to see- and now the guys at BBC motoring show Top Gear have tested two electric cars to see whether they make any... read more July 31, 2011 by  11


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

850 Miles In A Tesla Roadster In A Weekend: Crossing The Line

Yesterday, we told you about the remarkable 850-mile electric-car road trip planned by David Peilow and Kevin Sharpe, who intended to drive from the tip to the tail of the... read more May 26, 2011 by  6


 
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