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Budget set to boost UK electric and autonomous vehicle industry

Half a billion pounds of investment in electric cars, and legislation allowing autonomous vehicles on UK roads by 2021 are set to be announced in the Budget later this week by Chancellor Philip Hammond. The Chancellor is expected to commit £400 million...

Tesla springs surprise with new Roadster

Tesla surprised all at the launch of its new all-electric truck overnight, with a new Roadster unveiled at the same time. The new model is set to cost 200,000 US Dollars, with Tesla boss Elon Musk promising that it will be the fastest production car...

Hydrogen can cut 20% of world's CO2 emissions by 2050

Hydrogen power could deliver cuts of 20% to world carbon emissions by 2050 according to a report by the Hydrogen Council. Transport accounts for a significant proportion of those projected savings, with a projected 400 million hydrogen fuel cell cars...

Higher taxes planned for new diesel buyers

Buyers of new diesel cars look set to be hit by higher taxes as the government aims to push drivers to cleaner vehicles. Reports in the Financial Times state that Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond will announce the measures in the Budget later...

EU sets out new CO2 emissions targets

Car manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 30% from 2030 should new proposals from the European Commission go through. The targets look at average emissions limits from 2020, with stages at 2025 and 2030 onwards. Plans will see cars and vans...

Vauxhall reveals electric plans

Vauxhall has announced a new strategy that focuses on electric models, which includes the news that the next-generation Corsa will be available as a pure-EV. The plan comes after the PSA Group - previously consisting of Peugeot, Citroen, and DS Automobiles...

UK plug-in car market remains buoyant as diesel malaise continues

The UK's plug-in car market saw continued strong performance in October, accounting for 2.2% of total registrations - in sharp contrast to the diesel's sales dropping 30% according to Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures. Pure electric...

London ULEZ confirmed for 2019 launch

The Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has confirmed that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into effect from 2019 - almost a year and a half earlier than originally planned. Replacing the new T-Charge zone, the ULEZ will begin on 8th April 2019 and...

IONITY ultra-rapid charging network launches in Europe

The first stages of a new pan-European EV charging network have been announced, with IONITY launched today (3rd November 2017). Work on 20 ultra-rapid stations has started already, and around 400 will be operating by 2020 on major European corridors. Set...

EVs greener than diesel even when charged with dirtiest electricity

Lifecycle emissions of an electric vehicle (EV) are lower than those of diesel cars, even when powered by the most carbon intensive electricity. According to research by VUB university in Brussels, for independent European green travel campaigner Transport...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:7th Nov 2017