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Leafs on the ground

The Government understandably went to Sunderland recently, seeking a bit of economic cheer. Nissan are putting a lot of money into their factory there, with record numbers of vehicles rolling off the production line - including, significantly, the new, full-electric Leaf . Other electric cars are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/04/2013 - 08:30



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Bad news, good news

General form says you should probably get the bad news out of the way first, so here it is: UK CO 2 emissions were up 4.5 per cent in 2012, largely due to supplies of cheap coal, and attempts to make the most of the last days of some of the condemned power stations that burn it. Unexpected cold...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/04/2013 - 08:30



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Cleaner motoring: the race is on

The highest-powered cars on earth speeding round a track so fast they have to replace their tyres every matter of minutes does not seem like the ideal starting point for a blog about environmental awareness and sustainability – but bear with us. Formula 1 team McLaren have just been awarded the FIA...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/03/2013 - 08:30



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The car in front is (getting more likely to be) electric

When it comes to making big changes to how we do the everyday things, this can take time. This is typified by electric cars, which have been making a steady rather than speedy incursion onto our roads en-masse. The announcement of further Department for Transport support for the electric charging...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/02/2013 - 08:30



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If you think energy efficiency is all about CO2, think again.

London mayor Boris Johnson recently announced that London could have the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone. By 2020, only zero and low-emission vehicles will be allowed in the central London zone, an ambitious target for some. But air pollution is not a problem confined to our capital city. Two...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:04



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Fuel efficiency: it's all in the app-lication

Getting much more out of the fuel you’ve got in your vehicle can often be a matter of a few simple changes – and it’s a great cost-saver. Our recent research showed that in Scotland, drivers are wasting £570 million on fuel every year, so it's a good job our Scotland office has just launched...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 08:30



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Companies charged up by electric potential

There are lots of cynics around who dismiss electric vehicles, and in the press over the last few weeks there have been a number of articles to reflect these attitudes. But electric motoring is not so easily dismissed. Yesterday we launched our report that demonstrates that there is a good business...

Submitted by Caroline Watson on Fri, 25/01/2013 - 08:30



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e-trikes, green alliances and oligarchs: a global round-up

Welcome to our latest scoot round the web to find out what’s going on in the world of green-tech, energy efficiency and sustainability at various stopping points on our planet. First stop, the Philippines. South East Asia is synonymous with hoards of small motorised vehicles buzzing around cities:...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/01/2013 - 08:30



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Low-carbon motoring: sounds good?

[youtube:] Having worked for the RNIB in a past professional incarnation, I’m well aware of how important the issue of the noise made by electric and hybrid vehicles is for blind and partially sighted people. It doesn’t take a genius to see why: with sight...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 08:30