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China makes new electric cars tax-free

China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.<p>The State Council, or cabinet, said that buyers of new energy vehicles – fully electric, hybrid and fuel cell cars –would not have …

Electric ‘Boris cars’ are coming to London – how do they work in Paris?

Jean-Philippe Wailliez, who runs a small wine business in Paris, finds he uses one “actually pretty regularly. Three, four times a week, maybe, instead of the metro or the commuter train. It really is a very useful service. Especially when I have to make deliveries.”<p>Emanuelle Buet is on her way to …

Tesla to give away technology secrets to competitors

Elon Musk confirms that Tesla Motors is reviewing ways to accelerate the growth of the electric car market.<p>The folks at Tesla Motors are thinking of …

Daimler, BMW to develop inductive charging system for electric cars

<b>Published 09 July 2014</b><p>Daimler and BMW have partnered to jointly develop a standardized technology for inductive charging of electric cars and plug-in …

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Formula E: do the guilt-free thrills of electric car racing herald a new era for motor sport?

The noise is part spaceship, part jet engine and part Tron bike, according to Alex Tai, the head of Virgin’s Formula E racing team. The high-powered, all-electric cars zooming around the Donington Park race track are certainly far quieter than the chest-rumbling, ear-splitting noise that hits …

Electric cars for hire: Toyota puts the i Road to the test

BMW i3 is a game-changer in electric cars world

It’s been simmering under the surface for a long time now, electric power in a car.<p>Car companies are taking it seriously and it’s not just because …

Electric Formula E car gets Donington Park outing

Cars competing in the first ever international motor racing series for electric vehicles have been running in anger for the first time.<p>The cars were participating in a test session at the Donington Park circuit.<p>The first race is due to take place on the streets of Beijing in September.<p>Theo Leggett …

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• Most Read<br>• Most Recent<p>GravesendA killer has admitted trying to groom children with pornographyLee Webster, 31, was jailed for five years after killing …

Tesla Model S Earns Top Score In The Industry For Total Quality

Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars.<p>You might already know that; but so far, that's largely been anecdotal, based …

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Android Auto launched by Google

Google has launched Android Auto, its new connected car platform at the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco.<p>The "glanceable", interface …

Sunderland's bid to be centre of electric car revolution

The Government is investing £500m to persuade more drivers to switch to electric cars as part of efforts to reduce emissions.<p>Sunderland is one of the …

POD Point to lease electric car chargers

As negotiations in Bonn result in minimal progress on rules for the Paris Agreement, delegates look to political leaders to break the …

Tesla hands over the keys to its electric car technology

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasoline-burning vehicles.<p>Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, promised on Thursday to give away the company’s entire patent portfolio, as long as they promised not to …

OLEV revises EV home charging grant

The government Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced that it will continue to support the installation of domestic charge points with …

Electric vehicles to measure pollution risk in Leicester

Scientists from the University of Leicester will be taking to the streets from tomorrow (July 4) in electric vehicles (EVs) fitted with specialised …

Connected vehicles key to fleets' future

According to the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), connected and more integrated smartphone systems will have a huge impact on …

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LEAF EVs in 'silent ride' road race

To mark International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) Nissan raced four LEAFs in a 'silent' race around one of Europe's quietest villages.<p>The World Health …

Congestion Charge could be £50 per day

Some of the most polluting cars could be driven off London's roads by a series of increases to the London Congestion Charge.<p>Under plans being drawn …

Tesla Motors Teams Up With Car Rental Firm to Lease the Model S Electric Car

Going green is very popular among consumers of today. In fact, many companies have found that it helps business when they offer “green” options. This …

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EV Fleet World

BMW 530e to form basis for new prestige medium-term rental fleet<p>30 April, 2018<p>UK News<p>New Leaf earns five stars in tougher NCAP tests<p>30 April, 2018<p>New …

Nick Clegg announces £500million investment in green cars

The Liberal Democrats have just announced a new Government initiative to encourage the use of electric cars.<p>Drivers of electric cars already benefit …

RAC offers breakdown service for electric cars - Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Electric car drivers with “range anxiety” can breathe a sigh of relief – the RAC is offering a breakdown service for emergency recharging.<p>Its first …

Charging Around The UK