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China makes new electric cars tax-free

Buyers of fully electric, hybrid and fuel cell cars will not have to pay purchase tax from September to the end of 2017<p>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 …

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

When the electric car-sharing scheme Autolib’ launched in the French capital, staff were advised to expect a complete disaster. Three years and 30m miles later, the biggest concern is pigeons<p>Jean-Philippe Wailliez, who runs a small wine business in Paris, finds he uses one “actually pretty …

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 …

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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 …

Renault tests 100% electric cars in country

Renault Argentina has brought two Twizys and two Kangoo ZEs to carry out tests with electronic cars on Argentine streets for the first time. The …

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

With ‘fan boosts’ and city centre circuits, race organisers are breaking taboos in the hope of making electric cars cool<p>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 …

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

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BMW i3 is a game-changer in electric cars world

Car companies are taking it seriously and it’s not just because Tesla motors are making headlines every time Elon Musk blows his nose, there’s a …

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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Latest local news, pictures, video - Kent Live

• Most Read<br>• Most Recent<p><i>Weather</i><b>A weather warning for ice has been issued for Kent and snow is on the way</b><p>Roads and transport links are likely to be …

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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 …

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 …

Android Auto

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 …

Electric Vehicles

POD Point to lease electric car chargers

Experts from Citi, Microsoft and Bank of America weigh in on the latest corporate efforts to reach dramatic emissions targets<p>Former Environment …

Tesla hands over the keys to its electric car technology

CEO Elon Musk unveils plans to give away the company’s entire patent portfolio to ‘clear a path’ for electric vehicles<p>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, …

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

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 …

Alternative Fuel

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 …

Android Auto

Pod Point (@Pod_Point) | Twitter

Pinned Tweet<p>Here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for! The second dose of @<b>Erik_Fairbairn</b> and @<b>bobbyllew</b> on the @<b>FullyChargedShw</b> is out now: …

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 …

Electric Vehicles

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 …

Transportation

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 …

Tesla

EV Fleet World

Hackney and Islington councils consult on ULEV-only proposals<p>29 January, 2018<p>UK News<p>Consortium to trial domestic vehicle-to-grid charging in UK<p>29 …

Fuel Cell

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 …

Nick Clegg

Energy Made Easy – RAC offers breakdown service for electric cars

RAC offers breakdown service for electric cars<p>Image: RAC<p>Electric car drivers with “range anxiety” can breathe a sigh of relief – the RAC is offering …

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