BEIS adds £4m to Plug-In Van grant to encourage electric fleets
Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that the Government has opened up a £4m avenue for businesses to switch their large trucks and vans to electric models through the Plug-In Van grant.
Millennials are on-board with the EV transition, survey finds
The majority (53%) of millennials would consider buying an electric vehicle (EV) within the next 10 years, or already own one, whilst three-quarters see switching to an eco-friendly car as the single best action to drive a more sustainable future.
One year on from Dieselgate: Has anything changed?
On the one-year anniversary of Volkswagen's corporate abasement (VW) for cheating emissions tests, a damning report has revealed that the German carmaker is in fact selling the least-polluting diesel models among all major manufacturers.
General Motors joins RE100 pledge to source 100% renewables
Automotive giant General Motors (GM) has established new sustainability commitments to source all electricity across its global operations from 100% renewable sources by 2050, and will join the RE100 to mobilise the transition.
Tesla wins approval to buy SolarCity, unveils high-energy model S battery
It's been a good week for Tesla chief executive Elon Musk after the electric vehicle (EV) giant's merger with SolarCity was approved and the firm unveiled a new EV battery which makes the Model one of the fastest production cars in the world.
One in four Brits would sign up to a driverless car membership scheme, survey finds
With the phenomenon of the semi-autonomous vehicle steadily growing in popularity, a new survey has found that a quarter of UK citizens would sell their vehicle in favour of signing up to a driverless car subscription.
Internet of Things paves way for connected cars of the future, says BT's sustainability chief
The automotive industry has the power to become a lynchpin of the 'Internet of things' (IoT) phenomenon, connecting cars with homes and transforming the way we use and store energy, BT Group's head of sustainability Niall Dunne has said.
Westminster set for electric vehicle boon with new car sharing scheme
Westminster City Council has today (7 June) unveiled a new car sharing scheme that will offer 40 hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) to car club members at a cost-competitive price, with new charging infrastructure also added to boost the initiative.
London mayoral election: The green policy showdown
With the race to enter City Hall drawing to a conclusion on Thursday (5 May), edie rounds up the environmental credentials and ambitions of the five main candidates bidding to be the next Mayor of London.
Volvo targets a million EV cars by 2025
Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced a commitment to sell a total of one million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2020 through the introduction of a new range of plug-in hybrids and its first all-electric model.
UK Government deletes reference to Dyson electric car plans
The government appears to have deleted a reference in an official document to plans by the vacuum-maker Dyson to develop an electric car.
Volvo joins carmakers' call to standardise electric car charging
A global standard for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is "sorely needed" as the last piece in the jigsaw to cement the rising popularity of EVs, Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has claimed.
Honda to electrify two-thirds of its vehicle portfolio by 2030
Honda has responded to increasingly rigid emissions regulations by pledging to make 'new-energy' and electric vehicles account for two-thirds of its portfolio by 2030.
London and Bristol make the cut for £40m 'green car revolution'
The cities of Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes and London are set to welcome an array of green vehicle technologies and innovations after winning a share of a new £40m fund from the Government to support the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) across the UK.
VIDEO: Tesla cars could be driving themselves in just two years
Pioneering electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled a new software upgrade that could soon see Tesla cars driving around automatically to meet their owners.
Nissan and Renault back UK electric vehicle policy shift
Two of the world's largest manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles have backed the Department for Transport's plans to extend the plug-in car grant by at least two years.
Plug-in car grant extended to 2018
Grants to subsidise the purchase of electric and other low-emission cars are to be extended by at least two years, to encourage more than 100,000 UK motorists to buy greener vehicles.
Jaguar to enter world of electric motorsport
Jaguar has announced that it will contest the next season of Formula E, as the race to develop more efficient and affordable electric cars gears up.
Ford accelerates EV transition with $4.5bn investment
Ford is ploughing $4.5bn into electric vehicle (EV) solutions and extensions through to 2020, in an enhanced investment programme that will see 13 new EV models added to the US carmaker's portfolio.
Elon Musk says robust carbon tax would speed global clean energy transition
Elon Musk, the renowned innovator, believes the widespread introduction of a carbon price could halve the time it takes the world to transition to clean energy and make a huge difference to the impact of climate change.
EV's 'too expensive' to tackle air pollution alone, says EIC
Electric cars could be up to five times more expensive than other methods of tackling air pollution on our roads, a new report from the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has found.
Volvo announces range-wide electrification plan
Swedish carmaker Volvo has announced a comprehensive electrification strategy which will see plug-in hybrids introduced across its entire range and a fully electric car on sale by 2019.
Scotland hosts first electric car rally
Sixty electric cars took part in a rally between Stirling and Glasgow over the weekend to celebrate the launch of a new electric vehicle (EV) subsidy.
Audi unveils first all-electric SUV concept car
Audi has unveiled concept designs for its first all-electric SUV, with a full reveal expected at the International Motor Show 2015 in Frankfurt next month.
£100,000 electric-car loans on offer for Scottish businesses
A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish businesses access to an interest-free loan of up to £100,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Electric cars fast becoming households' primary vehicle
Ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV) are increasingly being used like 'normal' cars, a new Government study has found.
First hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai arrive in Europe
Toyota has introduced its first production-grade hydrogen-powered Mirai sedans to Europe this week.
Highways England tests wireless charging for UK's motorways
Britain's roads could soon be fitted with wireless charging technology for electric cars following a new pilot scheme announced Tuesday.
Renault's tiny Twizys come to the rescue during London tube strike
As Londoners grapple with the tube strike, Renault has set up a free shuttle service using its tiny 'Twizy' electric cars.
Can Formula E electrify mainstream motoring?
Formula E will close it out its 10-race season this weekend in London's iconic Battersea Park, in front of 60,000 cheering petrolheads.
£10bn investment needed to drive low-carbon transport industry
More than £10bn will need to be invested in low-carbon transport if the UK is to meet its carbon emission reduction targets by 2050.
5 ways Tesla is leading the sustainability charge
Tesla and its founder Elon Musk have been paving the way for sustainable innovation in the automotive industry, renewable energy generation and beyond.
Tesla's foray into energy storage could 'revolutionise energy system'
The news that Tesla is launching a battery energy storage pack is 'another nail in the coffin of conventional utilities', according to a professor of energy policy at the University of Exeter.
Resale value of electric cars on the rise
The resale value of electric cars will soon match their diesel counterparts, making them a more attractive proposition, experts have claimed.
Global electric car sales boom in 2014
Around 320,000 new electric vehicles were registered around the world in 2014, accounting for 43% of all electric vehicles currently on the road.
Nottingham chosen to be smart city trailblazer
Nottingham has been selected as one of three European cities that will act as pioneers (or guinea pigs) as part of a new EU project to encourage a shift towards smart, green cities.
ETI launches project to upgrade UK's EV charging infrastructure
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners to assist in a new project aimed at developing a refuelling infrastructure for low-carbon vehicles across the UK.
Zen or zippy? Ford launches new app to help electric car owners drive efficiently
Car manufacturer Ford has launched a free gaming-style app that lets drivers use their smartphone to remotely manage their electric vehicles.
Electric cars: £43m boost for infrastructure and innovation
Hospitals, train stations and A-roads are among the locations set to benefit from new electric car charge points thanks to a new £43m green vehicle commitment from the Department for Transport (DfT).
£10m prize for electric car battery innovation
The UK Government is putting £10m towards innovation in battery design to fund the development of a new high-voltage battery pack for the next generation of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).
Nissan Leaf sales surge 33% in 2014
The all-electric Nissan Leaf has topped the zero-emissions car sales chart in Europe for the fourth year in a row with a 26% market share.
Leading the charge: New report maps out global EV innovations
Micro-cars, wireless-charging bus routes and electric vehicle (EV) vending machines, are just some of the ideas outlined in the EV Casebook, released by the Urban Foresight think-tank.
Pioneering green transport planner launched in Northern Ireland
The world's first journey planner for electric cars - egomap - is being piloted in Northern Ireland. The system allows drivers to plot their journey, taking into account battery life and recharge options en-route.
Formula E: Six sustainability facts about all-electric motorsport
The world's first fully-electric race series - Formula E- got underway this weekend in Beijiing. But just how 'sustainable' has the sport become?
Boris Johnson's diesel car scrappage scheme could cost £300m
Paying owners £2,000 to switch to cleaner models could take more than 150,000 polluting cars off London's roads, mayor says.
10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change
From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful...
Tesla shares technology secrets to stimulate electric car market
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors is opening up its technology patents for others to use in a bid to accelerate the development of zero-emissions vehicles across the globe.
Government invests £500m to accelerate uptake of electric vehicles
The Government is investing £500m in the ultra-low emissions vehicle (ULEV) industry in an attempt to boost uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles across Britain.
British Gas orders 100 electric vans
The UK's largest electric commercial vehicle trial has reached a successful conclusion, with British Gas committing to take on 100 all-electric Nissan vans on a permanent basis.
RAC launches mobile electric vehicle charging unit
Breakdown service provider RAC is launching its first mobile electric charging system which can provide a stranded electric vehicle (EV) with enough power to travel 15 miles in less than half an hour of charging.
UK electric vehicle network to be 'one of Europe's best' says Nick Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that the UK Government will invest more than £9m to boost the number of charging points for electric cars.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Venturi Automobiles launch final Formula E team
Film star and environmental activist Leonardo Dicaprio has teamed up with Venturi Automobiles to complete the 10 team line-up of next year's first all-electric vehicle racing championship.
British Gas runs UK's largest electric commercial vehicle trial
British Gas is piloting 28 Nissan electric vans throughout the winter to determine the future viability of 100% electric vehicle technology as part of its 13,000 home service vans fleet.
IKEA to install EV chargers at all UK stores
IKEA is installing electric vehicle fast charging points across all 18 of its store's car parks by December 2013.
Formula E to fuel electric vehicle sales says new report
New zero emissions race series Formula E will help contribute to the additional sale of 77 million Electric Vehicles (EV) worldwide over the next 25 years (2015-2040), according to a new report.
Government backs green car club
The new transport minister has reiterated the government's "unwavering, long-term commitment" to decarbonising road transport.
VW drives customers to use green energy
Volkswagen and Ecotricity have come together to offer what they claim is truly green motoring.
Switching to electric vehicles could save London businesses £200m
London based businesses could save £200m if 10% of their vans registered in the capital were replaced with electric models, according to new figures from the Energy Saving Trust (EST).
Businesses offered pedalling option to power meetings
Hotel group QHotels is providing conference, training and event delegates the option to generate electricity for their meetings through pedal power.
Nissan and Ecotricity expand UK electric vehicle charging network
Nissan and green energy company Ecotricity have together installed 13 new electric vehicle (EV) rapid chargers, increasing the total number of chargers in the UK to 97.
Government 'technology neutral' in drive to cut transport emissions says Norman Baker
The Government stands firm as "technology neutral" when it comes to reducing emissions from domestic transport, and does not favour electric vehicle technology over others, says Transport Minister Norman Baker.
Nissan carbon emissions up by 5.5%
Nissan's CO2 emissions increased by 5.5% in the fiscal year 2012, compared with the previous year, according to its sustainability report released today.
Cheesemakers use EVs to achieve UK's first carbon neutral cheese
Winterdale Cheesemakers is now producing the UK's first carbon neutral cheese after the company chose to deliver its products using 100% electric vehicles.
Businesses offered free advice on converting to cost-cutting electric fleets
The Energy Saving Trust (EST) is to offer 100 businesses in England free analysis of their fleets to establish how electrical vehicles could reduce costs.
Michelin cuts Irish energy bill with Ecotricity wind park
Michelin is expected to save 4,146 tonnes of CO2 per year and cut its energy bills with two new wind turbines at its factory in Ballymena, Ireland.
Switching fleets to EVs could cut company fuel costs by 75%
Businesses that switch to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles could reduce their fleet fuel costs by 75%, according to a new report.
Solutions needed as EVs put pressure on electricity grids
The rising number of electric vehicles (EVs) entering the European market is putting pressure on electricity infrastructure capacity, raising concerns over its ability to accommodate demand.
UK scientific community must lead world in energy storage technology
Chancellor George Osborne said today that urgent action is needed to ensure the UK establishes itself as an international focus for energy storage research and innovation.
'Wireless' electric buses will drive down fleet costs
The introduction of wirelessly charged electric buses in Milton Keynes could cut 500 tonnes of tailpipe CO2 emissions and reduce bus running costs by £12-15k a year.
M&S' greenest store to use 30% less water
Marks and Spencer's recently opened Cheshire Oaks store will use 30% less mains water through sustainable practices, compared with a conventional same sized store, says the company.