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JLR plans to use the technology pioneered in its new racing vehicle to influence the development of the next generation of electric road vehicles

Jaguar unveils Formula E vehicle as reports surface of an electric SUV rollout

British automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has revealed the design for its upcoming Formula E racing car, while reports have also surfaced suggesting that a fully-electric SUV could be in the pipeline.

Branson is no stranger to the EV concept, as his DS Virgin Racing team has formed an integral part of the E Championship since its inception in 2014

Every car on the road will be electric within 15 years, says Richard Branson

The rise of electric vehicles (EV) as a mainstream automotive option gained more traction this week, after Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, predicted that within 15 years "every car on the road will be electric".

The London race will see high-profile manufacturers Audi Sport and Renault e.dams battle it out for the championship

"Pushing boundaries in sustainability": Formula E set to electrify London

The second season of the FIA Formula E Championship is headed for a nail-biting finale in London next weekend (2 3 July) that will decide the champion of the world's first all-electric single-seater series event.

Disney's Cars becomes a reality, Ethiopians create water out of thin air and tiny solar panels rest on bubbles in this week's innovation round-up

Driverless racing cars and solar panels on bubbles: the best green innovations of the week

In a week that saw warnings of up to $1trn being wasted on unnecessary coal plants across the world, edie rounds up the latest low-carbon technologies and innovations that the money would be better spent on to drive the global green industrial revolution.

RE100 projects that the current group of 53 signatories will reach an average of 80% renewable electricity by 2020

RE100 companies halfway to 100% renewable target

The 53 companies that have signed up to the RE100 pledge to source 100% renewable energy are on average, halfway to their goals, a new report by The Climate Group and CDP shows.

Formula E is seen as a fertile breeding ground for innovation and technology development, as teams are given relative carte blanche to try out new ideas

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.

Land Securities' One New Change mall at St Pauls

Land Securities commits to 100% renewables

The UK's largest commercial property company has pledged to procure 100% renewable electricity by April 2016.

The sixty mile round trip cost drivers around £1.50 compared to £9 for a petrol-powered journey.

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.

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

It has been a remarkable week for renewable energy innovations.

Business leaders and racing chiefs spoke ahead of the Formula E championship's final races in London

Formula E finale sparks business support for green energy

Business leaders threw their support behind renewable power over the weekend as the final two races of the Formula E season took place in London.

Alejandro Agag in London's Battersea park

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.

Transport Minister Andrew Jones said public concern about air pollution could help boost electric vehicle sales

EV industry must spread air quality message, says Transport Minister

New Transport Minister Andrew Jones has called on the low-carbon vehicle industry to make the public more aware of the local air quality benefits of buying electric cars.

In the GTE car, the solar modules are used to charge the main battery which powers a number of functions inside the car, including the air conditioning system.

Aston Martin revs up solar-powered car commitment

Solar giant Hanergy has renewed a research collaboration with Aston Martin in a bid to develop the world's first solar-powered car for the general public.

Burning tyres increases sulphur dioxide emissions tenfold

Used tyre black market 'blanketing East Asia in smog'

Nearly two thirds of UK garages have been asked to illegally dispose of old tyres which are eventually burnt for fuel, according to a new poll.

Formula E is focused on 'the three E's': Energy, Environment and Entertainment

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?

Elon Musk said Tesla's technology would be free for anyone to use 'in good faith'

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.

Formula E car - the Spark-Renault SRT_01E - completing its successful test debut

Formula E championship to be broadcast on ITV

The first all-electric Formula E driving championship will be televised on UK broadcasting channel ITV, after organisers secured a deal with the network.

Leonardo Dicaprio (second from left) will join Richard Branson as a high-profile ambassador for the new racing series, Formula E

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.

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