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Carmakers accused of 'clutching at straws' over retrofitting polluting diesels

Major car makers are being accused of clutching at straws after they agreed to fit software to 5m diesel vehicles in Germany to reduce harmful emissions by up to 30%.

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Tory air pollution plans ruled not unlawful as they are in draft form

The government has won the latest court challenge over the UK's air pollution crisis.

Fully-electric models will be supported by a range of petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid 48-volt options across all models

Volvo pushes for an entire electric and hybrid portfolio by 2019

Swedish car manufacturers Volvo has announced today (5 July) that every vehicle launch from 2019 onwards will have an electric motor, in a move described by the company as a "historic end" to the combustion engine.

Election 2017 manifesto matrix: What the parties have said on energy and the environment

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The work also shows that, even if diesel cars did meet emissions limits, there would still be 70,000 early deaths per year

38,000 people a year die early because of diesel emissions testing failures

The global human health impact of the diesel emissions scandal has been revealed by new research showing a minimum of 38,000 people a year die early due to the failure of diesel vehicles to meet official limits in real driving conditions.

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When combining the T-Charge with the Congestion charges, motorists could be faced with costs of around £21.50 daily

London to enforce world’s 'toughest' vehicle emissions charge in October, says Sadiq Khan

The "toughest" emission standard of any world city will enter into force in London from October 23, after London Mayor Sadiq Khan today (17 February) confirmed a £10 T-Charge to help curb air pollution in the capital.

UK households binned £13bn worth of food in 2015 that could have been eaten, despite the efforts of retailers to crack down on the issue

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The validity of the EEA specific emission figures has been called into question previously

Europe vehicle industry meeting emissions targets, report claims

Virtually all of the largest car and van manufacturers met European Union (EU) company-specific emissions targets in 2015, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has claimed.

Are car sharing clubs the future of low-carbon transport in the UK? And which green innovations will take off in 2017?

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 16 - Sharing cars and driving green innovation

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Volkswagen was forced to recall nearly half a million cars from the US market last year over the scandal

Dieselgate: EC begins legal action against UK and other EU nations

The European commission has started legal action against the UK and six other EU states for failing to act against car emissions cheating in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal.

South Korean manufacturer Hyundai has set a 2020 target to roll out 28 near-zero-emission vehicles across the Hyundai, Genesis and Kia brands

Government can draw public towards electric cars, says Hyundai chief

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Most EU member states support raising the EU’s pollution standard 50% above the legal limit set down in the Euro 6 regulation

Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws

New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% under a draft EU regulation backed by the UK and most other EU states.

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Saab owner prepares to roll out 250,000 EVs

Saab's successor company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has formed a new partnership with technology firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to help bring more than 250,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to the global automotive market.

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Paris Motor Show: Manufacturers gear-up for an EV arms race

The opening weekend of the Paris Motor Show showcased the sector's developing evolution towards a low-carbon and electrified state, as companies such as Renault, Mercedes and the 'dirty man' of the sector Volkswagen introduce new concepts.

All of the largest car manufacturers currently exceed pollution limits for diesel models, but these brands are increasingly embracing EVs as part of a low-carbon transition

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.

Diesel cars must pass lab-based tests for NOx emissions but most cars perform far worse in the real world and in 2015 Volkswagen was caught using software to cheat the tests

Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit

New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke.

Owning SolarCity is part of a move to “complete the picture” for the motor company by aligning with the Tesla Energy subsidiary

Tesla takes 'first steps' to form clean energy dynasty with bid to acquire SolarCity

Disruptive automotive manufacturers Tesla has submitted a bid to purchase sister company Solar City as part of a move to "complete the picture" and establish a holistic and "vertically integrated" clean energy empire.

The group’s main priorities will be to establish and secure a long-term regulatory environment for emerging transport technologies that complement existing vehicles

REA to support ultra-low emission vehicles through new sector group

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has unveiled a new sector group to represent members across the transport, energy and technology sectors as part of a wider effort to deliver a sustainable transition to low-emission vehicle uptake in the UK.

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Air pollution is an increasing concern, as recent research has shown the problem is growing and at least 40,000 people across the UK are dying prematurely because of it

London: fatal lung conditions 'more likely' in deprived boroughs

People living in some of London's most deprived areas have up to twice as much chance of dying from life-threatening lung conditions - from cancer to asthma - as those in the richest areas, new research has shown.

Many businesses are currently nowhere near even appreciating our planetary boundaries, let alone managing within them

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Volvo's Drive me London scheme will be one of the first trials of its kind to have real families driving AD vehicles on public roads

Volvo's driverless cars are heading for London to reduce pollution

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars has revealed it will be trialling an ambitious autonomous driving (AD) system in the UK next year, representing the "largest and most extensive AD testing programme on Britain's streets".

All cars included in the investigation failed to meet the EU limit when tested under “real-world” conditions, with DfT finding that the average emissions were five times higher

Britain's diesel car emissions 'five times over EU limits', Government tests reveal

Recent claims by the UK Government that it is "leading the push" for greater emissions testing in diesel cars have been branded as "misleading", after a Department for Transport (DfT) investigation revealed that some vehicles are still producing up to 12 times the EU maximum limit for road-tested emissions.

Volvo last year announced a new strategy which aims for electrified vehicles to account for 10% of its total car sales by 2019

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.

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Tata Motors already has its own 21.9MW ‘captive wind power’ project which has led to carbon savings of around 24,000 tonnes

India's largest car manufacturer joins drive for 100% renewable power

India's largest carmaker has become the second company from the country to join The Climate Group's RE100 initiative - a move that will see the firm source 100% of its energy use from renewable generation.

Nearly £200,000 will be spent on new electronic signs and measuring equipment asking drivers not to leave their engines idling

London drivers may be urged to turn off engines in bid to tackle air pollution

London drivers will be encouraged by volunteers and signs to turn off their engines in traffic jams to tackle the capital's illegal air pollution levels, under plans announced by Boris Johnson on Thursday.

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Sadiq Kahn unveils plan for London 'clean energy revolution'

Labour's London Mayor candidate Sadiq Khan has outlined his ambition to ignite a 'clean energy revolution' in the capital, pledging to be the 'greenest mayor ever'.

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European lawmakers back limited reduction in car emissions

European lawmakers on Wednesday (3 February) backed a compromise deal to reduce car emissions that will still allow vehicles to exceed official pollution limits, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal.

The new take-back system will help ensure that the estimated 700,000 orphan vehicles still on British roads have a route to responsible disposal

Car industry launches free take-back scheme

The British automotive industry has launched a new take-back collection service designed to help recycle 'orphan' cars.

JLR has a target for carbon-neutral manufacturing operations by 2020

Jaguar Land Rover makes £36m emissions reduction pledge

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will invest £36m over the next three years in renewable energy, energy efficiency and process improvements, according to the British carmaker's latest sustainability report.

All the projects have received financial backing from industry in addition to Government funding

Britain's driverless cars prospect receives £20m funding boost

Eight R&D projects will share £20m of Government funding to help them develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

The narrative of the Paris accord provides the perfect backdrop to create a compelling sustainability story

Fifty shades of green: Telling your sustainability story

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Berkeley researchers will get unprecedented access to data from both companies and riders to analyze if on-demand ride services are climate friends or foes

Are Uber and Lyft helping or hurting the environment?

Are on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft good or bad for the environment? It's an increasingly urgent question as the services proliferate, but the answer is currently unclear .

The all-electric Nissan Leaf costs just two pence per mile to run

Brompton Bicycle turns over new Leaf with Nissan partnership

UK-based folding bike manufacturer Brompton Bicycle has launched a new salary-sacrifice car leasing scheme for employees, with the all-electric Nissan Leaf proving the most popular choice.

Tesla said the feature will also eliminate the burden of having to squeeze in and out of tight parking spots

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.

Almost 73,000 alternatively-fuelled vehicles were sold in the UK in 2015

UK low-emission vehicles secure largest-ever market share

Sales of alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) rose more than 40% in the UK last year, gaining a largest ever market share of 2.8%.

Vehicles with a zero-emission range of more than 70 miles, including hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, will get a full £4,500 grant, but hybrids costing under £60,000 will receive £2,500

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.

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.

There looks set to be a 76% increase in the global consumption of meat by 2050

Could cutting meat from our diets bridge a post-Paris 'emissions gap'?

A dietary change that relieves the demand for animal protein could play an instrumental role in plugging the post-Paris emissions gap, according to a new report from independent policy institute Chatham House.

The automotive industry is a prime example of the potential successes of incentivising emission reduction

Galvanising the manufacturing sector to reduce carbon emissions

With the Paris Climate Conference fast-approaching, business and political leaders are preparing to discuss a plan of action to achieve the communal goal of a universal agreement on climate change. Here, Ramon Arratia, sustainability director at Interface, reflects on the role of the manufacturing industry in reducing carbon emissions.

Most diesel cars emit far more NOx on the road than in official tests

MPs call for diesel cars scrappage scheme to tackle air pollution

The government should consider a scrappage scheme for diesel cars to get polluting vehicles off the streets of England's cities, where they contribute to tens of thousands of premature deaths every year, according to an influential committee of MPs.

Outside of technology, the EIC report also calls for the establishment of a statutory Air Quality Committee

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.

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle has arrived in the UK, with a price tag of just over £53,000

The future is here: mass-market hydrogen cars take to Britain's roads

The first mass production hydrogen cars, billed for more than a decade as a clean alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles but only glimpsed as concepts at automotive trade shows, have arrived on British roads.

The Concept is fitted with a high-capacity 60 kWh battery which can be charged wirelessly when the car is parked

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Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled what it calls 'the future of autonomous driving and zero emissions' - a self-driving electric vehicle (EV) which generates zero emissions and minimises the potential for road accidents.

New cars could still be emitting more than twice the legal emissions limits in 2017, under these latest proposals

Dieselgate: EU eases car emissions limit in spite of VW scandal

European Member States have this week reached a compromised deal on the introduction of "real-world" emissions tests which would essentially allow vehicles to continue emitting more than twice the agreed pollution limits.

In the near future Volvo predicts that these trucks will be able to book their own services and workshop administrations

LowCVP calls for collaboration to develop 'trucks of the future'

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is calling on Britain's fleet operators and local authorities to band together to create a new low-carbon market for heavy goods vehicles.

Volvo will introduce a new range of smaller 40 series cars that will be designed from the outset for electrification

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.

Toyota aims to have 900,000 cars powered as hydrogen, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on the road by 2050

Toyota targets 90% emissions reduction by 2050

Japanese carmaker Toyota has unveiled a series of ambitious new environmental targets with an overall aim to eliminate the use of gasoline cars and cut average carbon emissions from all of its vehicles and products by more than 90% by 2050.

Uniti is a futuristic electric city car, designed to spur the next leap forward in automotive sustainability. Image: Uniti

Automotive sustainability: are cars of the future needed today?

In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, a sector already low on public confidence is left with big questions to answer. But for one Swedish automotive entrepreneur, the crisis presents an opportunity to accelerate the move to all-electric transport.

Willmott Dixon will focus on high-impact areas such as business travel and site emissions

Willmott Dixon pledges to halve emissions by 2020

Construction group Willmott Dixon has unveiled ambitious plans to slash its carbon emissions in half by 2020 from a 2010 baseline.

The '100% Sport' initiative aims to spark a global movement to make using 100% renewable energy the new normal

BT calls on sports fans to go 100% renewable

BT has launched a new campaign calling on sports fans to switch to renewable energy.

The project will latch on to existing national plans for large-scale hydrogen refuelling infrastructure as Europe aims to remove emissions from transport

Hydrogen coalition launches EU-wide EV project

Hydrogen mobility innovators from across Europe have formed a new coalition to deploy 200 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV); 125 extended-range electric vans and 29 Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) in 10 EU countries.

The new Bosch battery will be significantly lighter and cheaper to manufacture than traditional EV batteries

New EV batteries will half costs and double mileage range

German electronics group Bosch has announced it will have a solid-state battery market ready by 2020 that will half the costs of current batteries while doubling the mileage range.

Vehicle emissions are currently responsible for 12% of Europe's carbon emissions

UK, France and Germany lobbied for flawed car emissions tests, documents reveal

The UK, France and Germany have been accused of hypocrisy for lobbying behind the scenes to keep outmoded car tests for carbon emissions, but later publicly calling for a European investigation into Volkswagen's rigging of car air pollution tests.

Martin Winterkorn said he was shocked by events of past few days and hopes to provide Volkswagen with a fresh start by resigning

VW chief resigns over emissions scandal

Volkswagen (VW) chief executive Martin Winterkorn has resigned after a hailstorm of criticism over the carmaker's emissions-rigging scandal.

The company admitted the device may have been fitted to 11m of its vehicles worldwide

VW scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows

Volkswagen's rigging of emissions tests for 11m cars means they may be responsible for nearly 1m tonnes of air pollution every year, roughly the same as the UK's combined emissions for all power stations, vehicles, industry and agriculture, a Guardian analysis suggests.

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

It hasn't been the most auspicious week of news in the sustainability space, as the Government continued its assault on renewables, rejecting one of the most ambitious offshore wind projects ever proposed.

Car manufacturers have been accused of using different techniques to manage the levels of NOx gasses on test tracks

Nine out of 10 new diesel cars exceed EU pollution limits, report finds

Nine out of 10 new diesel cars break new EU pollution limits when tested on roads rather than test tracks, according to a new report.

The new Nissan Leaf is expected to go on sale in December with a market price of £24,490

Nissan delivers 155-mile battery upgrade with new Leaf

Japanese carmaker Nissan has added a new 30Kwh battery to its flagship Leaf electric vehicle, improving its driving range by 25%.

The car will perform to between 93-95% of its maximum capacity across a power range of 400 watts to 3.6 kilowatts, even if there is a 20cm gap between the coils

Electric cars could feed power back into grid through wireless 'antennas'

German researchers have unveiled a prototype wireless system that allows a car to receive and discharge power to the grid from coils under a road or parking space.

In many developed countries, transport is the only sector where emissions are still rising

Nissan plans to build 'fuel station of the future'

Japanese car-maker Nissan has announced it is developing a concept for the 'fuel station of the future', in a new collaboration with architects Foster + Partners.

The project – named Mission Zero Corridor - takes its name from Interface’s Mission Zero initiative

Driving change: What will the planet's roads look like in 2050?

From algae refuelling stations to wildlife bridges, the roads of the future will not just be inanimate slugs of concrete, but an important part of an emissions-free planet. How will we get there? Brad Allen finds out.

Audi's concept SUV is planned for a production run in 2018

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.

Google said the tool should help more homeowners take advantage of the record-low prices of solar energy

Google could tell you how much solar power your roof can generate

Google can now tell you how much solar energy you could generate by installing solar panels on your house - if you live in the right place.

Electric cars cost around 3p per mile to run, compared with around 15p per mile for the average petrol car

£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 vehicles are increasingly used as the main vehicle by drivers

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.

The study found that 16% of all food that reached consumers was thrown away

UK wastes the most food in Europe

The UK is the worst-performing country in Europe when it comes to food waste, throwing away almost 6kg of food per household every week.

The first Toyota Mirai arrived in Bristol earlier this week

First hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai arrive in Europe

Toyota has introduced its first production-grade hydrogen-powered Mirai sedans to Europe this week.

The smart roads could be used to charge electric vehicles while driving

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.

Musk said the biggest order taken had been for 250 Powerpacks, with an average of 5-10 per order

Tesla already has reservations for $1bn worth of energy storage

Tesla has taken 100,000 reservations for its Powerpack and Powerwall battery products, worth approximately $1bn, according to founder Elon Musk.

A canopy over 40 car-parking spaces, featuring 448 solar panels, will deliver up to 55.7MWh of electricity per year

Nottingham installs UK's largest solar carport

Nottingham City Council has built the UK's largest solar carport at the city's newly redesigned Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre.

A supplier assessment underway in Riau, Indonesia. APP has commitment to end deforestation in its supply chain. Photo: APP

From laggard to leader: APP's zero-deforestation journey

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go. In less than 24 hours, I'll be boarding a flight to Indonesia. This is the biggest journey I've ever been on, and I'm not quite sure what to expect when I land.

Renault deployed a fleet of Twizy's to help stranded Londoners in the tube strike

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.

The first Model X's are expected to be delivered next month, but delays are still possible. Photo: Tesla

Tesla's long-awaited Model X electric SUV set for September debut

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the arrival of the long-delayed Tesla Model X later this year, according to the company's quarterly report.

Aclima and Google are working together using Street View to monitor air pollution

Google Street View to map urban air quality and pollution

Environmental monitoring company Aclima has announced a new partnership with Google Earth Outreach to map urban air quality and pollution.

Official estimates suggest that over 3,000 deaths each year in London are attributable to air pollution

London Assembly calls on Boris to 'bin diesel'

A new report from the London Assembly Environment Committee has warned Boris Johnson that he needs to accelerate his air quality programs to comply with EU and UK laws.

The level of greenhouse gas produced by the country as a whole has fallen by almost 300 million tonnes since 1990.

Transport only sector to increase emissions since 1970

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that Transport is the only sector in the UK that has seen increased emissions since 1970.

Lamborghini has achieved carbon neutral status at its factory and headquarters. Photo: Lamborghini

Lamborghini shifts green credentials into top gear with carbon neutrality

Supercar maker Lamborghini has achieved carbon neutral certification for its headquarters and factory in Italy.

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.

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.

A record 9,000 new ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) were registered in the UK in the first quarter of 2015.

Electric car sales accelerate by 366%

A record 9,000 new ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) were registered in the UK in the first quarter of 2015.

It is estimated there is more than a million metric tonnes of PVB window laminate available for recycling worldwide

VIDEO: How Interface is turning windscreens into carpets

Modular flooring manufacturer Interface has unveiled its latest green innovation, this time creating the world's first recycled latex substitute for carpets using laminate found in car windows.

Climate Cars uses a fleet of low-emission Toyota Prius hybrids

Minicab giant snaps up low-emission rival

Europe's largest minicab firm Addison Lee has ramped up its environmental credentials with the acquisition of London-based eco-friendly car service Climate Cars.

The average city dweller's car is only used for 4.6 hours a week, meaning that the vehicle is actually parked for 97% of the time.

TFL targets one million Londoners in car clubs

A plan to get one million Londoners into car clubs by 2025 was launched today in the capital.

City Car Club will operate 27 vehicles from parking bays across the borough with 25 cars and two vans

Car sharing service parks up in London

The sharing economy is set to make headway in London's transport system with the introduction of car sharing scheme City Car Club into the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Wyke Farms: Our green journey

This presentation demonstrates how Wyke Farms identified resource risks in its supply chain and made the changes needed to guarantee operational resilience, with practical examples including costs vs pay-back, business drivers, and lessons learned.

New cars are now more than 20% more efficient than the average used car on the road

UK leads EU on alternatively fuelled vehicles

The UK is leading the shift to electric vehicles (EV) in Europe as exhaust emissions from new cars fell for the 17th consecutive year to an all-time low in 2014.

According to provisional data from the European Environment Agency (EEA), new cars sold in 2014 emit on average 2.6% less CO2 than those sold in 2013

Europe hits 2015 vehicle emission target ahead of schedule

New cars sold in 2014 have hit the carbon emissions target for 2015 two years early, emitting a full 7 grammes of carbon dioxide per kilometre (CO2/km) less than the 130g target.

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.

Thanks to low running costs, electric cars could soon overtake diesel cars in the second-hand market

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.

China saw a 120% rise in the number of electric vehicles on the road

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.

SocEnv has gathered 48 environmental policy suggestions for the next Government, with input from 12 professional bodies

Environment experts present 'policy menu' for next UK Government

A new air-quality strategy, water conservation in fracking and a plan to treat energy as an ecosystem are all on the 'policy menu' launched this week by the Society for the Environment (SocEnv).

The positive environmental impacts of composite-based vehicls may be negated when looking at the entire lifecycle of the vehicle, BMRA says

CO2 reductions could block circular economy, carmakers warned

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is calling on car manufacturers to ensure that using lightweight materials to achieve CO2 reductions doesn't prevent circular manufacturing processes.

With so many materials that have to be actively disposed of, electric cars are still a far cry from being 'sustainable'

Sustainable cars: Looking beyond the tailpipe...

Following a plethora of ultra-low emission vehicle announcements from governments and industry, electric cars are beginning to be adopted by the public and will one day become commonplace. But, as Lucinda Dann investigates, a car's green credentials don't just lie in its exhaust emissions.

Low-carbon vehicles include cars powered by hyrdogen and biofuels as well as electricity

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.


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