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Government electric car incentive could backfire
The government's recently announced incentive to persuade motorists to buy electric vehicles by offering grants of up to £5,000 could backfire.

Plant-based plastics used in new Toyota Prius
New, so-called ecological plastics are being used in Toyota's new Prius.

Mercedes buys into Tesla
Mercedes' parent company Daimler is planning to buy a ten percent stake in electric sports car maker Tesla Motors, it was announced today.

Mayor Boris to make London electric car capital of Europe
Boris Johnson plans to turn London into the electric car capital of Europe by installing car charging points at Tube stations and in other public places.

Audi stop-start system available later this year
Audi is launching a number of new technologies on its cars in a bid to improve fuel consumption and Co2 emissions by 20 percent by 2012.

UK Low emission Vehicle Roadmap proposed
A major UK-wide initiative to develop low Co2 cars and technologies has been proposed by the New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT), a group invited by the government to make recommendations for the future of the UK automotive industry.

Renault Unveils Electric Kangoo Z.E. Demonstrator
Renault has produced a working version of the electric Kangoo Zero Emission concept that it unveiled at last autumn's Paris motor show.

Government scrapping incentive misses green opportunity
The government has missed an opportunity to gain a reduction in Co2 emissions with its vehicle scrapping incentive.

Electric car company announces first all-electric production car
The Electric Car Corporation (ECC) has announced its first all-electric four-seater production car.

£5000 incentive announced for plug-in hybrid and electric cars
The UK government will today announce plans to offer £5000 incentives to buyers of plug-in hybrids and electric cars.

Latest CO2 data published
Today Clean Green Cars publishes its unique quarterly CO2 update for all major manufacturers.

Scrappage incentive likely to go ahead
A new-car scrappage incentive is likely to get signed off by Gordon Brown before being announced at the next budget on April 22nd.

European Investment Bank approves 'green' auto loans
The European Investment Bank (EIB) today approved loans worth EUR866 million (£783 million) to European-based car makers to help design and build cars with lower CO2 emissions.

Hyundai developing two hybrids for Europe
Hyundai is developing two new hybrid models for 2012, both cars derived from the technology previewed in the Blue Will concept car debuted at last week's Seoul motor show.

Sales record for new Honda Insight
The new Honda Insight is selling three times faster than the Japanese brand had predicted, despite the recession.

Hyundai unveils new plug-in hybrid
These are the first pictures of Hyundai's new advanced hybrid concept car, which is due to be unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show next week.

Toyota Urban Cruiser to be world's lowest-emission 4x4
Toyota is launching its new Urban Cruiser, which will be the World's lowest CO2 4x4 on the market.

Fiat adds stop-start to 500
Fiat has added a stop-start system to its 1200cc petrol version of the 500.

More recharging bays for electric vehicles
Elektromotive, one of the UK's leading electric vehicle infrastructure manufacturers, plans to more than double the number of vehicle charging bays it operates in the country by the end of the year.

Fiat launches greener petrol engine technology
Fiat is launching its new Multi Air technology, which will dramatically reduce fuel consumption and CO2 in its petrol engines.


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