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Cities unite to price cars for electric fleet

Tuesday - Four of the largest US West Coast cities are asking carmakers whether they can produce "a potentially record-breaking order" of 24,000 electric vehicles.

Big carmakers lead $10b hydrogen investment

Tuesday - Daimler, BMW, and Toyota are leading a group of 13 companies pledging to invest more than $10 billion during the next five years to spur public interest in buying hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

China’s electric vehicles set for bumpy ride

19 Dec 16 - The statistics are impressive: sales of electric vehicles in China are likely to reach 400,000 this year, a more than 150 per cent increase on the figure for 2015.

Hybrid cars join emissions reporting regime

16 Dec 16 - Hybrid cars have been brought into the voluntary greenhouse gas report regime for the first time.

New study reveals shattering effect of roads on nature

16 Dec 16 - Rampant road building has shattered the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, a new study has revealed.

Vehicles in Paris must have 'clean stickers'

13 Dec 16 - Paris has passed a new regulation which requires vehicles to display a “clean sticker” indicating the cleanliness of the vehicle in high pollution areas.

Takanini joins e-charger network

9 Dec 16 - Auckland’s southern-most public electric vehicle charger has opened in Takanini.


Britain paves way for EVs and green aviation

7 Dec 16 - British transport is set for a significant low-carbon boost with several new Government consultations and funding schemes announced in a bid to drive a green transport overhaul.

Toyota to expand hybrid development

7 Dec 16 - Toyota will expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology over the next five years to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines.

Major cities move to ban diesel cars and trucks by 2025

5 Dec 16 - The leaders of four major global cities say they will stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade.

GM ready to lose $9000 a pop on all-electric Chevy Bolt

5 Dec 16 - General Motors stands to lose as much as $US9000 on every Chevrolet Bolt that leaves a showroom once the all-electric subcompact starts rolling out.

Toyota likes sales of luxury hybrid SUVs

2 Dec 16 - Sales of luxury hybrid sport vehicles are on the rise in New Zealand.

Copenhagen boasts more bicycles than cars

1 Dec 16 - Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen, is now home to more bikes than cars.

MAKE SOME NOISE: E-vehicles must turn up the volume

29 Nov 16 - US authorities have ruled that all hybrids and EVs must emit an artificial noise by the year 2019.

PAIN IN SPAIN: Fast train, but what about the birds?

29 Nov 16 - The European Court of Justice has ruled that Spain forgot about the birds when it built a high-speed train link between Seville and Almería.

Why faster roads don't sit with our plans for electric cars

25 Nov 16 - Increasing the speed limit will negate the climate benefits of the Government’s electric vehicle policy, says an expert on climate change and transport.

VW shifts gear to e-cars and US market

23 Nov 16 - Volkswagen said it wants to be the world leader in electric cars by 2025 as it unveiled a major shift to clean-energy vehicles in the wake of the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal.

Cars use much more fuel than manufacturers let on

22 Nov 16 - Cars consume much more than makers claim they do and the gap between lab and real-world performance can reach up to 42 per cent, according to a new study.

Alaska flies first jet powered by local forest biomass

22 Nov 16 - Alaska Airline passengers have taken to the skies in a world-first commercial flight running on sustainable alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals from the Pacific Northwest.


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