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Citroen C1 fleet drive down emissions for G4S
In an effort to cut the emissions of its fleet, G4S Utility Services-the UK's largest supplier of data collection and meter reading services-has taken delivery of 437 new Citroen C1 city cars. With emissions from just 99g/km CO2, and real-world economy reported to be around 53mpg, the company's [...]
Why it’s time to stop expecting electric cars to do everything
A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting at the wheel of a brand-new special edition of the iconic Land Rover Defender, built in limited numbers to celebrate the brand's sixty-five years of production. I took it on the motorway, drove it across a few fields, and even waded through a river. For off-roa[...]
Alstom trials electric car
One of the UK's biggest engineering firm in the UK has become the latest in a string of companies to trial an electric car. Alstom, which specialises in providing transport infrastructure, power generation and electrical grid solutions, is trialling a Nissan LEAF. The firm says its putting its 1[...]
Hotel group plans first nationwide EV charging network
Best Western is to become the first hotel company in Britain to install a network of electric car charging stations at its properties around the country. Britain's largest group of independent hotels, consisting of some 270 hotels , plans to install an initial network of 50 Type 2 32A char[...]
Ricardo demonstrator boosts fuel economy by 72 per cent
Take one look at a "Humvee" and the last thing you're likely to think about is fuel economy: they look more like tanks than green cars. However, Ricardo has shown that even these models can be more fuel efficient thanks to its Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (Ricardo FED, pictured). The [...]
Audi releases first Corporate Responsibility report
Not the first name you think of when it comes to environmental efforts, but German brand Audi has released its first Corporate Responsibility report to show its commitment to minimising its impact. Joining the huge array of carmakers who already flaunt their environmental credentials, Audi's first[...]
Chevrolet offers Spark EV from just $199 a month
Still think electric cars are expensive? Think again. Chevrolet is making its Spark EV available for as little as $199 per month, on a 36 month contract, when it launches this summer. Sadly the Chevrolet Spark EV is not available in the UK, and the US carmaker has not announced any plans to bring [...]
UK opens first bio-LNG filling station
The UK has opened its first open-access bio-LNG filling station in Daventry, as part of the country's efforts to reduce emissions from heavy goods vehicles. Opened today by Transport minister, Norman Baker, the facility built by Gasrec, will dispense the company's low emission fuel; a mix consisti[...]
Electric car projections on the decline
You might expect that as electric cars are finally made available and more infrastructure emerges to support them, that the expectations for their impact on the market would rise. However, a new report suggests the opposite is true. According to the E-Mobility Index from Roland Berger Strategy Cons[...]
Protesters tell UK to say no to Canadian tar sands
The UK is in the middle of a battle between a Canadian push to secure a new import market for its tar sand oil and the EU, with its proposal to classify the carbon-intensive fuel as more polluting than other forms of fossil fuel. New proposals for Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) are designed to prom[...]
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Electric cars were once expected to be the ultimate travelling option of the 21st Century only to be maligned when initial efforts such as the Ford Think failed to earn a sizeable share of the UK market. However, with further technological advancements, electric cars are once again emerging as a viable alternative to the fuel guzzling and polluting vehicles that most of us drive today.
Some of the best electric cars which may be available to you soon include:
For more information see our Electric Cars guide.
The number of hybrid cars available in the UK is on the increase although they are still not as readily available as it is hoped they will be in the long term. Here is a list of some of the hybrid cars currently available in the UK, click on the links to find out more:
There are also several hybrid cars available in other markets:
To find out more about how hybrid cars work and to find out about exciting new hybrid concepts and forthcoming models, read out Hybrid Cars guide.