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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 pro[...]
Hybrid better than diesel, says Lexus
In a market segment where it seems madness not to have a diesel option, Lexus is boldly defying convention with its new IS model. If you ask the brand why there is no diesel on the new IS, despite it competing in the diesel-dominated premium executive car segment, Lexus will just spin the question[...]
Toyota named most valuable automotive brand
Toyota has been named the most valuable automotive brand in the world, as it took the top spot among car firms in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2013. Toyota's brand value increased by 12% to $24.5 billion (?16.2 billion), making it one of the biggest movers in the automotive sector.[...]
Renault teases concept shot of ZOE cabriolet
Renault has released a shot of the could-be ZOE cabriolet on its official @RenaultZE Twitter feed. The concept pic suggests that the ZOE soft-top could have a longer overhang at the front with a snazzier nose, aided by sharper headlights and more aerodynamic swoops on the side of the front bumper.[...]
Honda CR-V, one of the lowest emissions in its class
The 2013 Honda CR-V will become one of the greenest and most efficient SUVs on the market after the Japanese car maker applied its new engine technology to its soft-roader. Honda cars are renowned for their advanced engineering - the brand's mascot, ASIMO, is one of the most advanced robots in [...]
Potential of US algae biofuel revealed
Just what is the potential of the algae biofuel market in fuelling the vehicles of tomorrow? According to a new analysis, there could be enough algae to produce up to 25billion gallons of algae-based biofuel a year in the USA alone: that's one twelfth of its annual needs. The report comes from the [...]
Have you got the VIBES? Green businesses wanted for award nominations
Green-minded businesses in Scotland are being encouraged to put themselves forward to be recognised for their environmental achievements as part of the 2013 VIBES Awards. Scotland's leading environmental award scheme, backed by the Scottish government, the VIBES recognise businesses of all sizes a[...]
Driving boom dies: US decline in car miles predicted to continue
We might think of the USA as the land of the motor car, as the country that perfected the assembly line production, but according to new research, the car's decline is underway, even in this stronghold. As the average number of miles driven by Americans heads into its eighth year of decline, a n[...]
Eco Technology Show returns to Brighton
June will see the return of Brighton's Eco Technology Show; a display of over 100 exhibitors covering all aspects of efficient technology; from home to office, renewable energy to transport. This year's show, now just weeks away, promises a host of new features. One new addition is the Advisory Hu[...]
Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid earns top marks for safety
Worried that the latest generation of alternative fuel vehicles can't possibly match the safety standards of today's vehicles? Well, it's time to think again if the standards of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid (pictured) are to be followed. The 2013 model has earned the five-star vehicle scor[...]
Top 5 green cars by category
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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.