Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

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‘Ambitious’ UK plans for electric vehicles welcomed – with reservations
Green groups fear the policy will embed car use at the expense of healthier and ultimately cheaper alternatives

Gwyn Topham

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fuel duty losses in green transition may mean new taxes, Treasury warns
Department says falling income from levies that brought in £37bn last year could cause ‘significant and permanent fiscal pressure’

Phillip Inman and Graeme Wearden

19, Oct, 2021 @6:23 PM

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UK’s net zero plan falls short on ambition and funding, say critics
Government says strategy would create 440,000 jobs, but Treasury warns taxes may need to rise to fund changes

Fiona Harvey and Jessica Elgot

19, Oct, 2021 @5:55 PM

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Ford to invest £230m in electric vehicle plant on Merseyside
Move to upgrade transmission plant at Halewood to produce parts for electric drive will maintain about 500 jobs

Jasper Jolly

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Firm aiming to build £4bn UK ‘gigafactory’ poised for London IPO
Chair Peter Rolton says Britishvolt more likely to pick UK after proposed changes to stock market listing rules

Rob Davies

17, Oct, 2021 @2:24 PM

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UK public warms to road pricing as fuel duty replacement considered
Almost four in 10 back road pricing to replace fuel duty and other taxes as people switch to electric cars

Gwyn Topham

15, Oct, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Students’ solar-powered camper van turns heads on 1,800-mile road trip
Dutch team designed and built two-person van with kitchen, bed, shower, loo and range of up to 450 miles a day

Weronika Strzyżyńska

15, Oct, 2021 @10:28 AM

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Amid the petrol crisis, is it time to switch to an electric car?
With running-cost savings available, motorists are increasingly keen to go green

Shane Hickey

10, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Electric cars: how to cut the cost – and the best used deals
Little-known scheme similar to ‘bike to work’ could make it much cheaper to lease an electric vehicle

Miles Brignall

09, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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UK car sales plunge but electric vehicles soar to record amid fuel crisis
Global chip shortage helps push car registrations to lowest level for more than two decades

Julia Kollewe and Gwyn Topham

05, Oct, 2021 @12:55 PM

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The UK’s 2035 net zero electricity target: how could it be achieved?
Decarbonisation plan, with almost 40% of power sourced from fossil fuels, is a monumental challenge

Rob Davies

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Computer chip shortage stalls UK car industry production
A continuing global shortage of semiconductors is further hampering the sector badly hit by lockdown

Jasper Jolly

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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