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Electric fleets could save UK companies £350,000 a year, says report

As US electric carmaker Tesla Motors sets the European price for its Model S all-electric sedan, a report for British Gas says that UK companies could save £350,000 a year by going electric with their fleet.

IBM to simplify electric vehicle charging and payment

IBM is taking the lead on a project to simplify electric vehicle charging and payment for customers wherever they are in Europe, the company announced this week.

GE Global Research's Durathon-powered bus

GE’s hybrid bus technology makes it to the next stop

Scientists at GE Global Research say they have made it to the next stop in the route to affordable, clean fuel, zero-emission buses.

UK government delays decision on aviation and shipping emissions

The UK government announced yesterday that it is to delay its decision on whether aviation and shipping emissions should be included in carbon budgets until 2016.

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Indianapolis becomes first US city to switch to electric fleet

Indianapolis becomes first US city to switch to electric fleet

Indianapolis has become the first city in the US to require the purchase of either all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles for its fleet.

Johnson Matthey and NREL sign up to five-year biofuels effort

Johnson Matthey and NREL sign up to five-year biofuels effort

Chemicals company Johnson Matthey and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have signed up to a joint five-year effort on biofuels.

Car manufacturers making progress on EU carbon targets

Car manufacturers making progress on EU carbon targets

Carmakers in Europe are on largely track to meet the European Union’s targets for average car emissions, according to the latest figures from the European Environment Agency.

BYD taxi for Bogota

BYD takes all-electric taxis to Colombia

BYD takes all-electric taxis to Colombia

Chinese automaker BYD announced this week that the Colombian capital of Bogotá will be trialling the company’s all-electric e6 sedan as a taxi.

Chargemaster's POLAR charging point

Chargemaster overtakes Elektromotive in £8.5 million deal

Chargemaster overtakes Elektromotive in £8.5 million deal

UK electric vehicle infrastructure provider Chargemaster is to acquire Elektromotive, the first company to introduce public electric vehicle charging stations in the UK nearly ten years ago, in a cash deal worth £8.5 million.

Bankrupt US battery-maker A123 Systems sells assets to Wanxiang

Bankrupt US battery-maker A123 Systems sells assets to Wanxiang

US lithium-ion battery developer and manufacturer A123 Systems, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, has announced that it is to sell its assets to Chinese company Wanxiang’s American subsidiary based in Chicago.