Despite falling gas prices, which made hybrids and electric vehicles less attractive, sales of the Nissan Leaf rose 35% through November.(Image: John Raoux/Associated Press)

Hybrid sales down, but EVs rise despite lower gas prices

Somewhat surprisingly, hybrids that still use gas, but don’t need recharging, took the biggest hit. Cheap gas will kill sales of hybrids and electrical vehicles conventional wisdom holds, but a closer look at the numbers through November shows a more complex picture. Somewhat surprisingly, hybrids that still use gas, but don’t need recharging, took the

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Labour admits “wrong decision” over encouraging diesel cars

Labour’s shadow environment minister Barry Gardiner has admitted that the party made the wrong decision to base car tax on CO2 emissions, encouraging people to buy diesel cars. [Published 27 January] In an interview with Channel 4′s Dispatches programme, which was aired yesterday evening, he said: “Hands up. There is absolutely no question that the