World governments have been breaking promises to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels, a report says. The Overseas Development Institute says G20 nations spent almost £56bn ($90bn) a year finding oil, gas and coal. It comes despite evidence that two thirds of existing reserves must be left in the ground if the world is to
The BMW i8 has become something of an iconic car ever since the company showed it off as a concept back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car represents the German manufacturer’s first attempt at a pug-in hybrid supercar. The sustainably-focused sports car is part built in BMW’s wind-powered factory in Dusseldorf and
If Great Britain wants to keep its carbon emission reductions on course, it’s going to need to make some significant policy changes. That’s the word from a new report just released by London’s Imperial College. The researchers ran models of six likely scenarios for how Britain’s economy and carbon emissions could behave under current policy.
Kia’s new electric Soul has gone on sale in the UK, priced from £24,995 after a government grant of £5,000. That places it £3,445 above the price of the range-topping model of the existing combustion Soul range, with the Soul 1.6 CRDi Maxx priced at £21,550. Despite being one of the least aerodynamic electric cars
MITSUBISHI’S hugely successful Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV has picked up yet another trophy after the company was voted the best plug-in hybrid electric vehicle manufacturer at the recent Green Fleet Awards. The awards recognises the manufacturer of either a commercial or consumer plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that demonstrates the best performance and best suitability
“After experiencing first-hand the savings that my Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, I would urge any business and company car driver to seriously consider making the change – in my opinion, it is highly unlikely that they will regret it.” FOR quite some time, electric and plug in hybrid vehicles have been available to companies and individuals