Government buys more diesel cars than electric despite zero emission pledge by 2027

A Freedom of Information request has revealed just 3.5% of the Home Office fleet is electric despite a 2021 pledge for a zero-emission fleet by 2027 – just years away Tories have been accused of talking hot air over cars – after we found the Government still buys more diesels than electric models. That is despite a 2021 pledge

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Surprise! Electric cars are already making California healthier

From the “duh” department, California is already becoming more healthy because of electric car penetration, which has resulted in cleaner air in areas where electric cars are more prevalent, according to a new study. The study was published last week by the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. It tracked real-world pollution levels, electric

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Calls for VAT relief on electric car ‘street charging’

Electric car owners with driveways are paying less to power their vehicles at home than those forced to rely on on-street charging points. The disparity risks “undermining the Government’s net-zero transport strategy”, claim critics. Campaigners are now calling for VAT on public charging points to be slashed from 20 per cent to the domestic rate

Electric Vehicles Might Save the Derestricted Areas of the Autobahn

Over the past few years, there’s been some talk from German government officials about potentially removing the derestricted areas of the Autobahn. Adding speed limits (albeit likely high ones) to all sections of the Autobahn was proposed to reduce emissions and reduce nationwide fuel consumption. There’s also a question of safety, as cars have become

Which cars are Ulez compliant as London zone is set to be expanded? From Nissan Leaf to Honda Jazz

Cars that meet certain emission standards are exempt from the £12.50-a-day levy The Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) will be extended to all of London’s boroughs in an effort to promote public health and clean up the city’s air from August 29, 2023. The Ulez was launched in 2019 and expanded to cover the inner boroughs in October