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The average carbon emissions of new cars in the UK fell by 3.6 per cent in 2012, while greener vehicles, such as hybrids, captured a record 1.4 per cent of the market, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The price of a sea crossing will soar, threatening jobs and businesses, unless ferry operators are exempted from imminent environmental regulation, shipowners have warned.
Electric cars will never be a mass-market solution to climate change and should not get government subsidies, the chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover said on Tuesday.
Changes to the London Congestion Charge could see stricter emission levels imposed, leaving some 'greener’ vehicles no longer exempt from the 'C-Charge'.
The route of high-speed rail across the north of England has been unveiled, with the Government stressing that the controversial project was "a vital engine for growth" that will benefit the whole nation from the moment the first trains run.
Emissions from cars on UK roads have reduced by almost a quarter in the last decade, with the average new vehicle now emitting around 133.1 grams of CO2 per kilometre, according to industry and Government figures released today.
Airlines made windfall profits of up to €1.36 billion (£1.2 billion) last year from a EU carbon tax they claimed would impose crippling costs on industry, according to a report into the measure's impact on the industry.
Zipcar’s purchase by Avis marks an exciting time for the car sharing community as it raises awareness of how our relationship with transportation and ownership is changing, says Vinay Gupta, co-founder, WhipCar.com.
Electric car sales rapidly picked up speed in 2012, with numbers almost doubling in the first nine months, ahead of a new generation of models by BMW, Ford and Tesla Motors arriving in 2013.
Cycling in east London is to receive a boost under plans being proposed by Transport for London (TfL) to extend by about two miles one of the capital’s 'cycle superhighways’.
European car makers are warning that the market for electric vehicles (EV) is being hampered by a lack of progress on implementing industry proposals for an EU-wide EV charging system.
Sales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 2013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases.
Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has postponed a decision on whether to include greenhouse gases from shipping and aeroplanes in the UK's carbon targets.