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World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

By 29 June 2015

London is set to be the first place in the world to get a pure electric double decker bus, from this October. The announcement was made as part of the world-first Clean Bus Summit. On top of the electric double decker the Mayor of London also committed,... >>

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

By 18 June 2015

BMW has shown off how it plans to take on Tesla and its Supercharger network with its own version. The BMW charging stations, called Light & Charge, will use LED street lights to power up electric cars. Announced last year, BMW's Light & Charge system... >>

Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

Tesla Model S P85D first drive: Luxury meets insane acceleration and handling

By 11 May 2015

Insane Mode. We knew the Tesla Model S P85D was going to be exciting after seeing the word Insane as an option, but we didn't know the half of it. We went up in a stunt plane recently and pulled 5G. The P85D was more exciting. Writing this with shaky... >>

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

11 best electric and hybrid supercars: Over 1,300hp from an electric? It's here

By 30 April 2015

Electric and hybrid supercars are well and truly here. Hypercar level hybrids from Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren are already plastering the walls of many teenage boys' bedrooms the world over. So what's next? There's even more excitement to come with new... >>

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

By 27 April 2015

The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

By 16 March 2015

BMW has announced its first plug-in hybrid car in a core range, the X5 xDrive40e, which should give the best mileage for any X5. The new X5 xDrive40e will offer plenty of power to keep the sizeable beast moving fast despite going easy on the fuel. In... >>

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

By 6 March 2015

Transport is changing. Emissions caps are tightening, owning a car in the big city is increasingly prohibitive, and commuters are ever mindful of electronic or hybrid options as alternative ways to get around – often proving both cheaper and faster.... >>

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

What is Formula E? Everything you need to know and why it will change the world

By 20 February 2015

Formula E is the electric future of car racing. When the international competition started in September 2014 in Beijing it ushered in a new competitive platform that pushes electric car technology to another level. In the same way that F1 tech filters... >>

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

Alfa battery lasts 14 days, runs on normal water and is out later this year

By 28 January 2015

Battery developments that speed up charging are great but ones that go green at the same time are even better. So this battery that can be recharged using water should make some serious waves. Japanese company Fuji Pigment has developed an aluminium-air... >>

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

Chevrolet Bolt electric car concept unveiled with 200-mile range

By 12 January 2015

At the Detroit Auto Show 2015 a new concept car has been unveiled in the Chevrolet Bolt that offers an impressive 200-mile range in a compact car. The Chevvy Bolt, unlike the hybrid Volt already available, uses a completely electric drive train to power... >>