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  • VIDEO: General Motors EN-V is electric car of the future
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    VIDEO: General Motors EN-V is electric car of the future

    By 17 January 2011

    General Motors has been working on a personalised all-electric vehicle for some time now. Indeed, Pocket-lint previously revealed 2 years ago that it was working with Segway on the PUMA, a two-seater car designed for urban roads. However, while that hasn't...

  • Segway to create two-seater transporter: The PUMA
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    Segway to create two-seater transporter: The PUMA

    By 7 April 2009

    Segway, maker of the much mocked "Personal Transporter" is to join forces with American car manufacturer General Motors on a new electric vehicle. The funny-looking effort is dubbed the "Puma", that apparently stands for "personal urban mobility and accessibility"....

  • Thousands sign up for GM electric car
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    Thousands sign up for GM electric car

    By 14 August 2008

    An electric car fan has published a list of people interested in buying the Chevrolet Volt, which was first shown as a concept in January 2007. Lyle Dennis, a New York neurologist, started up the website GM-Volt.com to garner interest in the car, which...

  • NICE Megacity electric car review
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    NICE Megacity electric car review

    By 9 June 2007

    We all like the idea of reducing your carbon footprint, but can the electric car really help us do that, or is it more hassle than it's worth? We check out the NICE (stands for No Internal Combustion Engine, by the way) MegaCity. First thing you'll notice...

  • Saab first to offer alternative fuel engine choice
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    Saab first to offer alternative fuel engine choice

    By 1 March 2007

    Saab has become the first car company in the UK to offer an alternative fuel engine choice in every single model in its range. Available in all three 9-3 bodystyles of Sport Saloon, SportWagon and Convertible, Saab’s 1.8t BioPower flex-fuel engine emits...

  • Oscar stars choose green cars over Limos
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    Oscar stars choose green cars over Limos

    By 25 February 2007

    They've banned the gadget-laden goodie bags, mobile phones and digital cameras, but that isn't stopping Hollywood stars showing their green credentials when they turn up to the glitzy Oscars tonight. Instead of stretch limos or Hummers, many of them will...

  • Eden Project to hold Green Motor Show
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    Eden Project to hold Green Motor Show

    By 23 February 2007

    The Eden Project in Cornwall is to hold what it claims is the world's first green motor show. From 30 March to 15 April, the oddly named Sexy Green Car Show will feature hybrids, electric cars and biofuel-compatible vehicles from manufacturers including...

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    Hummer goes Green with new concept car

    By 4 December 2006

    The words Hummer and environmental sustainability don’t normally sit too well with each other, but a concept design for a next-generation Hummer has won an award for demonstrating just that. General Motors’ Advanced Design department scooped the LA...

  • Pay-as-you-drive "could save economy from £22bn loss"
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    Pay-as-you-drive "could save economy from £22bn loss"

    By 1 December 2006

    A landmark report into the future of British roads has called for radical adoption of congestion-charging schemes and a thorough upgrading of the transport infrastructure. Sir Rod Eddington’s landmark study claims congestion will soon cost the UK economy...

  • Citroen named manufacturer of the year by GreenFleet
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    Citroen named manufacturer of the year by GreenFleet

    By 19 October 2006

    Coal mine, coal mine in the valley, who’s the greenest car manufacturer of all? It’s Citroen, apparently. The GreenFleet awards, designed to increase ecological awareness among those responsible for transport procurement (car fleet managers, to you...

  • Honda takes your humble petrol engine green
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    Honda takes your humble petrol engine green

    By 25 September 2006

    Honda has developed a new flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) system that lets normal petrol engines operate on either 100% ethanol or a wide range of ethanol-petrol fuel mixes. Up to now, this has proved a tough nut to crack but the new system is designed to...

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    Fuel-Cell GMs On The Way - by 2015

    By 18 September 2006

    General Motors says it will have a fuel-cell vehicle in production by 2015 at the latest. Ailing car giant GM - owners of Saab, Vauxhall, Chevrolet and more - will use some of the $9 billion it is saving from various cost-cutting measures such as plant...

  • Met police add green Honda Hybrids to its fleet
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    Met police add green Honda Hybrids to its fleet

    By 21 August 2006

    The Met Police may be committed to working for a safer London, but now they are also working for a greener London after deciding to add 117 new Honda Civic Hybrids to its 6000-strong fleet. The deal represents the biggest ever British fleet deal for alternative...

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    Apple teams up with Ford, General Motors and Mazda with iPod accessories

    By 3 August 2006

    There will be even fewer places left in the world to escape from Apple and its iPod after Ford, General Motors and Mazda announced they will integrating the music player in much of their 2007 US vehicle line-up. It’s not yet clear how many UK models...

  • Electric car gets speed boost with the Tesla Roadster
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    Electric car gets speed boost with the Tesla Roadster

    By 20 July 2006

    The electric car movement got a major push forward today with the unveiling of the Telsa Roadster at the British Motor Show in London this week. The new motor is the first performance electric car manufactured by Tesla Motors and promises high-performance...

  • Ford flexes its green muscles with Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet concept car
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    Ford flexes its green muscles with Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet concept car

    By 19 July 2006

    Ford has flexed its green muscles at this year's British Motor Show in London. The company, which announced it is to invest £1billion to make its motors “the greenest in Britain” earlier in the week, showed off a new bio-ethanol powered Ford Focus...