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UK premiere for Toyota iQ at the British International Motor Show

UK premiere for Toyota iQ at the British International Motor Show

Toyota iQThe revolutionary Toyota iQ premium city car will be making its UK debut at the British International Motor Show, and it will be on sale in the UK in 2009.

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Green Cars News includes rise in electric and hybrid cars and rethink over car tax and fuel duty

Green Cars News includes rise in electric and hybrid cars and rethink over car tax and fuel duty

It’s been another week when green car issues have dominated the news. Here’s a quick round up of all the latest news about green cars that you need to know.

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2008 Budget car tax changes under scrutiny

2008 Budget car tax changes under scrutinyMPs have debated the Government’s controversial plans to increase Vehicle Excise Duty. The VED increases were announced in the March Budget and are due to come into effect in two phases - April next year and April 2010.

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Tesla Motors To Make Electric Saloon

Tesla Motors To Make Electric SaloonTesla Motors, manufacturers of the Lotus Elise-based electric sports car that is imminently available in the UK, have confirmed plans to build an electric saloon car.

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The Greener Driving Pavilion at the British International Motor Show

The Greener Driving Pavilion at the British International Motor Show

The future of greener motoring will be on display at The British International Motor Show at ExCeL London, 23 July to 3 August, alongside demonstrations of how drivers can cut vehicle emissions and lower running costs.

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Subaru Plug in STELLA Concept Prototype Electric Vehicle

Subaru Plug in STELLA Concept Prototype Electric VehicleFuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru cars, has unveiled its Subaru Plug-in STELLA Concept model, a prototype electric vehicle (EV). The four seater can reach 100km/h and can manage 80km on one charge.

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16% MPG improvements with plug and play diesel economy units

16% MPG improvements with plug and play diesel economy unitsPlug and play diesel economy unit gives up to 16% MPG improvements

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Renault’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Scenic

Renault’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Scenic

Renault Scenic ZEV H2 prototypeRenault has unveiled its Scenic ZEV H2 prototype. Powered by a fuel cell, the ZEV H2 emits only water vapour.

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City of London to end free parking for electric vehicles

City of London to end free parking for electric vehicles

Nice electric vehicleNews that the City of London is to end free parking for electric vehicles because the scheme has become 'too successful’ has been branded ‘barmy’ by electric car company NICE.

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More calls for increase in oil production as diesel hits

More calls for increase in oil production as diesel hits

The UK average for a gallon of diesel is on the brink of £6 as calls intensify for leading oil producers to raise production.

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