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Can we design a better fuel economy label?

Today 11:00am - Governments around the world are looking for ways to increase consumers’ use of fuel-efficient vehicles, including information in the form of labels.

Toyota wins Green Car-of-the-Year Award ... again

21 Apr 17 - Toyota has again won the World Green Car-of-the-Year Award.

Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

19 Apr 17 - By TIM RADFORD | Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149 per cent because of climate change.

Boeing backs electric commuter jet

19 Apr 17 - Seattle startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality.

In theory, Germans ready to ditch cars

18 Apr 17 - German motorists are ready, in theory at least, to abandon their cars in favour of buses, trains and bikes, according to a new study.

POWER PLAY: Tesla will have e-truck ready to roll this year

18 Apr 17 - Tesla has announced it will launch its first all-electric truck toward the end of this year.

Three ways to improve shipping’s footprint

11 Apr 17 - Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship.


Tesla leaves 100 years of Ford car-marketing in its dust

6 Apr 17 - Elon Musk’s electric car company has been valued at $49 billion, leaving the 100-year-old Ford motor manufacturer lagging behind.

Europe expects diesels to disappear ... and quickly

5 Apr 17 - Diesel vehicles will disappear from roads much faster than expected, according to the European Union’s industry commissioner.

SUFFERING STUTTGART: Car's birthplace reaches a crossroads

3 Apr 17 - The city where the automobile was born has the dirtiest air in Germany – and a global drive to electric vehicles threatens its future.

Indian oil majors prepare for e-vehicle boom

31 Mar 17 - India’s oil majors are eyeing up the lithium-ion battery market in preparation for an electric-vehicle boom.

Why the bike is good for moving more than people

30 Mar 17 - Better infrastructure for transporting people by bike is great. But cycle freight could free up roads and transform cities and towns, too.

Flight-path changes could cut jets' effect on climate

27 Mar 17 - Small tweaks to flight paths could reduce the effects that aircraft have on climate by as much as 10 per cent, a new study shows.

CARBON FIBRE: The wonder material with a dirty secret

24 Mar 17 - Carbon fibre is increasingly celebrated as a wonder material for the clean economy.

London taxis go green with electric factory

24 Mar 17 - London’s iconic black cabs are going green with the opening of a £300 million electric vehicle manufacturing plant.

Companies queue to supply Air NZ with biofuels

17 Mar 17 - Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia say they now have a shortlist of companies to supply them with biofuels.

PLANES v POLLUTION: A new-look for Heathrow

17 Mar 17 - Britain and Europe’s largest airport is not the most obvious target for an eco-friendly rebranding. Yet Heathrow Airport recently unveiled a new sustainability strategy.

Biofuels mix could see end of chemtrails in the sky

16 Mar 17 - Mixing biofuels into aviation gas cuts chemtrails, new research shows.

Government offers new money for electric cars

15 Mar 17 - The second round of Government funding for projects to get more electric vehicles on New Zealand’s roads opens today.


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