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Treasury will need to plug gap in tax as drivers switch to electric cars

Treasury will need to plug gap in tax as drivers switch to electric cars

About 65% of the pump cost of petrol and diesel goes to fund public spending. As this falls, alternative sources of revenue will be needed The switch to electric cars poses a big financial problem for
With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

With political will, we could easily solve our transport problems | Letters

Readers share their thoughts on electricity generation, cars, cycling, trains and garden citiesGeorge Monbiot makes some useful points in his article bemoaning the influence of the lobbying power of
Slump in UK car sales deepens as industry records 12% fall

Slump in UK car sales deepens as industry records 12% fall

Drop for seventh month in a row driven by 30% plunge in diesel vehicle sales amid growing confusion over government’s road fuel policyNew car sales have declined for the seventh month in a row,
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is off the menu for me because of its racial stereotyping | Letters

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is off the menu for me because of its racial stereotyping | Letters

Electric lorries | Mickey Rooney as Mr Yunioshi | Uber benchmark | Pre-latte days | Mispronouncing Italian | Theresa May’s church visitsDespite what Elon Musk says (Keep on trucking: a swipe at rail
Treasury backs electric cars but makes limited moves on diesel

Treasury backs electric cars but makes limited moves on diesel

Funds set aside for national charging network and tech research, but lack of scrappage scheme disappointsElectric cars have received a funding boost with the government earmarking £340m for a national
Norway leads way on electric cars: 'it’s part of a green taxation shift'

Norway leads way on electric cars: 'it’s part of a green taxation shift'

Nearly a third of all new cars sold in the country this year will be plug-in models and experts expect that share to skyrocketWhile tourists explore Oslo’s history in the grounds of the centuries-old
VW is raising its profits forecast. Has it cleared the air over dieselgate already?

VW is raising its profits forecast. Has it cleared the air over dieselgate already?

The company’s resilient sales have created a platform for it to overcome the disgrace of manipulated emissions testsAfter a bruising two years, there are signs that Volkswagen is overcoming the damage
Sinclair C5 electric trike goes on sale – 11 January archive, 1985

Sinclair C5 electric trike goes on sale – 11 January archive, 1985

11 January 1985 The battery–powered tricycle developed by British inventor Clive Sinclair has been given the green light for road use by the Department of Transport Sir Clive Sinclair’s electric
Lack of models, not charging points, 'holding back electric car market'

Lack of models, not charging points, 'holding back electric car market'

Analysis shows just 20 battery models on sale in Europe against more than 400 conventional onesThe rise of electric cars in Europe is being hampered by a lack of models for consumers to choose from
Freezing Britain and the chill wind of austerity | Letters

Freezing Britain and the chill wind of austerity | Letters

Readers respond to the week’s bitterly cold weather and the effect it has had on the nationFrank Field (Letters, 2 March) draws our attention to the rise of destitution in the UK today as children
National Grid backs plan for earlier petrol and diesel ban

National Grid backs plan for earlier petrol and diesel ban

Network thinks infrastructure and capacity can be in place a decade earlier in 2030 National Grid would support the government bringing forward its 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales by a
How world's first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video

How world's first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video

Sweden has opened the world's first electrified road. The 1.2-mile route, between Stockholm Arlanda airport and a logistics site, will now actively charge cars and lorries as they travel along it
World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

World's first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

Stretch of road outside Stockholm transfers energy from two tracks of rail in the road, recharging the batteries of electric cars and trucksThe world’s first electrified road that recharges the
Tesla posts record $710m net loss as it struggles to produce Model 3 cars

Tesla posts record $710m net loss as it struggles to produce Model 3 cars

Elon Musk got testy with analysts amid concerns over company’s future, after it burned through $745.3m in cash during important quarterTesla posted a record $709.6m net loss in the first quarter and
Tesla shares fall more than 7% after company reports record loss

Tesla shares fall more than 7% after company reports record loss

Founder Elon Musk unsettles investors by palming off questions about the firm’s healthTesla shares have fallen more than 7% after the firm posted a record $710m loss and its founder, Elon Musk,
Surprise UK rise in new car sales but diesel continues to plunge

Surprise UK rise in new car sales but diesel continues to plunge

Motor industry takes cheer despite latest 25% monthly fall in diesel vehicle salesNew car sales in the UK increased for the first time in a year in April, but demand for diesel models continues to be
Elon Musk announces $78,000 high-performance version of Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk announces $78,000 high-performance version of Tesla Model 3

New faster dual-motor AWD variants added to lineup as firm continues battle to ramp up production of ‘mass market’ TeslaElon Musk has announced two new versions of the Model 3, including a
What’s put the spark in Norway’s electric car revolution?

What’s put the spark in Norway’s electric car revolution?

The Nordic country leads the world due to environmental concerns, but also big subsidiesThere is a low hum that Norwegians have grown used to as they walk down their streets. The sound of Teslas,
UK sales of new cars fell in June as drivers shun diesels

UK sales of new cars fell in June as drivers shun diesels

Demand down 3.5% but sales of petrol models rose by 12.3% last monthDemand for new cars fell by 3.5% in June, ending a short-lived recovery in the UK automotive market. Registrations are down 6.3%