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Could new petrol cars be banned from EU's roads by 2030?

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

Banning new petrol and diesel cars from EU roads by 2030 is unrealistic without more incentives to develop electric-powered alternatives, campaigners say.

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Paris Motor Show: driving into a clean future

The Paris Motor Show is seeing more and more electric vehicles thanks to falling battery costs and reaction to Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.

The Paris Motor Show is seeing more and more electric vehicles thanks to falling battery costs and reaction to Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal.

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Tesla reports big losses again

Electric car maker Tesla has reported a steeper than expected quarterly loss, underscoring the financial hurdles it is facing.

Electric car maker Tesla has reported a steeper than expected quarterly loss, underscoring the financial hurdles it is facing.

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Tesla SolarCity merger approved

Electric car maker Tesla is to buy its sister company SolarCity which makes solar panels. CEO Elon Musk is the largest shareholder in both firms and chairman of SolarCity.

Electric car maker Tesla is to buy its sister company SolarCity which makes solar panels. CEO Elon Musk is the largest shareholder in both firms and chairman of SolarCity.

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Porsche to hire 1,400 new workers for its electric sports car

Porsche is stepping up hiring with more than 1,400 new positions for production of its first all-electric sports car, as it takes on Tesla.

Porsche is stepping up hiring with more than 1,400 new positions for production of its first all-electric sports car, as it takes on Tesla.

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Tesla's Musk unveils plans to make electric trucks and buses

Tesla's boss Elon Musk has unveiled an ambitious expansion plan to build electric trucks and buses as well as set up car sharing and solar energy systems.

Tesla's boss Elon Musk has unveiled an ambitious expansion plan to build electric trucks and buses as well as set up car sharing and solar energy systems.

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Tesla questioned further over Autopilot after fatal crash

US safety regulators want detailed information from electric car maker Tesla about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a fatal crash in May.

US safety regulators want detailed information from electric car maker Tesla about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a fatal crash in May.

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Tesla misses delivery targets again

Tesla has miss its delivery target for cars for the second quarter running, blaming an "extreme" production ramp up.

Tesla has miss its delivery target for cars for the second quarter running, blaming an "extreme" production ramp up.

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Green road: a testing time on Sweden's eHighway

The world's first 'eHighway' is being tested in Sweden on which trucks connect to overhead cables like trams or trains, their engines switching from diesel to electric.

The world's first 'eHighway' is being tested in Sweden on which trucks connect to overhead cables like trams or trains, their engines switching from diesel to electric.

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VW Dieselgate damage could have been worse

Despite the diesel emissions test cheating scandal Volkswagen's underlying profit fell less than expected in the first quarter thanks to demand for its Audi and Porsche models.

Despite the diesel emissions test cheating scandal Volkswagen's underlying profit fell less than expected in the first quarter thanks to demand for its Audi and Porsche models.

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Tesla production - speedy plans, but how doable?

Tesla reportedly plans to move up the launch of high-volume production of its Model 3 to 2018 which will be difficult to achieve according to some suppliers and industry analysts.

Tesla reportedly plans to move up the launch of high-volume production of its Model 3 to 2018 which will be difficult to achieve according to some suppliers and industry analysts.

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Tesla sets incredibly high 500,000 cars per year production schedule

Electric car maker Tesla plans to hugely accelerate production of its upcoming Model 3 mass-market vehicle to 500,000 cars a year from 2018, but sceptics are doubtful founder Elon Musk can do it.

Electric car maker Tesla plans to hugely accelerate production of its upcoming Model 3 mass-market vehicle to 500,000 cars a year from 2018, but sceptics are doubtful founder Elon Musk can do it.

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Tesla Model 3 orders hit 400,000

Electric car maker Tesla says it has received almost 400,000 orders for its model 3 and boss Elon Musk said the level of interest had "surprised" even him.

Electric car maker Tesla says it has received almost 400,000 orders for its model 3 and boss Elon Musk said the level of interest had "surprised" even him.

Science_technology

A greener road ahead?

Electric vehicles are a reality, and scientists are now looking ahead. They are exploring new frontiers to make them safer, more reliable, more

Electric vehicles are a reality, and scientists are now looking ahead. They are exploring new frontiers to make them safer, more reliable, more

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Takeaway: the electric restaurant car

Funny car, isn´t it? Its solar cells not only feed its two electric motors… … but also its kitchen. This prototype has been designed by

Funny car, isn´t it? Its solar cells not only feed its two electric motors… … but also its kitchen. This prototype has been designed by

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Panama's financial secrets and the new Tesla Model 3

Over recent years after the 2008 financial crisis the some of the world’s biggest banks paid billions in fines for helping wealthy clients evade

Over recent years after the 2008 financial crisis the some of the world’s biggest banks paid billions in fines for helping wealthy clients evade

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Pre-orders for Tesla's Model 3 at 276,000

California-based Tesla Motors is being buoyed by bumper pre-orders of its Model 3 electric car. Its founder and chief executive Elon Musk says they

California-based Tesla Motors is being buoyed by bumper pre-orders of its Model 3 electric car. Its founder and chief executive Elon Musk says they

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Electric reaction to new Tesla with 180,000+ ordered

A sneak preview of Tesla Motors' Model 3 has generated more than 180,000 pre-orders in less than two days, even as sales of all-electric and hybrid vehicles are down.

A sneak preview of Tesla Motors' Model 3 has generated more than 180,000 pre-orders in less than two days, even as sales of all-electric and hybrid vehicles are down.

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Renault recalls some Zoe EVs

French carmaker Renault is recalling 10,649 of its Zoe electric vehicles as a preventative move to check brake fluid hoses that could rupture.

French carmaker Renault is recalling 10,649 of its Zoe electric vehicles as a preventative move to check brake fluid hoses that could rupture.

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How to make your car green

Italian researchers say they have developed a device that can convert a conventional front wheel drive car into a four-wheel drive hybrid. The

Italian researchers say they have developed a device that can convert a conventional front wheel drive car into a four-wheel drive hybrid. The

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CES 2016 highlights

From an alarm clock that wakes you up with smells, to an aging suit, a hair regrowth tool and, of course, driverless cars – the best of the CES show

From an alarm clock that wakes you up with smells, to an aging suit, a hair regrowth tool and, of course, driverless cars – the best of the CES show

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Driverless cars steal the show at CES

Driverless cars are all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which features plenty of smart, driverless, electric and

Driverless cars are all the rage at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which features plenty of smart, driverless, electric and

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Salt filled batteries to give engines new lease of life

On the streets near a research institute in Dresden, Germany, a Hungarian physicist drives an electric car with a “pioneering vision”

On the streets near a research institute in Dresden, Germany, a Hungarian physicist drives an electric car with a “pioneering vision”

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Chile launches first electric car, 'Soki'

The ‘Soki’ is Chile’s first electric car. Named after an indigenous word meaning ‘two’, the two-seater can run for up to 60 km on a battery that

The ‘Soki’ is Chile’s first electric car. Named after an indigenous word meaning ‘two’, the two-seater can run for up to 60 km on a battery that

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Tesla's electric Model X SUV almost ready for the road

It’s been a long time coming – but after many delays Tesla’s Model X electric car is getting ready to hit the road. It’s a significant moment for the

It’s been a long time coming – but after many delays Tesla’s Model X electric car is getting ready to hit the road. It’s a significant moment for the

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Volkswagen's electric plans in China

Volkswagen has grand plans for electric car production in China – as part of its planned 22 billion euro investment there over the next four

Volkswagen has grand plans for electric car production in China – as part of its planned 22 billion euro investment there over the next four