The Government is investing £500m in the ultra-low emissions vehicle (ULEV) industry in an attempt to boost uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles across Britain.

There are now more than 400,000 electric cars on the world's roads - twice as many as a year ago, and on current trends there will be a million by 2016.

China's eastern city of Hangzhou will start restricting car sales from Wednesday, joining major cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, in the fight against snarling traffic and heavy smog in the w

India's first electric bus has started running on Bangalore's roads. The route on the busy Majestic-Kadugodi road in Bangalore has India's first electric bus.

This13th annual edition of the Clean Energy Trends report published by Clean Edge Inc includes tracking, forecasting and market sizing of the global solar, wind, and biofuels markets, analysis on solar PV pricing, public market performance, venture capital investments, and energy capacity additions, as well as five key trends to watch. This 2014 editon also features global figures for LEED buildings and EV/hybrid vehicles.

A Mahindra e2o is charged at the Singye agencies’ charging station in Thimphu

Nissan Motor Corporation chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn and Bhutanese prime minister Tshering Tobgay shake hands after unveiling the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle in Thimphu on Friday.

Bhutan regards environmental protection as a priority, but while it exports clean hydro-electricity to India, the proceeds are wiped out by the oil it imports to power its vehicles.

Electric vehicles are not a mitigation option unless electricity is cleaned up and these together with smart grids & renewables can provide a solution for this says P R Shukla in this paper presented at the Development and Mitigation forum held at Cape Town from 27-29 January 2014. Read full text.

The European Union on Tuesday agreed a compromise to enforce stricter rules on carbon dioxide emissions for EU cars, ending months of wrangling after Germany insisted an earlier deal was torn up.