S Kalyana Ramanathan / London March 12, 2009, 0:23 IST

The UK government today approved a grant of

AT&T Inc. will spend up to $565 million over 10 years on alternative-fuel vehicles for its corporate fleet, the most significant investment by a U.S. company in transportation powered by natural gas.

London: Soon, your carbon footprint may vanish into thin air, literally. An American company has designed a

Automotive technology in its futuristic form could well mean cars with reduced air friction that rotate 360 degrees, making reversing and parking easier.

From Saturday to Monday, students at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi got a taste of such innovation, with Japanese carmaker Nissan showcasing its models, including the 360 degree-revolving Pivo2.

Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki today said it would disclose fuel efficiency information of its entire range of vehicles, a norm that Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers envisaged to bring into effect from January and April.

High levels of oil imports and high crude oil and gasoline prices in recent years have led to increased interest in the U.S. fuel supply. Recent congressional interest has focused on

The question is not whether the world can cope with three billion cars

Vehicle fuel economy (FE) norms are being implemented world over to conserve energy and for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. In the USA, fleet average FE standards were set beginning from the year 1978, but these remained stagnant after the year 1992 until the year 2005 when the standards for light trucks were upgraded.

Vehicle fuel economy (FE) norms are being implemented world over to conserve energy and for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. In the USA, fleet average FE standards were set beginning from the year 1978, but these remained stagnant after the year 1992 until the year 2005 when the standards for light trucks were upgraded.

Europe's local authorities and bus companies will have to buy greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles in future, following a vote by European Union lawmakers.

The move is expected to boost eco-friendly vehicles by increasing their share of local governments' annual demand for around 110,000 cars, 110,000 vans, 35,000 lorries and 17,000 buses in the EU.

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