Chinese government policies are sparking a surge in the production of new energy vehicles including electric and hybrid cars, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is looking for ways to encourage electric bikes to replace trucks for local freight shipments in Germany.

New models helped sales of electric cars in the European Union double in 2013, but the zero-emission vehicles still only account for one in every 250 new cars sold.

Japan is readying subsidies to help Toyota Motor Corp and key suppliers take the lead in hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles that could top 40 billion yen over the next several years if the most bu

Policy and investment in the UK's low-carbon truck and biofuels sector has stalled in meeting air quality emissions targets and CO2 reductions.

At least a hundred cars queued up at the fuel depots in the capital after word spread that the five percent green tax on petrol and diesel comes into effect from today.

China will exempt electric cars and other types of "new energy" vehicles from purchase tax, the government said, as it seeks to reduce pollution and conserve resources.

BEIJING - The Chinese government announced Wednesday that new energy cars will be exempted from a 10-percent purchase tax starting from September in its bid to save energy and combat pollution.

Japan will assist Bhutan to establish charging stations for electric vehicles, according to the prime minister.

Japan will explore ways to support Bhutan’s efforts to turn itself into an electric vehicle hotspot, while Bhutan will support Japan’s bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, according