How to generate and store power for electric cars and home use


Va-va-vroom — almost literally. There are a number of companies on a mission to turn every home into a mini power station that charges its own ba
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First Drive review: Hyundai Ioniq hybrid


If you can hear a faint whining and whistling in the background, don’t start Googling tinnitus and resist the urge to waggle your fingers in your...
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The big buzz: how electric cars took over the Frankfurt...


Not everyone loves electric cars: shortly before the Labour leadership election, the BBC invited Jeremy Corbyn to be interviewed in the back of an...

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It used to be so simple. When buying a car you’d select the body style you wanted, along with the colour and spec. Of course there was also the...
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Driving Green: Are electric cars expensive to insure?


When you buy car insurance, two key factors determine your premium: the type of car and your personal circumstances. So it's not just how safe the...
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Driving Green: How much is road tax for "green" cars?


For several years any car rated below 100g/km of CO2 has attracted a zero rate of vehicle excise duty (VED), or road tax...
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Driving Green: The truth about real-world mpg and fuel...


Go onto pretty much any car owners’ forum and you’ll find complaints about how it’s impossible to achieve the official fuel consumption figures...
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Driving Green: Electric car UK public charging point...


How to find a public charging point for your plug-in car...
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Driving Green: Top five plug-in hybrids and E-REVs


A pure electric car is a big investment to make, and it’s not a sound one if your travel patterns are unpredictable with this being your only transport...
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Driving Green: Top five electric cars


It's not that long since there weren’t five electric cars to choose from – and certainly not five genuinely decent models worth investing your...
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Driving Green: What are hydrogen fuel cell vehicles?


Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and when it’s burned the only by-product is water vapour. So wouldn’t it be great if...
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Driving Green: What are biofuels?


All fuels are a cocktail of chemicals. Creating the perfect fuel is always a compromise as there are so many demands to be accommodated...
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Driving Green: Whatever happened to LPG (liquid petroleum...


At the turn of the 21st century, it seemed that we were all going to be converting to Liquid Petroleum Gas, or LPG...