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Plug-in car grant (PICG) extended until 2015, now includes vans

The Government announced yesterday that the UK Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) has been extended until 2015.  The PiCG or UK Electric car grant is worth up to £5,000 toward the cost of eligible cars. The grant has been under review

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FIRST DRIVE: Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is currently the only all Electric (EV) production car available in the UK. I have been lucky enough to be given some time behind the wheel to see if the Leaf could be a viable alternative to

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Only 534 UK Motorists take the £5000 electric car grant since it’s birth

The Electric Car grant was “quietly” introduced in January this year, giving motorists taking the green option up to £5000 towards their new car purchase. Norman Baker, the junior transport minister has confirmed that only 534 vehicles were registered under

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US Budget ditches clean diesel and fuel cell funding, gives electric vehicles a boost

Like the UK, the US is under great pressure to slash billions from the US budget by. The Obama administration has confirmed that they will soon end funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s clean-diesel grants and the Energy Department’s

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UK Government “Electric Car Grant” aimed at tempting drivers to efficent cars

The government has announced the cars that will be eligible for the electric car grant set to begin from January 1, 2011. Potential buyers will be entitled to up to 25% off the price of any qualifying car with emissions

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