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A UK analysis of total ownership costs for the cars of tomorrow found that low-carbon vehicles will make substantial progress in bridging the current cost gap, when compared to traditional gasoline-powered cars, by 2030. The big question is whether – or when – will advanced vehicles be seriously cost-competitive? Might we really have to wait decades?

Jaguar-Land Rover has joined up with a new low carbon vehicle partnership to research and test concepts to cut fuel consumption. The £29 million project is being funded by the automaker, six partner companies, Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund. One of the key elements to improving efficiency will be improving the electronic management of the powertrain and vehicle dynamics.

Two years ago, a new voluntary sticker started appearing on new vehicles up for sale on some British dealer lots. Color-coded to let buyers know the annual CO2 emissions and running costs, the stickers are meant to make clear that cleaner driving and cheaper driving are tied together. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) recently conducted research that found that more and more dealers are using the stickers: 86 percent of dealers use the sticker (up from 74 last year) on 65 percent of sh

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