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According to a new report from the UK trade group Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the average CO2 emissions of new cars sold there have continued a steady downward trend in the first half of this year. Thanks to increasing sales of cars specifically developed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, the average for the new vehicle fleet was down to just 145.2 grams / kilometer by June.

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Less than a month after the Britain invasion, the Tesla store in New York City will officially open for business this coming Friday. If you want to get an early look at the new digs and maybe even get a Roadster test-drive, a little pre-opening celebratory action is happening on Thursday and the public is invited. Since the doors open at 10 AM and close at 4 PM we don't think it will be the same kind of party the California stores had but hey, the car's the star, no? Speaking of cars, the sweetl

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According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the average new car is producing 3.8-percent fewer carbon emissions so far this year than last. Since 1997, the first year that the SMMT began reporting the figure, the overall CO2 emissions are down an amazing 16.4-percent. It's not just the vehicles themselves that are getting cleaner, as the entire manufacturing process is cleaning up its act. According to the report, the "energy needed to produce each vehicle is down 12%, water use

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In a surprising move earlier this week, the British Department for Transport killed plans to offer car buyers cash grants valued from £300 to £1,000 towards the purchase of low-emissions vehicles. Transport Minister Stephen Ladyman  told the House of Commons that the money set aside for the program wouldn't put enough qualifying vehicles on the road to make a meaningful difference in overall carbon emissions. Instead, the funds will be used for an advertising campaign aimed at B

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