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9Jaguar XJ_e feted at 2012 RAC Future Car Challenge

It looks like Jaguar made the most of its home-course advantage.

3Renault Twizy EV added to U.K.-based car-sharing service

The Renault Twizy became the first electric vehicle to be offered in the U.K.-based WhipCar peer-to-peer car-sharing service after two Twizy owners in London and Glasgow made their cars available for rent.

11Free Nissan Leaf cab rides in London promote electric vehicles

This weekend, Nissan was accepting Tweets as payment for cab rides in Nissan Leaf battery-electric vehicles in. The reasoning? To boost the profile of its electric vehicles in the UK.

13London Calling: BMW will make i8 plug-in hybrid engine in UK

Rumored plans for BMW to curtain production of its i-series of plug-in vehicles has so far been lost in translation, even if the language is still English.

9Emerald Automotive t-001 is UK's new extended-range plug-in delivery van

The idea of an American-made extended-range plug-in utility van may have faded – for now, with the failure of Bright Automotive – but there remain some companies kicking around that exact idea across the pond.

26Are UK green-vehicle tax incentives working too well?

Are the green-car rebates in the UK on the verge of themselves being rebated?

44Renault execs say the Zoe will outsell the Nissan Leaf in Europe

When it comes to battery-electric vehicle sales across the pond, Renault's Zoe will get the better of the sibling rivalry against the Nissan Leaf.

21UK journalist ready to soup up old Enfield EV

A UK-based car journalist has bought a 1974 Enfield 8000 battery-electric vehicle and has big? little? big plans to soup up the two-seater with a modern, more powerful electric motor. The car's original electric motor was damaged in a flood, according to writer Jonny Smith's blog.

26Renault could sell low-speed Twizy; Nissan considering Leaf battery leases

If anyone wondered what right-hand-drive donuts in a really light electric-vehicle looked like, we all may soon find out.

6Daimler's car2go car-sharing service will launch in UK this fall

Daimler's about to find out of its car-sharing service translates to left-hand drive.

17Nissan will expand Leaf dealer network in Europe tenfold this year

Nissan will increase the number of European car dealers carrying Leaf electric vehicles tenfold – to 1,000 – by the end of the year and will sell the car in two dozen European markets by 2013, all part of the Japanese automaker's plan to boost Leaf sales overseas.

7UK includes electric delivery vans in rebate plan; Renault Kangoo ZE now eligible

The UK's inclusion of battery-electric delivery vehicles in its alt-fuel rebate program makes Renault's Kangoo Van Z.E. eligible for the incentive, the French automaker said.

22UK extends electric vehicle tax credit to 2015, adds utility vehicles

The UK government has extended its tax credit for electric-vehicle buyers to 2015 and will now include electric vans in the generous incentive.

AddPortsmouth is first "20mph city" in Britain

Recently, we reported on so-called eco-towns in the U.K. which have imposed 15 mile per hour speed limits in an effort to reduce pollution. We're pretty sure that their end-goal is to remove vehicles from the roads entirely, not simply forcing them to slow down. It seems that other towns are lowering speed limits for a completely different reason: safety. The city of Portsmouth has recently become the first city in Britain to impose a 20 mile per hour speed limit for nearly every residential str

AddEco-towns in the U.K. post 15 mph speed limits

There are plans in the works in the U.K. to create a new type of housing settlement called eco-towns. There are expected to be five eco-towns built by 2016, scaling up to 10 by 2020 with populations of around 5,000 to 20,000. A unique feature of these eco-towns will be the very low 15 mile per hour speed limit leading into the downtown area. The downtown will allow no cars at all.

182009 Jaguar XF will start at �33,900

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AddAvis introduces the Toyota Prius to U.K. Fleets

First Portugal and Scandinavia, now it's the U.K.'s turn. Tourists, businessmen and collision survivors now have the option of renting green with the introduction of the Toyota Prius to Avis' UK fleets. In addition to being kinder to the environment, the Prius is also exempt from the U.K.'s congestion charge, making it more wallet-friendly.

AddU.K. Channel 4 test drives the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion

Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion.

AddD1 Oils getting ready for mandatory B5 in the U.K.

U.K. biodiesel producer D1 Oils is gearing up to supply local oil companies with the biodiesel they will need to meet mandatory a B5 biodiesel blend target coming into effect next year. D1 has pursued a strategy of using jatropha curcas oil as their primary feedstock by establishing large jatropha plantations in a variety of countries including India, Zambia, Swaziland, Indonesia and China. While waiting for adequate jatropha feedstock supplies to come online, D1 are using soy bean oil in their

AddGreaseball Challenge website and blog go live

The Greaseball Challenge charity car rally is kicking off this week with a launch party on Thursday and to celebrate Emily Horgan and her team have launched the official Greaseball website and blog. Four teams are leaving from Washington, D.C. in two Mercedes, a VW Rabbit and a van while a fifth team departs from Denver, Colorado in a pick-up. Grease for fuel is being supplied this week by the World Bank and the Hard Rock cafe.

AddAussie utility announces carbon trading scheme

Australian energy utility Origin Energy has taken a leadership position in the trading of carbon by announcing a new Carbon Reduction Scheme for businesses to buy and sell verified carbon offsets. Australia already has a federal government run Renewable Energy Certificate scheme in place for trading electronic renewable energy generation units equal to one Megawatt hour each but previously had no provision for trading the carbon produced by industry and business. In Origin's scheme, the utility

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