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    HyFive hydrogen infrastructure gets $51M boost across Europe
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    "High five!" was one of the catch-phrases of Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh comedic alter ego Borat. A real-world HyFive is being announced by a power broker named Boris. And this is serious business. London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced a program called HyFive, which will see automakers and ...

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    Report: Green Tomato Cars, BYD scrap electric taxi deal for London
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    Splat! That's the sound that the agreement that London taxi company Green Tomato Cars had with Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD made as it hit the proverbial pavement recently. The deal has fallen through, but no reason was given, according to the UK's Telegraph. In October 2012, Green Tomato ...

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    Report: Robert Llewellyn fast-charges long-distance Leaf EV drive in UK
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    A British actor likely best known in his country for his role in the 1980s and 90s comedy series Red Dwarf has just made a pretty good case for driving green automobiles. Last week, Robert Llewellyn has completed an 862-mile round trip between London and Edinburgh in a Nissan Leaf and says he was ...

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    Official: Extended-range Metrocab taxi will do 75 MPGe through London
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    Frazer-Nash is finally ready to take its extended-range plug-in taxicabs to the streets. The left-hand side of the street, at least. The UK-based company, along with development partner Ecotive, has been working on the Metrocab for a decade and is finally ready to start cab-driver trials. From ...

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    Official: London mayor Boris Johnson checks out Electric Metrocab EV taxi
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    We'd like to think details involving the proposed plug-in London taxi that is to be developed by Ecotive and Frazer-Nash were lost in translation but, well, we're talking about London, so there's no excuse. Instead, we're just going to have to take London Mayor Boris Johnson's word for it, and he ...

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    Report: Range Rover hybrids getting 40 mpg on Silk Road challenge drive
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    No, Land Rover's Range Rover hybrids can't drive on water. But they can survive some hardcore conditions. The hybrids are about half way through an intense "Silk Road" voyage from London to Mumbai and are surviving quite nicely, thank you very much. Hybrid Cars reports that the seven Range ...

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    Report: Nissan pokes fun at 'clean' cars hit by stricter London Congestion Charge rules
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    Nissan can see an upside to the tough new emissions rules in London and turn it into a great promotional opportunity. The London Congestion Charge has been tightened up so that the vehicles that are eligible for exemption from the hefty daily charge of 10 British pounds (a little more than $15 ...

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    Report: BMW gets 6,000 handraisers in UK, studies 'megacities' to increase EV sales
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    BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer recently cited "German angst" as a concern for the automaker and its efforts to generate sales from its electric-drive vehicles starting later this year. Good thing the British don't appear to share that angst. BMW has tapped 46 UK dealers to help launch the i3 ...

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    Official: Toyota signs up for London Hydrogen Partnership, keeping 2015 H2 target in sight
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    Whether working with BMW or the US Department of Energy, Toyota is involved in hydrogen vehicle technology around the world. The newest corner is London, where a deal with the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP) was just announced. Toyota is the only major automaker on the LHP's list of members, ...

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    Official: EV sales would be spurred by more rental opportunities, UK report says
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    Electric vehicle makers like Nissan and Renault have long preached that giving more people the chance to drive a plug-in is key to spurring EV sales. Now, a UK report says that the best was to make this happen is to get more EVs into the rental market. UK's Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Foundation ...

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    Report: London congestion charge could shift to exempt only EVs
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    Electric vehicle owners may be the last ones standing cruising next year when it comes to London drivers that can dodge the city's congestion charges, UK-based This Is Money reports. New emission rules, which would still have to be approved by Mayor Boris Johnson, would cut congestion-exempt ...

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    Official: Car2go lights up London with carsharing Smart Fortwos
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    Londoners are learning that good things come in small packages, from Kate Middleton's recently bloomed baby bump, to newly rentable Smart ForTwo vehicles on the streets of the city. Starting today, Londoners who want to drive but not own a car can sign up for Daimler's Car2go. The free-floating ...

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    Official: BYD will bring 50 electric e6 to London taxi company greentomatocars
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    Chinese automaker BYD has reached an agreement to provide London with its first fleet of all-electric cabs. BYD and Greentomatocars signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which BYD would supply 50 all-electric e6 vehicles for the company's fleet. Greentomatocars, which operates about 300 ...

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    Report: For Olympics, London hydrogen cabbies trucked away for 'security' during refueling
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    Well this kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it. Since Olympic organizers have shut down London's only hydrogen refueling station, three of London's hydrogen-powered cabs are being shipped – via diesel-powered car transporters – 65 miles away for refueling. Why did they do that, ...

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    Official: German Olympic team gets decked-out Audi A1 e-tron plug-in hybrid
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    The German Olympic team may be trailing the Chinese and Americans in London when it comes to medal count, but at least it has a cool ride. Audi has presented the team with an A1 e-tron decked out in German colors, to promote the automaker's plug-in vehicles. The 102-horsepower extended-range ...

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    Report: Rimac_One electric supercar coming to UK in September
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    London Calling, indeed. The Rimac Concept_One super-duper electric car will be shown off at London's Salon Privé in September, Hybrid Cars reports, giving us another chance to show off pictures of this electric beauty. The exhibit will be the second ever for Croatia's Rimac, which ...

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    Official: Renault Twizy EV added to U.K.-based car-sharing service
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    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. The Twizy vehicles will be available to rent for as low as 36 pounds ($57) a day. The cars ...

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    Official: Free Nissan Leaf cab rides in London promote electric vehicles
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    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. Nissan says riders needed to send Tweets that included the hashtag '#6XCHEAPER' and their destination to get a ...

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    Official: BMW i3 gets luxury makeover for opening London BMW i Store
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    BMW has unveiled a new luxury version of the company's i3 Concept as part of the opening celebrations for the manufacturer's first i Store in London. Designers lathered the cabin in premium wood, leather and natural fibers, all with an eye toward sustainability. The wood trim is carved from ...

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    Report: London Calling: BMW will make i8 plug-in hybrid engine in UK
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    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. At the opening of the world's first BMW i store in Hyde Park, London – where an updated version of the i3 will be displayed when the ...

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