The Nissan Leaf at a recharging station: the car will be available to buyers in France for €14,390 from April as a result of a new swappage scheme

Europe’s appetite for electrically powered cars surged by 37 per cent last year, but still made up just more than half a per cent of the continent’s n(...)

Average vehicle emissions have fallen but there are calls for more stringent tests

Average carbon emissions from passenger cars in Europe have fallen by 49g/km since 1995, a drop of 31 per cent. Those figures are from the European En(...)

New limits will force car makers to cut an average of 35g/km of Co2 from their fleet between now and 2020. Photograph: Frank Miller

Neil BriscoeRules for enforcing carbon emissions limits on new cars have been agreed by the Environmental Committee of the European Parliament, but al(...)