Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show, industry having lagged behind other sectorsFaced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to…

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Jaguar Land Rover teams up with BMW to produce electric cars

Partnership between UK and German firms created to lower costs for volume productionJaguar Land Rover is teaming up with BMW in a partnership designed to lower costs and try to get ahead in the race to produce electric cars for the mass market.The UK’s…

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A 99, sprinkles and no diesel: here come the electric ice-cream vans…

Battery equipment that can make 600 cones an hour being trialled as concerns over diesel pollution riseThe Mr Whippys of Britain have not had the best start to the year. Ice-cream vans have been facing mounting criticism after campaign groups and paren…

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Fiat Chrysler and Renault expected to announce tie-up talks

Renault board reportedly plans to go public with partnership after a meeting on Monday morningFiat Chrysler and Renault are expected to announce on Monday that they are in talks on a potential tie-up, in a move that could address some of the main weakn…

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Record number of flights to take to skies over UK in just one day

More than 9,000 planes will operate, despite fears over impact on the environmentThe number of flights operating in UK airspace is expected to hit a record high on Friday as more than 9,000 planes take to the skies on the same day as schoolchildren aro…

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Electric dreams? What you need to know about Tesla’s Model 3

The electric car will be available in the UK soon. We look at costs and how it compares with rivalsLaunched with the intention of being Tesla’s first mass-market electric car, the new Model 3 is smaller and simpler than the other vehicles in the Califo…

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Electric ‘flying taxi’ prototype unveiled by German start-up

Lilium says electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft could be in service by 2025A new “flying taxi” has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years….

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Climate emergency edict in UK to shape decision on Heathrow expansion review

Britain’s net zero by 2050 goal may have impact on whether existing policies are reassessedBritain’s move to “net zero” carbon and the declaration of a climate emergency in parliament will be “given careful consideration” in deciding whether to grant a…

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Dyson patents reveal plans for electric car with off-road potential

Innovative vehicle, which is being designed in England, is due to go on sale in 2021The first drafts of Dyson’s closely guarded electric car designs have emerged, showing a vehicle with unusual proportions that could be used off-road.The patent filings…

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