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In the UK, the government is reporting that 1,700 new electric cars were purchased between January 2011 and June 2012. Industry statistics, though, are suggesting that the real total may be well over 2,000.

1,700 new electric cars in the UK were registered under a government grant scheme after it began in January 2011, the new figures revealed. That’s more than double the 680 registered by the end of June 2011. However, the figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the total is actually as high as 2,041.
 


 
Also reported, and of great interest, “since April 2002, the first quarter for which reliable CO2 emission values are recorded, the average emissions from new cars have fallen by 42 g/km, a decrease of around 24 per cent.” Much of this drop is being attributed to tighter environmental regulations, emissions targets forced on manufacturers, and a growing consumer demand for cars with better fuel efficiencies and lower vehicle excise duty rates.

Source: Business Green
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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