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UK study finds fifth of car fuel-efficiency savings eroded by increased driving; long-term rebound effect

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Around a fifth of the energy-saving benefits of fuel-efficient cars are eroded because people end up driving them more, according to a study into British motoring habits over the last 40 years. Until now, we didn’t know the size of this effect for British motoring. road fuel prices (£/MJ).

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Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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The cash incentive for consumers would be available to offset the higher upfront costs of electric cars , in particular the price of the batteries in modern vehicles. The government also wants to find ways to support the ongoing costs of electric cars. "We benefit, broadly, manufacturing in the UK," said Hoon.