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

Green Car Congress

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. Using data from 1970 to 2011, energy experts at the University of Sussex found a long-term rebound effect among British car-drivers of around 20%. Until now, we didn’t know the size of this effect for British motoring.

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evstores start deliveries of electric MyCar

Green Cars News

After the launch at the British Motor Show in 2008, the car went on sale earlier this year exclusively from evstores in London. The electric drive system was developed in Hong Kong with the help of the Polytechnic University and manufacturing is now under way in a dedicated plant in China. Deliveries of the electric MyCar have now started in London. Now production has started and vehicles are being delivered to delighted customers in London.

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