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Land Rover defenderEveryone’s going eco, even the petrolheads at the MoD. It’s behind a project to investigate electric power instead of petrol for Land Rovers and other off-road vehicles.

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Seat Ibiza EcomotiveGetting yourself a green motor doesn’t mean switching to hydrogen, or even hopping inside a hybrid. VW and Seat are both proving you can still save the planet, even while burning precious petrol. They’ve just unveiled the Polo BlueMotion and new Ibiza Ecomotive respectively.

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Fully juiced in 12 minutesHow long does your phone take to recharge – an hour or longer, right? So how long do you think it takes for an electric car to recharge its battery fully. It has to be overnight, surely. But within the year it could be as little as 12 minutes.

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Honda’s hybrid rally carHybrids don’t just mean low emissions. In the hands of Honda’s crack team of eco engineers, they’re also some of the fastest rally cars around.

The company’s rally team, Oaktec, is dead set on cranking up performance to the limit, using a special Civic hybrid rally car to highlight performance to crowds at the Green Car Guide Live show in Liverpool.

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Smart Car monster truckFace it: 4x4s are awesome. They’re all-wheel driving, off-road-racing grin generators, but the scourge of the eco-friendly brigade. But that’s all about to change, thanks to a new system that snatches emissions before they belch out the back, saving them for recycling later on.

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