A group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has designed a biodegradable car made from flax and sugar beets which was put on show at the Shell Eco-marathon in London this May.
Chinese capital Beijing have announced their plans to replace all their 67,000 taxis with electric cars as part of their battle against air pollution. The city reached eight times the World Health Organisation recommended air pollution levels earlier this month, with persistent smog settling over the city for days.
An adventurous engineer has completed a 10,000 km journey from Bangalore in India to London in an auto-rickshaw he converted to solar power.
Indian born Australian citizen Naveen Rabelli, 35, drove through Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland and Germany without incident, but ended up arriving in the UK five days late when his passport was stolen in Paris and he had to apply for emergency documents.