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BMW Electric Vehicle sales increase by 75%

More than 50,000 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and electrified MINI vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world since the start of the year. The BMW Group now has a total of nine electrified automobiles on the market: sales of these vehicles totalled 50,711 in the first seven months of the year, an increase […]

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New diesel and petrol cars to be banned from 2040 in UK

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040. This announcement from the government is in response to being taken to court by Environmental law firm ClientEarth over levels of air pollution. The announcement mirrors that of France; earlier in July, President Emmanuel Macron said that diesel and petrol […]

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Peak impact of electric cars will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants but could be reduced significantly by smart charging

By Nathalie Thomas, Energy Correspondent, Financial Times www.ft.com Electric vehicles could create as much as 18 gigawatts of extra demand for electricity — the equivalent of the capacity of nearly six Hinkley Point nuclear power stations — at peak times by 2050, according to National Grid. The operator of Britain’s electricity system has analysed the […]

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Record number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered in UK

UK car buyers registered more electric and plug-in hybrid cars during the first half of 2017 than in any previous six-monthly period. More than 22,400 plug-in models were registered between January and June 2017, a rise of 14.3% on 2016 and 53.8% up on the same period in 2015. June exceeded all previous non-plate-change months […]

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LowCVP Conference 2017

LOWCVP CONFERENCE 2017 CONFIRMS ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE THE FUTURE

Electric vehicles were seen as a key solution to help lower emissions in our future cities at the 2017 LowCVP Conference. In the UK, London is leading the way, following the recent publication of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. However other areas are also developing their own initiatives, including three Go Ultra Low cities – Milton […]

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FLEETDRIVE ELECTRIC HELPS BUSINESSES GET SMART ABOUT WORKPLACE EV CHARGING

To accelerate the UK’s transition to ultra-low emission vehicles, Fleetdrive Electric, the sustainable vehicle leasing specialists, introduces ‘Crowd Charge’, a smart electric vehicle charging solution designed specifically with business users in mind. Launched at the edie LIVE 2017 event at Birmingham NEC, the bespoke charging solution enables Fleetdrive Electric to provide clients with the complete […]

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Volkswagen aims for global leadership in electric cars by 2025

“The future is electric. We intend to be the No. 1 in e-mobility by 2025” says Volkswagen, as the company seeks global leadership in electric cars by 2025. The Volkswagen Group has invested three billion euros in alternative drive technologies over the past five years and it will be tripling this amount to 9 billion […]

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THE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES CLEAN AIR ZONE FRAMEWORK

The Government has today launched a document entitled ‘Clean Air Zone Framework – Principles for setting up Clean Air Zones in England’. Proposals include the retrofitting of emission-reducing equipment to the highest polluting vehicles and the introduction of more Clean Air Zones. Vehicles meeting a minimum standard would gain free entry into a Clean Air Zone […]

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Electric Nation Smart Charging Trial

Electric Nation comment on Green Alliance report ‘People power – How consumer choice is changing the UK energy system’

The Electric Nation project welcomes the Green Alliance’s recent report ‘People Power – How consumer choice is changing the UK energy system’. In particular, it welcomes the prominence that the report gives to the work that Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) are doing to manage electric vehicle (EV) uptake. Electric Nation would like to provide more information about […]

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TECHRULES REN 1287HP TURBINE RANGE EXTENDER SUPERCAR

Techrules has shown the final production design of its first series hybrid supercar at the Geneva Motor Show. ‘Ren’ is the first production vehicle from the China-based automotive research and development company, and features its proprietary Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology. The aerospace-inspired design is by Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro. The Ren features a lightweight chassis allows the […]

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