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Natalie Middleton

Hybrid supercars & Government EV plans come under spotlight at Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Conference

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Run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and supported by Cenex, this year’s conference takes place 6-7 November 2013 at 15Hatfields, London, UK, and will provide the opportunity to hear from engineering experts … Read More »

Drayson looks to smash own land speed record

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The company, established by former UK science minister and racing driver Lord Paul Drayson, already broke the land speed record in the class in Elvington in the UK last June, with Lord Drayson achieving … Read More »

EVs and plug-in hybrids to dominate Frankfurt Motor Show

4 years ago / 0 comments

Automotive analyst Tim Urquhart says that the launches will form a key trend as ‘OEMS hope that increasing critical mass of EV products on the market will help boost the thus far less than … Read More »

DfT “Driving the Future Today” strategy is ‘shot in the arm’ for low carbon vehicle deployment

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The new strategy signals a major change in the way vehicles will be powered in the future and reaffirms the government's commitment to provide new opportunities for the motor industry to help grow the … Read More »

Smart uses Fortwo Electric Drive for Fourjoy concept

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Making its premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, the fourjoy  dispenses with doors and rear windows and just features an open roof, providing full access to the futuristic interior with rear seat … Read More »

Ford Focus Electric goes on sale priced from £28,500

4 years ago / 0 comments

The model is priced from £28,500 including the £5,000 UK Government Plug-in Car Grant and features a electric motor and lithium-ion battery that offers 140bhp, a top speed of 85mph and a driving range … Read More »

Government sets out new £500m ultra-low emission vehicle strategy

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Dubbed “Driving the Future Today”, the roadmap sets out five pillars to use the funding to help support ULEV take-up, including with fleets, and grow the UK economy. These cover: Supporting the early market … Read More »

Norway hosts record-breaking EV event

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Held by the Electric Vehicle Union (EVU) and Norwegian EV Association in Norway, the vehicles drove in unison outside of the country’s capital city, Oslo, along a pre-determined 4km route and was monitored by … Read More »

New UK H2Mobility website sets out benefits of hydrogen vehicles

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The project brings together the utility, gas, infrastructure, fuel retail and car manufacturing sectors with three government departments and has a remit to identify a roadmap for rolling out hydrogen as a low carbon … Read More »

Trade association launched at LCV2013 to support UK e-mobility

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The UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association (UK EVSE) includes founding members such as ABB, Charging Solutions, Chargemaster, and Elektromotive and is being supported by Cenex. Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex and the newly … Read More »

Launch of BYD taxis mark largest all-electric taxi fleet in South America

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The vehicles are being run under the ‘BIOTAXIS Project’, intended to show the benefits of EVs. Bogota announced its plans for the city to support and promote electric vehicle take-up in its “Decree 677 … Read More »

LCV2013 offers first UK drive opportunities in Ford Focus Electric

4 years ago / 0 comments

On sale now, the Ford Focus Electric features an advanced electric motor and lithium-ion battery powertrain that produces 140bhp, achieves a top speed of 85mph and is capable of a driving range of over … Read More »

Emergency services give frontline role to Nissan LEAF

4 years ago / 0 comments

The EV is being deployed as community support vehicles by emergency services in Portugal, France, UK and Switzerland, with a number of other countries considering making the switch to battery power in 2013. Jean-Pierre … Read More »

Nottinghamshire council adds five hybrid vans to fleet

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The light commercial vehicles are a mixture of medium and long wheelbase Ford Transit chassis cabs with dual rear wheels and fitted with tipper bodies. The vans are being used to support a range … Read More »

LCV2013 to include keynote speech from Transport Minister

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Hosted by Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies – LCV2013 takes place in Millbrook on 4-5th September 2013. Transport Minister Norman Baker MP said, ‘The Government is … Read More »

BMW launches “artificial intelligence” information service for new i EVs

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Dubbed “i Genius”, the system enables users to text in a question to a shortcode 84737, which is automatically responded to using adaptive technology. Subsequent questions can be asked allowing an informative, real-time conversation. … Read More »

Toyota reveals technical details on 414bhp Yaris Hybrid-R

4 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the three-door production model, the Yaris Hybrid-R features a 1.6-litre four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine developed by Toyota Motorsport and two powerful electric motors that give the car intelligent electric all-wheel drive. The … Read More »

Frankfurt Motor Show: Wraps come off Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE with 49g/km

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The concept has been developed by Peugeot alongside its oil giant partner Total and is based on a production 208 hatchback featuring a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain but without the use of a plug-in energy … Read More »

New model launches to bring EV prices down further

4 years ago / 0 comments

So says Frost & Sullivan in its ‘Strategic Outlook of the Global Electric Vehicle Market in 2013’, which also finds that 2013 sales of EVs are set to rise to 170-190,000 units globally, up … Read More »

Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW to unveil sub-90g/km plug-in X5 concept

4 years ago / 0 comments

The concept, which follows the BMW Concept Active Tourer unveiled in 2012 , uses a four-cylinder petrol featuring TwinPower Turbo technology and teamed up with an inhouse 95hp motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. The result is … Read More »