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Natalie Middleton

Panel-powered car could be reality in five years, says Australian university

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Researchers have developed lightweight supercapacitors that can be combined with regular batteries to dramatically boost the power of an electric car. The supercapacitors – a ‘sandwich’ of electrolyte between two all-carbon electrodes – were … Read More »

China EV battery plant gets off the ground

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The Nanjing battery plant is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015 and will have an annual production capacity of more than 100,000 electric vehicles when completed by the end of 2015, will … Read More »

All-electric car share service launches in Colorado

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The scheme targets the Golden and Denver-metro area with American-made, all-electric sedans (EVs) for short-term rental. ‘We have more electrical outlets than gas pumps in the United States. An all-electric car share service is … Read More »

Kia Soul EV goes on sale in UK

4 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the conventionally powered Soul, the Soul EV offers a claimed electric range of 132 miles on the European combined cycle, helped by what is said to be industry-leading energy density in its … Read More »

EV Charging Solutions adds Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to fleet

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Chris Everitt, MD of the firm, said: ‘The sales figures show more motorists are buying low emission vehicles and with the Outlander PHEV it’s a no-brainer because if you run out of electric power … Read More »

Motorvate Conference shows how low-emission cars can be desirable, cost-effective and fit for purpose

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And there are still some places available at the free-to-attend event which takes place at the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. The session is being facilitated by Fleet World … Read More »

CarCharging & City of Plano sign EV charging agreement

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‘Texas continues to be a strong growth market for CarCharging, so we are pleased to complete this agreement with the City of Plano,’ said Michael D Farkas, CarCharging's founder and chief executive officer. ‘Located … Read More »

EST web tool offers free plug-in vehicle advice

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Although plug-in vehicles can help to reduce both your fleet’s cost and carbon footprint thanks to lower taxes, grants and reduced running costs, in a rapidly changing plug-in vehicle market it can be hard … Read More »

Hybrids good for air quality, but not always for MPG

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Following its tests of over 30 hybrids in the UK and US, the provider of real-world emissions measurement analysed thousands of data points to understand how they really perform in the real world, and … Read More »

Tesla opens first Supercharger in Scotland

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The new supercharger – which is based at Edinburgh Airport – comes as part of the carmaker’s network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK relying only … Read More »

Alphabet partners with EDF Energy for EV charging

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Launched last year, the AlphaElectric service provides a four-stage electric vehicle consultancy package aimed at helping businesses to adopt the technology their fleet, covering a range of areas from fleet analysis and vehicle selection … Read More »

Dundee City Council receives £22k grant for fast chargers

4 years ago / 0 comments

The funds will be used for two new 22kw fast chargers, which are planned to be sited at the Whitfield Life Services Centre and the West Housing Office and will be fully available to … Read More »

Daimler sells Tesla stake but says partnership will continue

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In a statement, the carmaker said that: ‘We are extremely satisfied with the development of our investment in Tesla, but it is not necessary for our partnership and cooperation. For this reason, we have … Read More »

Corby Borough Council implements EV bays

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new bays are in the immediate vicinity of the current recharging points at the Parkland Gateway Car Park off Westcott Way and will come into effect from midnight on 20th November 2014. The … Read More »

First Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell cars delivered to UK fleets

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The six UK cars have been delivered to organisations including Air Products, ITM Power, Johnson Matthey and Transport for London as part of the London Hydrogen Network Expansion (LHNE) consortium project; a Government-backed initiative … Read More »

San Francisco residential EV charging stations to support the grid

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The 68 new stations are being installed under a partnership between Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Powertree Services Inc and are designed to be powered by solar energy and to incorporate a battery storage … Read More »

Plug-in Car Grant take-up doubles in Q3

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Data released from the Go Ultra Low campaign shows that between July and September 2014, over 5,000 grants were provided, more than double the number than in the previous 3 months and almost a … Read More »

EVs successfully complete MPG Marathon with less energy & no pollution

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Three electric vehicles took part for the first time in the 23-team eco-driving event, which was again sponsored by ALD Automotive and TRACKER and was won by Honda engineers Fergal McGrath and James Warren, … Read More »

First Nissan LEAF taxis arrive in Madrid & Rome

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In Italy, Nissan has teamed up taxi company Unione Radiotaxi to operate two LEAFs on a 12-month trial as part of the Taxi 3570 fleet. The taxis will be supported by a static Nissan … Read More »

Government pledges £11m for low-carbon R&D

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The funds form part of the £500m investment announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg earlier this year to promote ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in the UK. This included £100m for industry-led research … Read More »