EVs To Be Biggest Revolution In Cars Since 1913, Says BBC


The BBC says very fast, like the internet in the 90s How fast will electric cars go mainstream?

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VW Diesel Software Cheats On European Emission Limits Too, BBC Test Shows

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Now, a laboratory test conducted by the BBC appears to have shown that the software is programmed to. Europe emissions VW BBC Volkswagen diesel scandalAround 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars worldwide were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has said. But initially, it was only confirmed that the cars actually violated U.S. emissions rules.

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BBC attacked over ‘ludicrous’ EV challenge

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The BBC’s recent electric car challenge (see story) has attracted criticism and controversy for what environmentalists are calling an unfair portrayal of electric cars. The recent challenge saw BBC journalist Brian Milligan drive an electric Mini from London to Edinburgh, using only publicly accessible charging points. Electric cars BBC Brian Mulligan electric car MINI

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Think and BBC turn Norway electric

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The electric car revolution has arrived in Norway thanks to home-grown car manufacturer Think and the BBC. A convoy of 60 vehicles hit the streets as part of the BBC documentary Electric Ride which is now a quarter of the way through its month long, 4,000 miles odyssey around Europe in a Think City electric car.

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BBC to feature THINK electric vehicle in documentary

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Scandinavian electric vehicle maker, THINK, has provided a brand new City model to the BBC for a documentary about the first drive of an EV around Europe. BBC Electric Ride will see a documentary team of four, led by presenter Peter Curran, leave London next week and drive straight to Harwich to catch a ferry to [.]. Tags: Electric cars Latest news BBC BBC Electric Ride electric vehicles Think Think City

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Electric cars still cheaper to run, no matter what the BBC says

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It’s very hard not to imagine someone sitting at a desk in the BBC news department tapping a chewed ball point pen on their desk as they mutter, ‘there must be another way we can spin an anti-electric car story, there must!’ Well, they obviously had a good day, the latest is a doozie. Electric Ca[.]. Electric cars Editor Pick

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Tesla Fan Drives Epic Electric Car Trip To Prove BBC Wrong

All Cars Electric

In typical form the latest BBC feature, a four-day trek from The British Broadcasting Corporation, considered to be the center-pin of television and radio in the U.K., has always had a cautious view of the benefits of electric vehicles, often choosing to illustrate the limited range of electric cars in articles rather than the positive benefits.

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BBC’s electric car challenge arrives in Edinburgh

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The BBC’ Brian Milligan has successfully made in to Edinburgh in an electric Mini after setting out four days ago from London. The challenge to drive the length of the country in an electric model has not been without its challenges for Brian, who estimates that with the time taken to recharge the vehicle during [.]. Electric cars Brian Mulligan charge Edinburgh electric car MINI Electric

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Tesla Vs BBC: Top Gear Planned Dead Electric Car Shot Before Test

All Cars Electric

Believe it or not, most of what you watch on television is scripted. What you may not know is that some shows which appear unscripted, like the BBC’s infamous Top Gear, are also scripted word for word. Everything from the banter between its three middle-aged hosts to its madcap challenges and car reviews has been meticulously planned, before

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Electric cars are cleaner than gasoline ones in 95% of the world, study finds

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Electric cars are in fact cleaner than gasoline cars in 95% of the world, according to a joint study by the Universities of Cambridge, Exeter, and Nijmegen (via BBC News).

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Motorsport Network Strengthens Direct-To-Consumer Leadership With New CEO Of Motorsport.tv


The commercial leader brings NFL Game Pass, Eurosport Player, and BBC Studios experience to Motorsport Network’s flagship OTT platform

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Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

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One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. DON'T MISS: Tesla Vs BBC: Top. Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. His costars quit soon afterward. Now the trio is back in Amazon Prime's new series, "The Grand Tour," and Clarkson has hit the road to do publicity for the show. Top Gear plug-in cars Jeremy Clarkson The Grand Tour

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Electric Think City completes 4,500 mile journey

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The electric Think City car has much to celebrate this morning after the BBC’s pioneering 4,500 mile, 12 country European trek in the electric model was successfully completed with the arrival back in London yesterday. The return comes exactly one month after the BBC Electric Ride team left Broadcasting House on their epic journey in [.]. Tags: Electric cars BBC Electric Ride city car electric car journey Think

Alberta publishes report assessing non-combustion uses for bitumen, opens $2M call for projects

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Alberta Innovates, in partnership with industry, government and other organizations, recently released the results of a study that investigates the best opportunities for “Bitumen Beyond Combustion” (BBC). To further accelerate this work, Alberta Innovates announced $2 million in funding to advance the most innovative research and development activities related to BBC.

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Is the UK losing belief in climate change?

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Tags: Global warming Latest news BBC climate change climate change doubts climate change questions global warming cynicism Ipsos Mori UK

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

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Bamboo could be the next carbon fiber, according to a new article on BBC Autos (only visible in U.S., Carbon fiber now appears poised to enter the mainstream of automotive materials, but a less high-tech material could be waiting in the wings as well. apparently). Surfboard manufacturer Gary Young uses bamboo in his boards already, and he told the

Citroën AMI scoops ‘Technology Award’ in Auto Express New Car Awards 2021

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This is the latest accolade for the French brand’s innovative 100% electric mobility solution, following on from wins in the BBC Top Gear magazine Electric Awards 2020 and GQ Car Awards earlier this year.

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VW Cheats Euro Emissions Tests, Tesla Model X Priced, TDI V-6 Software Fix: Today's Car News

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Today, a BBC test shows that Volkswagen "defeat device" software violates European emissions standards, the Tesla Model X electric crossover is priced from $81,200, and VW says it will update software in models equipped with 3.0-liter diesel V-6 powertrains.

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Drayson Racing Sets New Lightweight Electric-Car Speed Record: 204 MPH

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And on Tuesday, reports the BBC, a new electric land speed record was It''s been a good week for electric vehicles in motor sport. At the weekend, Audi''s R18 e-tron, a diesel-electric hybrid race car, took victory at the Le Mans 24-hour race. Also at Le Mans, Nissan unveiled its 2014 competitor for the race, the ZEOD RC electric prototype.

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Electric-Car-Hating Top Gear Names Fisker Karma Luxury Car Of The Year

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For as long as we can remember, there’s been an ongoing love-to-hate relationship between the BBC's Top Gear show and electric cars. Until yesterday that is, when Top Gear Magazine caught everyone off guard by announcing that its Luxury Car of The Year was none other than the $95,900 Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid. Chosen twice, once as Luxury

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Report: Toyota to make hybrid car parts in China to boost sales

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The BBC reports that Toyota is planning to manufacture key components for its hybrid cars outside Japan for the first time. “Rare earths and concerns about their supplies could very well have played a role in this decision,” Vivek Vaidya of Frost & Sullivan told the BBC.

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Top Gear Nissan Leaf Episode Sparks Healthy Debate, Positive Reactions

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A little over a week ago, the BBC aired an episode of its popular motoring entertainment program Top Gear in which presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May searched in vain for an electric-car charging station. They needed to recharge their fully-drained 2011 Nissan Leaf in the rural English county of Lincolnshire. Needless to say, they had

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London to Edinburgh EV trip completed in 13 hours

Green Cars News

EV advocates Robert Llewellyn and David Peilow managed a London to Edinburgh trip over the weekend in a 2013 model Nissan LEAF in just over 13 hours; smashing the four days it took BBC jour[.]. A mission to disprove a myth; that electric cars are useless for long distance journeys, went without a hitch.

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Practical Power Beaming Gets Real

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To underscore how safe the system was, the host of the BBC science program “ Bang Goes the Theory ” stuck his face fully into a power beam. Wires have a lot going for them when it comes to moving electric power around, but they have their drawbacks too.

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Top Gear Tests Nissan Leaf, Peugeot iOn: A Fair Assessment?

All Cars Electric

It's the episode electric car enthusiasts have been itching to see- and now the guys at BBC motoring show Top Gear have tested two electric cars to see whether they make any sense for the car buying public. Now we already know that Top Gear hasn't had the greatest history with electric cars. First, they tested the Tesla Roadster in December 2008

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Electric car charging points falling short of targets

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Electric car charging infrastructure in the UK is falling short of government-set targets, according to research conducted by the BBC. The BBC found that just 704 of the 4,700 expected to be installed by the end of the [.]. Just over a tenth of the recharging points needed in the UK have been built so far. Electric cars Chargemaster charging electric car infrastructure

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ARB fines 12 ocean-going shippers $476,750 for violating low-sulfur fuel regulation

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Reederei KG (Germany) - $55,500 Vessel name: BBC Arizona. The California Air Resources Board has fined 12 shipping companies a combined $476,750 for failure to switch from high-sulfur diesel “bunker” fuel to cleaner, low-sulfur marine distillate fuel upon entering Regulated California Waters, as required by state law. ARB said that all companies cited took prompt action after being notified of the violations and, under ARB’s supervision, began complying with state law.

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London to Edinburgh electric car trip in just 10 hrs for Robert Llewellyn

Green Cars News

The BBC''s relationship with electric cars and its reporting on them have been under scrutiny before, but perhaps no more so than when journalist Brian Milligan took a Mini E electric car from London to Edinburgh just over three years ago. Brian managed to make a right mess out of the journey, by u[.]. Electric cars Nissan

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Top Gear Producer Says Tesla's Libel Suit Is Bogus

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Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla says BBC TV show Top Gear falsely stated that the Tesla Roadster could only travel 55 miles before needing to recharge, according to Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman. Wilman said the team behind Top Gear, a show that touts the latest and greatest cars, calculated that the Roadster would only be able to

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Range Anxiety? Brit Proves Electric Cars Can Go The Distance

All Cars Electric

Yesterday we covered the unexpected electric car challenge from a Tesla fan to the BBC journalist driving the 400+ mile trip from London to Edinburgh in a prototype 2009 MINI E David Peilow, a regular at TeslaMotorsClub.Com, took some time off from his work to prove that not all electric cars were slow and impractical for long-distance driving.

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Life After Top Gear: ?The Stig? Goes Electric, Joins EV Cup

All Cars Electric

What happens when the masked marvel of the highly popular and highly anti-electric car BBC Show Top Gear leaves? He starts racing electric cars, of course. Since his fiery departure from the prime-time entertainment show after he unveiled his identity, racing driver and stuntman Ben Collins has spent his time promoting his autobiography, joining a

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Tesla mulls patent giveaway

Green Cars News

In an interview with the BBC, Musk strongly implied that the firm was looking at freeing up its technology patents, so other carmakers coul[.]. Tesla could be considering opening up its patents, in order to develop a bigger market for electric cars, the firm’s CEO, Elon Musk has hinted in recent days. Electric cars Tesla Motors Editor Pick

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Top Gear On Electric Cars: ?We Are Allowed To Put Into A Film What We Want To?

All Cars Electric

Those crafty chaps known as the BBC Top Gear team may have thought they got away with their recent review of the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Peugeot iOn (a rebadged predecessor to the 2012 Mitsubishi i) - but they would be wrong. Uh-ho. The fur started flying yesterday, when Nissan Senior Vice President Andy Palmer gave an interview to The Times

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London still a long way from electric car target

Green Cars News

London has only achieved 3 per cent of its targeted uptake for electric cars, according to the BBC, despite the city mayor’s ambitious plans for battery powered models. The mayor, Boris Johnson wanted to see 100,000 electric vehicles on the capital’s roads by 2020. But so far there are just 3,000 [.]. Electric cars

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Self-driving race car comes close to human performance

Green Cars News

According to the BBC, a racing car driver beat the Audi TTS autonomous car by only a few seconds. Autonomous cars are continuing to prove their capabilities, after an robot-controlled model only narrowly lost out to a human-driven model during a race in California. Autonomous race car on the track in California The race, which [.]. Green credentials autonomous driving Stanford Uni USA

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Ford Mustang Mach-E sets Guinness World Record for EV efficiency


The Mustang Mach-E was driven by BBC transport correspondent Clifton, Fergal McGrath, and Kevin Brooker, all of whom are well-versed in efficiency-focused driving. The Ford Mustang Mach-E recently achieved a noteworthy milestone.

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Chelsea Sexton Slams Bias On Both Sides Over Electric-Car Range (Guest Post)

All Cars Electric

But the recent BBC "Mini Adventure," a 484-mile journey from London to Edinburgh in a Mini E, has caught fire like nothing I've seen in a while. by Chelsea Sexton Slanted, anti-EV reporting is hardly a new thing, and I suspect we're in for a lot more of it in 2011 as plug-in vehicles hit showrooms. Helen Keller could have predicted the outcome of

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What is Extreme E? – 1# Ultimate beginners guide to Extreme E

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Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Mix, BBC iPlayer, XE Website & Social. ITV, BT Sport 1, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Mix, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button. Our beginners guide to Extreme E – everything you need to know!

Poll Shows Decline in UK Public Conviction About Climate Change

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Although some research among UK consumers has shown cynicism resulting from questions in popular culture and the mass media over the credibility of climate science and data, a recent poll for the BBC suggested that these events have had less influence on British public opinion than the cold winter. The BBC poll found that 25% of people thought climate change was not happening, compared with 15% in November last year. The Guardian.

Peridot could be new key to hydrogen production

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This simple method could provide a copious supply of hydrogen gas, according to the BBC. Scientist have found a new way to produce hydrogen fuel for use in fuel cell vehicles; using rocks to split the hydrogen from water molecules. Researchers at the University of Lyon used the mineral olivine ([.]. Hydrogen cars

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Ford Fiesta ECOnetic wins ALD Automotive/Shell Marathon with 90.6 mpg US; benefits of smart driving techniques

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EcoBoost also took part, with drivers Paul and Doug Clifton, from BBC South, producing 61.93 The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi won the 2012 ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon in the UK, clocking up 108.78 mpg UK (90.6 mpg US, 2.6 l/100 km) over a 370-mile route involving tough, real-world driving in challenging weather conditions.

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Video Friday: Automotive Artistry

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BBC Archive ] I find the sound effects in this video to be very confusing. Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months.

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Tesla Losing Libel Case With Top Gear In UK High Court

Green Car Reports

A Tesla Roadster may not have really whirred to a halt in the 2008 episode of Top Gear - since at the center of a long, drawn out legal battle - but the maker's court case against the BBC programme is definitely running out of juice. A ruling in favor of Top Gear has struck a blow to Tesla's libel battle against the car-themed entertainment show

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