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 [.].

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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.

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

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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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Electric car gets rural trial

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According to the BBC , the car, which can tow its own wind turbine, was ordered after a Highland Council-commissioned report forecasted a decline in filling stations. It takes about 10 hours to recharge and can tow a small wind turbine on a trailer for charging in remoter areas. Electric cars may no longer the reserve of the city, after the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) in the Scottish Highlands took delivery of an adapted Vauxhall Astra.

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A key thing, he said, will be to recharge the batteries at an acceptable time for the electricity grid — to “make sure people aren’t charging at the very peak, peak time,” like late afternoon when the electricity grid is already weighted down by demands like air conditioning. Battery recharging would typically take two to four hours, he said. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All Energy & Environment World U.S.

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