Nissan: ?Leaf's Battery Pack Should Last As Long As The Car?

All Cars Electric

Firstly, Nissan had to defend itself against popular British motoring entertainment program Top Gear after it showed the electric hatchback in a less-than favorable light, quoting a battery expert who said the Leaf’s 24 kilowatt hour Nissan’s all-electric Leaf isn’t having a great time of it this week in the mainstream media.

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Green highlights of Goodwood

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With no British Motor Show, the Festival of Speed has, perhaps unwittingly, stepped into those shoes, and the even[.]. Green cars Porsche BMW Ford So you thought the Goodwood Festival of Speed was just for petrol heads with a deep-seated desire to see the world’s resources burn in one of a Ferrari’s twelve cylinders? Think again.


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2011 Nissan Leaf Won't Depreciate As Quickly As Critics Had Feared

All Cars Electric

Remember the June rantings of British motoring journalist Mike Rutherford, who warned in his column for the Telegraph that cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf would retain just 10% of its original value three years after purchase? While Rutherford ‘s original article was based on figured provided by Glass’ Guide, the british equivalent to

Manufacturing Spotlight: MINI

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Perhaps “iconic” – the ultimate symbol of great British motoring? Maybe the word is “Bean” – after the comic character played by Rowan Atkinson famous for driving his own MINI car? Where we stand: November, 2012 What word springs to mind when you think of the MINI? Or, what about the word: “green”? It’s fair [.]. Manufacturer Spotlight MINI Mini

Silverstone gains electric car charging posts

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Silverstone, the home of British motor racing, is the latest location to join the plug-in revolution as it gains its first electric vehicle recharging points. With the help of infrastructure specialists, Arup, Silverstone has installed two of the most advanced EV charging points currently available, one in the public car park adjacent to the main [.].

UK study finds fifth of car fuel-efficiency savings eroded by increased driving; long-term rebound effect

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Around a fifth of the energy-saving benefits of fuel-efficient cars are eroded because people end up driving them more, according to a study into British motoring habits over the last 40 years. Using data from 1970 to 2011, energy experts at the University of Sussex found a long-term rebound effect among British car-drivers of around 20%. Until now, we didn’t know the size of this effect for British motoring.

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Jaguar Land Rover to bring 1,000 jobs to UK

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The British motoring industry has been boosted after Jaguar Land Rover announced it will add 1,000 new jobs to its factory in Halewood, Merseyside. Green cars Land Rover Latest news green cars Jaguar Jaguar Land Rover UK car industry UK jobsThe jobs are expected to support “significant demand” for certain models – with the site’s workforce to increase to 4,500. That’s treble the number it stood at during the credit crunch [.].

Labour's £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution | Environment | The Guardian

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Environment Web News Sport Comment Culture Business Money Life & style Travel Environment Blogs Video Jobs A-Z Environment Electric cars Labours £5,000 sweetener to launch electric car revolution Ultra-green vehicles at heart of £250m plan to slash UKs carbon emissions Digg it Alok Jha , green technology correspondent The Guardian , Thursday 16 April 2009 An electric car. The new breed of electric car.

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evstores start deliveries of electric MyCar

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After the launch at the British Motor Show in 2008, the car went on sale earlier this year exclusively from evstores in London. Using the light car concept the MyCar is available now and priced realistically at £9,995 on the road. Its net weight is half of the lightest production car thus dramatically reducing its environmental impact. Tags: Electric cars electric evstores london MyCar Sales Deliveries of the electric MyCar have now started in London.