Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

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A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom.

2017 91

Oxford aims to be world's first zero-emissions city

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The college town of Oxford, England, is poised to become the first municipality in the United Kingdom to ban gasoline and diesel-fueled cars from its city center. A proposal headed to the Oxford City Council has four stages that would culminate in a city free of vehicular emissions by 2035. Initially, the city hopes to ban gas and diesel cars. Diesel Gasoline England

First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

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Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they''re hitting the Asian markets too.

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Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

Green Car Reports

Such a ban would follow India, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and others around the world with aggressive targets to reduce emissions and curb. California, long a leader in emission reduction and electric-car incentives, may be ready to take the next big step: a full ban on the sale of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel.

2017 67

UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

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The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. The initiative closely follows a similar announcement from France, which also declared 2040 as the year it will phase out fossil-fuel vehicles Norway and the Netherlands have also. Gasoline Europe Diesels emissions zero emissions UK fossil fuels

2017 70

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

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By the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where it presently operates in 40 cities. Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. Uber said it will use only electric cars within London by. emissions England plug-in cars London ridesharing Uber

2017 66

UK Royal Mail electric vans now entering service

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The United Kingdom's Royal Postal Service has entered a new era as its first electric mail vans enter service. In total, nine electric postal vans from local company Arrival will enter the Royal Post's fleet, along with another 100 electric vans to be added in December from French brand Peugeot. The Arrival electric vans are capable of traveling. Europe UK plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle fleet

2017 66

U.K. To Invest $850 Million By 2020 To Promote Electric Vehicles

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Despite hefty incentives, electric vehicle sales have remained stagnant in the United Kingdom. While sales doubled in 2013 compared to 2012, matching the global trend, just 2,500 vehicles found homes last year. That''s less than the Nissan Leaf sells in some single months in the U.S. The UK government has this week promised to invest £500

2014 87

Scotland power boss: Peak charging could cause grid problems

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Vastly greater numbers of electric cars on United Kingdom roads could pose problems for the power supplies used to recharge them—if, that is, they all plug in during the day. Frank Mitchell, head of SP Energy Networks a unit of ScottishPower, said a rush to electric cars in the U.K. could burden the power grid if owners opt to charge those. smart grid UK electric utilities charging Scotland charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Voltia conversion expands Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery van for London

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As the United Kingdom joins other countries in committing to a future ban on fossil-fuel vehicles, commercial fleet operators that rely on diesel vehicles are left in a bit of a pickle. Nissan has an answer in its zero-emission eNV200 electric cargo van, but its small dimensions leave a lot to be desired for commercial operators that need. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicle youtube Nissan e-NV200

DOE: 23.5% of vehicles sold in Norway in 2016 were plug-ins; highest market penetration in Europe

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of all European PEV sales were in the United Kingdom, the PEV market penetration was only 1.3% For comparison purposes, the United States PEV market penetration in 2016 was 0.9%.

2017 88

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

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The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well. launch, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has now arrived in the United Kingdom with a 36-mile rated range on battery power alone on the optimistic NEDC.

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vans Join FedEx Trial Fleet

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The all-electric cargo van has already been tested by FedEx in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil, but now Nissan and FedEx are teaming up for U.S. On the back of successful trial programs in other countries, delivery giant FedEx will trial a fleet of Nissan e-NV200 vans this year. trials. FedEx Express will test a fleet of vans in

2014 85

Chargie app connects electric-car drivers, UK homeowners; 'AirBnB' for charging?

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Now, the idea is being applied to charging stations across the United Kingdom with the introduction of the Chargie smartphone app. The internet has transformed how many perceive property, allowing the rental of other peoples' personal vehicles, apartments, and other spaces when owners are not using them. Chargie aims to redefine how electric-car. UK Apps England plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Home charging

2017 61

Forget Red Ferraris; It's Green Cars Men Should Drive To Attract Women

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A total of 2,000 adults from the United Kingdom were surveyed. Apparently, women like miles per gallon more than horsepower. A British survey finds that women are more attracted to men with green cars, Mother Nature Network reports. Of that number, the majority of women viewed Toyota Prius hybrid and Nissan Leaf electric car owners as

UK moves ahead on lower-carbon power to end coal use by 2025

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The United Kingdom is increasing its use of low-carbon energy sources as it moves to phase out coal-fired power plants altogether by 2025. Renewable-energy sources such as wind and solar, combined with nuclear power and generating plants fired with renewable wood pellets, are displacing fossil fuels in the country's electricity-generation mix. Europe emissions energy policy UK England Scotland energy fossil fuels

2017 63

Brammo buys up QuantyaParx, renaming them to BrammoParx

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The existing tracks are successfully established in Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Brammo today announced the acquisition of Quantyaparx, a chain of dirt bike race tracks exclusively for electric dirt bikes. The tracks

Electric Cars Could Slash UK Oil Imports 40 Percent In 15 Years: Study

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With high fuel prices and island locations on the same warming planet as every other sovereign state, the United Kingdom could benefit enormously from electric cars. Plug-in vehicles could not not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer "fuel" costs, but also moderate the health effects of air pollution created by a passenger fleet. Green Europe Study UK energy policy oil plug-in cars

2015 84

Nissan Leaf Breaks Electric Car Convoy Record With 225 Cars

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Agroup of Nissan Leaf owners from around the United Kingdom have broken the world record for the 'largest parade of electric vehicles'. With 225 Nissan Leafs and an overcast, wet Silverstone race circuit, a parade of 225 cars broke the previous record, held by Chrysler with 218 vehicles. Nissan UK organized the event to help drivers share

By Royal Appointment? Electric Cars Welcome in Prince of Wales' Eco-village

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While many in the United Kingdom doubt that he will accede his mother Queen Elizabeth II to the throne and become King, HRH the Prince of Wales has never been one to shy away from helping his subjects combine quintessential British values with new technology.

NATO-funded Serbian-led project developing biofuel from algae

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The project is supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and is carried out by Belgrade’s Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in cooperation with Manchester University in the United Kingdom and Baylor University in the United States.

2011 Nissan Leaf At Two Years: 32,000 Miles, No Signs Of Age

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Almost two years ago, I took delivery of one of the very first 2011 Nissan Leafs to be imported into the United Kingdom. With its two-year anniversary approaching, and more than 32,000 miles on the clock, has our family's opinion of the Nissan Leaf changed? What has life with the car been like? And do we regret buying it? Just as we said last

2013 83

850 Miles In A Tesla Roadster In A Weekend: Crossing The Line

All Cars Electric

Yesterday, we told you about the remarkable 850-mile electric-car road trip planned by David Peilow and Kevin Sharpe, who intended to drive from the tip to the tail of the United Kingdom. Their goal was to test out the new electric-car charging network that the team created in conjunction with Tesla Motors. After 24 hours and six recharge stops

850 Electric Miles, One Weekend: Tesla Test Of UK Charging Network

All Cars Electric

Why drive from the upper tip of the United Kingdom mainland to the very bottom in an electric car, when there are perfectly good trains? Why climb a mountain when there are perfectly good helicopters? Why drive to the North Pole when there are scheduled flights? Why do we do all these things? Because it's a challenge, that's why. What is it about

Azure Dynamics Bankrupt, Built Ford Transit Connect Electric

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It laid off about 120 employees at a variety of locations in MIchigan, Massachusetts, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Well, that's not particularly good news: Azure Dynamics, the company that converted a handful of Ford Transit Connect small commercial vans to electric power, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric was

Brammo buys up QuantyaParx, renaming them to BrammoParx

National Green Transportation

The existing tracks are successfully established in Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Brammo today announced the acquisition of Quantyaparx, a chain of dirt bike race tracks exclusively for electric dirt bikes. The tracks

Toyota Mirai FCV wins at the e-Rally Monte-Carlo

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The Toyota Mirai is currently available for sale in seven European countries: Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

2016 104

1,400 Smarts Turn Up for U.K. Smartfest Car Show

Green Car Reports

2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the Smart in the United Kingdom, and to celebrate, the marque hosted 'Smartfest' at Mercedes-Benz World in the South of England. Whilst the U.S. might not be warming to the 'Smart car' quite the way owners Daimler might have hoped, the same can't be said for the car's reception in Europe.

ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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United Kingdom), km77.com (Spain); and the car club TCS (Switzerland). A new and more appropriate test procedure, the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), has been developed through the United Nations and will be implemented in the EU from 2017 onwards.

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DOE: US gasoline taxes dropped below 20% of total price in 2015

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Fuel taxes in the United States in 2015 accounted for 19% of the price of a gallon of gasoline, down from just under 30% in 1990, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

2016 96

UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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in Vancouver, Canada, and Tamworth, United Kingdom. UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks.

2018 85

In-wheel electric drive company Protean Electric raises $40M; JV with Weifu

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Protean maintains operations in the United Kingdom, China and the US, with its manufacturing plant at Tianjin, China. In-wheel electric drive company Protean Electric announced the completion of a $40-million equity investment as the initial closing of its Series E funding round.

2018 85

Magna to build new aluminum casting plant in UK to support Jaguar Land Rover

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will build a new aluminum casting facility in Telford, United Kingdom, to support Jaguar Land Rover. Magna International Inc. Once production begins in 2018, the facility will use Magna’s innovative high-pressure vacuum die casting process to produce a number of advanced lightweight aluminum castings—a key building block in the next generation all-aluminum and multi-material vehicle architectures.

ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

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A companion analysis by the ICCT indicates that similar gaps between official and real-world CO 2 emissions exist in China, Japan, and the United States. The United States demonstrates how a comprehensive set of policy measures can help to contain the real-world gap.

2017 85

Antenna company Airgain joins 5G Automotive Association

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Airgain is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains design and test centers in San Diego, Phoenix, Arizona, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Suzhou and Shenzhen, China. Antenna technology company Airgain, Inc. has become a member of the 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ). The company joins leading telecommunications and automotive companies with the aim of accelerating the penetration of the connected and autonomous car and intelligent fleet management.

ABB powers 450kW fast charging for electric buses in Gothenburg

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To date, ABB has installed OppCharge systems around the world, enabling many electric buses to be charged, including installations in Canada, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, France and Belgium during the past year.

2017 78

Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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Yadea’s products are used in 66 countries including France, United States, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. China-based Yadea has launched its Z3 electric scooter, initially into 15 countries including China, Germany, Korea, and Colombia. Starting price is US$3,388.

2016 78

BAE Systems delivers 7,000th series hybrid-electric system for buses

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Today BAE Systems has fully-electric buses in operation in cities such as Palm Springs, California; Flint, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts; London, United Kingdom; and Paris, France

2016 93

Renault to Produce Electric Fluence In Bursa, Turkey

All Cars Electric

Production plans for electric vehicles by French automakers continue to roll out, as sites in Turkey and Spain have been selected for their production: MAPLE CROSS, UNITED KINGDOM ? November 13, 2009: Following the announcement last week of the production site for the future electric, zero-emission Kangoo Van, Renault has now announced that the

EIA: port district of Houston-Galveston became a net exporter of crude oil in April

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On average since mid-2017, the US port district of Houston-Galveston has accounted for slightly more than half of the crude oil exported from the United States, and the share increased to a record 70% in May.

2018 78

Audi worldwide sales up 6.8% in September; strong Q7 performance

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With a strong start from the new Audi Q7, Audi saw its best-ever September sales in company history in Europe with almost 80,000 units. across all models to around 1,347,950 units. In September, Audi managed to increase combined deliveries of the new Audi Q7 and the new Audi TT by around 4,900 units compared with the same month last year. to 28,778 units. to 133,570 units. In Italy (+37% to 5,018 units), France (+13.1% to 4,871 units) and Spain (+30.2%

2015 73

Peugeot sells out limited production run of 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition

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With a production run of 300 units, the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Limited Edition special series ( earlier post ), exclusively available since 3 March 2011, was sold out in just 9 days.

Yeast and bakery ingredient leader launches new biotech division targeting fermentation and yeast innovation; biofuels

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Backed by a nearly 150-year tradition in fermentation, the new division is supported by AB Mauri’s 51 plants, presence in 33 countries and sales in more than 90 countries, with global headquarters located in Peterborough, United Kingdom. AB Mauri, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products (AB Mauri sells Fleischmann’s yeast), has launched a new business division—AB Biotek—in North America and globally.

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