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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

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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.

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

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

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

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.

2016 45

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

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

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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

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).

Honda R&D using IBM Watson IoT technology for real-time monitoring and data analysis in F1 racers

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To help mark its return to Formula One racing and reach new milestones in efficiency for both race cars and future consumer models, Honda R&D developed a new system to analyze data from the hybrid power units quickly and efficiently to check residual fuel levels and estimate the possibility of mechanical problems. Additionally, the Honda research team can also now build very complex performance models to measure energy recovery of the power unit to ensure its longevity.

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

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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

Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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This announcement comes as pre-orders of xStorage Home begin today in the United Kingdom, Norway and Germany with other European markets to follow in the coming months. The expanded range will offer consumers greater choice over power capacity and price as well as units. Consumers can opt to purchase units powered by either second-life EV batteries or new batteries.

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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

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

Protean Electric raises $70M to accelerate adoption of in-wheel drive systems for electrified vehicles in China

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Protean maintains operations in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and the United States, and has a manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China.

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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.

Detailed snapshots of photosynthesis at room temperature using SLAC’s X-ray laser show water-splitting reaction

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The international research team is a long-standing collaboration between SLAC and Berkeley Lab, and includes Humboldt University in Germany, Umeå University and Uppsala University in Sweden, Stanford University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

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First public hydrogen station in Belgium to be located on Toyota land leased to Air Liquide

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The Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan is currently being launched in three countries in Europe (Germany, Denmark and the United Kingdom). Construction has started on the first public hydrogen station in Belgium, to be operated by Air Liquide.

i-MiEV electric car available in 15 European countries

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The electric car is now available in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It may have taken its time to reach the marketplace, but the Mitsubishi i-MiEV is now firmly making its mark across Europe.

Westinghouse proposes joint small modular reactor (SMR) development with UK

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Westinghouse Electric Company has presented the United Kingdom government a proposal to partner in the deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technology, a move that would advance the UK from being a buyer to a global provider of the latest nuclear energy technology. In addition, three Westinghouse AP1000 units are planned for the Moorside site in West Cumbria. When fully operational, the units will deliver about 7% of the UK’s future electricity needs.

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ICCT update finds real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe to 40%

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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 is ready for implementation in the EU as early as 2017.

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IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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Carbon dioxide emissions declined in the United States and China, the world’s two-largest energy users and emitters, and were stable in Europe, offsetting increases in most of the rest of the world.

IHS forecasts global EV charger market to grow to more than 12.7M units in 2020

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The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure report by IHS Inc. In Europe, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Norway currently lead the way in terms of a number of charging station deployments. IHS Automotive foresees that AC charging—i.e.,

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New European project on green traffic management

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Intelligent Solutions Sustaining Urban Economies’), brings together research clusters from five European regions: the East Midlands in the United Kingdom, the Molise region in Italy, the Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine regions in France and the Mazovia region in Poland. The project is being headed up by researchers from the University of Leicester and Leicester City Council in the United Kingdom.

Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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The US, Japan and the United Kingdom, among others, are funding research and development in power electronics. Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Source: Lux. Click to enlarge. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research.

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FedEx Express and Nissan to begin testing e-NV200 battery-electric van in DC

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FedEx Express and Nissan have conducted similar e-NV200 tests with fleets in Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Brazil. FedEx Express currently has 167 electric vehicles and 365 hybrid electric vehicles in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and China, including the units that will be deployed in Brazil starting in January. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.,

Zipcar to expand Zipvan cargo van service across North America

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Zipcar has more than 730,000 members and 11,000 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria. Car-sharing network Zipcar, Inc. plans to expand the company’s Zipvan cargo van service across North America.

nuTonomy launches first public trial of self-driving car service and ride-hailing app

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In addition to Singapore, nuTonomy is operating self-driving cars in Michigan and the United Kingdom, where it tests software in partnership with major automotive manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover. nuTonomy launched the first public trial of a robo-taxi service. The trial, which will continue on an on-going basis, is being held within Singapore’s one-north business district, where nuTonomy has been conducting daily autonomous vehicle (AV) testing since April.

Ford Dynamic Shuttle Service moves from experiment to pilot, providing point-to-point shuttle rides for employees

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In the United States and United Kingdom, this included conducting research in different-sized cities: Atlanta, New York, Edinburgh and London.

Study finds that EV-specific factors rather than socio-demographic variables better predictors of EV uptake

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Westinghouse and China, Turkey partners negotiating to develop 4-unit nuclear power plant in Turkey

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the largest electric power company in Turkey have agreed to enter into exclusive negotiation to develop and construct a four-unit nuclear power plant site in the Republic of Turkey based on Westinghouse AP1000 reactor technology. Eight AP1000 units are currently under construction worldwide: two each at the Vogtle and VC Summer sites in the US and the Sanmen and Haiyang sites in China.

Telefónica to provide M2M connectivity for Tesla electric vehicles across major European markets

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Telefonica and its M2M World Alliance partners will provide connectivity for Model S across multiple countries in Europe, including in Germany and the United Kingdom on Telefonica’s O2 network, in Spain on Movistar, and in the Netherlands on KPN. Telefonica will provide Machine-To-Machine (M2M) connectivity for the Tesla Model S in Europe.

The i-MiEV goes on sale in 15 European countries; near-term plan to boost that to 19

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that sale of the European-spec i-MiEVelectric vehicle is to commence in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In response to these requests, MMC plans to ship units to these countries in the near future, making the European countries the i-MiEV will be sold in to 19.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car brings EVs to 11th SoCal location; introduces EV owners discount program

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EV rentals from Enterprise are also available in many markets throughout the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is adding the Torrance, Calif., rental office at 20625 Hawthorne Blvd as the 11 th location in Southern California offering electric vehicle (EV) rentals, providing customers throughout Southern California with the opportunity to experience EV technology with the addition of Nissan LEAF EVs and an on-site charging station.

Zipcar doubles its asset-backed securitization facility to $100M to support fleet growth

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Zipcar operates a car sharing network of approximately 650,000 members and 9,000 vehicles in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Car-sharing network company Zipcar, Inc. announced a relationship with Barclays Capital under which Zipcar has issued a new series of variable funding notes pursuant to its asset backed securitization (ABS) facility in the principal amount of up to $50 million, increasing the total availability of ABS funding lines to $100 million.

ICCT: gap between official and real-world fuel economy figures in Europe reaches ~38%; call to implement WLTP ASAP

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United Kingdom); 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 is ready for implementation in the EU as early as 2017.

Pike forecasts worldwide revenue from fuel cells and hydrogen will reach $785M million in 2012; interest in fuel cell vehicles re-emerges

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This means that Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Europe in general will show greater interest in FCEVs than the United States. Pike points to the launch in the United Kingdom of UKH2Mobility ( earlier post ) as indicative of the return to interest in FCEVs.

Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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All vehicles will include NeverLost GPS units to assist renters in mapping local CNG refueling stations. Hertz also deploys CNG airport buses at its Los Angeles Airport location and rents CNG vehicles in both Italy and the United Kingdom. The Hertz Corporation is introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet in the US. Hertz will begin renting eight CNG Honda Civics and two CNG GMC Yukons at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City early next month.

Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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Pike Research forecasts that global sales of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37% between 2012 and 2020 as the global market for plug-in vehicles (PEVs) grows, rising from less than 200,000 units sold in 2012 to almost 2.4

Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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—co-author Professor Piers Forster from the University of Leeds’s School of Earth and Environment in the United Kingdom. Schematic overview of the primary black-carbon emission sources and the processes that control.