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.

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

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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

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.

Bill could ban gasoline-car sales in California by 2040

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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.

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%.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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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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).

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

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

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

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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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.

ACEA: data show EU market for electric cars highly fragmented; need for inclusive measures

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ECV Units sold. United Kingdom. ECV Units sold. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECVs) and both GDP and customer incentives.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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.

Lightning Hybrids renames itself Lightning Systems; rollout of new lineup of fleet efficiency products

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Lightning Systems has received orders from customers in Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, and Massachusetts, as well as around the world in India and the United Kingdom. Lightning Hybrids, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid systems, has changed its name to Lightning Systems, effective immediately. Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Systems, made the announcement today at the ACT Expo.

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

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