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Next generation want electric cars

Electric vehicles will be the vehicle of choice for motorists by 2026 as a new generation of budding car owners plan to plug-in to greener driving, research among teenagers and learner drivers has revealed. As prospective motorists focus on a low emission future, new drivers will benefit from increased EV availability on the used market. Renowned futurologist Dr Ian Pearson […]

Volvo unveils global electrification strategy

Volvo has announced one of the automotive industry’s most comprehensive electrification strategies in which plug-in hybrids will be introduced across its entire range. It will develop an entirely new range of electrified smaller cars and build a fully electric car for sale by 2019. As part of this new strategy, the Swedish car company said it expects electrified vehicles to […]

PAAS increases its alternative fuel training

PAAS Ltd has been granted permission by IMI Awards to deliver the QCF Level 3 Hybrid Vehicle Practical Assessment, this is in addition to the QCF Level 2 Hybrid Awareness that they have been delivering at repairers’ sites since 2011. Phil Archer, managing director of PAAS Ltd said, ‘This is a great opportunity, and we are very pleased to add […]

IMI raises concern over AFV regulation

A new survey conducted by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), shows that 53% of drivers planning to buy or lease a new car in the next two years are considering an electric or hybrid vehicle. The professional body for the retail motor sector worth £152 million a year, shows dramatic growth in demand for alternative fuelled vehicles from the […]

Ultra-green car league table revealed

A new shows that the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid remains the most common ultra-green car on the road in the UK. However overall sales growth of the greenest vehicles slowed in the last quarter. The figures are revealed in analysis of DVLA data by the RAC Foundation. There were 12,066 Outlanders licensed at the end of Q2 2015, compared with […]

Bosch acquire battery tech for EV’s

Bosch will debut a battery technology for electric cars that could be production-ready in as little as five years. In addition to its own development in the area of battery technology, Bosch now has crucial know-how in innovative solid-state cells for lithium batteries as well as exclusive patents, thanks to the acquisition of the US start-up Seeo Inc. ‘Bosch is […]

Self-driving pods unveiled

The first of three ‘pod’ vehicles was unveiled in Milton Keynes on Tuesday as part of a pioneering project to trial automated vehicles in pedestrianised areas. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder pod was presented to commuters and other members of the public outside Milton Keynes Central train station, with members of the Transport Systems Catapult project team on hand to answer […]

Low carbon vehicles get government backing

The Chancellor and the Business Minister Anna Soubry have today (9 September 2015) announced the winner of a £10 million low carbon battery prize. Speaking at LCV2015, Anna Soubry announced that an automotive consortium led by Warwick Manufacturing Group had won a government backed £10 million Ultra Low Emission Battery Prize, which incentivises the development of the next generation of […]

The truth on electric vehicle ownership

A new government report has realigned long-held beliefs about electric car ownership and usage patterns. Echoing points made by government and industry electric vehicle body Go Ultra Low, the Department for Transport (DfT) report, entitled ‘Uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles in the UK’, draws on the research from almost 50 UK and international sources, and points to a significant […]

Trials for ‘electric highways’ to begin

Off road trials of the technology needed to power electric and hybrid vehicles on England’s major roads are due to take place later this year. The trials are the first of their kind and will test how the technology would work safely and effectively on the country’s motorways and major A roads, allowing drivers of ultra-low emission vehicles to travel […]

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