Tag Archives: EVs

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 […]

Tesla opens European factory

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has opened the doors to the company’s first European factory in Tilburg in the Netherlands. The new 77,648sqm facility that sits near the Belgian border, will be assembling Tesla Model S cars destined for the UK and the rest of Europe, with the aim of improving waiting times for new orders with up to 450 cars per […]

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 […]

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 […]

Security experts hack Tesla car

Tesla has issued a software update for its model S car after two researchers found a way to take control of the vehicle via its onboard systems. This follows on from the news last week, when Fiat Chrysler issued a recall for more than 1.4 million vehicles after hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek showed how to use the on-board software of […]

R-M gains TESLA approval

Tesla Motors has given approval for R-M automotive refinish paints for use by the Tesla distribution and bodyshop network worldwide. R-M will offer its colour competence and ONYX HD waterborne paint line which is ideally suited to the aluminium construction used in Tesla cars. In view of the high quality standards expected by Tesla customers, R-M continues to place great […]

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