Tag Archive for 'electric car'

Guernsey Electric Vehicle Expo opposite Vistas at Vazon on 1 July

June 28th, 2017 by Richard Lord

The second annual Guernsey Electric Vehicle Expo takes place opposite Vistas in Vazon from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Saturday 1 July 2017.  Attendance is free. Electric vehicles from BMW, Nissan, Tesla, Renault, Kia, Peugeot, Mitsubishi and Zero Motorcycles will be on display. Electric bicycles will also be on show as well as an […]

Nissan LEAF electric cars proving extremely popular

March 18th, 2014 by Nissan Motor Company

Drivers of the Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric car – are racing towards the 1 billion kilometre mark. Roberto San José, from Valladolid, was the first taxi driver in Spain to buy a Nissan LEAF, explaining that since buying his Nissan LEAF in October 2011 he has covered over 100,000 km and eliminated […]

Fuel efficiency most important for car buyers and car sharing and driverless cars continue to develop

February 5th, 2014 by KPMG

According to KPMG International’s 2014 Global Automotive Executive Survey, cost conscious consumers are driving car manufacturers to focus on smaller engines and also the use of technology to create cleaner, more efficient vehicles. The downsizing of engines, driven by consumer cutbacks, is one of several significant influences shaping the global automotive sector. Automakers are undergoing […]

Rotterdam taxi operator chooses BYD e6 for its new electric taxi fleet

December 11th, 2013 by BYD Company Ltd

Rotterdam Taxi Centre (RTC), one of the largest taxi operators in the Netherlands, is switching to electric taxis, and has put into service two BYD e6 models, following successful extensive operation with an e6 model. Mr. Sjaak de Winter, RTC CEO, speaking at the ceremony inaugurating the new taxis in Rotterdam, said that RTC plans […]

UK Government calls for measures to make Britain global leader in ultra low emission vehicles

November 9th, 2013 by UK Department of Transport

On 7 November 2013, Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister, called for innovative ideas from key players in the automotive industry to help the UK stay ahead of global competition and secure its position as global leader in ultra low emission vehicles. The call came following the UK government’s announcement of a £500 million investment […]

Nissan’s BladeGlider exploratory prototype electric vehicle revealed

November 8th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

The Nissan BladeGlider could represent a future direction for Nissan electric vehicle development. The three-seat vehicle is an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle. Francois Bancon, division general manager of Product Strategy and Product Planning at Nissan, said ‘the goal was to revolutionise the architecture of the vehicle to show consumers how zero emissions […]

City of London Corporation trials versatile Nissan electric-NV200 van

September 18th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

The City of London Corporation has completed a successful trial of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 van as part of efforts to meet the highest levels of environmental responsibility across all areas of its operations. After enjoying a similarly successful trial of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF earlier this year, Nissan offered the City of […]

Nissan and Ecotricity expand UK charging network for electric cars

September 15th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

Electric vehicles are perfect for Guernsey because of the limited driving range required each day. Electric vehicles produce no emissions at the tailpipe and they make less noise than most fossil-fuelled powered vehicles so they do less harm to Guernsey’s quality of life. The electric Nissan LEAF has been available at Freelance Motors on Braye […]

Land Rover’s first electric Defender deployed at the Eden Project

September 14th, 2013 by Land Rover UK

The first of six electric Land Rover Defender began operation in July 2013 at the Eden Project near St Austell in Cornwall, England in an inaugural real world trial of its capabilities as part of Land Rover’s investigations into the electrification of all-terrain vehicles.. The 2.1 tonne electric Defender 110 towed a 12 tonne road train […]

Andy Priaulx visits BMW’s Leipzig plant where the electric i3 & plug-in hybrid i8 sports care are made

September 13th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Guernsey’s Andy Priaulx with other BMW racing drivers stopped by the BMW Plant in Leipzig, Germany on 12 September 2013. After the drivers signed autographs for BMW employees, they had a guided tour of the production facilities and the new assembly line for the fully-electric BMW i3 and the BMW i8