Tag Archive for 'electric car'

Volkswagen electrifying all vehicle classes to lead in electric mobility by 2018

September 13th, 2013 by Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Group has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. “We are electrifying all vehicle classes,” Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, said on the eve of the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main. “We have everything we need to make the Volkswagen Group the top automaker […]

Ford Focus Electric goes on sale in the UK

September 9th, 2013 by Ford Motor Company

The Ford Focus Electric has gone on sale in the UK for £33,500, with an expected on the road price of £28,500 – allowing for the £5,000 UK Government Plug-in Car Grant. Ford will initially introduce a low volume of Focus Electric vehicles to the UK, responding to interest from fleet customers and in support […]

Drayson Racing dashes through world electric car land speed record

June 26th, 2013 by Drayson Racing Technologies LLP

Lord Drayson, former science minister, set a new world electric vehicle land speed record of 204.185 mph in a Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype on 25 June 2013 at Elvington Airfield in England. Drayson Racing, the Oxford-based sustainable motorsport company, surpassed the previous 175 mph record by 29.2 mph, which had stood for nearly forty […]

Renault announces Twizy Cargo electric delivery vehicle

June 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Renault have done a clever thing by replacing the backseat of their electric Twizy with a lockable boot and calling the vehicle Twizy Cargo. The lockable boot has a storage capacity of 180 litres and can hold 75 kgs. of merchandise or goods. The rear seat of the Renault Twizy was a little awkward to […]

UK built Nissan Leaf electric car to go on sale in June 2013

June 17th, 2013 by Nissan Motor Company

Nissan announced at the end of May 2013 that a nurse from Paris had become the 10,000th Nissan Leaf customer in Europe. Nissan has sold over 50,000 Leaf’s globally, confirming the ground-breaking zero emission car’s status as the best-selling electric vehicle of all time. The nurse will be driving the Nissan Leaf on visits to […]

Ford Motor Company begins Focus electric car manufacture in Europe

June 13th, 2013 by Ford Motor Company

Ford has begun production of the Ford Focus Electric in Saarlouis, Germany. This is the first full-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe. The zero-emission Focus Electric is spearheading Ford’s line-up of electrified and highly fuel-efficient vehicles, and will be joined in Europe by the Ford C‑MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle next year, […]

Toyota i-road concept electric PMV showcased at Geneva Motor Show

March 6th, 2013 by Toyota

The Toyota i-road Personal Mobility Vehicle (PMV) –a new form of transportation offering greater flexibility in the urban environment- made its World Premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The compact Toyota i-road electric vehicle (EV) provides an enclosed environment for two occupants seated in tandem. The vehicle features unique ‘Active Lean’ technology, which provides […]

UK business sees benefit of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle fleets

January 29th, 2013 by Energy Saving Trust

UK businesses that switch to electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles could reduce their fleet fuel costs by 75%, according to the report “Plugged-in Fleets Initiative: charging forward” published on 23 January 2013, and funded by Transport for London (TfL), the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust in partnership with […]

Kevin Sharpe of Zero Carbon World to speak about transport policy and electric cars on 15 January 2013 at Société Jersiaise

January 13th, 2013 by Jersey Climate Action Network

Kevin Sharpe of Zero Carbon World will be giving a talk on transport policy and electric cars at Société Jersiaise in Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey on Tuesday 15 January 2013 beginning at 8:00 pm. This talk is pertinent to both Guernsey and Jersey, as Guernsey’s Environment Department is developing an ‘on-island transport strategy‘, and […]

CNNMoney review of Tesla Model S and Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid

January 11th, 2013 by CNNMoney

CNNMoney gives glowing review of Tesla Model S compared to the plug-in hydrid Fisker Karma.