Tag Archive for 'electric cars'

Better Place Battery Switch Station for Amsterdam airport electric taxis

September 5th, 2012 by Better Place

Better Place launched its marque electric taxi project at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands on 3 September 2012 allowing Renault Fluence Z.E. electric cars to have their depleted batteries automatically replaced with fully charged batteries within five minutes. “We’re determined to demonstrate to Europe that electric cars can drive any distance in any country and […]

London’s Climatecars car service grows with exceptional service and green technology

August 11th, 2012 by Climatecars

Climatecars, founded by entrepreneur Nicko Williamson, is a London based eco-friendly car service running low emission hybrid and zero-emission electric cars primarily for the business community. The car service which covers the Greater London area and all London airports has become one of the fastest growing companies in its sector since its launch in 2007. […]

PwC survey of power companies views about future energy supply

April 24th, 2012 by PwC

European power industry fears of fuel poverty increasing significantly in the next 20 years exceed that of North America, Asia and Africa according to a new survey by PwC. As the global power industry confronts the challenge of energy affordability, efficiency, and security policies and investments not meeting demands, PwC’s 12th Global Power & Utilities […]

Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership investigates cost of electric car ownership

September 13th, 2011 by Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

The total cost of owning an electric or hydrogen vehicle is likely to fall substantially and approach those of conventional cars within 15 to 20 years according to a study by the LowCVP. The report was prepared by Element Energy for, and in collaboration with, the expert membership of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) […]

Independent Committee on Climate Change delighted UK government has accepted 4th carbon budget recommendations

May 17th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said “we are delighted that the UK Government has accepted our recommendations on the 4th carbon budget (2023-2027). This is a world first: no other country has made legally binding commitments to ambitious emissions reduction targets for the 2020s.

Research into batteries will give electric cars the same range as petrol cars

April 6th, 2011 by Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy

Li-air batteries are a promising opportunity for electric cars. “If we succeed in developing this technology, we are facing the ultimate break-through for electric cars, because in practice, the energy density of Li-air batteries will be comparable to that of petrol and diesel, if you take into account that a combustion engine only has an […]

Greener cars at the Geneva International Motor Show from 3 to 13 March 2011

March 6th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The Geneva International Motor Show from 3 to 13 March 2011 showcases a range of electric cars and fuel efficient petrol and diesel cars

Some electric and hybrid cars at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

February 3rd, 2011 by Richard Lord

“The Green Theme is not going to go away;  it is the wave of the future,” said Bill Perkins, Vice Chair of the North American International Auto Show.

UK government bolsters electric car and ultra-low emission vehicle market with generous grant scheme

December 15th, 2010 by UK Department of Transport

The UK Government drove the country firmly into the fast lane of the electric and ultra-low emission car revolution today as Ministers unveiled nine trailblazing models that will be eligible for generous grants of up to £5,000. UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond and Business Minister Mark Prisk announced the milestone which could make 2011 the […]

Jaguar and Land Rover has committed £800 million to reduce vehicle emissions

November 24th, 2010 by Mike Richardson

With increasing awareness of the contribution of road transport to CO2 emissions, vehicle manufacturers are focusing an unprecedented level of attention on measures for improving vehicle efficiency. These measures include improving aerodynamics; reducing other vehicle level parasitic losses; weight reduction achieved with efficient high technology design methods combined with lightweight materials such as aluminium; and […]