Tag Archive for 'electric vehicles'

Amsterdam’s Taxi Electric expands electric vehicle fleet with addition of the Nissan e-NV200

March 12th, 2014 by Nissan Motor Company

Trail blazing Taxi Electric in Amsterdam, The Netherlands will be the first private taxi company to add the new electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi to its green-energy-fuelled, zero-emission fleet. The combination of Nissan’s innovative zero-emission technology, in the form of the electric Nissan LEAF and Taxi Electric’s ground-breaking city transportation model have been a recipe for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UK government funds new electric & hybrid vehicle battery R&D centre

September 9th, 2012 by UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills

The UK Government pledged further support for the automotive industry on 5 September 2012 by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. The £13 million centre, co-funded by the UK Government (£9 million) and industry (£4 million), will be created to capitalise […]

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. […]

Electric vehicle use in commercial fleets

March 12th, 2012 by Energy Saving Trust

Electric vehicles (EVs) can be commercially viable in business fleets today, states a collaborative report, “Plugged-in Fleets – A Guide to deploying electric vehicles in fleets” published in February 2012 by the Energy Saving Trust, The Climate Group, Cenex, and with support from TFL and TNT’s ‘Planet Me’ division. Financial considerations aside, EVs offer drivers […]

Robert Llewellyn speaks about the future of energy and mobility

February 23rd, 2012 by Richard Lord

Robert LLewellyn launches an upgraded Fully Charged series in which he discusses the future of energy and mobility. ” In an Oxford Union debate “everyone said the oil is going to run out, and it was going to run out soon, and it’s going to get prohibitively expensive long before that,” Robert Llewellyn says.