Tag Archive for 'EV'

Ernst & Young publishes report on global challenges and opportunities facing electric vehicle market

February 17th, 2012 by Ernst and Young LLP

Following comprehensive stakeholder discussions in Bonn, Detroit and Beijing, Ernst & Young has launched an in-depth report highlighting the global challenges and opportunities facing today’s electric vehicle (EV) market.

Nissan donating 400 quick chargers to speed development of national EV charging network

November 9th, 2011 by Nissan Motor Company

Nissan is accelerating plans for a European-wide Quick Charge (QC) network for electric vehicles by giving away 400 new quick charging stations free of charge.  Installation in high profile locations will begin in February 2012. These new points will boost existing networks and give EV customers greater freedom and flexibility by effectively extending the range […]

University of Leicester researching fast rechargeable batteries

July 25th, 2011 by University of Leicester

University of Leicester researchers are spearheading the development of a novel type of sustainable zinc-based rechargeable battery for electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid EVs. The €3.5 million research project, PolyZion, is funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme and combines world-class research organisations in investigating ionic liquids, conducting plastics, zinc deposition, pulse charging and batteries. […]

Electric cars are becoming an economically rational choice for short hop journeys

April 28th, 2011 by PwC

PwC will pilot two Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which are 100 percent electric vehicles, at the firm’s central London offices as part of a pioneering new scheme to lower the firm’s overall transport emissions, the first of its kind for a corporate fleet. The deal with Hertz, will encourage employees to swap taxi journeys of over six […]

Quentin Wilson: This is the beginning of the electric car revolution. All I can say is: Bring it on.

January 13th, 2011 by Richard Lord

“Each of us was given a Mitsutishi i-MiEV and told to drive it,” said motoring expert Quentin Wilson. “Personally, I think that this has been one of the most interesting things I have ever done in my automotive career. I approached this with a huge helping of cynicism.  To be fair I wasn’t quite convinced […]