Powerwall Type Batteries

There are many reasons to purchase a battery system for the home or business, starting with natural disasters, but a battery system, tied into a solar system, will maximize self-consumption of...

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Nissan launches New LEAF in Europe

Nissan has launched its new LEAF in Europe, with the LEAF 2.ZERO available to buy from today (Monday 2nd October). Unveiled at the Nissan Futures 3.0 event in Oslo, the second generation EV has an...

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New Nissan Leaf 2.0 - Internal Views

While having a good like around the new Nissan Leaf at last week's reveal, I took the opportunity to take some photo's of the interior.

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Paris Officially Says It’s Phasing Out All Non-Electric Cars

Oct 30, 2017 Jo Pegram-Mills

Soon, drivers will only have the option of using electric cars in Paris as authorities in the French capital have announced plans to remove all gas- and diesel-powered cars by 2030.

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UK Reveal of New Nissan Leaf 2.0

Last week Nissan took over the Milton Keynes EV Experience Centre (EVEC) for the first UK reveal of the new Nissan Leaf ('Leaf 2.0' or 'Leaf 2.Zero'). Thursday morning was for invited industry...

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Electric car sales SOAR in the UK as petrol and diesel bans are announced

Electric car sales in the UK have hit record levels as Brits look to ditch diesel and petrol in favour of a zero-emissions vehicle before the 2040 ban takes hold.

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On the brink of electric revolution with the Renault Zoe

It is no exaggeration to say that I loved the Renault Zoe - and since I drove it at Mallon Motors a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been gabbing to anyone willing to listen that it is the most...

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“The internal combustion engine is dead, long live the electric car”

New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK, which has since been joined by France.

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Electric cars emit 50% less greenhouse gas than diesel, study finds

Electric cars emit significantly less greenhouse gases over their lifetimes than diesel engines even when they are powered by the most carbon intensive energy, a new report has found.

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Shell to open electric vehicle charging points at UK petrol stations

Shell is opening a first wave of electric vehicle charging points at its UK petrol stations, in a sign of the far-reaching changes under way in the transport and oil sectors.

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World petrol demand 'likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise'

World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted.

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One in three car buyers consider switching to electric, survey reveals

More than a third of British car-buyers would consider owning an electric vehicle, according to a new poll.

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What's on your electric car playlist?

Do you love a playlist? - songs to suit your mood, a situation, time of year, or sometimes even a person.

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Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening

For the sake of keeping things manageable, let’s confine the discussion to a single continent and a single week: North America over the last seven days.

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Mitsubishi scrappage deal worth £6,500 off a new Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has launched its version of the scrappage scheme, providing an additional £4,000 off the price of a new Outlander PHEV for those trading in Euro 4 or older car.

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Diesel cars may produce more (not less) CO2 than petrol models

New research published by Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that the average diesel car may produce more CO2 over its lifetime than a comparable petrol-engined vehicle, reversing the...

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Renewable energy is expensive – fact or fiction?

Paying a premium for renewable electricity is a thing of the past. Choose a cheaper renewable energy tariff and you can reassure yourself you’re going green without being out of pocket.

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How electric cars can create the biggest disruption since iPhone

It's 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars, with a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, could be about to...

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Electric vehicles on the charge in Mid Devon as Council teams up with InstaVolt to install rapid chargers

Rapid charging units are set to be installed across Mid Devon as the number of electric vehicle drivers rises across the district.

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Renault ZOE wins Parkers Eco Car of the Year 2018

The Renault ZOE has been awarded Best Eco Car at the Parkers New Car Awards 2018. This is further recognition for Renault’s all-electric supermini which boasts the longest range of any mainstream...

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2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well.

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Towing with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car

An increasing number of motorists are considering a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric model for their next car, replacing a diesel or petrol. While this can be a great move for cutting pollution...

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Shell Retail Looks to the Future With Car Charging

  • Company wants 20% of fuel margins from non-petroleum vehicles
  • Plans to offer first charging point in the U.K. this month

Royal Dutch Shell Plc wants 20 percent of fuel margins from its retail...

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'Slowing It Down Matters': What Harvey and Irma Tell Us About Climate Change

I wrote my first feature for Rolling Stone, about the already observable impacts of global warming, back in 2004. The piece, "Diary of a Dying Planet," leads with a heatwave that killed tens of...

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Electric vehicles dominate Frankfurt Motor Show

Judging from the floor here at the Frankfurt Motor Show, gas is out and electricity is in. As the world searches for ways to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency, manufacturers are doing...

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Bernstein: Four reasons electric cars are poised to completely take over

  • Government support, improving cost economics, technological development and market sentiment are all shifting in favor of battery electric vehicles
  • All light vehicles could eventually be electric.
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The curious enquirer, how electric car drivers are helping to change the public's view on electric motoring

At least once a month I get stopped to talk about my electric car, usually as I plug-in to charge but sometimes after parking. People want to know what it's 'really like'. 

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A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet – it can only destroy it

There was “a flaw” in the theory: this is the famous admission by Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve, to a congressional inquiry into the 2008 financial crisis. His belief...

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UK diesel car values dive by up to a quarter amid pollution Crackdown

The value of some used diesel cars has dropped by as much as 26% since the start of this year amid a crackdown on older vehicles.

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Britain flouting duty to protect citizens from toxic air pollution – UN

The UK government is “flouting” its duty to protect the lives and health of its citizens from illegal and dangerous levels of air pollution, according to the UN’s special rapporteur on human...

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Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner rather than later

When Jaguar Land Rover followed in the tracks of Volvo last week with its shift to an electric-powered future, the car maker didn’t just talk about hybrids and batteries.
 
 
Its...
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Does 2017 mark the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine?

It’s inevitable. Burning fossil fuels in the 21st Century has become the new smoking and whether you are a liberal lefty willing on zero-emission zones or a hard-right climate sceptic, expect to...

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UK Sets New High of Plug-In Car Market Share in August at 2.2%

August is traditionally a weak auto sales month in the UK, but nevertheless plug-ins keep moving up – both in terms of net sales, and market share.

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New Nissan Leaf priced from £26,490

The Mk2 Nissan Leaf has a range of 235 miles - with a 310-mile model to follow - and advanced autonomous systems

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Jaguar Land Rover to make only electric or hybrid cars from 2020

Carmaker follows Volvo in spelling an end for petrol or diesel-only cars, despite not making any electric vehicles at present.

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Could electric vehicle manufacturing provide a boost for Brexit Britain?

With the UK leaving the European Union by 2019, there are many questions over how the automotive industry will cope, especially if, as expected, the country also leaves the single market. This...

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Auto Trader reveals fastest selling used cars in the UK

The Kia Sportage was the fastest selling used car in August, taking an average of just 17 days to shift off forecourts.

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VW scrappage scheme 2017 offers drivers up to £10,000 off a new car, here's how it works

VOLKSWAGEN has launched its UK scrappage scheme 2017 slashing the price of some of their bestselling vehicles including the e-Golf electric car which receives a £10,000 price cut.

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Get Your Perfect Charge Point

We are often asked which Charge Point is the best. To help with your decision and to make your purchase easy, we have reviewed the market and negotiated with suppliers to get you special deals on...

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Scotland to 'phase out' new petrol and diesel cars by 2032

Nicola Sturgeon outlines plans to 'massively expand' pilot projects to encourage uptake of electric vehicles.

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What is the real world mpg for a HYBRID MITSUBISHI Outlander?

 

My good friend Keith was kind enough to give me an overview of his real world mpg experience driving a Mitsubishi Outlander. He even took a few pictures of the control panel to illustrate...

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2019 Mini Electric – pricing, specs and release date

The first electric Mini is likely to use the same electric motor as BMW's i3, and will be capable of travelling at least 180 miles.

2019 Mini Electric features

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Applying for a Milton Keynes Electric Car Parking Permit

Milton Keynes Council have a new online system for applying for a parking permit. If you have an electric car (including plug-in hybrid) you can use it to get a Green Permit. This gives you...

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Jaguar E-Type Zero | Fully Charged

One of the most beautiful sports cars ever produced, converted to electric drive by Jaguar Land Rover. It's faster and lighter than the original!

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2018 BMW i3 and i3s – pricing, specs and release date

BMW's electric hatchback gains a sporty variant, as well as increased range and an upgraded infotainment system.

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Home Solar and Battery Storage

We are big fans of energy storage and are continuing with our plans to offer solar and battery storage products to our electric car customers. Yesterday we attended the Solar & Storage Live event...

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Volkswagen e-up! Video Drive-By

A quick drive-by video of the Volkswagen e-up! electric car. It was on display at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle show at Millbrook Proving Ground last month and was giving test drives. You can...

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Volkswagen Passat GTE Video Walkaround

A brief walkaround of a VW Passat GTE plug-in hybrid electric car. It was taken last month at Millbrook Proving Ground, during the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event.

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Volkswagen e-Golf Video Walkaround

A quick video walkaround of the VW e-Golf electric car. It was at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle show at Millbrook Proving Ground last month.

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Autonomous BMW i3 Video Walkaround

A quick walkaround video of an autonomous BMW i3 electric car I spotted at the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle show 2017 at Millbrook. The autonomous tech is from Oxford Technical Solutions.

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