Continental considering European move for solid state EV battery development

(REPOST: Autovista Group)The company is specifically interested in the development and production of solid state batteries, which when married with an electric vehicle (EV) will produce a longer...

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Nissan offers €500 return guarantee in the event of diesel driving bans

(REPOST: Autovista Group)In Germany, Nissan is offering buyers of the diesel versions of its X-Trail and Qashqai SUVs a ‘city centre guarantee.’

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Clearing the air from the National Air Quality Conference

(REPOST: Business Car Manager)The November budget didn’t amount to a whole hill of beans for the air quality people, however the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s decision to make RDE Step 2 (not due...

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Renault ZOE 22kWh from £184.87 PCM

For those considering a used electric car, Fuel Included can now offer its customers a used Renault Zoe 22kWh with a £500 deposit contiribution and two free services.

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Solar homes to be able to trade energy across Northern Powergrid network under new project

(REPOST: Solar Power Portal)The distribution network operator (DNO) unveiled the three year project in London this morning (28 November) which will result in a Customer-Led Distribution System.

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Porsche details its electric vehicle plans with belief that EU CO2 targets can be met

(REPOST: Autovista Group)Porsche is aiming to beat the European Union’s new CO2 rules with plans to ensure at least half its sales by 2025 come from electric vehicles (EVs).

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Shell joins manufacturer backed pan-European fast-charging point venture

(REPOST: Autovista)The venture features BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen (VW) Group through its Audi and Porsche brands. The group is based in Munich and is led by CEO Michael Hajesch, with a...

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First solar homes go on sale in £125 million leeds eco village

(REPOST: Solar Power Portal)The first of more than 500 solar-powered homes built by sustainable development specialist Citu have gone up for sale within Leeds’ Climate Innovation District.

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#SantaGoesElectric In A New Renault Zoe Sleigh

(REPOST: Renault Retail)Renault Retail Group helped Santa spread some Christmas cheer across the UK this December by supplying him with his first 100% electric sleigh to deliver gifts to local...

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Industrial strategy sets sights on ‘world-leading’ smart energy systems

(REPOST: Clean Energy)The government’s new industrial strategy has made local smart energy systems one of its priority areas of development.

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Death of petrol cars: Shell develops electric charge points which only takes FIVE MINUTES

(REPOST: Express)The British-Dutch giant expects around a quarter of the world’s car fleet to be electric by 2040 and is adapting is business by actively looking for more ways to generate revenue...

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5 ways electric cars outperform gas-powered cars

(REPOST: Motor Authority)A proper gas-powered car is a joy to drive. Your senses take a joy ride when the sound hits your ears, the acceleration tosses you in your seat, and sometimes even the...

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L.A. Auto Show: Jeep Wrangler Going Electric in 2020

(REPOST: Trucks.com)The automaker plans to launch a plug-in hybrid powertrain version in 2020, the division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Electric planes: Could you be flying on a battery-powered aircraft by 2027?

(REPOST: The Independent)Within a decade, according to the Californian firm Wright Electric, passengers could be flying on battery-powered flights between London and Amsterdam, with far less...

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Renault Zoe Named Best Used Green Car At Awards

(REPOST: FleetPoint )The all-electric Renault ZOE has been recognised by What Car? judges for the second time this year having now picked up the title of ‘Best Used Green Car’ at the What Car?...

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Residential Solar and Battery Storage

I just came across this video today. It's a commercial (by SolarEdge) but I think it does a pretty good job of explaining the benefits of having solar PV and battery storage.

Of course, having an...

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Government commit £500million Budget spending to help YOU buy an electric car

(REPOST:Express)Yesterday’s Budget brought in a raft of changes for drivers including higher VED car tax for diesel drivers.

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BNEF predicts 305GWh of energy storage worldwide by 2030

(REPOST: PV-Tech)The rise of energy storage will enjoy a similarly meteoric trajectory to that enjoyed by solar PV deployment in the past and could reach 305GWh of installations by 2030, BNEF has...

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The future of combining EV with PV

(REPOST:PV-Tech)The electrical vehicle (EV) market has been revving up around the world in the past few years. An increasing number of countries, such as the UK, are planning to move away from...

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Diesel drivers coshed again! Hundreds of thousands will pay up to £500 extra after Chancellor announces tax rise on new vehicles

(REPOST:DailyMail)Philip Hammond announced higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on new diesel cars yesterday – and a tax rise for owners of diesel company cars.

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Tesla makes good on ‘100 day’ battery promise, sells Boring hats

(REPOST:Energy Storage News)Amidst experiencing Model 3’s “production hell”, launching a semi truck, a new Roadster and a portable battery pack, Tesla’s work on a 129MWh energy storage system in...

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Be Prepared to Drive in the Cold Snap

Whether or not you are an Electric Vehicle owner, the snow outside tells me it is time to think about the top tips for cold weather driving. Our focus is skewed towards EV drivers, but hopefully...

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BESS targets UK storage assets with £50 million equity backing

(REPOST: Solar Power Portal)Today BESS revealed that it had raised the finance through a £50 million equity investment from a group of investors led by Tiger Infrastructure Partners, a New...

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Volvo announces deal with Uber to supply autonomous vehicles for sharing services

(REPOST:Autovista Group)Manufacturers are facing a shift in vehicle ownership with consumers expected to move to ridesharing platforms, especially with autonomous vehicle technology taking away...

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Tesla Semi and new Roadster model launched as company aims to bounce back from poor Q3 results

(REPOST:Autovista Group)The all-electric semi-trailer is to be sold with two battery sizes, offering either 300 miles of range, or 500 miles. The company believes that the bigger battery could...

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NGC Autumn Budget 2017 report - Boost for EV market

(REPOST: Next Green Car)Chancellor Philip Hammond made the following motoring-related announcements in the Autumn Budget 2017 (extracts reproduced in italics):

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FREE CHARGE POINT FROM ELECTRIC NATION FOR MILTON KEYNES RESIDENTS

In March this year Electric Nation launched their ‘Free Home Smart Chargers for Electric Vehicles’ campaign in Milton Keynes.

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BMW considering electric SUV as manufacturers invest in future mobility

(REPOST:Autovista Group)German manufacturers are ramping up their plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) to their fleets with new investment and model plans surfacing as companies look to move...

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UK Government set to approve fully driverless trials on public roads

(REPOST:Autovista Group)The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, is expected to outline the plans for funding of such research in his Budget statement due on 22 November. It is part of a suite of measures...

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2018 Nissan LEAF Wins 2018 Best of Innovation Awards at CES Unveiled

(REPOST: The News Wheel)The new and improved 2018 Nissan LEAF was named one of the overall “2018 Best of Innovation” honorees at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Unveiled ceremony earlier this...

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Blockchain-powered P2P energy trading on trial at Britain’s biggest social housing PV installation

(REPOST: PV-Tech)Verv, an energy monitoring and AI company, has laid claim to launching the UK’s first energy trading community at a housing estate in Hackney, East London.

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To help local firms, India may deal another blow to its struggling solar sector

(REPOST: Quartz Media)The Narendra Modi government is expected to impose an anti-dumping duty (ADD) on imported solar panels in order to boost sales of locally made ones. This is bound to increase...

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A SHORT SUMMARY OF SCRAPPAGE SCHEMES

In a bid to encourage motorists to move to more modern cleaner engines many car manufacturers have developed various scrappage schemes.

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How your electric car could be 'a virtual power station'

(REPOST: BBC)There are currently more than a billion vehicles on the road worldwide, 38 million of them registered in the UK. The overwhelming majority run on petrol or diesel.

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Elon Musk unveils Tesla electric truck – and a surprise new sports car

(REPOST: The guardian)Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s first electric semi-truck on Thursday evening at an event in Los Angeles that also included the surprise reveal of a new Tesla sports car.

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Centrica wants to aggregate 100 household battery systems into UK ‘Local Energy Market’ trial

(REPOST: Energy Storage News)British-headquartered multinational utility Centrica will “most likely” install up to 100 residential energy storage batteries in selected homes in Cornwall in the...

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Tesla gives a peek at the supercharging rest stops it wants to build around the world

(REPOST: Quartz Media)Tesla plans to build more than 10,000 electric cars per week by the end of 2018. Now, it’s trying to build enough stations to charge them. On Nov. 15, the company announced...

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Tesla Roadster: nine things we know about the 'smackdown to gasoline cars'

(REPOST: The Guardian)Tesla announced a new version of its very first car, the Roadster, turning it into an electric supercar described as a “hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars” by company...

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Climate change is 'turbocharging' the growth of trees in cities - and it could help reduce storm water flooding

(REPOST: Daily Mail)Researchers analyzed tree rings in ten cities around the world, and discovered that urban and rural trees have undergone accelerated growth since the 1960s - and say climate...

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Renault’s Cumulative EV Sales Now 120,000, As New Kangoo Z.E. 33 kWh Surges

(REPOST: Inside EVs)Through the end of October, cumulative sales of electric cars from Renault (since 2011) have crossed 120,000 units (excluding the LSV Twizy). October was another month of...

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Eelpower commissions first 10MWh battery on path to ‘battery energy storage utility’

(REPOST: Clean Energy News)Eelpower has commissioned a 10MW battery storage project, backed with both frequency response and capacity market contracts, in the first of a new pipeline of projects...

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