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Tech advances fuel bigger electric dreams

Electric vehicles offer drivers an opportunity to shake their fossil fuel addiction, but such a feel-good change does not mean that EV technology experts are resting on their laurels. There is always room to make things cleaner, cheaper and more practical. ‘Range anxiety’, although diminishing as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/11/2014 - 08:45

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Making low-carbon motoring an easier decision

According to a new survey , 65 per cent of people in Britain would consider buying or leasing an alternative fuel vehicle over the next couple of years. Of these alternatives, hybrids came out top in the survey, which also showed some interesting regional variations in attitudes to electric...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/10/2014 - 08:45

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Electrical energy rises on UK roads

Infrastructure is central to growth in any sector, and it’s proving absolutely essential as electric vehicles (EVs) look to gain a foothold on our roads. A rapid charging network is growing in the UK and is likely to have a strong influence due to the fact that electric car sales have topped 10,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:45

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Electric vehicle openness is patently a good idea

In the cut-throat world of developing new technologies, securing intellectual property against rivals and ‘ patent trolls’ keeps inventors up at night - but in a move distinctly against this grain, electric car manufacturer Tesla has opened up its patent book for everyone else to use. While the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/06/2014 - 08:45

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Charged up about EVs in the UK

There are many new and exciting developments in the world of electric vehicles (EVs). Perhaps it’s due to the nature of being an emerging technology looking to cement breakthroughs into the mainstream. Firstly, the UK’s Highways Agency is reported to be soon start trial charging for electric cars...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/04/2014 - 08:45

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Sustainability: silver linings v dark clouds

Progress in green technology is rarely hailed simply as a success story - there’s generally a dark cloud hovering nearby. So when the German government suggests a 100 per cent renewable economy by 2050, the headline asks if it’s an ‘impossible dream’, suggesting that German bureaucrats may have...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 26/02/2014 - 08:45

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Celebrities for green transformation

Lots of celebrities claim ‘green credentials’ – but it seems like a few are going beyond lip-service in a bid for tangible change. Take Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am – who is the current director of innovation at Intel as well as maintaining a pop career. He’s on a mission to turn marketing...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45

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The big blogs of 2013

Last year we counted down a top ten based on views alone. This year, here is a selection of blogs highlighting key moments of the past year. January District energy: the quiet revolution? Bringing energy sources closer to home is something that is coming onto many people’s radar, whether they’re...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/12/2013 - 08:45

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Our Heroes show low-carbon transport is no fleeting thing

The results are in. The movers and shakers in setting a sterling example of fuel efficient company and organisation transport have been decided. There was a great range of competitors battling out for this year’s Fleet Hero Awards, and the nominees gathered for a ceremony at the Institute of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 02/12/2013 - 08:45

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Deadlock on car carbon targets, but still hope

EU-wide car emissions are falling, putting the motoring industry solidly on track to hit a 2015 carbon target. A gradual evolution seems to be coming about from the factory to the road. But despite this progress, there is a bit of not so good news. A group within the EU led by Germany – but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:45

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