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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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The electric car – from a trailblazer to today

1966. A pertinent year, and especially high in the nation’s minds with the draw for next year’s World Cup just complete. But it was not just a year of dubious goals and ultimate glory; it was also a key year for the electric car. The Enfield 8000, a fully electric vehicle, made its first appearance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:45



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Pedalling past the last carbon cycling conundrum

Cycling: sustainable, right? Certainly as a medium of transportation this rings true. But for any machine, the sustainability of the construction of component parts must be borne in mind when taking an overall view of ‘green-ness’. The website Bikeradar has in the past raised the issue of just how...

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



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If you think energy efficiency is all about CO2, think again.

London mayor Boris Johnson recently announced that London could have the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone. By 2020, only zero and low-emission vehicles will be allowed in the central London zone, an ambitious target for some. But air pollution is not a problem confined to our capital city. Two...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:04



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Low-carbon motoring: sounds good?

[youtube:] Having worked for the RNIB in a past professional incarnation, I’m well aware of how important the issue of the noise made by electric and hybrid vehicles is for blind and partially sighted people. It doesn’t take a genius to see why: with sight...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 08:30