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UK e-car trials kick off with mass motor handover • Register Hardware

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

UK e-car trials kick off with mass motor handover • Register Hardware: “UK e-car trials kick off with mass motor handover
Minis in Oxford, Mitsubishis in Brum
By Alun Taylor • Get more from this author
14th December 2009 13:34 GMT
Leccy Tech Forty leccy Minis were yesterday handed to their owners – well, lessees, to be exact – […]

Suzuki unwraps Mini-like plug-in hybrid

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Suzuki has shown off its Swift plug-in hybrid at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The car is driven by a 54kW (72bhp) electric motor which draws its power from a lithium-ion battery squeezed into the centre console between the two front seats.
A full battery charge will propel the car roughly 20km (12.5 miles), Suzuki said, after which […]

Brighton & Hove aims to become UK’s most electric car-friendly city

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Brighton & Hove is launching a bid to become one of the UK’s most friendly cities for electric cars.
This week the city sees a major investment in electric car charging infrastructure, with the installation of four street-side charging stations and a further 16 completed by the end of 2010. The charging stations, which are vital […]

Renault Unveils Four E-car’s at Frankfurt Motor Show

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The line-up includes the Twizy Z.E. city runabout and the Zoe Z.E. small hatchback, both of which Renault described as “close to production concepts”.
Despite the “concept” coding, both cars will make it onto roads – according to Renault. But the launched versions may look and handle slightly differently.

Twizy is powered by a 15kW/70Nm (20bhp/52lb-ft) electric […]

Test Pilot the BMW e-Mini

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

BMW is taking applications to be one of the 20 lucky folk who will make up Round One of its UK electric Mini field trials.
Applicants must reside within the rough triangle formed by Andover, Oxford and West London and must have a private garage, car port or parking space at their home. This is so […]

Electric car industry boost as leading developer plans production of tens of thousands of vehicles a year | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Electric car industry boost as leading developer plans production of tens of thousands of vehicles a year | Environment | guardian.co.uk: “”

Has Portugal solved the electric car problem?

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Global Post is reporting the Portuguese government has committed to a network of 1,300 recharging stations for electric cars.
By 2011, Socrates’ Socialist administration wants 1,300 stations around the country where environment-friendly motorists can plug-in their electric cars as part of a drive to “liberate Portugal from its dependency on foreign oil.”

UK powers up plans for world’s largest electric car trial

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

UK government’s £25m scheme to slash emissions from transport will allow public to take part in long-term trials of a range of electric cars.

The UK government will today unveil the world’s largest ever coordinated trial of environmentally friendly vehicles. The £25m scheme, which is designed to accelerate the introduction of electric cars to the UK […]

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