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Researchers at Penn State University have designed plans for a new type of battery that can provide up to 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes. The scientists reported late last month in the journal Joule that the key to charging the lithium-ion electric car batteries involves Read more…

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Encouraging more people into electric vehicles is at the heart of the government’s efforts to tackle climate change. That’s because transport accounts for 23% of the UK’s CO2 emissions – more than any other sector. Sales of all-electric vehicles are up 70% on last year, leading to suggestions that we Read more…

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More electric cars were sold in Britain last month (August) than ever before, as zero-emission car sales rose fivefold amid an otherwise subdued automotive market. Zero emission car sales came to 3,147 vehicles in August compared to just 659 this time last year, as the release of several new models Read more…

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Matthew Walters, Head of Consultancy and Customer Data Services LeasePlan UK, highlights 6 considerations businesses need to factor in when switching to electric vehicles There is an increasingly urgent need to reduce our carbon footprint, especially with the automotive industry contributing to 20% of the EU’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and Read more…

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Ford and Volkswagen joined forces to develop autonomous and electric cars on Friday and said they are looking at other areas of cooperation, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs. VW will invest $2.6 billion into Argo AI, Ford’s self-driving cars venture, and Ford will build an Read more…

Electric car users to pay no company car tax in 2020

Changes to the UK’s company car tax system will mean drivers choosing a pure electric car pay no benefit-in-kind charges from next year. After a review of the industry changes brought about by the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) emissions regulations, the Treasury has axed its previously published Read more…

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The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for Transport will invest in UK engineering to “transform” the network of electric charge points. Wireless charging and “pop-up” pavement technology are among the investments being made. Read more…