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The UK government announced yesterday that autonomous vehicles will be allowed on UK roads five months from now. Fully driverless cars are an exciting glimpse of the future with substantial potential to improve road safety – but the UK’s car fleet has a long way to go before it makes the most of existing autonomous […]

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Chargemaster has installed its 10,000th EV charging point, marking a significant milestone in the company’s five year history. Chargemaster describes itself as the UK’s largest provider of electric vehicle charging points. The company said the 10,000th charging point has been installed on behalf of Leicester City Council as part of a group of new units […]

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Tesla’s Model S is now available in the UK in right hand drive configuration. Tesla CEO Elon Musk delivered five new cars to customers in London on Saturday June 7 at an event to welcome the arrival of right hand drive (RHD) Model S in the UK. Tesla said the occasion marks the beginning of […]

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Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre received funding from the UK government to develop further the small EcoBoost engine and help bring new generation low-CO2 engine technologies to market. Ford stated the ACTIVE (Advanced Combustion Turbocharge Inline Variable Valvetrain Engine) project is one of a number of initiatives supported by the APC (Advanced Propulsion Centre), which has […]

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As part of the HyFive project, five manufacturers have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe with the goal of developing new clusters of hydrogen refueling stations. Leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies from around the globe are signing up, said […]

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A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and Start-Stop, have benefited from […]

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Nissan has reached 3,000 sales of its all-electric Nissan Leaf in the UK. The car maker reached this milestone in November when a total of 141 British-built Leaf were registered at dealerships across the country. Nissan declared the figures clearly demonstrate that the Nissan Leaf – launched in the UK market in 2011 – continues […]

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British Gas is trying out 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans throughout the winter to determine the future viability of 100-percent electric vehicle technology as part of its 13,000 home service vans fleet. Run in collaboration with Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions and Gateshead College, the pilot test will see the four strategic partners working together during […]

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UK’s My Electric Avenue project, hosted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD), and led by EA Technology, is testing the impact of electric vehicles on the local electricity network. The project announced the communities that have been successful in applying to take part in its ‘Technical Trials’, and unveiling details of the next […]

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Tesla is now open for business in the UK. Tesla Motors has opened its first retail design store in the UK at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre in White City, known as one of the capital’s most popular shopping destinations. Tesla said the new store features interactive displays and design studios enabling people to design their […]

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