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Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment

Low carbon vehicles get £73.5m government investment: £73.5 million governmental investment is heading for the UK automotive sector for advanced technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Companies from Newcastle to Newport will research and develop recyclable batteries, low carbon technologies and motors for cars, electric taxis and vans. Businesses set to benefit include BMW Motorsport…
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Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging

Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging devices: At the end of 2019, there were ~17,000 public electric vehicle (EV) charge points, over 29,000 connectors, and over 10,500 charging locations recorded on Zap-Map. Research shows that there was a 52% increase in the number of charging devices in 2019 compared with 2018. Within…
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The electric vehicle industry latest developments

The electric vehicle industry: The UK are working hard to provide more charging points across the country, whilst manufacturers work to improve battery life and mileage range. Nissan have recently launched their new Nissan Leaf with longer range and a one pedal driving system. The new Leaf is said to be able to travel around…
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The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space

The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space   Electric vehicle (EV) collaborations between global automotive manufacturers have started to gather pace. In fact, the latest research from Cornwall Insight’s Charged Up: Future Fleet shows that these ventures have steadily grown since December 2018. With eight of the 13 major car manufacturers having either…
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Pixie Energy’s analysis of UKPN’s Optimise Prime

In March, Hitachi confirmed that 2019 would see London and the South East play host to Optimise Prime – a UK Power Networks (UKPN) project. The project aims to understand the charging patterns of commercial (fleet) electric vehicles (EVs) and their impact on networks. The Optimise Prime project seeks to answer how the network impact…
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