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Government funds hydrogen vehicles & batteries research

Government funds hydrogen vehicles & batteries research: An investigation into battery technology, the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain & hydrogen vehicles has been financed by over £30 million of government funding. 22 studies in total will accept a share of £9.4 million, containing proposals to construct a plant in Cornwall that will remove lithium for…
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Scottish energy powering EVs with waves

Scottish energy powering EVs with waves: Energy from waves in Scotland is currently being used to power an electric vehicle (EV) charging point on the island of Yell in Shetland at Cullivoe harbour. The charge point is thought to be the UK’s 1st that allows drivers to top up from a tidal energy source. With…
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£2500 in UK grants to ease switch to cheaper EVs

£2500 in UK grants to ease switch to cheaper EVs: The UK Government announced today a new scheme that will provide grants of up to £2,500 for drivers wanting to transition to more affordable models of electric vehicles (EVs), vans & trucks. From today, motorists will be qualified for the subsidy if they want to…
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20000 EVs a week to be charged by wind turbines

20000 EVs a week to be charged by wind turbines: In Belgian Port there will be a total of 11 wind turbines used to charge more than 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) every week. Claimed to be the largest onshore wind farm in Flanders the 44MW project was built after a collaboration of ENGIE, the Port…
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Silicon Valley next gen battery tech startup bought

Silicon Valley next gen battery tech startup bought: NorthVolt an swedish battery cells and systems supplier has announced the acquisition of the Silicon Valley technology firm Cuberg. A next-generation battery technology has been developed by the company based on a liquid electrolyte combined with a lithium mental anode. It is claimed that the lithium-metal offering…
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Ofgem to boost investment for local electricity networks

Ofgem to boost investment for local electricity networks: In a bid to support the uptake of small-scale renewables, storage and clean heating and electric vehicles,Ofgem has today revealed there plans to boost investment in local electricity grids. Starting in April 2023, the energy market regulator has set out its working assumptions on the financial package…
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Volvo have commited to go all-electric by 2030

Volvo have commited to go all-electric by 2030: The latest carmarker to commit to an all-electric line-up by 2030 is Volvo. The manufacturer of Volvo intends to phase out any car in it global portfolio with an internal combustion engin including hybrids and intends to sell only fully electric vehicles. The rapid expansion of EV…
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Engineers wanted for new gigafactory in Sheffield

Engineers wanted for new gigafactory in Sheffield: A new gigafactory in Sheffield owned by ITM Power is recruiting up to 80 engineers. Roles such as chemists,manufacturing, project managers, manufacturing and field engineers will be expected of the candidates. It is claimed to be the lagest electrolyser factory in the world with an annual capacity of…
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EVs cost more to run believed by almost 26% of drivers

EVs cost more to run believed by almost 26% of drivers: Running an electric vehicle (EV) is more expensive than the other fuel-powered counterparts is incorrectly believed by over 25% of drivers. Car dealer group Robins & Day in a new report, finds EVs cost the same to run as their petrol or diesel-fuelled equivalent…
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SMS focuses on going carbon-neutral by 2030

SMS focuses on going carbon-neutral by 2030: The SMS smart meter installer plans to become a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030. SMS plans to adopt the use of electric vehicles (EVs) across the whole business. The organisation’s guide to net zero includes an expansion in the use of renewable on-site generation and battery storage to power…
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