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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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MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero

MPs call for 30 year rail electrification to reach net zero: If the UK is to reach net zero it needs to lay out a 30-year revolving scheme of rail electrification. As stated by a new Transport Select Committee analysis, that calls on the government to take action straight away & cut emissions of trains…
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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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£3,000 given to motorists to hand over polluting cars

£3,000 given to motorists to hand over polluting cars: Six motorists in Coventry were the first to obtain a £3,000 vouncher to hand over their polluting vehicles and to have them crushed for scrap. Set up by Transport for West Midlands in Coventry is the pilot initiative, which offers car owners £3,000 worth of mobility…
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February saw high demands for clean vehicles

February saw high demands for clean vehicles: The only ‘survivors’ of the weakest February for car sales since 1959 were battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). The report by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) suggests that one-in-eight registrations that took place last month were for PHEVs and BEVs. BEVs and…
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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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2025 sees British Gas fleet go electric

2025 sees British Gas fleet go electric: British Gas is set to have all-electric commercial vehicles by 2025. The company has what is believed to be the third largest commercial vehicle fleet in the country and has committed to bringing forward changing to all electric in the next five years. All vehicles will be on…
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