Electric Vehicles

GE to purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids

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The C-MAX Energi - Ford is launching six new electrified vehicles – a big bet that fuel prices will continue rising

Ford Motor Company has announced a collaboration with GE in the USA, in which the company will purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet – Ford’s largest-ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale. Ford will also jointly market GE’s alternative fuel infrastructure solutions. Read more »

German-designed long-distance solution for electric vehicles wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2012

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The ebuggy e-mobility project has won the Hessen region's European Satellite Navigation Competition 2012. The award is sponsored by the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), and Nokia, among others. Read more »

Renault’s Kangoo Van Z.E. range now eligible for the UK’s Plug-in Van Grant

Justine Greening, Transport Secretary and Andy Heiron, Head of Electric Vehicles Programme, Renault UK with the Kangoo Van Z.E.

Renault’s Kangoo Van Z.E. range is now eligible for the UK’s new Plug-in Van Grant, offering buyers up to 20% off its purchase price. Read more »

BMW i8 Concept Spyder with BMW eDrive unveiled at Beijing Auto Show

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In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is celebrating its world premiere at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing (23 April - 2 May 2012) and the rear-end of the car clearly bears the eDrive emblem for the new technology. In future, the designation eDrive will identify the drive technology for all electric and plug-in hybrid cars from BMW i. Read more »

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E. voted International Van of the Year 2012

By fitting the battery under the floor of Kangoo Van Z.E., Renault has kept the same load capacity and dimensions as the internal-combustion version

With 104 points out of a possible 168, Kangoo Van Z.E. won the coveted International Van of the Year prize, beating the Iveco Daily, Fiat Ducato and VW Caddy. Read more »

Smart Urban mobility - now on two wheels

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Braking energy is recuperated and converted into electrical energy and stored in the lithium-ion battery

smart, the makers of the nifty tiny cars that are ubiquitous on city streets, have announced the production of an electric bike - the smart ebike. Delivery in Europe and the US is set to commence in 2012. Read more »

All-electric car show at Eden

The Land Rover electric game viewer concept vehicle has a range of 80km - or around 8 hours on safari

The new Nissan Leaf, a Land Rover concept vehicle and a Tesla Roadster sports car are some of the stars of an all-new electric car show at the Eden Project next week.

The event is a collaboration between Eden and Ecodrive, a Cornwall-based company promoting the use of electric vehicles, and is a successor to the Sexy Green Car Show, the world's first environmentally-friendly motor show held at Eden in 2007 and 2008. Read more »

Renault & British Gas lead the charge for electric vehicles

Charging points are more convenient and safer than plugging vehicles directly into the home electricity system and will cut the charging time by a third

Renault has announced that British Gas will be its preferred supplier of vehicle charging points for its new range of 100% electric zero-emission car and vans in the UK. Read more »

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