Transport

UK's largest EV trial shows electric cars are suitable for everyday use

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96% of trial participants said they would consider buying an electric car as a result of taking part

The results of the UK's most in-depth electric vehicle trial so far are in. They show that the everyday use of the electric MINI E used in the trial didn't differ radically from that of the non-electric conventional car control group.

The research will go some way to alleviate fears of "range anxiety" and shows that for typical daily use many electric models are comparable to petrol or diesel engine cars. Read more »

Launch of state-of-the-art Ricardo High Performance Assembly Facility to build the “world’s greenest supercar engine”

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Ricardo’s new High Performance Assembly Facility will build the world’s greenest supercar engine

Ricardo’s new High Performance Assembly Facility was formally declared open on Wednesday 20th July 2011 at the Shoreham Technical Centre, UK, by local Member of Parliament Tim Loughton. Read more »

Lufthansa launches scheduled flights using biofuel

Lufthansa is the first airline worldwide to use biosynthetic kerosene in scheduled flight operations

Lufthansa is today (15th July 2011) launching a six-month biofuel trial on regular scheduled flights. A Lufthansa Airbus A321 will fly the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Hamburg route four times daily. Read more »

UK children plan to re-claim their streets

Sustrans has launched a new design competition to see what children across the country would like to see on the street where they live. Read more »

80% of drivers changing how they drive to save fuel

80% of drivers have changed their driving behaviour to save fuel, according to the IAM’s latest opinion poll. Read more »

Boeing projects $4 Trillion market for 33,500 new planes over next 20 years

Boeing, the US aeroplane manufacturer, is forecasting a $4 trillion market for new aircraft over the next 20 years with a significant increase in forecasted deliveries. 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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