Two years ago today I attended the launch of the Nissan Leaf electric car in London. It was almost a year before the car was delivered in the UK , and even then 2011 did not remotely live up to the predictions government ministers made for it is the year of the electric vehicle (EV)…. Continue reading
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Could 2011 be the year the electric car takes off?
Could 2011 be the year the electric car (EV) takes off? UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond believes it might. His optimistic words came as the government announced the full list of cars, each one with CO2 emissions less than 75 g/km (grams per kilometre) that attract a grant of up to £5000 when you buy… Continue reading →
Toyota and Tesla Motors testing electric car
Tesla Roadster photo credit: exfordy Toyota and Tesla Motors have built and are testing an electric car, just months after they announced they would collaborate. In May Toyota said it was investing $50 million in the electric car maker Tesla. Building Toyota electric vehicle (EV) prototypes with Tesla power trains has been undertaken quickly and… Continue reading →