There’s been a slow start to the UK’s electric car revolution. 534 electric vehicles (EVs) were registered to the government’s plug-in car grant during the first quarter of 2011. So far, 213 have been delivered, mainly Nissan Leafs. UK government junior transport minister Norman Baker revealed the figures to Parliament. A government-funded incentive scheme, paying… Continue reading
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Could Tesla sweep up the Leaf and electrify the auto world?
So Californian electric car manufacturer Tesla is suing the BBC over a Top Gear programme in which one of the company’s $100,000 Roadsters is said to have run out of charge during a race with a petrol driven vehicle. The BBC denies the allegation. It’s the company’s second run in with the BBC. Earlier this… Continue reading →
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 →