The 25th Hay festival, which closed on Sunday, was in looking-ahead mood. A string of sessions under the heading “The way we live now” asked questions of personalities about life today, and where we would be in 25 years time. We attended debate number 6 (event 486). There was a frivolous question, “What makes you… Continue reading
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Could London Olympics give lift-off to the electric car.
The London Olympics are likely to be the best advertisement yet for the electric car. BMW, who will be exclusively providing the vehicles for athletes, officials and VIPs, have fallen far short of the initial target of 4000 electric vehicles shuttling noiselessly and emission-free to and from the Olympic facilities. But in this new era… Continue reading →
Is this the greenest fleet of company cars in Britain?
RCS Printers, a printing company in Retford, Nottinghamshire, has bought six Nissan Leaf all-electric cars for use by its employees. The cars will be powered with renewable energy, generated by solar panels recently fitted on the company’s roof. So this ought to be, near enough, zero-emission driving. Using the slowest form of powering up, simply… Continue reading →
Charge is on to bring solar power to the electric car
Is “range anxiety” being toppled from its perch as the top reason not to buy an electric car (apart from the cost)? Has it been replaced by “it’s just as polluting because the energy comes from coal-fired power stations”? I don’t know, but Italian design finesse has just met the solar battery charger, and the… Continue reading →
BMW works on mass-market electric car
BMW has entered the race to bring a mass-market electric car to the showrooms, by as soon as 2013. In July 2010 the German car maker told assembled media at a plant outside Munich that battery technology had ”reached the point where it really makes sense to drive electric.”