Tag: electric vehicles

Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Harley-Davidson has gone and made itself an electric motorcycle – and Michelin has developed tyres to fit the ‘e-hog’. Michelin Scorcher Sport tyres have been selected as original equipment for the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

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Range anxiety, ADAS and unexpected electric vehicle consequences

Range anxiety, ADAS and unexpected electric vehicle consequences

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

The future is electric and the automotive market is rapidly moving in such a voltaic direction. But the transition is far from complete and the switch to autonomous vehicles is even further off. In the interim we all have to be aware of some of the unexpected consequences that the introduction of new technologies brings. The two clearest examples are range anxiety and ADAS concerns.

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“Justifiable concern” over future

12th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the Government funding an extra £2.5m to pay for local authorities to install more than 1,000 additional electric-car charging points on residential roads, Sebastian Speight, managing director of Infrastructure at investment manager Ingenious, said: “There is a justifiable concern about the drag on the adoption of electric vehicles in the UK due to the limits on the speed of rolling out the associated charging infrastructure.

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Conversion rates set to improve in August, predict NAMA members

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

The latest National Association of Motor Auctions’ market attitude survey has found that more than 50 per cent of members expect conversion rates to increase in August. “This has been assisted by the volume of vehicles coming though remarketing centres which has meant buyers have had less vehicles to choose from and has in turn increased conversion rates of those vehicles that are available to buy,” said Louise Wallis, head of NAMA.

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Ricardo finalises design of latest generation of transmissions for 2020 Formula E season

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Ricardo is to begin manufacture of the latest range of transmission designs for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2020. This marks the start of the company’s fourth year of supporting customers in the world-leading all-electric street race competition.

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Royal Mail to add further 190 electric vans to fleet

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Royal Mail is to triple the size of its electric van fleet with the addition of 190 new models by the end of the year. The company, which will use the new vans to deliver letters, parcels and cards across selected locations in London and surrounding areas, introduced 100 EVs last year.

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Leaving range anxiety behind: EV project powering next generation battery systems

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

As the automotive industry seeks to electrify its product ranges, the thermal management of high capacity batteries used for electric vehicles (EVs) is proving a significant challenge. The performance and efficiency of battery cells can deteriorate – and their ageing can be accelerated – if operating temperatures exceed the upper or lower limits of a comparatively narrow range. In extreme cases, exceeding upper operating limits can risk thermal runaway of cells, leading to catastrophic failure and potentially, fire.

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Retail motor industry ‘must do more’ to educate customers on new fuel choices

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The retail motor industry must do more to educate customers on the wide range of fuel choices they now face, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Both David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana, spoke at the event and highlighted how this process would be crucial to future sales.

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Drivers are now four times more likely to buy an electric vehicle, says NFDA

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

If all drivers in the market were to make their next car purchase tomorrow, we could expect the proportion of hybrid and pure electric cars to quadruple, according to the latest NFDA Consumer Attitude Survey 2019.

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The top ten factors that would persuade a UK driver to buy an electric car

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Ease of charging, distance travelled on one charge and saving money are the top considerations for drivers when it comes to buying an electric car. In a national Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection) insurance for new and second-hand cars, four-fifths of drivers answered what would make them more likely to buy an electric car, leaving a fifth that would not buy an electric car in any circumstance.

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Extreme E: Swedish racing driver testing rally tyres for Continental

Extreme E: Swedish racing driver testing rally tyres for Continental

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Swedish touring car racer Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky has been selected to test the new tyres Continental is developing for the Extreme E rally series. Åhlin-Kottulinsky, the first and to-date only woman to win a race in the TCR Scandinavia Touring Car Championship, will lend her talents towards the development of tyres for what Continental calls “the most extreme racing series the world has ever seen.”

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London Mayor pledges 50,000 new chargepoints

London Mayor pledges 50,000 new chargepoints

25th June 2019 | 0 Comments

London will receive upwards of 50,000 more electric chargepoints between now and 2025 after mayor Sadiq Khan called for an “electric revolution”. The number of electric vehicles in the capital is expected to jump from about 20,000 to 330,000 by then.

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UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

GKN Automotive is collaborating with Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham on an £8 million project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market.

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ChargePoint supports Mayor of London in EV rapid charging promise

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

ChargePoint, the world’s leading EV charging network, announced the opening of a series of new EV rapid charging locations in Central London in support of the Mayor and Transport for London’s EV Infrastructure Taskforce, which launches its delivery plan today (17 June). ChargePoint has been part of the EV Infrastructure Taskforce stakeholder group for the last year, working with the Mayor’s Office, TfL and other organisations on setting out the vision for the future of EV charging in London as demand and adoption of electric vehicles continues to grow.

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Safety worries as more ‘silent killer’ electric vans hit Britain’s streets

6th June 2019 | 0 Comments

More and more environmentally-friendly electric vehicles are hitting UK streets but there is a fear that the rise of deadly silent electric vans will lead to deaths on British streets unless drivers adopt vital noise safety tech.

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