Tag: electric vehicles

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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Bridgestone helps VW to new Nürburgring electric vehicle record

Bridgestone helps VW to new Nürburgring electric vehicle record

4th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen’s first fully electric race car, the ID.R has broken the electric-powered vehicle lap record on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, using Bridgestone Potenza tyres. The car completed the challenging 20.83km track in 6:05.336 minutes, beating the previous record by 40.56 seconds. Bridgestone custom-developed the Potenza tyres to help the ID.R navigate the demanding track in record-breaking time.

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Goodyear piloting predictive service solutions with EV fleets

3rd June 2019 | 0 Comments

Collaborations with US-based shared mobility providers Borrow and Envoy are providing Goodyear Tire & Rubber the opportunity to pilot its predictive digital service solutions with electric vehicle fleets. Experience gained with the two companies allows Goodyear’s Innovation Lab in San Francisco to test solutions on new models of emerging mobility.

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Goodyear pilots predictive digital service solutions for electric vehicle fleets

Goodyear pilots predictive digital service solutions for electric vehicle fleets

31st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has started to pilot a new predictive digital service with Borrow, a short-term, fully electric car subscription company based in West Hollywood, California. Reflecting the tyre manufacturer’s increasing interest in future mobility services, Goodyear is using its predictive tyre servicing solution for connected fleets to forecast and automatically schedule needed tyre maintenance and replacement. Leveraging Goodyear’s expertise in tyres, the cloud-based platform predicts and automatically schedules tyre servicing via vehicle data and proprietary algorithms.

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Electric Vehicle Approved Scheme launched to certify excellence in EV retail

24th May 2019 | 0 Comments

The Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme has been launched by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) to certify retailers’ excellence in the electric vehicle sector. The launch took place at the House of Commons, where an audience of MPs, retailers and industry stakeholders were given an insight into the new initiative.

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Hyundai, Kia invest 80M euros in Rimac, establish technology partnership

Hyundai, Kia invest 80M euros in Rimac, establish technology partnership

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have jointly invested 80M Euros in Rimac Automobili (Rimac) - the Croatian high-performance electric vehicle technology and sportscar company. The companies have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development of two high-performance electric vehicles by 2020.

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Falken hybrid and electric vehicle tech on show at E-Mobility Days Munich

Falken hybrid and electric vehicle tech on show at E-Mobility Days Munich

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Falken has showcased its latest technology to support alternatively fuelled vehicles, led by its new Ecorun AA tyre for hybrids, at the inaugural E-Mobility Days Munich event (3-4 May 2019). The two-day programme of activities included specialist lectures on electric mobility, the opportunity to test drive electric vehicles and visit the laboratories of Bundeswehr University, where alternative drive technologies are being researched. Falken also sponsored the event.

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Fastned opens first 350kW-ready fast charging station in the UK

Fastned opens first 350kW-ready fast charging station in the UK

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Fastned has opened its first fast charging station in the United Kingdom. It is also reportedly the first fast charging station in the United Kingdom with a charging capacity up to 350 kW. The station is located in Sunderland, near the factory where the Nissan Leaf is produced for the entire European market. Fastned supplies 100 per cent renewable electricity and is accessible for all full electric vehicles (FEVs).

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UK in pole position in £62 billion self-driving car race

16th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Frost & Sullivan has found that the UK could be set for a £62bn windfall from connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) by 2030. The report, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Winning the Global Race to Market, has found that the UK is in pole position in the global race to market for CAVs.

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Continental introduces tyre for electric city buses

Continental introduces tyre for electric city buses

8th April 2019 | 0 Comments

The Conti Urban HA3 is the Continental commercial tyre of choice for city-based usage. The range has now been extended with the introduction of a tyre optimised for the weight requirements and torque delivery of electric city buses.

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