Eco-Driving

High energy prices lead to people shunning electric cars – so why aren’t we doing more to clean up petrol?

The surge in energy prices is putting people off buying electric cars and shows why immediate solutions to cutting dangerous emissions from petrol and diesel vehicles is crucial, a leading fuel tech company said today. An AA survey of 12,500 drivers showed 63% of respondents said the increase in home electric bills was contributing to …

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Are tech companies wrong to think electric cars are a solution to climate change?

Transport is one of the main issues to consider when the word ‘climate change’ is spoken. Governments around the world are pushing to invest in cleaner, electric-powered vehicles to limit the ecological impact of our journeys. New technology continues to be installed by car manufacturers as they fight each other to attract customers to invest …

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Something smells fishy: car parts being made from recycling fishing nets

In a first for the automotive industry, the models of the NEUE KLASSE due to be launched from 2025 onwards will feature trim parts made of plastic whose raw material contains around 30 percent recycled fishing nets and ropes. This raw material is proactively sourced at ports all around the world to ensure that it …

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What are the potential barriers to EV ownership amongst seniors?

Recent research suggests that the cut-off age for electric vehicle ownership is 55, with older drivers claiming they’re not interested in purchasing this new technology. Despite this, it is estimated that there will be somewhere in the region of six million battery-powered electric vehicles on UK roads by 2030. With this in mind, we’re going …

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The world’s most futuristic ambulance has arrived

Cardiff-based connectivity specialist Excelerate Technology has, this week, been appointed to provide the optional state-of-the-art satellite and hybrid connectivity systems on the world’s most advanced fully electric ambulance, the INTEGRO-E, by its manufacturer. These will enable the ambulance to deliver hospital level clinical care at the scene of an incident or at the point of …

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Tests reveal that electric cars can go a further 19 miles after 'zero range remaining' warning

Tests reveal that electric cars can go a further 19 miles after ‘zero range remaining’ warning

Running out of battery is one of the major concerns for motorists when it comes to electric cars. However, a recent study has revealed that an EV can be driven an extra 19 miles after the battery charge is emptied and the dashboard shows zero miles of range remaining. After conducting the research by testing …

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Postcode lottery for EV drivers without off-street parking

Postcode lottery for EV drivers without off-street parking

Stark regional variations in the proximity of public electric vehicle (EV) charge points to drivers without off-street parking have been highlighted in a new report. The new research from Field Dynamics, in partnership with Zap-Map, shows that the percentage of households without the space to charge at their own property, but who live within five …

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“Vicious cycle” of climate change is everyone’s responsibility, says Greentech boss

“Vicious cycle” of climate change is everyone’s responsibility, says Greentech boss

The world is trapped in a vicious cycle of climate change and everybody has a responsibility to tackle this before we lose all control, a leading fuel tech firm said today. As temperatures return to normal after the record-breaking heatwave of the last few days, experts at SulNOx Group Plc warned that sweltering temperatures would …

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Used EVs will unlock mainstream adoption of green travel, expert suggests

Used EVs will unlock mainstream adoption of green travel, expert suggests

The following is a comment piece by Mike Todd, CEO at Volkswagen Financial Services UK: The UK’s automotive industry is navigating its biggest revolution in more than 100 years as the shift to green transport hurtles towards mainstream adoption. The market share of electric vehicles is accelerating at an unprecedented rate, demand for electric cars …

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