Eco-Driving

More drivers than ever expect to go electric next time but many likely to delay making the switch

As many as 14% of drivers – more than ever before – say their next car will be electric (EV), but the proportion of those expecting to be in an EV in the next five years has reduced in the last year, new RAC research with more than 3,000 drivers shows. While figures for the

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Toxins found in the organs of unborn babies – urgent action is needed, says fuel tech firm

Countries around the world need to move further and faster to reduce one of the most harmful types of air pollution, a leading fuel tech company said today, after shocking new research found toxic particles in the lungs, livers and brains of unborn babies. Academics from the University of Aberdeen and Hasselt University in Belgium

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eBay predicts cost of living crisis will drive surge in demand for recycled ‘green’ car parts

The cost of living crisis will see a growing number of motorists switch to ‘green’ recycled parts to help reduce motoring bills according to eBay, the UK’s leading online marketplace for car parts and accessories. eBay found that 71% of surveyed motorists* would consider switching from installing new car parts on their vehicle to ‘green’

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Citroen unveils its latest car, an all-electric concept car made of cardboard

The Citroen Oli is turning heads in the motoring industry. Citroen says the Oli’s manifesto is ‘less is more’ with a focus on simplicity and lightness to achieve sustainability, going away from today’s norm of cars having some high-tech two-tonne gadget-fest. The quirky French brand decided to make the car – which isn’t directly previewing

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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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