The U.K. Wants to Lead World in Driverless and Electric Vehicles

The U.K. government plans to invest more than 800 million pounds ($1 billion) in new driverless and zero-emission vehicle technology as it seeks to boost its economy while leaving the European Union. Investment in research and new recharging infrastructure is intended to make Britain a “leader” in electric and autonomous vehicles, Queen Elizabeth II said

BMW and PG&E Prove Electric Vehicles Can Be a Valuable Grid Resource

Nearly 100 plug-in cars and a stack of second-life EV batteries successfully responded to dozens of demand response calls. The concept of using electric vehicles as a grid resource is no longer just theory. A pilot program recently conducted by BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric successfully demonstrated that electric vehicles can serve as reliable

EVs are ‘clearly’ the future despite slow start, Renault’s Normand says

The global market for electric vehicles has not grown as fast as Renault expected when CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a bold investment of 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) six years ago to develop the technology, said Gilles Normand, the automaker’s senior vice president for electric vehicles. However, electric vehicles are “clearly” the future of the

Ford wins contract to make 2,500 all-electric vans for Deutsche Post

Ford has won an important contract to further electrify Deutsche Post’s fleet of delivery vehicles. Deutsche Post has already been deploying electric vehicles in its fleet, but this new contract should quickly add 2,500 all-electric vans on the roads. They will use the chassis of the Ford Transit, which will be equipped with a new battery-electric

Queen’s Speech introduces an Electric Vehicles Bill

New Bill unveiled in Queen’s Speech to require charging points to be fitted at services and fuel stations, support driverless cars and keep insurance claims simple Motorway services and petrol stations may be forced to install electric charging points as part of Government plans to ensure the UK “remains a world leader in new industries”.