Rapid Chargers next to Milton Keynes Central railway station parking (Image: T. Larkum)

Green light for ultra-fast electric car charging innovation

New technologies to create safer, high-powered electric car batteries have been supported by £22 million of industrial strategy funding. A new pioneering technology to ensure a next generation of safer, high-powered electric car batteries can be charged by drivers in ultra-fast time is just one of 12 innovation projects to receive the green light from

£12.50 London Ultra-Low Emission Zone expansion confirmed

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed the London Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded to reach the North and South circular roads from 25 October 2021. It will be an expansion of the upcoming central London ULEZ, which goes live in April 2019. Non-compliant vehicles will be charged £12.50 a day to enter the

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Volkswagen admits it can’t cope with new emissions tests

Germany’s Volkswagen has warned its main factory in Wolfsburg faces temporary shutdowns later this year, owing to new emissions test standards. It plans “closure days” to prevent a build-up of vehicles that have yet to be approved for sale. From September, more rigorous EU standards apply, designed to replicate real driving conditions more closely. Now

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An average car in inner London will be responsible for almost £8,000 in health costs

An average car in inner London will be responsible for almost £8,000 in health costs during the course of its lifetime, researchers say. Pollution produced by vans and cars costs almost £6 billion in damage to health annually in the UK, according to experts from Oxford and Bath universities. They said that exposure to nitrogen

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A new Nissan Leaf sold every 10 minutes as total Leaf sales reach 100,000 across Europe

Nissan is celebrating the 100,000th delivery of the LEAF car this month in Europe, in a move hailed as a victory for electric mobility. Globally, over 320,000 Nissan LEAF have been sold, making it the most sold EV in the world. Susana de Mena, of Madrid, milestone buyer of the 100,000th LEAF said, “I’ve spent