Oil industry is ‘peddling misinformation’ about electric vehicles

Electric vehicles are cleaner and more efficient than conventional vehicles. Reports against EVs are coming from oil-backed studies, leading to skewed public perceptions of battery-run autos. Electricity powered transportation will cause less pollution and less asthma, cancer and other illnesses associated with pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. When technological innovation threatens to upend

The Transition Trinity: Electric Car, Solar and Home Battery

Fuel Included was founded in 2014 in response to the threat of global warming. Our aim is to promote sustainable technologies at affordable prices, a mission that becomes ever more important as global climate changes accelerate. Initially we concentrated on electric cars but as they become increasingly mainstream we are able to focus on other green

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Mercedes-Benz turns coal power plant into energy storage system with electric car batteries

Daimler, through its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy and with partners, is turning a coal power plant into a large energy storage facility using over a thousand modules from its electric car battery packs. Like Tesla and its ‘Tesla Energy’ division, Mercedes-Benz is leveraging its experience with battery packs for electric cars into making stationary energy storage

£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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Westminster schools to be protected by new ‘no-pollution zones’

The council has promised to invest £1 million in creating pollution barriers around its primary schools. The clean air fund aims to cut harmful emissions by bringing in road closures, banning polluting vehicles, replacing old boilers and planting gardens around the schools. The zones will be funded by Westminster City Council’s D-charge — a surcharge

New technologies could save petrol and diesel power

With the environmental credentials of traditional internal combustion engines and especially diesel much maligned following the Dieselgate scandal, vehicle manufacturers are increasingly switching to low and zero emission alternatives. Petrol power emits higher CO2 levels, and so has led manufacturers towards diesel, which emits less and therefore helps them achieve a lower overall carbon footprint