Government puts up £20m for electric vehicle-to-grid tech development

Government has freed-up £20 million to help kickstart vehicle-to-grid (V2G) development. The aim is to work out how electric vehicles can help balance the electricity system. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (Olev) said money is available for three types of V2G projects: feasibility studies

Tesla’s First Mass-Market Car, the Model 3, Hits Production This Week

Tesla’s long-awaited mass-market electric car will begin rolling off the assembly line this week. But even as it moves ahead, the automaker is encountering challenges to its ambitious plans for growth. On Monday, it acknowledged that it had experienced a “severe shortfall” in production of 100-kilowatt battery packs that use new technologies and are made

Cash-strapped councils breaking the law on air pollution, documents reveal

Exclusive poll for The Independent shows public – and most Conservative voters – back banning the most-polluting cars from city centres as pressure builds on the Government It has been described as a “public health emergency” responsible for tens of thousands of deaths every year, but dozens of local councils have been failing to report

The new Acenta+ will come with a 6.6kW on-board charger as standard (Image: Nissan)

Fantastic May Prices on Used Nissan Leafs

Great news for bargain hunters The stock of used Nissan Leafs is growing and so we can currently offer some fantastic prices with fantastic features: NO Deposit, 3 year PCP FREE servicing FREE charge point Delivery to your door £179.45 pcm – White Visia, 64 plate 12,500 miles on the clock, 5,000 miles pa £198.07 pcm

Electric Car Interview Podcast on UK Health Radio

I was lucky enough to be invited by Mike Dilke of Relaxback UK to be interviewed for his regular podcast on UK Health Radio. We discussed the implications of electric cars for people suffering back pain and looked into some of the possible implications of truly autonomous electric cars in the near future. (… now

First eVolt charge point installed for Electric Nation

The first eVolt smart electric vehicle (EV) charge point has been installed at a residential property outside Nottingham for the Electric Nation trial, which is seeking to find a smart charging solution that will better manage local level power distribution at peak times. Research suggests that some of the UK’s local electricity networks will need

Autonomous Vehicles: Time to start thinking about the people inside

“I hate solitude, but I’m afraid of intimacy.”  —Iris Murdoch Image Source: commons.wikimedia.org Currently, most of the attention on autonomous vehicles is focused on the technology that lets cars drive themselves. However, in the near future, the industry will need to broaden its focus to include what is arguably just as important: the passenger. A