Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

Air pollution may be linked with an increased risk of developing dementia, research suggests. A London-based study, published in BMJ Open, found an association between the neurodegenerative condition and exposure to nitrogen dioxide and microscopic particles known as PM2.5. Alzheimer’s Research UK described it is a “growing area of research”, but said the results should

Groupe Renault is launching “Advanced Battery Storage” (Image: Renault)

Groupe Renault is launching “Advanced Battery Storage”

Groupe Renault is launching “Advanced Battery Storage”, the biggest energy stationary storage system from electric vehicle (EV) batteries in Europe Groupe Renault is announcing the launch of its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries ever designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW /

Porsche stops making diesel cars after VW emissions scandal

The German carmaker Porsche says it will stop making diesel cars, and concentrate on petrol, electric and hybrid engines instead. It follows a 2015 scandal in which its parent company, Volkswagen, admitted it had cheated emissions tests for diesel engines. Diesel cars over a certain age have been banned in parts of some German cities

Groupe Renault unveils France's first Smart Island on Belle-Île-En-Mer (Image: Renault)

Groupe Renault unveils France’s first Smart Island on Belle-Île-En-Mer

Groupe Renault, Morbihan Energie, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis have joined forces to create FlexMob’île, an innovative programme aimed at accompanying the energy transition on the French island of Belle-Île-en-Mer. This smart electric ecosystem is founded on three core activities, namely the sharing of electric vehicles, the stationary storage of solar energy and smart charging.

Electric vehicles already able to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half

Exclusive: Critics have played down ability of current electric cars to reduce CO2 levels, but new analysis shows significant impact Replacing a fossil fuel-powered car with an electric model can halve greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the vehicle’s lifetime, according to a new report. The finding challenges reports by the UK press, other

BMW says EV owners can turn i3 into ‘cash cow’, use more solar power

Over the past 3 years, BMW has been running a trial of its ‘ChargeForward’ program with BMW i3 owners willing to automatically delay the charging of their vehicle at the request of their local electric utility, PG&E, in order to offset peak demand. BMW is presenting the results of the trial and says that electric

Low emissions cars could get green number plates

Environmentally-friendly vehicles could be awarded green number plates, signalling their virtue to other road users Low emissions cars, vans and taxis could sport green number plates to highlight their environmentally friendly status, after the government launched a public consultation on the idea. The Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV)

Myths And Shibboleths About Electric Vehicles: The Long Tailpipe Theory

One of the most frequent comments spouted by critics of electric vehicles is “the electricity they use is produced by fossil fuels, so actually they’re more polluting than petrol or diesel vehicles.” The long tailpipe theory, repeatedly trashed by science, is still the fallback argument for the ill-informed. Where does it come from? The two