eVolt wins contract to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging units for Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City has selected eVolt UK to supply electric vehicle (EV) charging points across Cambridge for its Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Taxi project, which aims to increase the number of EV taxis used in the historic city. The project, which is being primarily funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), will see eVolt

Electric vehicles alone could cause peak oil demand within decade

In an aggressive scenario, electrified transportation could displace 8 million barrels of oil per day. When Tesla announced that it had built 7,000 cars in a week, I got excited. Even though electric vehicles (EVs) make up only a small percentage of new car sales in most countries, those sales are growing rapidly. But how

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Electric vehicle sales promise shock for Big Oil

If motor manufacturers are right about the prospects for electric vehicle sales, an oil price crash won’t be far behind. LONDON, 5 July, 2018 – Oil and gas companies have underestimated probable electric vehicle sales and the effect they will have on their own businesses and profits, a new report says. If the car manufacturers’

Women will drive transition to electric cars, study finds

Men generally want speed, acceleration, style. Women want there to be a planet when their children grow up. That’s pretty much the findings of a University of Sussex study into who will buy electric vehicles and why, writes BRENDAN MONTAGUE A rapid and comprehensive transition to electric mobility will require a combination of technological, regulatory,

Illegal levels of air pollution linked to child’s death

A nine-year-old girl’s fatal asthma attack has been linked to illegally high levels of air pollution. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25m (80ft) from London’s South Circular Road – a notorious pollution “hotspot”. She experienced three years of seizures and hospital stays before her death in February 2013. During that time, local air pollution levels breached EU

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Renault Launches Electric Car-Sharing Service in Paris

The automaker and city officials will also collaborate on future mobility services Many European countries are considering ending sales of new gasoline and diesel cars, but the city of Paris isn’t waiting around. The French capital has already tested a “day without cars,” and has discussed banning internal-combustion cars by 2030. That makes Paris the

Big Oil, Utilities are Lining Up for an Electric Vehicle War

BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a face-off between Big Oil and utilities. Oil majors, who’ve sold fossil fuels to cars for a century, are now moving into an electricity sector that’s preparing for exponential growth.