Decarbonisation
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EV Moves
EV MOVES

Green.TV Media appoints Chris Broadbent as a director of the company

In his new role he will help develop the company’s growing portfolio of events and influencer campaigns in the sustainability and electric vehicle (EV) spaces

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Proterra announces long-term battery supply agreement for Nikola electric trucks

Multi-year supply agreement represents Proterra expansion into the Class 8 truck market

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen and Bosch look to industrialise manufacturing processes for battery cells for electric vehicles (EVs)

The collaboration aims to achieve cost and technology leadership in equipping cell production factories in Europe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Dan Bentham - Senior Vice President at Green Investment Group

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the pioneers in the UK electric vehicle (EV) space helping to provide a cleaner future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Small Car
EV Life

Is the mini electric car the next big trend in zero-emissions driving?

Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV was the best selling electric car in China in 2021 beating big names like Tesla in the process

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Ian Johnston CEO at Osprey Charging Network

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the people in the UK electric vehicle (EV) space helping to speed up the transition to zero-emissions driving for a cleaner future

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April 6, 2021

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Performance
EV Life

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo enters Guinness World Record books for the greatest altitude achieved by an electric car

The latest Porsche electric vehicle (EV) drove over 1,400 miles (2253km) and climbed an impressive 4,842.967 metres

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April 6, 2021

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EV Moves
EV MOVES

SEAM Group hires Scott Moretz as vice president of Electric Vehicle Operations

This will help the Group advance its focus on optimal utilisation of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Volvo Trucks launches electric truck with longer range and faster charge time

New electric vehicle (EV) designed for the North American market will offer up to 275 miles (440km) of range

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Tritium announces completion of business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II

Deal will allow Tritium to further its growth in providing fast charging hardware and software to electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Audi UK accelerates transformation to electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK with a strong 2021

The brand’s electric car sales increased by 57.5 percent proving this is the future of the motor industry

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Recycling
EV Biz

Veolia announces its first electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling plant in UK

Facility will be able process 20 percent of the UK’s end-of-life electric vehicle batteries by 2024

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Volkswagen doubles deliveries of all-electric vehicles (EVs) in 2021

VW’s battery electric vehicle (BEV) deliveries during the year were up an impressive 97 percent globally

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Biz

Electric car company Polestar meets global sales target of 29,000 cars in 2021

Premium electric vehicle (EV) company will expand into Spain, Portugal, Ireland and enter the Middle East in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Biz

Electric vehicles (EVs) account for 21.3 percent of sales in Germany in December

Overall plug-in sales in Germany for 2021 accounted for 26 percent of registrations but this figure rose to 33.7 percent of the market during the final quarter

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Biz

Ford USA posts best-ever electric vehicle (EV) sales in 2021 second only to Tesla

The Mustang Mach-E electric car sold an impressive 27,140 units in the USA in 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Biz

Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle (EV) sales surge in 2021

Mercedes-EQ battery electric cars saw sales increase of 155 percent during the year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Design concept Budget Airline Car could be the new electric vehicle (EV) that replaces the short-haul flight

New super-efficient aerodynamic electric car could change the way we travel in the future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Ford doubling the production of its F-150 Lightning electric vehicle (EV) to 150,000 units per year

New F-150 Lightning electric truck is the company’s zero-emissions version of the F-150 which is the best selling vehicle in the USA

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Green Intentions - top sustainable habits for 2022 revealed by Hyundai

Survey finds a quarter of British people would replace their car with an electric vehicle (EV) to help reduce carbon emissions

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Electric light commercial vehicles (LCV) grew by 142 percent in 2021 in the UK

In the UK during December 2021 electric LCV registrations rose a massive 262 percent

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Volkswagen Group is number one for electric car sales in the UK

Across its brands including Volkswagen, Audi, ŠKODA and Porsche the group doubled electric vehicle registrations in 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Biz

General Motors reveals new Chevrolet Equinox EV electric vehicle (EV)

New electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) will start from just $30,000

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

Amazon and Stellantis collaborate to introduce customer-centric connected experiences across millions of vehicles

As part of a separate agreement with Stellantis, Amazon will be the first commercial customer for Stellantis’ new Ram ProMaster 100 percent electric vehicle (EV) launching in 2023

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Kevin Welstead EV Sector Director SSE Energy Solutions (Distributed Energy)

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the people in the UK who is helping individuals and companies make the transition to driving electric vehicles (EVs) for a cleaner future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Sales
EV Life

With a huge surge in the sales of electric cars during 2021 was it the transitionary year for electric vehicles (EVs)?

Electric car registrations rose by 76 percent while petrol sales fell by 15 percent during last year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

ALD announces the signing of a memorandum of understanding to acquire LeasePlan

The acquisition will create a leading global player in mobility and help the transition to cleaner electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Biz

Arrival begins proving ground trials of its electric Bus

Buses will provide a better user experience while offering running cost reductions for operators

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Neill Emmett Head of Marketing at LeasePlan UK

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the people in the UK making electric vehicles (EVs) affordable and accessible to help speed up the transition to zero-emissions driving

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Chris Jackson Head of Fleet Partnerships at Centrica

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the people in the UK electric vehicle (EV) space helping to speed up the transition to zero-emissions driving

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Leaders

EV Leaders: Maria Bengtsson Partner and Electric Vehicle (EV) Lead at EY

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the pioneers in the UK electric vehicle (EV) space

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Ford launches sustainable charging initiative for its electric car owners in California

New program will help drivers lower their carbon footprint when charging their electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Small Car
EV Biz

Toyota expands C+pod electric car sales to all customers in Japan

Affordable supermini electric vehicle (EV) is ideal for a wide range of applications, especially in urban environments

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Rosberg X Racing (RXR) crowned overall championship winners of the inaugural Extreme E off-road electric car race series

The final round saw Lewis Hamilton’s X44 team take the win in the race series designed to highlight the devastating effects of the climate crisis

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Arrival reveals its first electric car designed to transform the global ride-hailing industry

Arrival Car prioritises cost, uptime, driver comfort, safety and convenience

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Conversions
EV Life

Nissan celebrates 35 years of Sunderland production with custom-built LEAF-powered Bluebird electric car

This one-of-a-kind ‘Newbird’ electric vehicle (EV) features a 40kWh battery and offers a range of 130 miles (210km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Education
EV Life

Polestar raises green electric vehicle (EV) charging awareness with solar designer Marjan van Aubel

Polestar’s Life Cycle Assessment demonstrates that EV drivers can halve the lifetime carbon footprint of their cars by charging with renewable energy

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Volta Trucks confirms the engineering kick-off for its all-electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants

The development of these two electric vehicles (EVs) will be undertaken at the same rapid pace that’s become a hallmark of Volta Trucks operations

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Olympic triathlete Alex Yee opts to drive PEUGEOT e-208 electric vehicle (EV) after passing his test

PEUGEOT UK found that 40 percent of parents would like to see their children learn to drive in an electric car

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

The floating centrepiece of Extreme E’s off-road electric car racing, the St. Helena, arrives in the UK

Final round of the series that highlights the impact of climate change and human interference takes place on 18-19 December

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Autonomous
EV Life

Yara Birkeland fully electric container vessel has successful maiden voyage

With this container vessel, Yara will reduce diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Nissan named one of the world’s most socially impactful brands

Japanese carmaker commended for its positive influence on sports, with Formula E providing the ideal testing ground for Nissan’s electrified future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) says the UK auto industry needs to embrace circular economy for electric vehicles (EVs)

In doing this now it will help towards achieving net zero and result in the potential of saving up to 16 million tonnes in CO2 equivalent per annum by 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volkswagen drives forward the electrification of its European plants

Volkswagen expects one in four vehicles sold will have a battery-electric drive system by 2026

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Toyota to produce 30 new electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030

The brand will aim to be 100 percent battery electric in Europe, North America and China by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Biz

General Motors (GM) joins initiative to certify sustainability and human rights in electric vehicle (EV) supply chain

The company plans to deliver more than one million annual global electric vehicle sales by 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Fleets
EV Biz

bp acquire Amply Power who provide electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management for fleets

bp plans to grow its global network of electric vehicle charging points from around 11,000 to more than 70,000 by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Electric van maker Arrival announces High Voltage Battery Module (HVBM) assembly plant in Charlotte, North Carolina

New plant will cost $11.5 million (£8.7 million/€10.2 million) and create 150 jobs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Biz

Polestar offers a glimpse of their new Polestar 3 electric sports utility vehicle

New electric vehicle (EV) will be made in the US and launch in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volvo Recharge models made up 26 percent of the global volume in the third quarter

Swedish carmaker will increase production from 15,000 electric cars today to at least 150,000 cars after summer 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Mercedes-Benz teams up with Factorial Energy to create solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EVs)

Factorial Energy have developed batteries that offer up to 50 percent longer range, increased safety and cost parity with lithium-ion batteries

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Stellantis signs lithium supply agreement with Vulcan Energy for decarbonised supply of key raw materials for electric vehicle (EV) battery packs

This deal is a key element to power Stellantis’ aggressive electrification strategy of its 14 car brands

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

IONITY will create 5,000 new fast charging points for electric cars across Europe by 2025

IONITY will invest 700 million euros in its high-power electric vehicle (EV) charging network

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Vauxhall Plug & Go offer makes switching to electric vehicles (EVs) even easier

The offer includes a free home charging unit, roadside assistance, battery warranty and a free six-month bp pulse subscription

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Biz

Polestar 5 previewed in latest episode of Polestar Precept electric vehicle (EV) documentary

Video shows how the Polestar Precept concept car transforms into the new Polestar 5 performance 4-door GT electric car

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

UK Prime Minister to announce electric vehicle (EV) revolution

Hundreds of thousands of extra charge points in the pipeline with new laws to supercharge the future of electric cars

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Buses
EV Biz

Equipmake and Beulas join forces with Go-Ahead London with in-service trials of new electric double-decker bus

Trials of new electric bus that has a range of up to 300 miles (483km) will start at the beginning of 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Kia pledges to become a ‘Sustainable Mobility Solutions Provider’ and unveils roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045

Kia model range to go fully electric in Europe by 2035 with key global markets to follow by 2040

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Biz

The Concept Recharge electric car visualises Volvo Cars’ path towards sustainable mobility

Swedish carmaker says they can reduce a car's lifecycle CO2 impact by 80 percent compared to a 2018 Volvo XC60

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Public Transport
EV Life

Cardiff Bus on the road to a greener future as it takes delivery of its first all-electric Yutong E12 bus

Welsh capital will soon have a fleet of 36 electric buses along with new charging infrastructure installed at the bus operator’s Sloper Road depot

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Merchants Fleet expands BrightDrop electric vehicle (EV) order to 18,000

With an estimated range of up to 250 miles (402km), the mid-size EV410 is ideal for faster, smaller deliveries or as a last-mile vehicle

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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AWARD WINNING
EV Life

Nissan LEAF e+ electric car scores maximum five-star rating in Green NCAP assessment

Nissan LEAF e+’s 62kWh powertrain offers up to 240 miles (385km) of zero-emissions range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Electric car company Polestar is ready for further global growth

Swedish electric vehicle (EV) company expects to operate in 30 markets by the end of 2023 and sell 290,000 vehicles by the end of 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Climate
EV Life

Positive declarations relating to transport to come out of COP26

Countries come together to drive towards cleaner zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Waitrose trialling wireless charged electric vans in London

These electric vehicles (EVs) can be charged wirelessly by parking above an electric charging plate to save time

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Polestar’s new global ‘360-degree’ brand campaign features astronaut Karen Nyberg and a shared outlook on life on Earth

Swedish electric car brand highlights issues of climate change and how transport is one of the biggest polluters

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Responses from the industry regarding the UK government’s Net Zero strategy and £620 million investment for electric vehicle (EV) grants and infrastructure

ElectricDrives brings you the best reactions to the plan for more sustainable transport in the UK for the coming decades

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Daimler strengthens R&D footprint in China with new Tech Center in Beijing

R&D Tech Center China will significantly accelerate Daimler-Mercedes Benz’s product development, especially electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Air Quality
EV Life

Switching to electric cars can help the UK’s wildflowers that face extinction due to emissions and pollution

Renault highlights the issue with a dramatic floral installation around a Renault ZOE electric vehicle (EV) in the Old English Garden at London’s Victoria Park

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Life

Johnson Matthey and Envision Virgin Racing to reveal world’s first electric two-seater Formula race car at COP26

eLNO technology used here will transfer to electric vehicles (EVs) on the road to offer greater range and faster charging

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car achieves perfect five-stars for both safety and the environment

Independent testing by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) and Green NCAP deliver double honours for Ford’s electric vehicle (EV)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Citroën Ami Cargo Electric car confirmed for UK sale in 2022

New electric vehicle (EV) offers a total load capacity of 400-litres and up to 46 miles (74km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Leaders
EV Life

Meet Gill Nowell Head of Electric Vehicle Communications at LV= General Insurance

ElectricDrives catches up with one of the genuine pioneers in the UK electric vehicle space

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Opibus secures Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest-ever fundraise ($7.5 million) in electric mobility

Swedish-Kenyan technology company that develops, designs and manufactures electric vehicles tailored for the African continent has reduced customer CO2 emissions by 94 percent

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Hertz partners with Uber to add up to 50,000 Tesla electric cars to Uber network by 2023

Hertz also recently announced it will add 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) to its North American car rental fleet by the end of 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Multimatic partner with McLaren to race Extreme E zero-emissions off-road electric vehicle (EV) race series in 2022

Sustainability, reduced carbon emissions and race car efficiency in sport will transfer to cleaner more efficient electric cars on road in the future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Life

Hyundai leads industry desirability rankings as consumers tune into electric cars

Auto Trader sees massive rise in electric vehicle searches and the Hyundai IONIQ Electric has topped the ranking at Aston Barclay

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

Drive System Design (DS) charges to Green Auto Summit 2021 with its Open Inverter Platform

Company shows a faster route in the rush to bring electric propulsion to market

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car leasing
EV Life

LeasePlan release report showing how driving an electric car is cheaper and easier than ever

LeasePlan are helping motorists and fleet managers transition to zero-emissions electric vehicles (EVs) with insights and guidance

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

UK Government announces £620 million for electric vehicle grants and infrastructure

New Net Zero strategy is designed to deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Volkswagen Group doubles deliveries of electric cars in third quarter

Volkswagen ID.4 and Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicles (EVs) were the group’s best sellers around the globe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

Up & Away flies into action with a fleet of Volkswagen ABT e-Transporter 6.1 electric vans

Electric vans chosen because they’re more efficient, sustainable and help with carbon neutral targets

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

First phase of Glasgow electric vehicle (EV) bus depot completed ready for COP26 climate change conference

First Bus Scotland will also provide 22 electric buses as the official COP26 delegate shuttle

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Climate
EV Life

Electric car brand Polestar teams up with artist Thijs Bierstaker to bring climate crisis and the renewable energy transition to life

'We Harvest Wind' exhibition encourages awareness of climate crisis, pollution and the transition to renewable energy through art

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Governments and officials from around the globe engage massively with World EV Day 2021

World EV Day has become a global movement working together to make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) for a cleaner and more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

SSE Energy Solutions launches 100 percent green energy tariff for electric car drivers

By also encouraging businesses to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) could help the UK meet its net zero ambitions

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

ABB launches the world’s fastest electric car charger

New ABB Terra 360 electric vehicle (EV) charger delivers a full charge in just 15 minutes and offers 62 miles (100km) in under three minutes

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

BYD ADL partnership supplies five Enviro400EV electric double decker buses for new Leeds Park & Ride

New Stourton site is the UK’s first solar-powered Park & Ride, with 30 electric car charging spaces

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Volvo Cars’ Recharge range of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids accounted for over a quarter of sales in September

Electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) continue to be popular with customers around the globe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Life

Fuel shortages create a massive shift towards driving electric cars and hybrids in the UK according to carwow

Online marketplace sees plug-in electric vehicle enquiries surge by 550 percent in September

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) electrifies bp pulse fleet

LEVC to supply 30 VN5 electric vans to one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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