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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Motor industry urges UK Chancellor to take onboard BVRLA electric ‘Van Plan’ on its journey to decarbonised road transport

British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) wants effective regulation and support for the electric van market to help businesses make the transition

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Stellantis and TheF Charging announce partnership to create new electric car public charging network across Europe

The collaboration will develop the network, primarily quick charge, in over 15,000 locations

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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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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Audi supplies FC Bayern basketball players with electric cars

Team's players will drive the Audi e-tron or Audi Q4 e-tron electric vehicles (EVs) during the 2020/21 season

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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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Manufacturing
EV Biz

West Midlands Gigafactory, the largest in the UK, to secure the British automotive industry’s long-term electric future

New electric car battery plant will create up to 6,000 new highly skilled jobs and thousands more in the wider supply chain

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution join forces for lithium-ion battery production for electric cars in North America

New electric vehicle (EV) battery plant to have annual production capacity of 40 gigawatt hours and is targeted to start by first quarter 2024

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

Drive System Design (DSD) showcase toolsets and test capabilities essential for next generation of electric vehicles (EVs)

DSD will help customers to determine the most efficient and lowest cost electric drive architectures in the future

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Life

General Motors (GM) reveals new electric vehicle (EV) motors to power an all-electric future

New electric car motors have been designed and developed in-house with GM propulsion software

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Ford research find today’s kids look forward to driving eco friendly electric cars in the future

Young drivers of tomorrow are ready and excited to drive electric vehicles (EV).

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Fuel shortage in the UK sparks huge interest in electric cars

New report sees huge surge in searches for electric vehicles (EVs) as more service stations run out of petrol and diesel

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

An online YouGov poll shows six in ten drivers would consider buying an electric car in 2022

Motor Ombudsman polls more than 1,700 UK 18-24-year-old drivers and finds the next generation want to transition to electric vehicles (EVs)

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Stellantis to turn Turin factory into a hub for electric vehicles (EVs) including Maserati models

The global auto producer that owns 14 motor brands, including Vauxhall, Peugeot, Fiat, Citroën and Jeep, say there will be no job losses as a result

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Electric car drivers from around Europe will head to COP26 to support the call for the faster move to electric vehicles (EVs)

Electric Vehicle Drivers’ Associations (EVAs) leading the charge to cleaner zero-emissions driving

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Volta Trucks introduces all-electric Volta Zero truck to the Netherlands

The electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer also appoints business development managers to major EU markets

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen Group China builds battery system factory to strengthen its electric car value chain

Annual capacity will be 150,000 to 180,000 high-voltage electric vehicle (EV) battery systems

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Ken Block and Audi collaborating on exclusive joint projects in electric mobility

World’s most famous rally star Ken Block says electric cars are the future

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen takes the next step towards developing and producing electric car batteries

Volkswagen opens state-of-the-art cell laboratory in Salzgitter, Germany that could reduce battery prices by 50 percent

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Are electric carmakers ready to be profitable without government incentives?

Moving away from incentives, Tesla and Volkswagen power ahead in the race toward electric car affordability

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Adviser, makes video address celebrating World EV Day

Ben Prochazka from the Electrification Coalition discusses the current climate challenges and solutions using electric vehicles (EVs) with the US national Climate Adviser

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

ElectricDrives takes a deeper dive into World EV Day that returns on 9 September

World EV Day highlights and promotes the role of electric vehicles in the move to net zero and decarbonisation

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Stagecoach launches new sustainability strategy - Driving Net Zero: Better Places to Live and Work

Stagecoach is targeting having a zero-emissions electric bus fleet in the UK by 2035

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards $26.8 million to five electric vehicle (EV) charging providers

Ampol, ChargeFox, Electric Highway Tasmania, Engie and Evie Networks all receive money to help increase electric charging infrastructure in Australia

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

Innovation Automotive, UK’s first multi-brand all-electric automotive company, to Appear at Commercial Vehicle Show

Innovation Automotive has ambitious plans to simplify and demystify the process of switching to electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Dispelling the big myths around electric car ownership

We bring you the truth around the five biggest myths when it comes to driving an electric vehicle (EV)

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Hyundai Motor commits to become carbon neutral by 2045

To achieve this the company will focus on clean mobility and electric cars, next-generation platforms and green energy

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

World EV Day coming on September 9, 2021 to celebrate worldwide electric vehicle (EV) ownership

Following a hugely successful event in 2020, World EV Day is back bigger and better for 2021

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Hyundai supports electric vehicle EV awareness through September

Hyundai kick off their electric car campaign at the 2021 EV Summit

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

Key take-aways from this morning’s EV Summit

Decarbonisation of Mobility and Electric OEM panels

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

2021 EV Summit kicks off at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School

World’s most significant emobility leaders gather to explore how to advance battery-electric mobility for a cleaner and more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

Bollinger plan to build Class 4 and Class 5 electric commercial vehicles

US electric carmaker plans offer platforms for a wide variety of commercial applications

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Record month for plug-in vehicle builds in the UK

Figures for UK combustion builds represented the worst July performance since 1956

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Volta Zero all-electric truck embarks on UK customer roadshow

Volta Trucks will kick off their UK tour at the 2021 EV Summit which attracts the world’s emobility leaders to drive electrification and sustainable transport

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

Ford E-Transit electric vans hit the road as fleet customers begin real-world trials

Trial features full range of high-productivity E-Transit variants including chassis cab conversions with box van, refrigerated box, tipper and dropside bodies

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April 6, 2021

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Infrastructure
EV Life

Germany to invest €500 million for more public electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure

Goal is to establish 50,000 electric car charging points including at least 20,000 fast chargers

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Biz

Oxford is fast becoming the new world epicentre for electric vehicle (EV) technology

With a wealth of electric vehicle (EV) design, technology and industry, along with the EV Summit, Oxford is one of the most progressive locations on the planet for emobility

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April 6, 2021

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Industry
EV Biz

The EV Summit announces its full list of emobility panel speakers for the 2021 event

This year the event returns as a hybrid, in-person meets digital event

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Biz

Watt Electric Vehicle Company’s (WEVCs) PACES platform to springboard UK production of next-generation electric commercial vehicles

New commercial electric platform is highly customisable for different body styles, sizes and configurations

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Biz

Kia launches nationwide ‘EV6 Electric Experience’ for its new electric car

New EV6 electric vehicle (EV) offers up to 328 miles (528km) of range and can be charged up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Vauxhall extends free home charger and 30,000 free miles offer to more of its electric cars

The Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life electric vehicles (EVs) are now all included

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Audi Sport testing the RS Q e-tron electric vehicle (EV) ready for the Dakar Rally

Trialling on rough terrain saw speeds of up to 112mph (180kph) in temperatures of up to 34°C

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Commercial
EV Biz

Volta Trucks reveals the first real-world trials of the prototype Volta Zero electric truck

Customer specification zero-emissions electric trucks designed for inner-city logistics will be ready in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Life

Are diesel owners spearheading the switch to electric vehicles?

Trend sees electric cars eating into diesel share in fuel type searches

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Kia EV6 electric vehicle (EV) is the first Korean car to achieve product carbon footprint certification from the Carbon Trust

Kia’s new EV6 uses eco-friendly materials including PET recycled plastics, floor mats and seat coverings and offers a range of up to 328 miles (528km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Renault Zoe electric car to be discontinued by 2024 and replaced by Renault R5

New electric platform and more efficient production methods could cut Renault’s new electric vehicles (EVs) costs by 30 percent

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Biz

Audi to unveil its new skysphere concept convertible roadster electric car on 10 August

This will be the first of three concept electric vehicles (EVs) that showcase the brand’s future vision of progressive luxury

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Peugeot doubles sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and electric cars in 2021

The French carmaker also sees low emission vehicle (LEV) sales increase by 112 percent

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

General Motors (GM) increase their investment to $35 billion in autonomous and electric vehicles (EVs) through 2025

GM, along with Ford and Stellantis, announce shared aspiration to achieve 40-50% of annual electric car sales in the US by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

US electric pick-up truck company Rivian in talks with UK government about a British factory

Electric vehicle (EV) start-up, backed by Amazon and Ford, apparently looking at a site near Bristol

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Design
EV Biz

Volkswagen to introduce new ID.5 GTX SUV coupé electric car

The new sporty style crossover electric vehicle (EV) will have a projected range of up to 309 miles (497km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Stellantis reports record first half of 2021 with electric cars playing an important part

The company plans to launch 11 electric vehicles (EVs) in the next two years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Trucks
EV Life

US electric truck maker Rivian trademarks the names for six new models

Zero-emissions electric pick-up maker has big plans for the coming years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution to build electric car batteries in Indonesia

New gigafactory is expected to produce 10GWh of lithium-ion battery cells per year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

DPD names Oxford as its first all-electric city using zero-emission vehicles for all deliveries

The delivery firm has nine further UK locations set to become electric-only to be confirmed this year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Biz

SOGO offers businesses the ability to operate a carbon-neutral fleet across petrol, diesel and electric cars

Leasing company partners with Rightcharge to help electric vehicle (EV) customers with charging, access to government grants and green electricity tariffs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Life

New research by Kwik Fit reveals 32 percent of drivers expect their next vehicle to be a zero-emissions electric car

The study also found that 65 percent of London drivers are considering switching to plug-in vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Electric vehicle (EV) sales continue to help big car companies bounce back after lockdown

Volvo Cars report record six-month performance with plug-in vehicles accounting for 25 percent of sales

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Shell to install 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025

Each site is expected to have six 22kW and two 50kW rapid charging points for customers to charge while they shop

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Responses from the industry regarding the UK government’s greenprint decarbonisation plan

ElectricDrives has found the best reactions to the plan for more sustainable transport in the coming decades

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

Government publishes its ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050

The transport decarbonisation plan will provide cleaner air, healthier communities and creates tens of thousands of new green jobs

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Life

Chinese electric carmaker NIO announces its “NIO Power 2025” battery swap station deployment plan

By 2025 NIO will have over 4,000 battery swap stations worldwide with around 1,000 outside of China

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

MG Motor breaks mid-year records with nearly a third of its sales from electric cars

Sales of electric vehicles continue to grow for the British carmaker

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Survey
EV Life

Survey finds a big difference in the make and model searches between the electric vehicle (EV) curious and serious buyers

BuyaCar finds Volkswagen leads the generic electric car search while Nissan LEAF is the most explored specific vehicle

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Sales of electric cars and vans play a big part in Mercedes Benz success so far this year

Mercedes plug-in-hybrids and all-electric car deliveries more than quadrupled, while total electric van sales have risen more than sixfold

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Audi announces prices and specifications for Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron electric cars

New electric crossover-style Sportback prices start from £40,750 and offer a range of up to 316 miles (509km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Biz

Federal grant provides Atlanta with $5.4 million to buy its first electric commuter buses

Electric buses will cut carbon emissions by 901 tonnes, increase efficiency and reduce noise pollution in communities

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Jutta Kleinschmidt, the only female winner of the Dakar Rally, will compete for ABT CUPRA XE in Extreme E electric car race series

Kleinschmidt takes over from Claudia Hürtgen for the remaining Extreme E electric vehicle (EV) off-road race events

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Silverstone to launch Switch Live event that will showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and sustainable mobility

The organisers have a target to make the event carbon-neutral within the next three years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Britain in talks with six companies about building gigafactories to produce electric car batteries

Carmakers Ford and Nissan are said to be in talks with the government to expand their electrification plans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Lincoln set to launch its first all-electric car in 2022

The brand plans to electrify all models by 2030

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Kent County Council offers a ‘try before you buy’ electric van initiative for local business

Council has 24 all-electric Renault vans to help encourage the adoption of zero-emission vehicles for a cleaner future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Manufacturing
EV Biz

Polestar 3 electric performance sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be manufactured in the USA

Production of zero-emissions Polestar 3 is expected to begin globally in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Chinese carmaker NIO obtains approval for production of its ES8 electric car in Europe

New NIO ES8 electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be produced in Norway and available later this year

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Volkswagen invests a further £438 million in sustainable battery production with Northvolt AB

The investment will help the German carmaker cope with the increasing demand for zero-emissions electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

Renault Group to create Renault ElectriCity, the largest electric vehicle (EV) production centre in Europe

New electric car development in France will create 700 new jobs and produce 400,000 electric cars annually

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Ecotricity sells Electric Highway to GRIDSERVE

The sale will see GRIDSERVE expand and update the Electric Highway to offer easier and faster charging for electric car drivers

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Design
EV Life

Vauxhall offers a first glimpse of its All-New Astra electric car

Vauxhall continues the electrification of its range for a cleaner world

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

All Fiat vehicles will become electric-only between 2025 and 2030

A discussion between Olivier François, Fiat CEO, and Stefano Boeri, architect and urban planner, reveal radical plans for a cleaner more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Life

Volvo Cars opens its order books for its new all-electric C40 Recharge

The C40 Recharge is the latest manifestation of Volvo Cars’ aim for 50 percent of its global sales to be fully electric cars by 2025

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Public Transport
EV Life

BYD launch new electric school bus in the USA

Safety has been key in the development of this new zero-emissions bus that offers up to 150 miles (250km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Biz

ABB strengthens its commitment to reduce carbon emissions and will electrify its fleet of 10,000 vehicles by 2030

The Swedish-Swiss power and automation technology group joins three initiatives from The Climate Group

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

MG offers a £750 incentive for electric car customers during June 2021

MG continues to push the electric revolution and over 30 percent of its cars sold this year have been electric

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Biz

Volkswagen's ID.4 electric car becomes the first sports utility vehicle (SUV) to top the European battery electric vehicle (BEV) rankings

VW’s ID.3 was the second best selling electric vehicle (EV) in Europe with the Renault ZOE third

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Services
EV Life

New UK website for used electric cars, plug-in hybrids and hybrids

JustGoEV already has over 3,000 used plug-in vehicles to help customers make the switch to cleaner driving

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust launches its first electric emergency response vehicles

The trust will use specially designed and adapted Kia e-Niros as first response vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Ford challenges Britain's smallest town to switch to driving electric cars for the weekend

Ford offers locals the all-electric Mustang Mach-E to test drive to encourage electric vehicle adoption

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Elon Musk’s visit to the UK drives rumours of a Tesla factory

A new Tesla Gigafactory could provide an estimated £80 billion boost for the UK car industry

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

US President, Joe Biden, visited Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center for launch of the new F-150 Lightning electric pick-up

This was also the perfect platform to push his proposal of spending $174 billion to electrify the US

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Subscription
EV Life

Fisker to deliver 700 of its Ocean electric sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to UK-based electric car subscription service, Onto

Deliveries will take place in 2023 to help support the next generation of electric vehicle mobility

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

Lamborghini announces its Direzione Cor Tauri roadmap to electrification

Italian supercar builder will offer an all-electric car in the second half of this decade

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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