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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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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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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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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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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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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: Lash Saranna Founder and CEO at Electric Zoo

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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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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Education
EV Biz

Volkswagen of America to invest $20 million in 50-State electric vehicle dealer readiness program

Program supports dealer investment in electric vehicle (EV) service centres, digital tools, charging infrastructure and technician training

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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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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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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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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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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

Nissan charges ahead with EV36Zero plans in the UK with new 20MW solar farm

This doubles the amount of renewable energy generated on-site to cover every Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) sold in Europe

By

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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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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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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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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Second Hand Sales
EV Life

Discover EV introduces the UK’s first free digital automotive marketplace for electrified vehicles

The easy to use platform is for buyers and sellers, both trade and private, for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and hybrids

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Volvo Cars signs zero-emission road transport declaration at COP26 and reveals groundbreaking internal carbon-pricing mechanism

Swedish automaker expects more than half of its global sales to consist of fully electric cars by 2025

By

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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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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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

By

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

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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Shell to rebrand NewMotion and Greenlots to create global electric mobility offer through Shell Recharge Solutions

Shell to bring electric mobility portfolio businesses under unified brand to simplify customer offer

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Jaguar Land Rover and Harley Davidson provide electric vehicles (EV) for COP26

Climate change summit in Glasgow also supported by free charging from IONITY and electric buses from First Bus Scotland

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Registrations
EV Life

More plug-in vehicles to be registered in 2021 than the whole of the last decade in the UK

Zero emission electric vehicle (EV) registrations expected to exceed those of diesel by the end of 2022 in the UK

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Volvo Cars calls for more clean energy investment to realise full climate potential of electric vehicles (EVs)

The Swedish carmaker aim to be fully electric by 2030 and plans to roll out a whole new family of pure electric cars in the coming years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Life

Toyota releases details of its new bZ4X ‘beyond zero’ electric car

New electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) uses the Japanese carmaker’s e-TNGA electric platform developed in collaboration with Subaru

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Subscription
EV Biz

Onto electric car subscription service orders 1,050 Renault Zoe E-Tech as electric vehicle (EV) subscription interest soars in the UK

Onto’s electric car subscription service provides an affordable and accessible way to drive a zero emissions electric vehicle

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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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Research by Ford finds an increasing recognition in the UK that electric cars are the future

Survey also finds Brits support the fight against climate change, recycling, using cars less and not travelling on planes

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

IONITY emphasises its commitment to decarbonisation by providing free charging at new Glasgow site during COP26

IONITY’s charging stations are available in over 370 locations with approximately 1,500 chargers across its European network

By

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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Subscription
EV Life

How car subscriptions can accelerate electric vehicles (EVs) from margin to mainstream

Guest editor Oliver Jones from elmo, the world’s first net-zero electric car subscription platform, explains how the subscription model can speed up adoption and reduce climatic impact

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Oliver Jones

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October 18, 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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Education
EV Life

Hyundai turns the blues green with a supply of KONA Electric cars to Chelsea Football Club

Hyundai’s ‘Turn the Blues, Green’ campaign designed to educate the public on making the switch to electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Volta Trucks confirms €37 million (£31.5 million/$43.5 million) of Series B funding for its Volta Zero electric truck

Volta Zero pre-orders pass 2,500, with an order value exceeding €600m (£511 million/$706 million)

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s company Redwood Materials plan to produce sustainable battery materials for electric cars

Redwood Materials aim to produce 100GWh per year of cathode active materials and anode foil for one million electric vehicles by 2025

By

Ian Osborne

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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).

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

Equipmake and Beulas unveil state-of-the-art double-decker electric bus with up to 250 miles (402km) of range

New zero-emissions electric bus is scaleable for a range of sizes and will provide new jobs at Equipmake’s purpose-built facility in the UK

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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

New parking data reveals Londoners are leading the electric car charge

45 percent of the private electric spaces listed on YourParkingSpace website are based in the UK capital

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Biz

CUPRA starts production of its first electric car the CUPRA Born

New electric vehicle (EV) will be produced at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant where the ID.3, ID.4, Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, are produced

By

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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Car Sales
EV Biz

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) outsold diesel cars by 48 percent in the UK during September

The transition to zero-emissions electric cars continues to build momentum taking 15.2 percent market share in the UK for the month

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Eden Vauxhall in the UK offers electric courtesy cars to help drive electric vehicle (EV) awareness

The move aims to spark interest and educate drivers on how easy it is to drive and live with an electric car

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) orders 12 NFI zero-emission electric buses

Order will help California’s Innovative Clean Transit goal of a 100 percent zero-emission fleet by 2040

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Best reasons to buy a zero-emissions electric car

ElectricDrives top 10 reasons why people should convert to cleaner electric vehicles (EVs) and never queue at the petrol forecourt again

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Addison Lee, London’s largest taxi firm, to go fully electric by 2023

The company is investing £160 million and just put in the largest UK purchase of Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicles (EVs) for its fleet

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Envirorally launched for the future of electric vehicle (EV) motorsport

Non-profit foundation’s UK events will be centred around the growing network of GRIDSERVE electric forecourt charging stations

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Plug-in electric vehicles account for 18.3 percent of all car sales in the UK during August

Zero emissions all-electric car registrations have grown 106.7 percent year-on-year

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Nissan celebrates 250,000 LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicle (EV) sales across Europe

75 percent of Nissan’s sales-mix will be electrified in Europe by the end of 2023

By

Ian Osborne

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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

By

Ian Osborne

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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

By

Ian Osborne

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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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Nissan join the Race to Zero campaign supported by the United Nations

Nissan are the first Japanese carmaker to join and signed the campaign’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Biz

LeasePlan will be exhibiting their all-electric ARRIVAL van at this year’s EV Summit

Alfonso Martinez, LeasePlan’s UK director, will also be speaking at the EV Summit on the Sustainable Fleets panel

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

DS Automobiles to become a 100 percent electric car brand from 2024

DS Automobiles will offer an all-electric version of the DS 4 with a range of more than 400 miles (644km)

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

This year’s EV Summit is just one day away and here’s a list of the event’s main partners

EV Summit brings together the world’s most significant gathering of emobility leaders

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Biz

Electric car producer Polestar leads car industry towards greater consumer transparency

Polestar 2 electric vehicles (EVs) leave the factory with carbon footprints ranging between 24 and 25 tonnes of CO2e

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Volvo partners with Eden Project providing XC40 Recharge all-electric vehicles (EVs)

Collaboration hopes to tackle the barriers around driving electric cars to accelerate the uptake of zero-emission vehicles

By

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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

September’s number plate change expects boom in electric cars

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) forecasting a 59% rise in registrations of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in 2021

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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 afternoon’s EV Summit

Charging infrastructure in the UK Rethinking Emobility and Sustainable Cities panels

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volkswagen ID.3 electric car makes its debut in China

The ID.3 joins VW’s ID.4 and ID.6 electric vehicle (EV) line-up in the region

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Polestar will be exhibiting their all-electric Polestar 2 at this year’s EV Summit

Award-winning Swedish carmaker will also be speaking about their sustainability and vision for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Summit

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

World’s first production Automobili Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar revealed at Monterey Car Week

This new electric vehicle (EV) can accelerate faster than a current Formula 1 car

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Build Your Dreams (BYD) launches electric cars in Europe

First customer in Norway receives all-electric BYD Tang electric crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

New Fiat 500 most environmentally-friendly electric car on the market according to Green NCAP

Efficient zero-emissions town car achieves five-star green rating from Green NCAP

By

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)

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sales Trends
EV Biz

Best-ever second quarter for UK used car market with zero-emission all-electric vehicle sales increasing 354%

Demand for electric vehicles (EVs), both new and used continues, as the country switches on to clean driving

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to Formula E will help them develop their electric cars for a cleaner future

Racing technology will trickle down and help the brand’s Reimagine Strategy to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and net zero status by 2039

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Mercedes-Benz to showcase all of its current and future electric cars

Display of the German carmakers zero-emission vehicles will take place at IAA MOBILITY in Munich in September

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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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Subscription
EV Life

Hyundai launches new Mocean subscription service for electric cars and hybrid models

Prices for a zero-emissions electric vehicle (EV) start from £399 per month

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

US set a target of 50 percent of vehicles to be electric by 2030

Manufacturers are ready to push this with Ford, GM and Stellantis aiming to achieve 50 percent of all electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030

By

Ian Osborne

on

April 6, 2021

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Decarbonisation
EV Life

Zap-Map and Advanced Infrastructure awarded funding to create zero carbon electric vehicle (EV) route planner

New Zap Zero route planner will help electric car drivers choose the lowest possible carbon option

By

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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Biz

Major British companies unite to electrify UK transport

Working together as the Electric Vehicle Fleet Accelerator (EVFA) they believe electrification of fleets will help mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK

By

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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Lyreco makes transition to all-electric vehicles (EVs) for its delivery fleet in London

Europe’s leading distributor of workplace products and services purchases 17 Renault Master E-Tech all-electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs)

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Life

Octopus Energy adds 23 PEUGEOT e-Expert electric vans to its fleet

New vans will be used to install electric car charge points across London

By

Ian Osborne

on

April 6, 2021

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