Sustainability
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AWARD WINNING
EV Life

New Fiat 500 awarded ‘Best Electric Car’ at the inaugural Marie Claire UK Sustainability Awards

Judges praised its impressive range, iconic design and connectivity features

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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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Buses
EV Life

Council bids to make Reading Buses all-electric

Council has submitted an expression of interest to the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) £120m Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme

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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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Performance
EV Life

Swedish carmaker creates an experimental Polestar 2 electric car to appear at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The one-off named the ‘Beast’ produces a combined output of 350kW/476-horsepower

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) to star at the Future Lab exhibition at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Oxford-based sustainable zero-emissions transport manufacturers will show their EAV 2Cubed electric assisted vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Industry
EV Biz

Ellesmere Port will support sustainable mobility through the production of an all-electric vehicle starting in 2022

£100 million investment will be for Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands for both domestic and export markets

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Recreation
EV Life

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) unveils world’s first electric campervan

New electric camper offers over 60 miles (98 km) of zero-emissions driving with a flexible range of 304 miles (489 km) with ultra-low emissions

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Climate
EV Life

Vauxhall supports all-electric paramotor ‘Round Britain Climate Challenge’ with electric vehicles (EVs)

Vauxhall provides fully-electric Vivaro-e and the all-new Mokka-e EVs for the record attempt that will be highlighting climate change

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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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EV Strategy
EV Life

ŠKODA launches its new strategy that will see three new electric cars in its line-up by 2030

Czech carmaker also plans to create an electromobility hub in its home country

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

The EV Summit, the world’s most significant gathering of emobility leaders, returns as an in-person event

EV Summit is placing the master narrative of decarbonisation at the centre of this year’s event

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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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ecargo
EV Life

Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) delivers new urban lightweight vehicles to Oxford’s famous Covered Market

New zero-emissions vehicles will be exempt from charges from the upcoming Zero Emission Zone in the city

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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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Air Quality
EV Life

Zero-emissions electric cars are the answer to reducing harmful pollution around schools

Renault finds more than half of drivers would take a detour for clean school air but many don’t because of time

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Luxury Cars
EV Life

David Beckham invests in UK company Lunaz who offer electric powertrains for existing vehicles

Upcycling existing passenger, industrial and commercial vehicles presents a sustainable alternative to replacing them with new

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Rosberg X Racing take their second win at round two of the Extreme E electric off-road race series

Electric car race series set-up to highlight areas affected by climate and environmental issues and encourage zero-emissions driving

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Air Quality
EV Life

Birmingham launches its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) on 1 June to reduce pollution and encourage the use of zero-emissions electric vehicles (EVs)

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) launches CAZ web guide to offer sustainable and affordable road transport solutions

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Ford F-150 Lightning electric pick-up is a huge hit taking orders of 44,500 in the first two days

New zero-emissions pick-up will offer a range of up to 300 miles (483km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Performance
EV Life

New Nissan Ariya electric car takes to the famous Monaco street circuit for its public driving debut

The latest zero-emissions vehicle from the Japanese automaker is expected to have a range of over 310-miles (500km)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

HRH The Duke of Cambridge drives electric with Extreme E to highlight climate issues and promote the Earthshot Prize

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge currently visiting innovative projects in Scotland which aim to positively turn back the dial on the climate emergency

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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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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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

California is proposing a huge zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) budget boost

California Governor sets out new $3.2 billion proposal to encourage sales of electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

US President to visit a Ford electric vehicle manufacturing facility this week ahead of the launch of its F-150 Lightning electric pick-up

This news comes as Joe Biden makes a push for a $174 billion government boost for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Volta Trucks strengthens its executive management team with new strategic appointments

Electric truck company’s rapid expansion shows the future of delivery is all about vehicles with zero-emissions

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Vans
EV Biz

Ford start customer trials of its new all-electric E-Transit van

Zero-emission E-Transit cargo van will be launched in 2022

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Services
EV Biz

London continues to electrify its taxi services and ride hailing driver

An additional 200 MG5 EV electric cars being made available to ride-hailing drivers across London in 2021 through WeFlex

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

Kia reveals UK specifications and pricing for its new EV6 electric car

Range-topping GT model of this electric crossover offers a power output of 577 horsepower with a target 0-62mph (0-100kph) acceleration of just 3.5-seconds

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Volkswagen presents roadmap for climate-neutral mobility with it’s Way to Zero strategy

Electric cars will play a vital role in VW becoming a carbon neutral company by 2050

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Top Women in EV
EV Biz

Top women in EV: Rashida Noray Managing Director at Green.TV and Co-Founder of the EV Summit

For Top Women in EV 2021, we are sharing stories of some of the women shaping and driving forward the emobility industry

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Annabel Dolphin

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April 27, 2021

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Pricing
EV Life

Best sub £30,000 electric cars

ElectricDrives quick guide to the best value electric cars available right now

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Top Women in EV
EV Biz

Top women in EV: Sarah Cox Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK

For Top Women in EV 2021, we are sharing stories of some of the women shaping and driving forward the emobility industry

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Annabel Dolphin

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April 27, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Vauxhall supplies new Corsa-e and Mokka-e electric cars to the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

The Electric Vehicle Experience Centre is dedicated to educating and informing the public about the ongoing benefits of driving electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Top Women in EV
EV Biz

Top women in EV: Zan Dubin-Scott, Owner, ZDS Communications

For Top Women in EV 2021, we will be sharing stories of some of the women shaping and driving forward the emobility industry

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Annabel Dolphin

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April 27, 2021

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Top Women in EV
EV Biz

Top Women in EV: Niina Suuriniemi Hopper, founder and CEO of EVA Global

For Top Women in EV 2021, we will be sharing stories of some of the women shaping and driving forward the emobility industry

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Anna Turns

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April 21, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Vauxhall delivers fleet of all-electric New Vivaro-e vans to organic fruit and vegetable box supplier Riverford

Environmentally conscious companies continue to embrace zero-emission commercial vehicles for their deliveries

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Top 10 areas for Renault ZOE electric car ownership

Renault ZOE ownership proves electric car popularity isn’t just for city dwellers

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Recreation
EV Life

Alpha launches its new Wolf Plus utility and adventure electric truck

American zero-emission truck company continues to evolve its Alpha range of electric vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Vans
EV Biz

Fiat Professional officially launches its new E-Ducato 100 percent electric van

Maintenance of the E-Ducato electric large commercial vehicle will be about 40 percent lower than a combustion engine vehicle

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Climate
EV Biz

Volvo Cars to lower CO2 emissions and save billions with its new circular business aims

By 2025 Volvo Cars aims to more than double its remanufacturing business

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Could it be the end of the hybrid in Europe to make way for zero-emissions battery-electric cars?

Draft green plans could lead to a ban of manufacturers labelling hybrid electric vehicles as sustainable transport

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

Good Energy to offer electric car drivers free electricity

Britain generates so much renewable electricity it makes sense to take advantage of this free resource

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

The other side of Extreme E electric car racing and the story off the course highlighting the devastating effects of the climate crisis

Zero-emissions off-road race event helps to demonstrate positive steps that can be taken to protect the planet

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

EAV launches the new 2Charge in conjunction with Ford Motor Company’s micromobility e-scooter rental unit

Oxfordshire-based micro-mobility manufacturer continues to find zero-emissions solutions for city applications

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Leasing & Fleets
EV Life

Save thousands of pounds by driving an electric car

Octopus launches new electric car leasing company to unlock salary sacrifice for companies of all sizes

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Swedish electric carmaker aims to produce a truly climate-neutral car by 2030 with their Polestar 0 project

Polestar 0 project will drive design towards zero by focusing on eliminating emissions rather than offsetting by planting trees

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

MG is back on the frontline as it offers 100 ZS EV electric cars to good causes

British electric carmaker steps up to the plate again to help during the pandemic

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

Scotland encourages purchase of electric cars

Interest-free loans continue to be available for new or used electric car purchases

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Investment
EV Biz

Blacklane invests in London-based electric chauffeur service Havn

Both zero-emission services will continue to operate separately, sustainably and safely within Covid guidelines

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

European CEO Alliance, which includes Volkswagen, Scania and ABB, advocates for ambitious climate strategy

10 European business leaders plan to invest €100 billion in decarbonisation for a cleaner future in Europe

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

Volkswagen and Greece to create a model island for climate-neutral mobility

Electric cars and sustainable transport will help to transform Astypalea

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

DS Automobiles reveals eco-conscious fashion collection that absorbs CO2

Fashion and cars helping to create a more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

BMW to start their second electric car battery assembly facility in Germany

German car manufacture will open new production plant in Leipzig in 2021

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Industry
EV Biz

Meet Carla Detrieux, the head of business development, at Volta Trucks

We catch up with the dynamic young French woman who moved countries and jobs to help make the planet a better place

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Extreme E off-road electric car racing confirms Jenson Button as team owner and driver

Off-road race series will highlight areas affected by climate and environmental issues and promote the adoption of electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Life

World’s first ‘intelligent’ electric car and vehicle battery unveiled by InoBat Auto

European battery producer to offer 20 percent range increase over current best-in-class electric vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

InstaVolt partners with Everrati to power iconic electric cars into the future

Drivers of Everrati’s iconic electric car conversions can now be sure they have access to reliable rapid charging whenever they need it

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
World EV Day

ABB and Green.TV to drive further emobility adoption with 2021 World EV Day

Global event will continue to drive progress towards a zero-emissions mobility future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

US President Joe Biden will make entire 645,000 federal vehicle fleet electric

US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg has expressed he would like to put millions of electric cars on US roads

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Production
EV Life

Polestar’s electric performance hybrid Polestar 1 enters final round of production

Sustainable Swedish carmaker to focus on sustainability and all-electric car production

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Nissan using Formula E to transform the way communities connect and move, and inspire a sustainable society

The Japanese carmaker aims to use its expertise to transfer knowledge and technology between the race track and road for better electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

Plug-In electric car sales double in France during September

The Renault Zoe continues to dominate electric car sales

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Charging
EV Life

Kia UK forms partnerships with bp Chargemaster and Pod Point for its electric car owners

New deal offers customers preferential terms for a homecharge point

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Prodrive partner with Lewis Hamilton’s Extreme E X44 team

Oxfordshire-based motorsport engineering group have been developing electric car and vehicle technology for over 15 years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Survey
EV Life

New research shows more than 55 percent of drivers thinking about buying an electric car

AX Electric launched and offers first truly like-for-like replacement vehicle service for electric cars

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Life

SEAT CUPRA to launch an urban electric car in 2025 that could cost under £20,000

Building zero-emission electric cars will help to reform the Spanish economy

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Sustainability
EV Life

ABB announce move to an all-electric car fleet in the UK

Global engineering firm promises use of zero emission vehicles at World EV Day

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

New Consumer Reports survey in the US finds consumers are interested in driving electric cars

The review finds that 71 percent were interested in the idea of owning an electric car at some point

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Technology
EV Life

Williams Advanced Engineering partners with Fortescue to develop battery-electric haul truck

World-leading technology and engineering business born out of F1 helping to clean-up large plant machinery

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Full speaker programme announced for the 2020 online EV Summit

Electric car and emobility summit attracts the world’s leading experts to help create a more sustainable future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) arrives in Austria

Changes to tax (NoVA) for commercial vehicles in Austria that come into force in July leads to anticipated spike in demand for electric vans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Life

Tesla to cut the cost of electric car batteries by half

Elon Musk announces his company will reduce the price of electric cars over the next three years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Ocado Zoom trials zero-emissions delivery fleet

Trial fleet includes Electric Assisted Vehicles’ cargo vans

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Jaguar Land Rover reimagines the future with electrification

Jaguar to become a pure electric luxury car brand over the next five years

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Polestar to expand sales of its electric cars into Asia Pacific markets in 2021

Swedish carmaker, who are owned by China’s Geely Holdings which also own Volvo, Lotus and London Electric Vehicle Company, will soon be available in 18 global markets

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Sales
EV Life

DriveElectric forecast over 200,000 all-electric vehicles will hit UK roads in 2021

DriveElectric found that the vast majority of people prefer the driving experience of electric vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Amazon reveals their latest 100-percent electric Rivian-made van

Online retailer continues to expand its electric fleet

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Ford announces steps towards carbon neutrality and sets significant emissions goals for 2035

Key to Ford’s reduction of emissions is the development of electric cars and vehicles

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Life

Nissan sets out its carbon-neutral goal for 2050

The Japanese carmaker will electrify all vehicles being offered in the key markets by the early 2030s

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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SUV
EV Life

10 best things about the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric sports utility vehicle

Volkswagen US releases video footage with all the information you may not know about the second electric car in its ID. range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Life

BMW show the world their latest iX zero-emission electric car

The German car producer uses its new eDrive technology for its new electric car that will be launched in 2021

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Policy
EV Life

UK government announces its 10-point green plan that includes banning the sales of petrol and diesel cars from 2030

Boris Johnson announces the zero-emission electric cars and vehicles are the future of mobility in the UK

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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New Car Launch
EV Life

Polestar Precept electric car to enter production

New Precept to be produced in a new carbon-neutral facility in China

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot officially approved for August launch

Councillors agree that tackling air pollution and climate change is a huge priority

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

Electric cars to return power to grid with ABB intelligent charging

ABB Vehicle-to-Grid technology will set global benchmark for bi-directional charging with brand-new 11 kW station

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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EV Strategy
EV Biz

Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, to address 2020 EV Summit

Transport secretary to deliver keynote speech on the future of electric cars and emobility in the UK

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

Energy Saving Trust views ecargo bikes as a sustainable delivery solution for both individuals and organisations in urban environments

eCargo bikes have much to offer, they are rider-friendly with zero-emissions and provide ease of movement aligned with being cost-effective

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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