Sustainability
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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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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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Commercial
EV Biz

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

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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Buses
EV Life

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

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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Climate
EV Life

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

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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

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

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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Superpedestrian announces free rides on its LINK e-scooters to promote World Car Free Day

Micromobility provider also offering 20 percent discount during European Mobility Week

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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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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

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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

Heat testing, especially battery monitoring, could help road car performance in the future

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Car Launch
EV Biz

New lightweight British electric sports car, Aura, launched today in the UK

Efficiently designed sports car of the future offers up to 400 miles (644km) of range

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Net Zero
EV Life

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

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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Batteries
EV Biz

Ford and Redwood Materials team up to build battery recycling and a domestic battery supply chain for electric vehicles (EVs)

Redwood’s recycling technology can recover over 95 percent of the elements including nickel, cobalt, lithium and copper

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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).

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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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Life

ABB launches the world’s fastest electric car charger

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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Charging
EV Biz

EO Charging wins Tesco’s home delivery electric vehicle (EV) charging business

Britain’s largest supermarket chain plans to have an all-electric delivery fleet by the end of 2028

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Ian Osborne

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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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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

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Citroën AMI electric vehicle (EV) gets green light for UK sales in 2022

Could the AMI be the ultimate electric town vehicle that opens up zero-emissions driving to the masses thanks to its £6,000 expected price tag?

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Ian Osborne

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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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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Nissan becomes official supplier to 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon with all-electric vehicles (EVs)

Nissan will not only supply a fleet of Nissan LEAFs and e-NV200 LCVs but will be encouraging participants from the official Nissan LGBTQ+ Cheerzone

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Community
EV Life

Pope Francis travels in ŠKODA Enyaq iV electric car during visit to Slovakia

During his visit, the Pontiff sends the right message encouraging people to drive electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Development
EV Biz

Electric carmaker Polestar doubles the size of its UK R&D team

UK R&D team will play a crucial role in the development of the Polestar Precept electric vehicle (EV)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Beginners’ Guide to Going Electric launched on World EV Day

Electrifying.com teams up with the Department for Transport to produce a guide to help speed up the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Biz

Catching up with Ade Thomas the mastermind behind World EV Day

World EV Day, which highlights and promotes the role of electric vehicles (EVs) in the move to net-zero and decarbonisation, returns on 9 September

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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ecargo
EV Life

World EV Day partner, Maxus, says greener motoring message is being heard loud and clear

Now 54 percent of Maxus’ light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales in the UK are electric

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Ian Osborne

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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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Car Launch
EV Biz

All-New Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric car unveiled

New crossover style electric vehicle (EV) will offer up to 292 miles (470km) of range

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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Emobility
EV Life

Polestar reveals limited edition electric bike in collaboration with CAKE

The collaboration offers the perfect zero-emissions solution when travelling into urban locations

By

Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Concept
EV Life

Volkswagen reveals their entry-level ID. LIFE electric car

New smaller electric vehicle (EV) is expected to cost €20,000 (£17,000/$24,000) and offer a range of 249 miles (400km)

By

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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Decarbonisation
EV Biz

2021 EV Summit guests and passers-by greeted by the latest in electric vehicle (EV) technology

University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School exhibiting the Hyundai IONIQ 5, LeasePlan’s Arrival Truck and the Polestar 2

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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

By

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

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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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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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Motorsport
EV Life

Royal College of Art and Extreme E electric car motor racing announce innovative ocean research partnership

Partnership that will give students and researchers the data and inspiration to develop innovative responses to the climate crisis

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Emobility
EV Life

Spin, Ford’s electric scooter subsidiary, partners with Google Maps to provide sustainable city transport

Google Maps users can locate Spin vehicles in 84 towns, cities and campuses in the United States, Canada, Germany and Spain

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Performance
EV Life

How durable and hard-wearing are electric cars?

Ford launches torture-test video of Mustang Mach-E to reassure customers of the durability of electric vehicles (EVs)

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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World EV Day
EV Life

Create the world’s first electric vehicle (EV) emoji for World EV Day 2021

World EV Day founders Green.TV and headline partner ABB launch EVmoji design competition for 6 to 16-year-olds

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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Conversions
EV Life

Electrogenic converts the iconic Citroen DS into a zero-emissions modern classic

Oxford-based electric car converters release details and pictures of their latest project

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Ian Osborne

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April 6, 2021

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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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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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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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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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