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Ford gets ready for commercial EV charging

Multinational carmaker Ford has announced that it has acquired Electriphi, a provider of fleet monitoring and charging management software for electric vehicles in California. The team and services at Electriphi are to be integrated into Ford Pro, a new...

Police forces to trial Tesla UK's Model 3 police car

Tesla police cars have moved a step closer to becoming a reality after the firm announced it has completed its first emergency services specification Model 3. Tesla UK revealed a police-liveried Model 3 fitted out for use by the UK Police force, which...

General Motors investing further in EVs and automated vehicles

General Motors (GM) is planning to increase investment in electric cars and automated driving vehicles by 2025 – from a previous 27 billion to 35 billion US dollars, according to a media report. In November last year, GM announced its intention to...

JLR reveals hydrogen-powered Land Rover Defender

An Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) funded project to develop a zero-emission SUV took another major step forward today as Jaguar Land Rover announced the development of a prototype Land Rover Defender using hydrogen fuel cell technology. Project ZEUS,...

Polestar explores collaboration with South Korean innovator

Swedish automotive brand Polestar is looking into an alliance with the South Korean conglomerate SK. The aim of the collaboration would be to advance the development of electric cars and might include a potential supply of SK batteries for upcoming Polestar...

Royal Mail plans to expand its electric fleet tenfold

Postal service and courier company Royal Mail is planning to add an extra 3,000 electric vehicles to its UK fleet. With procurement due to start in October, this would increase the number of electric vehicles in the fleet to around 3,300. To begin with,...

GRIDSERVE takes over the Electric Highway

Sustainable energy solutions company GRIDSERVE has today completed the purchase of the Electric Highway – the world’s first national charging network for electric cars – from green energy supplier Ecotricity. The Electric Highway has played an...

New battery concept is significantly easier to recycle

Automotive engineering company IAV has announced that it has successfully developed a battery concept that is significantly easier to recycle than existing battery systems, with a considerably better CO2 balance. According to IAV - which designs products...

Pure-electric cars reach a quarter of a million in UK

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has shared the latest figures for sales of new cars in May 2021. Although the effect of the lockdown in May last year still provides some anomalous comparative figures, it is worth noting that May 2021 was a...

Technology group ABB plans fully electric fleet by 2030

Technology group ABB has announced it will electrify its fleet of over 10,000 vehicles by 2030. The company’s climate protection goals also include establishing energy efficiency targets and energy management systems, and using only renewable energy. In...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:27th May 2021