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Nio to deliver first ES8 SUVs to Norway in September

Nio, a Chinese manufacturer of premium electric vehicles, is planning to deliver its first ES8 electric SUVs in Norway in September 2021. Norway will also be the first overseas market to offer Nio’s complete charging infrastructure, which includes battery...

There are over 500,000 plug-in vehicles in the UK

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) has released figures that detail new car registrations in April 2021. The impact of 2020's April lockdown ensures some interesting comparative percentage change this month. However, there are certainly...

Green Lithium secures grant to develop UK refinery

Green Lithium, a mineral processing company, has secured a £631,000 grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to support the development of what it says will be Europe’s first, large-scale lithium refinery, which will be located in the UK. The...

VW brand plans greater CO2 cuts than VW Group

The VW brand has confirmed its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. The company wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. And, as a new interim target, CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe are to be reduced by 40% by 2030 – significantly...

Environment consultancy exploring batteries for niche EVs

Ricardo, an environment and engineering consultancy based in the UK, has received government funding to assess the commercial viability of a facility to assemble battery packs for UK manufacturers producing fewer than 10,000 electric vehicles per year. As...

Renault is gearing up for EV sales of 65% by 2025

Renault CEO Luca de Meo has set new targets for the electrification of the brand in Europe. In 2025, the share of electrified passenger cars should be 65%. By 2030, that figure should be at least 90%. “The Renault brand has the ambition to have the...

Mer UK to accelerate deployment of charging infrastructure

Mer, part of Norwegian renewable energy giant Statkraft, has today launched into the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging market in a bid to accelerate the deployment of charging infrastructure. Mer has set its sights on an underserved area of the...

Yaris Cross hybrid coming to UK next month

The Toyota Yaris is to receive an SUV offshoot. Like the new Yaris, the Yaris Cross is based on the small car platform TNGA-B hybrid system and will have 116 HP system power. Toyota was originally going to present the hybrid SUV at the Geneva Motor...

Volvo to leverage recycling to cut costs and CO2

Volvo is planning to develop recycling loops in a global initiative to reduce expenses and CO2 emissions. Among other things, the plan involves recycling high-voltage batteries from electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Overall, the Swedish company wants...

Mitie marks its 1,000th EV in order from Vauxhall

Facilities management business Mitie has ordered 655 Vivaro-e electric vans from Vauxhall. The first of these in now with Mitie and marks the 1,000th electric vehicle in the company’s fleet. Mitie made a pledge with the Climate Group initiative EV100...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:27th Apr 2021