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Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ

Volkswagen unveils I.D. CROZZ electric SUV concept

Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said: “The Volkswagen Brand will be investing 6 billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years. Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. This is especially important in times of technological transformation. One thing is clear: The Golf …

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Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Group

80 new electrified Volkswagen Group vehicles by 2025

The Volkswagen Group is launching what the car maker says is the most comprehensive electrification initiative in the global automotive industry, with its “Roadmap E”: Volkswagen will have electrified its entire model portfolio by 2030 at the latest. This means that, by then, there will be at least one electrified version of each of the …

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WLTP information portal launched by LowCVP

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has launched an information portal to give clarity and consistency about the introduction and progressive adoption of the new WLTP fuel economy test, at www.lowcvp.org.uk/initiatives/fuel-economy From 1 September 2017, cars will begin to be tested in a completely new way, giving buyers comprehensive and reliable mpg figures and helping …

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Providing free EV charging costs Best Western GB less than orange juice

Best Western Great Britain is leading the hospitality industry’s charge to accommodate more electric cars and says it costs less than the freshly squeezed orange juice served at breakfast to charge a guest’s car overnight. Thirty of its 250 sites now offer electric charging points for customers to use free of charge and interest has …

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Tusker Rolec charge points

Tusker Rolls Out Rolec’s EV Charge Online Network

Tusker, one of the UK’s leading car benefit companies, recently installed a substantial number of Rolec’s AutoCharge electric vehicle charging pedestals at its Watford HQ. Each of the AutoCharge pedestals were equipped with Rolec’s EV Charge Online pay-to-charge system, allowing EV drivers to use their mobile phone to pay to charge using Visa, Mastercard, American …

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Nissan to sell electric battery business to GSR Capital

Nissan has announced it has entered into an agreement with GSR Capital (GSR), a private investment fund, for the sale of Nissan’s electric battery operations and production facilities to GSR. The sale and purchase agreement covers Nissan’s battery subsidiary, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), as well as battery manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee, owned by …

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EVs get fast and furious at Santa Pod’s Ultimate Street Car event

Last weekend (4-6 August 2017) Tesla Rentals and ecarTestDrives raced out of their comfort zone and on to the drag strip at Santa Pod Raceway’s Ultimate Street Car (USC) event, to show modified petrol car fans what modern electric vehicles can do. The Tesla Model S P100DL, owned and driven by David Broadway was the fastest …

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