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Kia Optima PHEV

Wk3. Electrifying sound

One of the many advantages of driving under electric power is enhanced sound. What I mean by this is that as a driver, I’m better able to hear my surroundings. While many still believe electric cars to be silent, the reality is their quieter drive mechanicals make it possible to hear tyres squealing, brakes squeezing […]

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Hyundai IONIQ

Fancy Winning a Hyundai IONIQ?

In celebration of the start of the three-year title partnership of the Hyundai Mercury Prize, Hyundai UK has today launched the giveaway of the UK’s first IONIQ Hybrid through a social media campaign. The competition will be hosted on Hyundai UK’s social media channels, including @Hyundai_UK on Twitter, as well as Hyundai UK on Facebook

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First BYD Electric e6 Cars Arrive In Europe And The UK

Enel and BYD Sign Agreement to Offer Electric Solutions

Enel and BYD (Build Your Dreams) have signed a global framework cooperation agreement to develop joint projects focussed on electric mobility and energy storage. Enel recently made the news as they partnered with Nissan to develop xStorage – the companies battery storage solution that uses second-life Nissan Leaf batteries. BYD has a compelling range of electric cars and buses on sale in China and worldwide.

BYD uses less common lithium iron-phosphate batteries that use iron (FE) as a core component to ensure safety, stability and a long battery life. The BYD…

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ICU EVe Dual Fast Charger at the North East Ambulance Service

North East Ambulance Service Chooses Electric

North East Ambulance Service has added five fully electric Nissan Leafs to its fleet of pool cars, to reduce its carbon emissions and save costs on fuel.

Providing a number of NHS services and covering 3,200 miles across the counties of County Durham, Northumberland, and Tyne and Wear, the service has worked closely with independent suppliers and installers of EV charging equipment, Elm EV, to build their charging infrastructure.

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Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

PSA’s OpEneR, Range Extension

On 3-4 July 2013 at the International Environmentally Responsible Car Show (RIVE) in Alès, France, Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën are premiering their Optimal Energy Consumption and Recovery solution (OpEneR), a research project designed to increase the range of future hybrid and electric vehicles by optimising energy management. OpEneR allows drivers to reduce their fuel consumption through either

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