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Electric Hire Cars by 2010

Electric Hire Cars by 2010Electric hire cars will be here by 2010, according to promises from a new partnership between Nissan and Europcar.

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Survey shows a fifth of UK motorists considering buying an electric car

Survey shows a fifth of UK motorists considering buying an electric carA survey by the RAC Foundation has shown that a fifth of motorists in the UK are considering buying an electric car in the next five years.

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UK grid can cope with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles

UK grid can cope with electric and plug-in hybrid vehiclesAccording to the results of simulation studies announced today by a consortium including Ricardo, Jaguar-Land Rover, E.ON and Amberjac Projects, a substantial medium-term rise in the number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles would have a much lower impact on the UK national power grid than has previously been estimated.

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Electric Citroen C1

Electric Citroen C1

There seems to be a trend of using a certain London backdrop for electric car press images, this time it's the turn of the electric Citroën C1 ‘ev’ie’, the UK’s first 4 seater, ‘all electric’ production car.

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Tazzari ZERO Electric Car

Tazzari ZERO Electric Car

Tazzari ZEROThe Italian-manufactured electric Tazzari ZERO will soon be available in the UK. With its lithium-ion batteries, the ZERO promises a top speed of 56 mph and a range of up to 88 miles.

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Government will give you up to

Government will give you up toThe Government is planning to provide help worth £2000-£5000 towards buying the first electric and plug in hybrid cars when they hit the showrooms.

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MyCar

MyCarA new electric car is here, the MyCar. It certainly looks more funky than the G-Wiz, however the performance isn’t as impressive as the looks suggest, with a range of between just 40 and 60 miles from its lead acid battery, and a maximum speed of only 40mph.

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Electric vehicle charging stations network expands

Electric vehicle charging stations network expandsFollowing the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown’s pledge to support the development of a national network of charging points for electric vehicles, Elektromotive has announced that it will have completed the installation of its 100th Elektrobay charging station in London by the end of next month.

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Tesla Model S electric saloon

Tesla Model S electric saloonIs this the future of saloon cars? This is the Tesla Model S sedan, which is electric, has a range of up to 300 miles, and looks fantastic. It has an anticipated base price of $49,900, a 45-minute QuickCharge capability, and Tesla is taking orders now.

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G-Wiz now available with lithium-ion batteries

G-Wiz now available with lithium-ion batteriesThe G-Wiz is now available with lithium-ion batteries, giving an extended range of up to 75 miles. The developments in range, and battery charge times, are impressive but at £15,795 this a lot of money to pay for a car that desperately needs an improved design.

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