Smart charging provides solution to challenge of electric vehicles creating extra 18 GW peak electricity demand by 2050July 20, 2017
Electric vehicles could create an additional peak electricity demand of up to 18 GW by 2050, equivalent to an additional 30 per cent on top of today’s peak demand of 60 GW, according to one scenario in National Grid’s recently published ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ (FES).
The search is on for the Fleet Heroes of 2017; organisations and individuals that are proactively cutting carbon emissions and addressing air pollution through innovative transport policies and improved fleet efficiency.
UK car buyers registered more electric and plug-in hybrid cars during the first half of 2017 than in any previous six-monthly period.
The new Audi A8 has today made its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, and a plug-in model is coming.
The last week has seen an explosion of news items about increasing numbers of electric vehicles (EVs), including France banning petrol and diesel cars by 2040, Volvo planning to sell only electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2019, and Tesla announcing that its Model 3 mass-market electric car has started rolling off production lines.
Renault’s Scénic and Grand Scénic range is now available with a dCi 110 HYBRID ASSIST powertrain which improves emissions, economy and performance of the dCi 110 engine.
Volvo has announced that every car it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor.
The Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid offers up to 39 miles of pure electric driving, with a total range of 680 miles and is on sale from 13 July priced from £24,995 including the £2500 Plug In Car Grant.
Aston Martin’s first all-electric model will be the RapidE, with just 155 cars being built from 2019.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) and Media 10 have announced an exciting partnership to hold the 2017 LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards presentation gala dinner alongside Energy 2017 at the Concourse Suites 1 & 2, NEC, Birmingham on the evening of Wednesday 11 October.