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The fuel-free Ford Focus has a target range of 100 miles, can be charged in just three to four hours when connected to an appropriate charging facility and is powered by a 23kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It will be on sale in the UK in 2013.
ITM Power’s Transportable Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HFuel) is a self-contained module suitable for refuelling hydrogen-powered road vehicles and forklift trucks. HFuel is well suited to small fleet and early ‘hydrogen highway’ applications of both fuel cell and hydrogen engine vehicles (FCV and HICEV).
The 2012 Oxford to London Eco-Rally will act as the UK debut of the entirely revamped Zero DS. Zero Motorcycles are confident that the new 2012 Zero DS will strengthen its reputation as the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. DS stands for ‘Dual Sport’ - designed to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street.
Joining a car club means having means saving money and emissions,. A typical Zipcar member saves £3,162 per year vs. owning their own vehicle. Car club models available in the UK emit 20% less CO2 per kilometer than the average British car. In the US, 10% of the population is expected to adopt car sharing as their primary mode of transportation.
A specialist engineering team from within the world-famous university, Cambridge University Eco-Racing (CUER) has been creating solar-power-only racing cars to compete in the prestigious World Solar Challenge. The vehicles are designed, modelled and manufactured entirely from scratch.
The new Focus ECOnetic establishes a new industry benchmark for fuel efficiency in the popular compact class. A host of advanced technologies - including active aerodynamics auto-start-stop & smart regenerative charging - make it more fuel efficient than any other compact vehicle on the road in Europe, including diesel, petrol and hybrid powered vehicles.
Ford’s new 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in the Ford Focus has proved its surprising performance by setting 16 FIA world speed records. The new engine only uses three cylinders and just 999cc to produce similar power to the outgoing 1600cc engine, yet better fuel economy and fewer emissions.
By using ITM Power’s electrolyser technology to produce hydrogen, future cars like Hyundai's highly-advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Demonstrator could be re-fuelled anywhere at an affordable price, using only water and renewable electricity.
The Lightning GT prototype is a British-built, rear-wheel drive electric supercar with a fully customisable interior. When it goes into production it will utilise the latest lithium titanate battery nanotechnology to give a range of 180 miles and the ability to recharge in just 10 mins using an Ultrafast off-board charging system. Recharging using standard 13A domestic power takes 15 hrs.
The fully-electric Mia is short and nimble on the outside but incredibly spacious inside for three or four people depending on the model. Like a McLaren F1 supercar, the driver sits centrally giving the passengers an enormous space to stretch their legs. The Mia’s sliding doors and an almost 'T-top' style roof facilitate getting in and out safely, especially in tight parking spots.
The fully-electric Mia U (urban transporter) van is short and nimble on the outside but incredibly spacious inside with 1,500 litres cargo volume and 350 kg payload. The central driving position and sliding doors facilitate getting in and out of ether side easily, especially in tight parking spots.
Mio is the official navigation partner for the 2012 Eco-Rally and the guest drivers will be putting the latest in state-of-the-art in-car navigation technology to the test from Oxford to London.
A POD Point Solo charge unit will be temporarily installed at the Ace Cafe to support the 2012 Oxford to London Eco-Rally. Electric vehicle owners living within the M25 are to be offered free home charging units as part of a year-long trial into usage.
Spain's green racing pioneers Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Alex Letteriello and his small team at Evelio have joined forces to develop an all-electric drift-racer. The AEDC (aka K1 Evelio) is capable of quietly speeding from zero to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in just 3.2 seconds, has an average range of 150 miles (241.4 km) per charge and is expected to reach speeds of 170 mph (273.5 km/h).
The Renault Twizy delivers all the fundamentals associated with a car, namely four wheels, a steering wheel and pedals, plus an enveloping body for two occupants sitting in tandem, one behind the other. The ultra-compact footprint of the electric Renault Twizy is ideally suited to city motoring. It is now on sale in the UK with a price tag beginning at £6,990.
After impressing Eddie Irvine and then beating the Tesla sports cars (by hopping on a train) in the 2010 Eco-Rally, the plucky little scooter is back for the 2012 Eco-Rally! The Maximilian II weighs only 43kg and employs a lead-gel battery to store 505Watt-hours of energy.
Barclays Cycle Hire is a public bicycle sharing scheme for short journeys in and around central London. Users can pick up a bicycle and drop it off at any docking station, ready for the next person - reducing the growing gap between public transport capacity and demand.
The new Vauxhall Ampera is the UK’s first extended range electric vehicle (EREV) which can be plugged in to charge, but crucially it also uses a 1.4L petrol generator to keep the batteries charged on the go. Free of the usual restrictions of batteries, it offers lively electric performance and a range of up to 360 miles.