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More renewable energy, eco-driving and modal shift is required.
Extensive use of electric vehicles in Britain will necessitate investment and development of the national grid after 2015, an industry analyst told delegates at the Sunderland International Automotive Conference.
Nissan and General Motors hope to sell used batteries from electric vehicles to wind farms, according to The Sunday Times. If successful, the scheme could have a major impact on the cost of EVs since batteries form a large part of the vehicle costs.
Once batteries can no longer store more than 70 per cent of their charge - probably after 10 years or 150,000 miles - they are not able to be used to power cars but still have enough storage capacity to be used to store power generated by wind turbines at off-peak times, when it is not required by the national grid. The batteries could also be used for emergency power supplies.
Simon Hughes MP is using two London icons for his 2010 re-election campaign today.
The new EURO III engined taxi (cleanest available) was delivered yesterday by Ascott Cabs and is powered by locally-sourced, recycled biodiesel provided by Southwark-based Uptown Oil.
Join Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Greg Fordyce, Steven Glaser and Mike Whelan as we discuss the week's EV news. Topics include info on the 2010 Brighton to London Eco-Rally, Build Your Dream's decision to cut back on their ambitious electric car plans and another dream machine - the Aptera.
Ferrari used the Geneva Motor Show to unveil a hybrid future that it says will not only make its sports cars more efficient, but also aid their handling and performance.
In response to the horrific natural disaster that has crippled the nation of Haiti, Naomi Campbell together with Lotus Cars will be auctioning eight special edition "Naomi for Haiti" Lotus Evora sports cars, with the proceeds from the auction going to help the relief effort in Haiti.
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Learn about climate change in this Google Earth introductory tour narrated by Al Gore, the first in a series of Google Earth tours leading up to the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December. For more climate change tours, visit http://www.google.com/cop15