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The Benefits of a Self-Driving Car

You may have seen a lot of news recently about self-driving cars. The idea sounds fantastic but would you sell your car and buy a car that drives itself? It is a scary concept, but there are many benefits of owning this type of vehicle, not just in our personal lives but also in the way it will impact society. In 2015 there were a reported 186,209 road casualties, but self-driving cars could re...

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Plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman set to arrive in 2017

MINI has revealed their first plug-in hybrid model, based on the all-new Countryman. It is due to go on sale in 2017, powered by both a petrol engine and an electric motor. It is possible to get speeds of up to 78mph on battery power alone, and there are various driving modes as is typical of many plug-ins. This means drivers can operate on pure electricity around town, use both engines together ...

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Global electric car numbers to surpass 2m landmark by end of 2016

The number of plug-in electric cars on roads across the world is set to surpass the two million mark by the end of 2016, with industry observers stating that the electric car revolution is now underway. Thanks to a big surge in the Chinese market, Chinese-made models have now pushed into the top five best-selling models. Europe is the second biggest market, followed by the United States in third ...

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Majority of millennials want an environmentally friendly car

According to a recent survey, more than three-quarters of millennials – those born between the early eighties and late nineties – said selling a car and buying a more environmentally friendly model would be the main action they’d take to live greener lives. While there is no general consensus on the exact dates for when the Millennial Generation starts and finishes, the recent study from Ni...

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Record number of ultra-low emissions vehicles on the roads of Britain

New official figures from the Department for Transport show that a record number of ultra-low emissions vehicles (ULEVs) are on the roads of Britain, showing more people are selling a car run on fossil fuels and switching to a greener way of driving. DfT figures show 9,657 ULEVs were registered in the UK in the last quarter (April to June), which is an increase of 49% year-on-year and a massive 2...

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Uber set to bring electric cars to London

The ride service Uber, which allows users to order a taxi ride using their smartphone has said that some customers in the UK will soon be travelling in electric cars. Like many who are looking at selling a car and switching to an EV, London Mayor Saqid Khan is going green and looking to lower emissions across the city. He has promised to make London one of the greenest cities in the world, addin...

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Nissan fuel-cell car that runs on Bio-ethanol hit the road this week

Earlier this year, Nissan announced they were working on a prototype of a car which runs of fuel-cells powered by bio-ethanol. The concept takes away the bulky hydrogen tank which typically powers fuel-cell cars, and promises a driving range of 400 miles. Nissan has said it will be cheaper than any other future electric cars that drive similar distances. The Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) system ...

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UK set for more electric car charge points than petrol stations by 2020

Motoring giant Nissan have claimed there be more public electric car charging stations than petrol stations by 2020, so maybe now is a good time to sell your car quick and convert to electric before everyone else does nearer to 2020? The Japanese motoring company have made the claim after analysing data covering the decline of petrol stations with one astonishing figure showing the size of the ...

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Ground-breaking battery technology could make electric cars more efficient

Researchers have proposed a new lithium-oxygen technology in their batteries, which could make long distance journeys in electric cars a reality. Lithium-oxygen, or lithium-air batteries as they are also known, have the potential for between 5-15 times the efficiency of existing lithium-ion batteries that are currently used in electric cars. However, they have faced a number of technological c...

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Five questions to ask yourself before purchasing an electric car

Electric cars are continuing to grow in popularity, with more people thinking green and wanting to reduce their carbon footprint. But before you find out how much your car is worth and sell it in favour of a plug in electric car, ask yourself these five questions to find out if it is practical for your lifestyle: What are the overall benefits of electric cars? First things first, you should ...

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