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France will ‘ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040’

Environment minister unveils five-year-plan to fulfil country’s commitments under Paris Agreemen. France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country’s new environment minister has announced. Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as he unveiled a series of measures as part of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to make the country carbon … Continue reading France will ‘ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040’

Plug-In Vehicle Sales In Europe Increased By 50% In May

Europe has increased plug-in vehicle sales every month so far this year, exceeding 21,000 deliveries in May (21,371 – a “non December”/year end record), up a strong 48% over a year ago. After five months, sales are now approaching 105,000 (which is up 21% year-over-year). Six models exceeded the 1,000 sales mark in May: Renault … Continue reading Plug-In Vehicle Sales In Europe Increased By 50% In May

Paris to host on-demand driverless vehicle service

Europe’s first on-demand driverless vehicle service on open roads is set to begin operating in France later this year. The pilot service, a collaboration between Delphi and French-based public transport operator Transdev, will see autonomous vehicles operating in Saclay, a Paris suburb, and Rouen in Normandy. In Paris, initially one shuttle will operate along a … Continue reading Paris to host on-demand driverless vehicle service

Renault Kangoo ZE small electric van now on sale with longer range

French automaker Renault has given its small light commercial electric vehicle a handful of upgrades, including a significantly longer battery range. The Renault Kangoo ZE is now officially on sale with a longer rated range, a more powerful charging system, and a heat pump to keep the little van efficient in the coldest temperatures. Renault … Continue reading Renault Kangoo ZE small electric van now on sale with longer range

Projections estimate UK electric car sales will hike in the next five years

Recent studies have suggested that electrically powered vehicles could become more affordable within the next five years. The revolution of electric cars got off to a somewhat slow start in the UK, but figures have been slowly improving over the last few years with sales in 2015 reported to be around 49,700. With the battery … Continue reading Projections estimate UK electric car sales will hike in the next five years

EU contemplates introduction of minimum quotas for the sales of electric vehicles

BRUSSELS – The European Commission is considering the introduction of a ‘zero emission vehicles’ (ZEV) mandate. If translated into legislation this means that Europe’s car makers will have to comply with minimum quotas for the production and sales of zero emission vehicles. Such a move will give an unprecedented push to the supply of electric … Continue reading EU contemplates introduction of minimum quotas for the sales of electric vehicles

New Renault Kangoo Z.E. Gets Larger Battery, Motor, Charger And Heat Pump

This summer Renault is introducing four major upgrades for the Kangoo Z.E. – a new battery, a new motor, a new charger and the incorporation of a heat pump for the climate control system. The battery option is the new Z.E. 33 (33 kWh), which extends range by around 50% compared to previous one: 270 km (168 … Continue reading New Renault Kangoo Z.E. Gets Larger Battery, Motor, Charger And Heat Pump

Mayor reveals zero emission London transport plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has revealed the proposals that will help achieve his aim of dramatically cutting vehicle emissions in the capital. The plan is to make London’s transport network zero-emission by 2050. The Ultra Low Emission Zone and T-Charge proposals are already confirmed to come into force in the near future, but zero-emission … Continue reading Mayor reveals zero emission London transport plans

The U.K. Wants to Lead World in Driverless and Electric Vehicles

The U.K. government plans to invest more than 800 million pounds ($1 billion) in new driverless and zero-emission vehicle technology as it seeks to boost its economy while leaving the European Union. Investment in research and new recharging infrastructure is intended to make Britain a “leader” in electric and autonomous vehicles, Queen Elizabeth II said … Continue reading The U.K. Wants to Lead World in Driverless and Electric Vehicles