Coventry on the charge - £4m boost for research into electric cars
The first project benefiting at WMG is one being led by BMW to design and develop power dense batteries in the UK, a key step in paving the way for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. WMG has received a grant of £3.8m for its part in the ...
Mercedes energy storage units headed for UK homes
Car manufacturers are racing to get their electric cars onto the market, but that's not the only battery-powered battle being played out: they're also keen to get their batteries into family homes. Tesla has made its Powerwall plans clear, and Mercedes ...
Electric MG E-Motion Concept Could Spell Return Of The British Car ...
The '70s were difficult times for the British car industry. As quaint and often prestigious homegrown carmakers struggled with financial difficulties, consolidation ...
Motor City lives on: How Coventry is building on its car heritage
LTC was saved by Chinese car giant Geely, owner of Volvo, which last month opened a new plant in Ansty, north Coventry – the first new car factory in the UK since 2003, and the only one wholly dedicated to electric vehicles. The new TX5 electric cab ...
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RAY MASSEY: Cheeky China's 'copycat' cars
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — and that's especially true in the world's largest car market. British makers should be flattered that the styling of many of our cars is being celebrated so enthusiastically in the form of copycat ...
UK aims for first coal-less day since Industrial Revolution
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A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark, and stopping the famed cable cars for a time.More >>. A power outage .... LONDON (AP) - Britain expects ...
Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years
Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain's roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right now. A lot of them are simply electric versions of fuel-powered cars, but in the not-too-distant future, we'll see new designs around ...
Electric car demand could overload grid
The UK's energy system isn't prepared for the growing number of consumers choosing to buy small scale energy technologies such as electric vehicles (EVs), according to a new report by think tank Green Alliance. It warns that without change, just six ...
Tesla recalls 53000 Model S and Model X electric cars over brake issue
The fault can cause the parking brake to lock up and prevent the vehicles from moving. Tesla says while it wants to inspect them all, less than 5% of the recalled cars may be affected. The Elon Musk-led electric car manufacturer apologised for the ...
Charging just SIX electric cars at once could lead to local power outages right across the UK
“Without change, just six electric cars charging in close proximity at peak times could overload the grid and disrupt local power supplies; and, today, one in five of the UK's local grids are unable to accept feed-in from distributed energy like ...