Electro Car


2017 Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk teases 'release candidate' Model 3 on Twitter
AutoExpress
That low price for a fully electric car will set alarm bells ringing across the industry, however. The Model 3 is likely to be closer to £35k by the time it arrives in the UK but with the plug-in car grant factored in, it will still be very ...

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Commons committee launches EV study
BusinessCar
The Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an inqury into the role electric vehicles will play as the Government aims to reduce carbon emissions. The cross-party group of MPs will look at the barriers ... "Our study's ...



Motor Trader

UK car drivers turn away from diesel cars says AA Cars
Motor Trader
Photo of Diesel pump 620 UK car buyers are turning away from diesel powered cars as hybrid and electric vehicles grow in popularity. An AA-Populus Poll found that in 2016 18% of drivers intended to buy a diesel as their next car compared to 23% in 2014.

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Appetite for cars running on alternative fuels doubled in the last two years
iNews
The appetite for hybrid and electric-powered vehicles in the UK has doubled since 2014, according to an AA-Populous poll. Meanwhile, drivers are slowly falling out of love with diesel cars, with the research showing a significant drop in buying ...

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Geely UK unit opens new electric taxi factory
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Geely's London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened what is claims is the UK's first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles. The factory in Ansty, Coventry, will build what its maker claims to be a world-first ...

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Hyundai Motor Joins Go Ultra Low Campaign
FleetPoint
Hyundai Motor UK has signalled its commitment to an ultra-low emission future by joining Go Ultra Low, the government and industry-backed campaign that exists to highlight the benefits of plug-in and fuel cell electric vehicles. Hyundai joins Audi, BMW ...

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Ars Technica UK

Electric TX5 black cabs start rolling off the production line
Ars Technica UK
Next-gen TX5 electric black cabs will start appearing in London later this year—and somewhat unusually, they will be manufactured at the UK's first new car plant in over a decade. The factory, located on the edge of Coventry, is almost entirely funded ...



The Guardian

Do not let Brexit ruin car industry, urges chair of London Taxi Company
The Guardian
The Coventry plant is the first site in the UK dedicated to the production of electric vehicles. It covers the size of nearly 20 football pitches and has capacity to manufacture 20,000 vehicles a year. LTC and Geely will also make small electric vans ...

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Wired.co.uk

London Taxi Company opens first dedicated electric vehicle factory in the UK
Wired.co.uk
It will be produced at the London Taxi Company's manufacturing plant in Ansty, near Coventry, the first new car factory to be opened in the UK in the last decade. Investment in the Ansty plant comes from Chinese parent company Geely, with a total ...

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TransportXtra

London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant
TransportXtra
The London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened the UK's first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles in Coventry. LTC has invested more than £300m in the new site at Ansty, which has the capacity to build more than ...

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