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World’s first 3D printed car revealed

World’s first 3D printed car revealed

The world’s first 3D printed car has been revealed at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. It just 44 hours to print the model; a compact ‘neighbourhood’ electric car, which is capable of a range of between 100 and 120 miles. A model was live assembled before an astonished c[...]

Lucas di Grassi claims victory at first ever Formula E race

Lucas di Grassi claims victory at first ever Formula E race

The first ever Formula E went with a bang, or rather a crash, as Venturi’s Nick Heidfeld was sent into the curb before flipping and tumbling, after coming into contact with race-leader, Nicolas Prost on the final corner. Thankfully no-one was hurt, helping to once again dispel myths and prove just [...]

Nissan rumoured to be considering cutting US and UK battery production

Nissan rumoured to be considering cutting US and UK battery production

Nissan could cut its battery manufacturing operations in the UK and US, in favour of sourcing cheaper batteries from LG Chem according to The Baltimore Sun. In an exclusive, The Sun says it has spoken to anonymous sources within the Renault-Nissan Alliance who hint that the world’s biggest electri[...]

Formula E all-electric racing championship starts this weekend

Formula E all-electric racing championship starts this weekend

It is finally here! The long-awaited Formula E electric car racing championship gets underway this weekend, kicking off in Beijing. The new FIA-approved racing championship will race in ten locations over its first season, in each location racing on temporary street tracks, based in the heart of t[...]

The horrible reality of battery degradation

The horrible reality of battery degradation

Before I became an electric car driver, I was an avid classic car driver. In fact, my two previous rides before my first electric car were a 1965 Morris Minor two door saloon, and a 1962 Morris Minor Traveller. Despite totalling more than 80 years between them, my two little cars were (mostly) cap[...]

Leading carmakers unite for new UK EV charging network

Leading carmakers unite for new UK EV charging network

Leading electric carmakers are to come together to develop a multi-standard and inter-operable charging network throughout the UK and Ireland. As part of the EU’s Ten-T programme, a partnership which includes Renault, Nissan BMW and Volkswagen will work to develop a UK Rapid Charge Network (RCN) w[...]

Daimler and BYD’s Denza electric car rolls off the production line

Daimler and BYD’s Denza electric car rolls off the production line

Daimler’s new ‘made in China, for China’ electric car has begun rolling off the production line in Shenzhen. Produced through a joint venture with native carmaker, BYD, the new Denza electric car is a five seat saloon inspired by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, yet much longer and wider. Fitted wit[...]

Bollore teams with Renault to expand electric car club service

Bollore teams with Renault to expand electric car club service

Electric carmaker, Bollore has commissioned Renault to takeover the assembly of its Bluecar mini EV, as part of a wider partnership between the two firms. Bollore is best known for its operation of Paris’ Autolib electric car club, which uses the four seat Bluecars as hire vehicles, available acro[...]

Roads to ruin: How the car has made the UK unpleasant to live in

Roads to ruin: How the car has made the UK unpleasant to live in

Tuesday 9 September 2014. The Green Piece Column. I love costume dramas. And not because I believe in the romanticised presentation of history has any basis in fact. I don’t yearn for a time when a woman’s future was set out for her; when she was the property of her father, up to the time she bec[...]

Norway under pressure to cut EV incentives

Norway under pressure to cut EV incentives

Booming electric car sales are becoming an increasing problem for commuters in Norway it is claimed. According to an article in the Business Insider, ministers in Norway are coming under increasing pressure to reduce the perks and tax breaks for electric cars, to reduce a rising congestion problem[...]

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