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T.27 Electric City Car Receives £4.5m Funding From UK Government

The T.27 electric car, invention of McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray, is to receive £4.5m funding from the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board

Peugeot’s BB1 Electric Micro Car – the future of electrical urban mobility

Peugeot’s BB1 is a cross between a scooter and a car, is powered by two electric motors, mounted in the rear wheels and represents Peugeot’s view for the future of electrical urban mobility. Peugeot says the BB1 is a logical addition to a vehicle line-up that incorporates bicycles and scooters, as well as cars.

Kia’s “EcoDynamics” eco-friendly car brand

The Frankfurt Show in September will see the world premiere of Kia’s new ‘EcoDynamics’ sub-brand – the name given to its eco-friendly cars within each Kia model range. The ‘EcoDynamics’ zone at Frankfurt will display three new models – the Forte LPI Hybrid, cee’d Hybrid and all-new Sorento Hybrid.

Mitsubishi banks on electric cars for its future

Mitsubishi has jumped squarely into the market and now leads the way with its i-MiEV (“innovative Mitsubishi electric vehicle”) electric car, the world’s first production line electric vehicle from a major car maker.

Tax costs of electric cars in the UK

UK Government transport minister Geoff Hoon outlined a plan to introduce incentives of up to £5,000 for drivers to buy electric and hybrid cars from 2011. However electric cars will no longer contribute to the £22bn fuel duty and £5bn road tax contributes towards the UK economy.

Mitsubishi Test All Electric Car

Mitsubishi Motors are to test their completely electric car in Oregan in a partnership with the Portland General Electric (PGE) power company. Known as the “i MiEV”, the all electric vehicle (“EV”’s) produces no emissions and is part of Mitsubishi’s plan to allow consumers to move seamlessly to electrically powered transportation. Even taking into account [...]

UK Car Scrappage scheme being considered

The UK government and car manufacturing industry are currently considering the implementation of a part funded scheme to encourage new car sales, by allowing car owners to trade in older vehicles for more efficient, newer models.  The scheme would contribute £2000 towards the trade in, equally funded by the government and new car manufacturers. The [...]