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London Taxi Company Is Going Electric

The UK’s first auto manufacturing plant dealing solely with range-extended electric vehicles was recently opened by the London Taxi Company in Ansty, Coventry. The new facility possesses an annual production capacity of more than 20,000 vehicles. Just before the opening, CleanTechnica recorded the following video at EV-Box’s rEVolution 2017. The video details the London Taxi Company’s new range-extended electric taxi as well as the company’s new manufacturing facility.

April 4th

UK Royal Navy Base Gets Electric Fleet Of 48 Nissan e-NV200 Combi Vans

The UK’s Royal Navy is launching into the future in a way that values and protects the environment around the world as well as in the UK. Electric fleet purchases are heating up as EVs get more and more competitive, and the Royal Navy is just the latest high-profile example. A fresh electric fleet has been launched at Portsmouth Naval Base, sporting 48 Nissan e-NV200 Combi electric vans via onsite contractors BAE Systems. Defenceonline.co.uk reports:

March 22nd

Nissan LEAF Black Edition Now On Sale In UK

Nissan has a hot new model in town (in the UK) and it is stylish — the Nissan LEAF Black Edition. The always zero-emission LEAF is impressive in any style, in my humble opinion. The LEAF Black Edition proves there’s no need to compromise on style to be perfectly clean. Take notice of the extras as well. One of those: the first 200 customers will receive a free in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.

March 16th

UK & Netherlands Shell Stations To Add EV Charging

Sometimes, it’s a good thing to change your spots. Shell is doing a bit of that. Shell is not a name I think of at all in terms of clean air infrastructure. More often, I reflect on the problems of the oil company in places it should not be — rainforests, the Arctic, etc. Changing its spots, Shell is offering a new face with a clean air emphasis. Shell is planning a second choice in how it fuels up cars, and it is a good thing for once. Northern Europe will see the beginning of the change. Some Shell stations in UK and Netherlands will reportedly be adding EV charging stations later this year.

February 14th

EV Early Adopters — Who Are You?

In our third article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into who the respondents of the surveys were. Given that our readers were primarily the respondents, this is basically a look at who you are. One of the four surveys was directed only […]

January 25th

EV Adoption Forecasts Often Miss A Few Key Points

Originally published on EV Obsession. Electric car forecasts are a dime a dozen (actually, they cost a lot more than that, but they’re probably worth a dime a dozen). They often don’t account for the exponential growth that comes from disruptive technology. Some studies base growth on broad surveys of potential buyers… despite the fact that most people know very […]

September 24th

Myth Busting Time: Electric Cars Do Indeed Work As Primary Cars

Originally published on EV Obsession. Pulling more fun charts from a recent UK study (h/t Herman Trabish) as well as a chart from our recent EV owner & lessee survey, I wanted to spend a few minutes busting the myth that “electric cars don’t work as primary cars” — and the even more ridiculous one, that you can’t […]

September 24th

Country Comparison: Electric Car Incentives & Electric Car Market Share

Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car […]

September 24th

This Is Why People Have Been Buying Electric Cars

Originally published on EV Obsession. Following up on the slew of EV survey results I’ve been sharing, this article focuses on the question of why people buy electric cars. However, I think it’s very important to remember that the data presented are from early “pioneer” buyers. Their primary reasons for buying EVs are not the same as what […]

September 24th

1 Million Electric Cars Now In The World

Via EV Obsession: More than one million all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids have been sold worldwide to date, according to the most recent figures. Considering that the 500,000 threshold was just passed last July, that means that growth has really been picking up as of late — with a bit over 200,000 in sales between […]

September 22nd

Chevy Bolt & Another EV From GM Will Go To Europe

News from the Frankfurt Motor Show from GM is that the highly anticipated, long-range and affordable Chevy Bolt will also be sold in Europe under the Opel brand. Surprisingly, though, the report is that there will be no right-hand drive model sold in the UK. Considering that the UK has become one of the largest electric car […]

September 16th