Electric dreams – is it time to plug in?

September 3rd, 2012 Comments Off on Electric dreams – is it time to plug in?

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Electric carsWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » have been around almost as longElectric car promised for 2014 that can do 1,000 miles on single charge. Read more ... » as the internal combustion engineVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... ». In fact, at the end of the 19th century, it looked briefly as though electricityGood News Everyone! Plug-in Car Grant to rise to 35% of RRP from April 1st 2015. UK. Read more ... », rather than oil, would be the dominant fuelUK EV Sales: Electric vehicles create buzz. Read more ... » for cars.

But oil won. In 1824 Joseph Fourier had observed somethingJumping hurdles: Nissan's ICE Loan Scheme for LEAF #EV owners is not as simple as you'd think. Read more ... » called the greenhouse effect, where certain gases might trap the sun##Q##s heat in the atmosphere and lead to a rise in temperatures globally. No one, however, connected carbon emissionsagreed: More charging points for electric cars needed in Gloucestershire, says campaigner . Read more ... » with oil being usedUber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... » in cars. The internal combustion engineNot just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... » went on to transform the world£11 million to research carbon-cutting technology. Read more ... ».

Electric car from 1971Electric car design dates back over 100 years; this is one from 1971. Photograph: Edwin Karmiol / Rex FeaturesA century later, we know all about greenhouse gasesInfographic: Greenhouse Gases & Where They Really Come From. Read more ... », and the electric vehicleNissan to Exhibit EV-Related Systems at CEATEC JAPAN 2012. Read more ... » is making a triumphant comeback. Car manufacturersWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » are keen to reduce their emissions, and electric vehiclesEV Growth: Mitsubishi Outlander is top UK plug-in as electric car sales surge. Read more ... » are one obvious route to travelYou're wrong Baroness Kramer. Electric Car is actually intended for ALL trips: both short and Long! #BBCRadio4. Read more ... ». In 2004 the TeslaUber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... » Roadster, one of the funkiest electric vehicles ever seen, was unveiled to general amazement. A vice-chairman at General Motors famously exclaimed: “How come some tiny little California*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... » startup, run by guys who know nothing about the car businessCheltenham Bikes installs electric car charging points at its Railway Station HQ. Read more ... », can do this, and we can##Q##t?”

Nearly 10The UK went crazy for electric vehicles and hybrids in 2015. Read more ... » years on several car manufacturers have launched some kind of electric vehicle – amongst the most popular are NissanNissan to Exhibit EV-Related Systems at CEATEC JAPAN 2012. Read more ... »##Q##s familyApparently: The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline. Read more ... » car LeafNissan to Exhibit EV-Related Systems at CEATEC JAPAN 2012. Read more ... », Mitsubishi##Q##s i-MiEV and the VauxhallVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... » AmperaVauxhall Ampera #EV Hybrid (range extender) EV average ~ 158mpg in town. Read more ... ». But the electric car market still faces two big challenges: winning over consumers and creating the correct infrastructure.

The cars themselves will have to manage the first job. Consumers will probably be slow to cross over, but eventually, most car manufacturers believe, electric cars will play a significant role in helping usBusiness users await: Tesla Model S UK release imminent, Lib Dems pleased. Read more ... » to decrease our carbon emissionsGreen light for electric car charging point in Basingstoke. Read more ... », alongside other technologiesEV Growth: Mitsubishi Outlander is top UK plug-in as electric car sales surge. Read more ... » such as hydrogenEuropean parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020. Read more ... ». (The fact that it##Q##s cheaper to recharge an electric vehicle than to fill a tank of petrolMaking Most of the UK Plug-IN Grant : for Plug-In Car upto £5000 or Plug-In Van upto £8000 . Read more ... » will help too!) But the vital infrastructure – the electrical chargingUber exciting: Nissan Leaf to get sharp new look and range upgrade to 186 miles!. Read more ... » pointsLetter to Barnet Council: Re: Council ask where to install more electric car charging points. Read more ... » that electric vehicles need – is also slowly coming together, with over a thousand public charging points now available around the UKWarrantywise to offer cover for electric cars. Read more ... » and many more on the way.

Progress has been very slow – a century and counting. But now it##Q##s on your marks, get set, go!

Charge your car at home

British GasElectric cars heading for Stratford on Avon. Read more ... » is playing its own role in the electric car revolution by offering a homeElectric car project explores second life for batteries. Read more ... » charging solution for electric vehicle owners.

British Gas home car charging unitThe home chargerNissan Pushes UK Government For EV-Specific Road Signs. Read more ... » is installed by British Gas engineers, who survey your home and advise on the best locationLetter to Barnet Council: Re: Council ask where to install more electric car charging points. Read more ... » (insideLondon : Bluecity will mimic the Autolib scheme running in Paris. Read more ... » or out) for a charging pointTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... ». The home charger includes a dedicatedHello Electric Car: Event Introduces Area Drivers to Electric Vehicles. Read more ... » circuit – an important safety measure to protect your home##Q##s domestic circuits from overload.

The Wall-Box charger comes in a simple black casing, with key accessEuropean parliament targets 456,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2020. Read more ... » which prevents unauthorised useNissan to Exhibit EV-Related Systems at CEATEC JAPAN 2012. Read more ... » and also makes it safer. A smart meter allows customers to take advantage of the British Gas off peak saver tariff, which means you can recharge when electricity prices are cheaper.

For more informationPlanning to visit France/Belgium in my nissan Leaf #electricCar #ev tips/advice appreciated. Read more ... », visitbritishgas.co.uk/electricvehicles

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