Sunderland-built electric cars could protect our health, finds Parliament report

June 5th, 2013 Comments Off on Sunderland-built electric cars could protect our health, finds Parliament report

ELECTRIC cars could play a key role into putting the brakes on pollution in our cities and protect our health, a new study has revealed.

Daily levels of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide – which can cause breathing problems – regularly exceed the recommended safetyElectric car concept covers 12 miles on own solar energy. Read more ... » limits, and are on the rise.

A three-year trial100 electric car charging stations to be installed around Oxford in world's biggest scheme. Read more ... » into the impact of electricGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » vehicles#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » (EVsVW Push For Electric Vehicles Gains Further Momentum. Read more ... ») has shown that rolling them out across the regionThames Valley to join UK electric car vision. Read more ... »’s roads would protect both our health and the environment.

Outdoor air pollutionWell done Leeds: Electric car charge point for Otley car park. Read more ... » causes approximately 1London: New electric car-charging bays as Hammersmith council steps up fight against pollution. Read more ... ».3million deaths every year worldwide. In 2011, a House of Commons environmental report found that poor airWilmslow one of first to get charging points for electric vehicles. Read more ... » quality reduces lifeInfographic: Greenhouse Gases & Where They Really Come From. Read more ... » expectancy in the UKGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » by about eight months, and causes up to 50,000 premature deaths in the UK every year.

Transport experts at Newcastle UniversityElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » found that daytime air pollution levelsParis restricts car use after pollution hits high. Read more ... » in our towns and citiesPark for free and use the bus lane - if you drive an electric car. Read more ... » regularly exceed the GovernmentGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... »’s recommended 40µg m-3Not just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... » (21Nissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... » parts per billion) for prolonged periods – putting people’s health at risk.

Now the SwitchEV study – the first of its kind in the UK and involving Washington firms NissanUK: Ecotricity expanding clean-energy, fast-charging network for #ElectricCar Electric Car with Nissan. Read more ... » and Smith Electric VehiclesGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » – has shown that not only could electric vehicles reduce transport-related pollutionStatistics are here: Usage of Exeter electric Car Park chargepoints. Read more ... » in our cities, they also produce less CO2 per km than a combustion engineAudi A3 Sportback e-tron review (2014 release date) 32EV mile range. Read more ... », even when the pollution associated with electricityElectric car tech update: BMW working on wireless charging. Read more ... » generation at powerBMW i3 Release date is post-November, Meanwhile, the inside story: how it’s made. Read more ... » stations is taken into account.

Funded by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology2015 Nissan Leaf aims to be more self aware. Read more ... » Strategy Board, the three-year investigation is part of a £10Dumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... ».7million trial investigating the impact which electric vehicles could have on the environment, our transport systems and driver behaviour.

Details such as distance travelled, route, drivingGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » behaviour and re-charging#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » times have been recorded and analysed for more than 71,600 electric vehicleBMW i3 Release date is post-November, Meanwhile, the inside story: how it’s made. Read more ... » journeys and 19Number of ultra-low emission vehicles breaks 25,000 barrier. Read more ... »,900 re-charging events.

The team found that for all the electric vehicles in the study, their carbon efficiency was better than an equivalent internal combustion engine vehicle.

And charging during off-peak times – when less carbon intensive and renewable energy sources are being usedTough but gotta be done: Netherlands may ban sale of non-electric cars by 2025. Read more ... » to power the grid – together with more efficient driver behaviour, would reduce this carbon output even further.

And because electric vehicles produce zero exhaust gases, they would drive down pollution in the most congested areas.

Phil Blythe, professor of Intelligent Transport Systems at Newcastle University, said: “This has been a huge undertaking over the past three years, involving almost 200 volunteer drivers from across the North EastNorth East UK: Green electrical firm provides free home car-charging kit. Read more ... » to help usNissan UK Plant Begins Making LEAF Batteries. Read more ... » build up the first true picture of what a low-carbon transport systemBMW i3 Release date is post-November, Meanwhile, the inside story: how it’s made. Read more ... » might look like in the future.

“And what we’ve demonstrated is that EVs are a viable alternativeElectric cars heading for Stratford on Avon. Read more ... » to combustion engine vehicles for many drivers, and would help us tackle rising pollution levels. Local authorities should look at policiesHope Its True: 40% Cut In UK Oil Imports From EVs?. Read more ... » that will encourage electric vehicle adoption to reduce trafficFairness: #Hybrid and sub 100g/km cars to lose exemption from #London #Congestion #Charge. take that wannabees!. Read more ... » related pollution in their urban areas.”

Ian Shepherd, Nissan assistant chief vehicle engineer for the SwitchEV project, added: “For Nissan it2015 Nissan Leaf aims to be more self aware. Read more ... » was extremely valuable to have the Nissan Leaf2015 Nissan Leaf aims to be more self aware. Read more ... » in the hands of real-life EVGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » drivers within this project. Together with data that can be collected from the Leaf, feedback from drivers has directly influenced the developmentElectric car tech update: BMW working on wireless charging. Read more ... » of the newNew electric car club in Stratford is first of its kind in UK. Read more ... » Nissan Leaf that is now being built in SunderlandNissan turns over a new LEAF: Japanese manufacturer unveils its redesigned electric car which promises to end 'range anxiety'. Read more ... », and has enabled the carGood. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... » to be refined for the European market#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... ».”

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