Tech firm Dyson is secretly working on an electric car, which would give Britain an answer to the EVs in development from heavyweight Silicon Valley giants, Google and Apple. And the Dyson car could have double the energy density and range of today’s EVs, thanks to a breakthrough solid-state battery.
News of Dyson’s EV was accidentally leaked in the government’s recent National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016-2021 which stated: ‘Dyson [is] to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire… This will secure £174m of investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering.’
It just happened family dropped by with a plan “Let’s all go on a family trip“.
It also just happened that my twizy went into service and i ended up with a zoe electricCar which i have been after for a thorough test drive (not those half hour “we let you drive and hope you buy this car” sort of thing, but a real life test).
The problem of limited range has been an important factor curbing the wide-spread adoption of electric cars. But scientists in South Korea have developed a new technology which could solve the problem.
The lithium-ion batteriesused in most of the current generation of electric cars have limitations. They are expensive and store insufficient power for the needs of many drivers, requiring frequent top-ups. And when they have to be recharged the charging process is time consuming.
Electric cars are still a rare sight on our roads, but as the UK’s charging infrastructure grows, so does the number on sale.
The BMW i3 is the best. Our reigning Green Car of The Year is extremely well thought-out, with its sci-fi looks, high-quality cabin and surprisingly punchy performance at all speeds.
By simply swapping a standard Golf’s engine for an electric motor, Volkswagen has ensured its e-Golf retains most of the standard car’s impressive practicality, but with the bonus of cheaper running costs. So, which of these similarly priced electric cars is the better buy?
We would like your views on the proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone which will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the same area as the Congestion Charging zone. The zone would be introduced in 2020 and aims to encourage the use of newer, cleaner vehicles, reducing vehicle pollution by half.
All cars, motorcycles, vans, minibuses, and heavy vehicles would need to meet a new emission standard or pay a daily charge to travel within the zone. The proposed daily Ultra Low Emission Zone charge will be in addition to the existing Congestion Charge.
To find out more and to have your say please visit tfl.gov.uk/ultra-low-emission-zone
This consultation will run until Friday 9 January 2015.
We are pleased to announce that Bluepointlondon now manages the network on behalf of Source London partners.
We will now be taking responsibility for the Source London contact centre. Our customer service agents are available at 0203 056 8989 to provide assistance if you have any problems using the scheme and to report any faults.
We have also developed a new website and mobile app which allow you to access Source London services on the go.