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UK Hopes New Investment will Speed Up Development of Automotive CO2 Reduction Technology

Over £12 million is to be invested by the government-backed Technology Strategy Board to develop new technology that will speed up the reduction of CO2 emissions from road vehicles.

The investment will be made in sixteen proof of concept studies, which will last up to one year, and six longer-running full research and development projects. The [...]

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How Green Are Zero Emission Vehicles?

A project to develop a new all-electric urban car, that will be affordable for many consumers when it reaches market and manufactured using an innovative and sustainable production process has been announced in the UK. It comes at a time when many companies are announcing development programs for electric or zero emission vehicles , hybrids [...]

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UK Government Extends and Broadens their "Cash for Clunkers" Program

The Government today announced a £100M increase to the vehicle scrappage scheme to build on the success of the scheme in boosting consumer demand.

The automotive sector supports R&D, technological innovation and skills and a manufacturing supply chain that are a mainstay of the wider manufacturing sector in the UK. Industry figures have reflected the positive [...]

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India's Tata Motors to Manufacture Electric Cars in the UK

Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc (TMETC) has been granted a £10 million loan, under the UK government’s Automotive Assistance Programme (AAP), to develop and manufacture the Tata Indica Vista Electric Vehicle in the UK with an investment of £25 million.

The Tata Indica Vista EV will be the first four-seater electric car with a range of [...]

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Smith Leads Charge to Better Electric Vehicles with 120 Mile Range

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WORLD-first technology that will increase electric vehicle range by up to 20% is to be developed in North East England.

Smith Electric Vehicles is working on a new ultra-efficient electric drive line, along with smarter, more energy efficient ancillary systems, such as heating and air conditioning. Combining all these elements together, Smith’s engineers believe [...]

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Smith Vehicles Test Drive Event at this Years Low Carbon Vehicle Conference



 Smith Electric Vehicles will have a major presence at the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event this month.


LCV2009, held at Millbrook, offers fleet managers the opportunity to test drive the full range of Smith vehicles including:

Smith Newton truck
Smith Edison panel van
Smith Edison minibus
Smith Ampere panel van
Smith Ampere people carrier (prototype)

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Green Car Fair at this years Biofuels Expo

EBEC (European Biofuels Expo and Conference) will be the largest event of its kind in Europe.

The bioenergy market is one of the fastest growing and fastest moving in the world today. If you are already involved in biofuel or bioenergy production or thinking about adopting bioenergy for your organisation, this is your chance to explore [...]

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Launch of the Lightning Car at the British International Motor Show

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Transcript of presentation by Peter Ward – Launch of the Lightning Car at the British International Motor Show at 13:00 on Monday Tuesday 22 July 2008

Good afternoon ladies & gentlemen and a very warm welcome to you all on behalf of the Lightning Car Company. We’re absolutely delighted you could join us. For [...]

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2010 Zero Carbon Motorcycle Road Race Championship Announced

TTXGP, the force behind the inaugural zero emission motorcycle race at this year’s Isle of Man TT races, has joined forces with Auto Cycle Union Events (ACUE), the commercial arm of the Auto-Cycle Union, to run the world’s first national zero emission road race championship.

The new four-round UK Series, The TTXGP UK Championship 2010, will [...]

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Fortune 500 Companies Take Delivery of Electric Trucks from Smith Newton

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Four major US corporations and two utility companies took delivery of the Smith Newton, the largest road-going electric truck in North America. A.

These companies included:

 Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Coca-Cola, Staples, Frito-Lay, AT&T and Kansas City Power & Light


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