The UK’s Department for Transport, together with railroad operator Network Rail and equipment manufacturer Bombardier, is developing a prototype battery-powered locomotive as part of a study into the feasibility of using battery electric trains on parts of the railway which have not been electrified. According to Network Rail, electric trains are quicker, quieter, and more… Read more »
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British EV drivers now have 13 more places to stop for a lovely cup of tea and a DC fast charge. Nissan and Ecotricity have announced the deployment of 13 new rapid chargers at Welcome Break service stations at motorway sites across the country. There are now 16 fast chargers available at Welcome Break service… Read more »
The government of the UK has announced that it will invest £500 million ($763 million) between now and 2020 to support “ultra-low emission vehicles” (ULEVs), including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell electric vehicles. This is in addition to £400 million in investment previously committed. The announcement appears in a new plan from the… Read more »
When one is on a long car trip in the UK, and is ready for a cup of tea and a bun, one stops at a motorway service area. These are the equivalent of what US Interstate drivers call rest areas, except that they also have restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations – and now… Read more »
The city of Milton Keynes in the UK will replace the diesel buses on one route with eight electric buses that will use wireless charging. The trial will begin in summer 2013.