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Jaguar Land Rover commits to electric cars, renewables, recycling and surfing

Last week Jaguar Land Rover announced that from 2020 it will focus only on fully electric or hybrid cars. Chief executive Ralph Speth said “We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles. Our first fully electric performance SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE, goes on...

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Uptake of electric vehicles in the UK increases 28 fold in four years but experts warn of potential hurdles

The UK has made significant improvements in reducing emissions from the power sector thanks to increased renewable electricity generation but still lags behind the rest of Europe when it comes to emissions from heat and transportation. A recent poll from the Energy Institute found that energy professionals are sceptical, on the basis of current policies,...

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Germany’s Bundserat calls for EU ban on internal combustion engine

Earlier this year we reported that the market share for electric vehicles would need to rise to 16% globally by 2020 in order for manufacturers to meet fuel economy standards, which require continuous improvement of 5.7% annually. Now it has been reported that Germany’s Bundserat (a legislative body representing the sixteen states of Germany) has...

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Electric vehicles could make up 16% of the global market share by 2020

*infographic from World Energy Council report The World Energy Council has recently published a report that states that the market share for electric vehicles (EVs) will need to rise to 16% globally by 2020 in order for manufacturers to meet fuel economy standards. At present, electric vehicles account for less than 1% of the global market...

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