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by hailstorm
Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Government to offer up to £5000 subsidy for buying electr
Replies: 20
Views: 15343

Government to offer up to £5000 subsidy for buying electr

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8001254.stm Motorists will be offered subsidies of up to £5,000 to encourage them to buy electric and hybrid cars under plans announced by the government. It is part of the government's £250m plan to promote low carbon transport over the next five years. But...
by hailstorm
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Panorama: Can We Afford to Fill Up?
Replies: 5
Views: 4738

Panorama: Can We Afford to Fill Up?

Anyone see this on Monday? I have to admit I did get a chuckle out of that the opinion that the current high fuel prices are all the governments fault. It's a shame there no mention of peak oil at all, as that is ultimately what will keep petrol prices going up. I was a little disappointed that they...
by hailstorm
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: City of London axing free parking for electric cars
Replies: 2
Views: 3466

City of London axing free parking for electric cars

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23498569-details/Free+parking+for+electric+cars+axed+-+for+being+too+successful/article.do [The free parking] "schemes are being axed or scaled down, because commuters are adding to congestion by using the cars instead of walking, cycling or travel...
by hailstorm
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Top Gear
Replies: 13
Views: 8592

I'd like to see Top Gear do one of their features on the Tesla Roadster. Be nice to see how it goes around their track.
by hailstorm
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Ego Electric StreetScoota
Replies: 7
Views: 9481

Ego Electric StreetScoota

Just had this pointed out to me by my boss. Seemed amazed at how cheap the cost of running is. I haven't heard of the company before. Seems to be a very cheap price though.

http://www.firebox.com/product/2166/Ego ... reetScoota
by hailstorm
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Mitsubishi and Peugeot to partner on electric cars
Replies: 0
Views: 2676

Mitsubishi and Peugeot to partner on electric cars

http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?type=companyNews&storyID=2008-06-16T022854Z_01_T437_RTRIDST_0_MITSUBISHI-PEUGEOT-UPDATE-2.XML Mitsubishi will partner up with Peugeot to produce electric cars. Mitsubishi will also be sharing technology and batteries with Peugeot. Seems to be m...
by hailstorm
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Japan Post to replace their entire fleet with EVs
Replies: 0
Views: 2967

Japan Post to replace their entire fleet with EVs

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/06/japan_post_evtrucks.php Some interesting news I stumbled across. Japan Post has announced they will be replacing their entire delivery fleet with EVs over the next 8 years. This is on top of news that both UKMail and UPS are both testing Modec electric deliver...
by hailstorm
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: The UK really is trailing behind the rest of the world
Replies: 1
Views: 2507

Isn't this a little out of date. I thought the government had announced support for Project Better Place months ago. Unless this is just putting a rubber stamp on it all and setting some firm figures. Renault Nissan haven't just 'expressed an interest'. They will be making all the cars for this and ...
by hailstorm
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: EVcast podcast
Replies: 1
Views: 7946

EVcast podcast

A new podcast dedicated to electric cars. They are aiming to do one every weekday. You can subscribe to it through iTunes if you use that. I've been enjoying it so far.

www.evcast.com

iTunes link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSt ... =281313027
by hailstorm
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Top Gear
Replies: 13
Views: 8592

I wonder what the chances of it surviving will be. The first one they trashed by driving it into a table and the second time round they blew up the car. It would be nice to see the new G-Wiz i on there.

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