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Wednesday 25 April 2018
25 April 2018 - NEWS UPDATE

Battery lease scheme for used electric vehicles could dramatically boost new EV car sales

Sales of new electric cars are up 246% compared to this time last year, helped by improved charging infrastructure, the continued offer of £5,000 government contributions and a noted change in the public’s approach to range anxiety and environmental protection.



GKN electric car makes Festival of Speed debut

GKN is making its debut in the hill climb at the world-renowned Festival of Speed with a record-breaking electric race car and a stand that offers an engaging introduction into the challenges of automotive engineering. 

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Cornwall cab firm pioneers electric vehicles

A pioneering Cornwall cab company has clocked up 150,000 miles and more than 37,000 individual fares in its fleet of 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF taxis.


Cab company owner Michelle Williams


Government should boost regional air travel, says airport chief

The Government should look to the regions to boost air travel. Access to regional airports should be improved and tourism to regional areas should be supported, said Bristol Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair.


First Great Western awarded Investors in People Silver Status

First Great Western has been awarded Silver Status following an Investors in People review.


€40m to create first pan-European EV highway

Electric car network provider Better Place has secured a €40 million loan from the European Investment Bankto help accelerate the development of low-carbon transport across Europe.