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Posted on Oct 6 2014 - 10:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Formula E Made history with First Ever ePrix

History was made as the world’s first ever fully-electric single-seater race took place in Beijing, marking the successful season opener of the FIA Formula E Championship. The race – Beijing Evergrande Spring ePrix – was held on a spectacular temporary race track built around the city’s iconic Olympic ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium and was won by Audi Sport ABT’s Lucas di Grassi. Some...

Posted on Oct 3 2014 - 10:45am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Electric Vehicle Charging Sparks Cisco Employees to Reduce Carbon Footprint

James Lynch’s Nissan Leaf bolts down a shady street in San Jose, California, hardly making a noise as it zips between lanes at 40 miles per hour. With the quick flick of the transmission and a forceful press of a foot, the powder-blue car jumps ahead on the smooth pavement with the force of a small sports car. This isn’t a Mustang, though. It’s an electric car, and James Lynch is one of thousands...

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 7:45pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Formula E car to star in Paris Motor Show

The Formula E car will take centre stage at the Paris Motor Show later this month to showcase electric vehicle technology. From the very first battery-powered land speed record holders to the cutting-edge 21st century technology driving Formula E, the FIA’s presence at this year’s Paris Motor Show will demonstrate how the federation has been at the forefront of innovation on the race track and...

Posted on Sep 26 2014 - 1:10pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Formula E course cars to be equipped with Qualcomm wireless charging

The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has confirmed that its course cars for the inaugural season will be fitted with Qualcomm Halo™ wireless charging technology – an inductive charging system which allows the car’s battery to be charged without the use of cables. With the final specification of car set to be announced shortly, the championship’s technical team took advantage of today’s...

Posted on Sep 25 2014 - 1:45pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Formula E to host trackside Motor Shows

The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has confirmed the launch of the Formula E Motor Shows. Taking place within the Formula E city-centre race circuits, fans will get the unique opportunity to see, and experience, first-hand how the advances in technology, safety, innovation and speed witnessed on the racetrack are driving forward everyday electric and hybrid car development. Alejandro Agag,...

Posted on Sep 23 2014 - 2:39pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on BMW official vehicle partner to Formula E

The FIA Formula E Championship has announced that leading car-manufacturer BMW is to become its Official Vehicle Partner, supplying its BMW i8 and i3 models to be used as the safety and course cars for the series. For all Formula E races during the inaugural season, the German marque will provide two of its new hybrid i8 sportscars to be used as the Qualcomm Safety Car, together with two fully-electric...

Posted on Aug 21 2014 - 9:23am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Vattenfall charges Stockholm’s new plug-in hybrid buses

Starting this autumn, eight plug-in hybrid buses will run in the scheduled bus services in central Stockholm for two years. Vattenfall is in charge of the project to install charging stations at the terminuses. The field test is included in the EU project ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus System) which is primarily aimed at testing and assessing how electrically-powered bus traffic in urban areas can...

Posted on Aug 18 2014 - 9:16am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Gotland to become an electric car island

“Gotland is the ideal place for electric cars. It is flat, distances are short and it has renewable electricity from wind power,” says Karin Lundqvist, Head of Marketing Communication at Vattenfall Sales Nordic. The project is a co-operation between Vattenfall, the Swedish Energy Agency, the solar power company Solkompaniet and a number of different electric car manufacturers and aims to...

Posted on Aug 13 2014 - 9:32am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Reduce unnecessary journeys and improve the sustainability of delivery fleets

How back-loading helps reduce unnecessary journeys and improve the sustainability of delivery fleets UK businesses spend billions of pounds on logistics every year and can make big savings in time, money and carbon emissions by running their fleets in a more sustainable way. There are many ways to do this: Monitoring CO2 emissions helps identify inefficiencies and aids planning and budgeting; Investment...

Posted on Aug 5 2014 - 9:22am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on Give up smoking – and save money

Toyota & Lexus Fleet Services took advantage of No Smoking Day on March 12 to encourage drivers and managers of company vehicles to switch from smoke-emitting diesel to cleaner petrol-electric hybrid power. Neil Broad, General Manager of Toyota & Lexus Fleet Services, said: “Diesel-engine vehicles are a major source of harmful pollution. With a petrol full hybrid, particulate emissions are...