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Opinion: The UK’s Not-So-Electric announcement

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Gav Don reflects on the implications of the UK’s headline-grabbing electrification policy The newsflow here in the UK has been electrified (literally) by a new announcement on plans for EVs and the death of hydrocarbons. In short, our Environment Minister (Michael Gove) boldly stated that from 2040 UK manufacturers will …

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The post-Brexit future of the UK’s electric transport industry

A MINI chassis receives a polish at BMW's Oxford plant. Source: BMW

Ava Stoyanova looks at possible scenarios for a post-Brexit EV economy According to the latest edition of the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook, the number of electric cars in motion has to reach 600 million by 2040 in order for the current greenhouse gas emission target of temperature increases …

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The mysterious case of the disappearing electric nosewheels

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Fitting electric nosewheels to aircraft could reduce weight and improve efficiency – so where are they? Aircraft ground manoeuvring wastes energy. With gas turbines running inefficiently at minimum power while taxiing, or while just waiting for a slot, a typical A320/737 will consume 600 kgs of kerosene every day of …

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