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UK sets a course for low-emission shipping with E4tech help

Old solutions go overboard, big changes needed Today the UK Department for Transport published the Clean Maritime Plan describing the ambition to drastically reduce emissions of both greenhouse gases and air pollutants from the shipping sector and to develop strong UK industries to deliver this. The scale of the challenge is huge and the analysis […]

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Electrify everything – a simple answer to a complex problem?

Road transport’s emissions challenges are – on the face of it – readily solvable by means of electric drive. Whether it is tailpipe pollutants or greenhouse gases, green electricity and batteries or hydrogen and fuel cells offer a means to clean up vehicles. However, that is much more easily said than done and the current […]

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Strong auto industry consensus about its technical future

Strong auto industry consensus about its technical future

Despite the unprecedented level of change facing cars, buses, heavy duty and off highway vehicles, the industries that develop and supply them are keen to work on future technologies together. This shared vision is captured in a definitive set of roadmaps, developed for the UK Automotive Council, showing strong consensus about the technologies of the […]

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Hydrogen at High speed!

E4tech client GreenGT unveiled its pre-production Pininfarina H2Speed at the Geneva International Motor Show last week. The H2Speed’s aerodynamics have been refined and the 250 kW fuel cell (plus batteries) can feed 480kW (653bhp) to the wheels, taking the car to 100km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a top speed of 300km/h. The chassis is […]

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China offers lessons for future of fuel cell vehicles

With over a million plug in vehicles in China and fewer than 500 fuel cell vehicles it would seem like the latter’s chances are slim. But recent moves suggest that China is far from decided, with a strong government-industry alliance and policies underpinning a national target for a million vehicles and over a thousand hydrogen […]

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Why Toyota – and Japan – are backing hydrogen

E4tech Director Dr David Hart’s response to a recent Financial Times article lays out some of the reasons why for Toyota, and for Japan, a hydrogen future makes sense. His letter, touching on import dependence and complementarity with batteries, is here. Learn more about E4tech’s work in Fuel Cells & Hydrogen here. Note: if you […]

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Bigger, better, faster, more challenging: reflections on LCV2016

There are events where the attendees and organisers involuntarily conspire to ‘talk a good show’ whilst the reality is more subdued. LCV2016 was not one of those events. Blazing sunshine, record attendance and a wide array of display vehicles contributed to an upbeat atmosphere for the UK’s main low carbon vehicles event. Other positive factors […]

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Low carbon automotive strategy report comes at perfect time

A major new report for the UK Automotive Council comes as the UK automotive sector is defining its post-referendum future and as industrial strategy and energy & climate policy are placed under the same government department. The UK automotive sector has been a successful example of industrial strategy and the report provides a solid foundation […]

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