U.K. EV trial could drive widespread adoption

Oct 12, 2010

“Electric vehicles are more than meeting drivers’ daily range requirements and are cheaper to charge than previously thought, suggest results from an ongoing trial in the West Midlands” area of the U.K., according to an article at BusinessGreen.com.

“Initial indicators from the year-long, 110-car trial, part of the Technology Strategy Board’s £25m Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator program, suggested that the electric cars were used similarly to their petrol-run cousins and that ‘range anxiety’ — concern about battery life when undertaking long journeys — had been overcome…”

Read more at BusinessGreen.com


Electric Vehicle Insider footnote:

A report on the West Midlands U.K. project, which involves Smart Fortwo Electric vehicles (pictured above-left), may be downloaded here (PDF file).

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