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Electric car insurance, Is it different? Do you need it?

Lets start at the beginning, do all mainstream insurance companies insure electric cars? The majority of mainstream insurance companies now insure electric cars. There were early reports of difficulties in the early days of electric motoring, firms like Aviva, LV, Direct Line and Admiral have all integrated EVs into their quotation systems. This makes insuring …

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Misconceptions about EV maintenance costs, reliability, and driving performance.

Research and opinion suggests that a subset of potential buyers are concerned that EV maintenance costs will be higher despite fewer moving parts and that EVs are slower/less fun to drive than ICE models.  These views and other misconceptions on range and charging need to be proactively addressed through an government and industry backed education …

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The BEV battery, planning journeys.

Electric motor vehicles appears to dominate the transport sector currently,  this needed transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) towards Electric Vehicles (EV) to tackle urban pollution.  Investigation of the EV drivers travel behaviour is of great importance to car makers including planners and policymakers, to ensure correct infrastructure is available and in place. The Battery Electric …

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Avoiding climate change is still possible-Using Carbon capture and storage

Avoiding climate change is still possible. It will cost more than twice as much if we don’t have plenty of carbon capture and storage (CCS). If the world is going to avoid global warming then CCS is  going to play an important role.  The opening of the world’s first major power station CCS project at Boundary …

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Long duration energy storage and release, Is AZELIO the answer ?

Azelio is a Swedish company specialising in thermal energy storage with dischargeable power.  The technology has unique capabilities to produce electricity and heat from the storage on demand 24 hours a day.  The system stores energy in recycled aluminium and has a total efficiency of up to 90% from energy to heat and electricity.  It …

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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, and their Impact on energy storage:

Vehicles powered by a conventional fossil fuel or biofuel based ICE, the energy storage system is of crucial importance for electric vehicles (EVs).  Two major options exist:  one is the storage of electrical energy using batteries,  the other one is the storage of energy in form of hydrogen. The development of such EV concepts has …

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