Feb 7, 2023 - 09:03 am
Great Wall Motors extends retail network in the UK
The Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) announced three new Sales and Service Centers for its Ora brand in the UK in Belfast, Chorley, and Exeter. The first showroom to feature the Ora model will be the Charles Hurst Group in Belfast which will open its doors on 6 March. The other two locations will […]
Oct 31, 2022 - 03:57 pm
Translink orders 100 electric buses from Wrightbus
Northern Ireland bus operator Translink has ordered 100 electric buses from Wrightbus – including 60 for the Belfast Metro Network and 40 for the Ulsterbus network operating outside Belfast. All the new electric buses are due to start operating in summer 2024.
Sep 27, 2022 - 01:32 pm
Artemis Technologies presents electric hydrofoil concept
Artemis Technologies, a company based in Belfast, has designed an all-electric passenger ferry to enter service in 2024. The operator Condor Ferries wants to use the hydrofoil as part of a pilot project between Belfast and Bangor in Northern Ireland and is banking on the ferry being fast.
Nov 11, 2021 - 03:45 pm
Northern Ireland spends £100m on clean buses
In two separate projects, the government of Northern Ireland has invested more than £100m in its zero-emission bus fleet. Already as part of this scheme, 80 battery-electric Wrightbus buses purchased by Translink have just been unveiled.
Aug 13, 2021 - 02:37 pm
NatWest bank to install 600 chargers by 2023
The British National Westminster Bank (NatWest) wants to install 600 charging points at its locations by 2023. The charging points will also be available for use by the bank’s customers. The contract to supply the charging infrastructure goes to the Engie brand Equans.
Feb 24, 2021 - 12:55 pm
Voith to deliver electric drives for Wrightbus
Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus has selected Voith as its exclusive partner to supply the electric drive system for the second generation of its battery-electric and fuel cell buses for Europe.
Dec 7, 2015 - 09:27 am
My Electric Avenue, Belfast, Toyota, Nissan, Winnipeg.
How many EVs for UK grid? The project “My Electric Avenue” finds that the grid will need to be upgraded when 40 to 70 percent of people in the UK drive electric. The project is also working on “Esprit,” a more cost-effective piece of technology that can regulate EVs charging when demand is too high.
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Hybrids for Belfast: The Northern Irish city has ordered 30 Van Hool Exqui.City trambuses with hybrid diesel-electric drives. It will be the first right-hand drive trambus in the UK and will go into service from September 2018.
Mobile H2: Since the density of H2 filling stations in California is still lacking, Toyota is sending temporary hydrogen stations to dealerships to meet demand. The technology is provided by Air Products & Chemicals and one mobile fuelling station can fill about the half of a Mirai’s tank.
Nissan charges Twin Cities: The carmaker’s “No Charge to Charge” programme has arrived in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. It is the 22nd market for the initiative and allows LEAF drivers to charge for free at public chargers for two years after purchase.
Electric airport: The James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in the Canadian city of Winnipeg has installed eight EV charging stations for public use. Another six stations will follow and will be used to power electric carts to transport luggage between the airplanes and terminals.