Land Rover Defender Goes Electric

Twisted Land Rover Defender EV
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Electric vehicles have been on everyone’s lips recently and for various reasons but the latest bit of industry news is somewhat ‘Twisted’. A Land Rover Defender modification specialist based in the UK, Twisted Automotive, has announced the production of a limited series of 30 electric Land Rover Defenders but only for export to the United States.

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Electric Vehicles: A Solution Or A Concern?

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Considering the developments in the EV market and global zero-emissions targets, the hype around electric vehicles are continuing to make headlines. In light of the announcement from Boris Johnson about bringing forward the zero-emissions target to 2035, PRV Engineering takes a look at some of the myths behind electric vehicles.

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Solar power – our endless fuel pump

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In recent times there has been an even bigger drive for renewable energy than ever before. This has also given rise once again to the solar power car. It could be due to the global warming phenomena or maybe we finally realised that the sun is in fact our biggest energy source and it’s free. At least in theory it is but putting in place the technology to store sufficient amounts of energy is the challenging part. Continue reading

Audi to Launch All Electric SUV

Audi concept imageAudi’s all electric SUV is destined for production following its unveiling at the IAA 2015. The vehicle, which it is hoped will be in production in 2018 will have a range of 310 miles and is expected to be one of the stars at next month’s IAA in Frankfurt.

The Audi etron Quattro benefits from the expertise in developing the R8 etron and will be the brands first large series electric car. Continue reading

England To Test Charge As You Go Electric Cars

electric_cars_chargingWe’ve written before about the electric car market, its development and how the battery life in some models of car have improved. However, the biggest barrier to people buying electric cars is still the battery life. It doesn’t matter how green the vehicle is or how good the tax benefits, the bottom line question that people need an answer to is ‘How far can I travel on a charge?’ And for many electric cars, that’s not very far. They are great for running around the city where you’re not doing many miles, but for longer road journeys, the fear of running out of power is still a huge barrier to buying an electric car.

There are many research projects going on around electric cars. Some trying to improve and extend the life of a battery charge, others like Highways England feasibility study looking at charging on the go. The result of which is the first UK trial at a testing site that will allow cars to charge on the go. Continue reading

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