Lower prices, reassurances over battery life and more accessible charge points are among the things drivers claim would persuade them to switch to an electric car, it has emerged.
But despite electric vehicles estimated to emit 50 per cent less greenhouse gas than diesel, just seven per cent of motorists have already made the switch and the study of 2,000 car owners found less than two fifths would make the move to electric, but one third of these don’t plan on changing their car for at least five years.
Welsh rural development agency Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig wants to set up more electric car sharing schemes.
It has been popular in North Wales and means drivers can rent evs for journeys booked in advance, but a similar scheme in St Davids halted after low uptake, said to be caused by its very rural location and insurance difficulties for those under 25-years of age who wanted to drive.
Disguarded fishing nets from the sea are being recycled into yarn.
They can then be used for a variety of products such as footwell mats sold by Racemark.
A new generation of evs with front bench seats are being designed for production models, says Reuters.
It cites show models at Shanghai which are free of traditional restrains like transmission tunnels and gearboxes.
Japanese media reports Nissan is resisting a permanent ownership bias by Renault, its partner for many years.
Instead, the Nissan is seeking an equal partnership in the wake of the shake up following the arrest and charge of former ceo Carlos Ghosn, who has denied illegal accountancy practices and said terms had been agreed with the Nissan board.
A ten-year deal between Daimler and Renault-Nissan alliance looks like ending and their sharing of models and components.
The retirement of the Daimler ceo Dieter Zetsche and ousting of Carlos Ghosn on the other side has created a new order where 12 joint projects will not be renewed then they come up for decisions.