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The International Motor Show (IAA) being held in Frankfurt, Germany every second year, is the largest motor show in the world, beating both, Geneva and Paris as Europe’s biggest new car event. There were huge debuts across all exhibitors at this year’s conference. Whether addressing changing consumer tastes, congestion in cities or vehicle efficiency, most of the major automobile manufacturers […]

GLA Event (1)

eConnect cars was invited to attend the GLA’s Go Ultra Low London business engagement event at City Hall on Thursday, September 3rd 2015. The event was designed to engage with specific businesses to feed into London’s bid for OLEV’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme. Those at the event represented a broad spectrum of London stakeholders including representatives from transport hubs […]

hackney council

Hackney Council have launched their first on street rapid charger for public use. The new unit was unveiled last Wednesday and is now open for business. Hackney Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Sustainability, Councilor Feryal Demirci, formally launched the new charger saying, “The Council is committed to improving air quality in the borough, including supporting the development of electric […]

Nelson Piquet Jr of Formula E drives with eConnect

We had the pleasure of driving star Formula E driver Nelson Piquet Jr ahead of the forthcoming VISA London ePRIX. At the time excitement was building ahead of the event which, was staged in the Capital on the 27th and 28th June 2015. Nelson, who drove for Team China in the FIA Formula E championship, was looking forward to a […]

how electric vehicles have the power to disrupt traditional transport

In my first two articles I discussed the development of electric and connected vehicles, how electric vehicles (EVs) are now, not just practical, but also desirable; and how the perceived and real issues related to their use have been or are likely to be addressed. We have established the reasoning behind EVs and their best uses. To take this one […]

better battery

All electric vehicles are powered by batteries. With rising sales of electric vehicles around the world the race to build a better battery that can improve range and performance is gaining pace. However, electric vehicle are not the only use for this next generation of batteries. With the rise in renewable energy production from wind turbines and solar panels the […]

e-NV200

As one of the first international manufacturers to develop a successful mass produced electric car, the Leaf, Nissan have led the way with zero emission electric vehicles (EVs). Last week we were invited by Nissan to Amsterdam for their ‘Take Charge’ e-mobility event. Hosted by Robert Lujan, Division GM of global EV operations, the event brought together 40 taxi operators […]

ULEZ

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that London’s ULEZ or Ultra Low Emissions Zone will come into affect from the 7th September 2020 after running a positive consultation with the London public and businesses. eConnect cars welcomes the direction of the ULEZ. With the aim of cutting air pollution in half by reducing harmful car and vehicle exhaust […]

Geneva Motor Show

This years Geneva Motor Show was a great showcase for new electric cars. Having seen first hand the successes both Nissan and Tesla have achieved over the past few years more and more manufacturers are looking to catch up. There were developments in battery technology and completely new battery designs on show as well as some very well known car […]

tesla model S

Since the company’s launch at the start of 2014 eConnect cars have become one of London’s foremost providers of chauffeur-driven business class travel. In the past year the excellence of our service, the knowledge and skill of our drivers and our devotion to cleaner air quality have been celebrated at three major national awards ceremonies. In keeping with our philosophy […]

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