INSIGHTS & RESEARCH
To celebrate five years of Zero Carbon Futures, we look back at some of the company highlights and achievements since 2011.read more
When Zero Carbon Futures was established in 2011, the electric vehicle industry was a very different place. To celebrate our 5th birthday, take a look at some of the unknowns that faced us back then.read more
With the EU referendum approaching, we ask ourselves what difference the European Union has made on the electric vehicle automotive industry.read more
The Government has recently announced grants of £2 million for businesses and local authorities to accelerate the uptake of hydrogen vehicles but our MD is remaining quite cynical.read more
With the launch of the latest Go Ultra Low campaign #ElectrifyYourDrive, we look back at some electric vehicle advertising that make compelling cases to switch to electric.read more
Our MD, Dr Colin Herron, has just reached the 20,000 mile milestone in his Nissan LEAF. And he hasn’t run out of electricity or knocked anyone over yet! Read the 20 things he’s learnt.read more
Low Carbon Vehicles: the road to a cleaner future Published by APC UK January 2017
The UK remains in pole position to take advantage of the growth in low-carbon vehicles (LCVs), a global industry that has been buoyed by a focus on cutting carbon from our roads and meeting tough targets to clean our air. In the UK, for instance, there are plans for an 80 per cent reduction in the C02 produced by transport by 2050 – and that means huge opportunities for innovative businesses. This APC UK report sets out the opportunities for the UK to build on our strengths to become a world leader.
The provision of public recharging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in the UK –is there a business case? Presented at: EVS28 KINTEX, Korea, May 3-6, 2015
The UK has been one of the most advanced countries in Europe for the introduction of recharging infrastructure, most of which has been created and under public subsidy, in order to seed the marketplace. This paper gives an overview of the findings from the UK supplemented by experience from Republic of Ireland, and comments on the impact of inaccurate EV sales predictions and early changes in recharging behaviour resulting from reduction in subsidies.
Driving into the Future: Dr Colin Herron Published in the NewStatesman Manufacturing Special Report 6 – 12 May 2016
Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed one of the greatest transformations of the automotive industry with the move towards electric vehicles. Cars are becoming more digitally intelligent and we’re already seeing new technology companies, such as Google and Apple entering the market. Traditional car brands have to adapt fast and rise to the challenge of bringing the very different worlds of IT, energy and propulsion together to create the plant of the future.
The Rapid Charge Network: breaking down barriers to long distance driving. Presented at: European Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Congress Brussels, 3rd December 2015
In 2013, four major Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers (Nissan, BMW, Renault and VW) came together for the first time to develop the EV marketplace, by studying the impact of the creation of a network of 74 multi-standard, interoperable rapid chargers, co-funded by the European Union’s (EU) Trans European Network –Transport (TEN-T) funding programme. This paper is some of the lessons learnt from the initial study of the network.
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