Electric cars are being used to help power a small Portuguese island in the Atlantic. Porto Santo Island has begun testing a scheme in which the batteries in electric vehicles are charged by solar power during the day but at night return spare energy to the grid to power people’s homes. Some experts say this form of energy storage could become a global trend.
BBC 11th June 2019 read more »
The government has awarded an extra £23m in funding to help accelerate the development of electric batteries in the UK, as it battles to keep the country’s auto sector at the cutting edge of the global electric vehicle (EV) revolution. The extra cash will be awarded to businesses as part of the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, as Ministers work to “maintain the UK as a world leader in the latest technologies and emerging markets” for the auto sector.
Business Green 12th June 2019 read more »