New joint venture to open EV battery factory in Coventry

Hyperbat aims to provide a secure supply chain for UK-based car manufacturers as they transition to greener vehicles

Coventry incentivises black cab drivers to switch to electric taxis

The city council has launched the ‘Go Electric Taxi’ scheme, which is funded by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles

Jaguar to charge up electric production of E-type concept car

Prince Harry drove his bride Meghan Markle from Windsor Castle to their wedding reception in the battery-powered vehicle, which was then a one-off

UK cities shortlisted to share £20m green taxi fund

The UK has announced a shortlist of eight cities that are in line to share a £20 million fund to increase the number of plug-in taxis. They will each receive a government-backed study into providing more environmentally-friendly travel opportunities in their areas. The research will look into how local authorities could use the money to […]

Midlands ‘experiencing energy jobs boom’

The Midlands has created more than 5,200 jobs in the energy and environment sector in the last five years. A new study by Oxford Economics also found the region has created more jobs in this sector than other parts of the UK. Its report showed 43% were created in Coventry alone. Employment in other towns […]

Blackburn Rovers score in energy saving

Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers has cut its carbon emissions by 270,000 tonnes, saving it around £60,000 per year. A new commercial energy efficient condensing boiler, heat recovery ventilation system and full replacement lighting system have been installed at the club’s Ewood Park ground following a comprehensive site audit. Following the audit by Preston-based […]

Midlands’ cities put electric car project in gear

Electric car drivers in Coventry and Birmingham are using a network of charging points inthe latest stage of the UK’s largest ultra low carbon vehicles trial. The charging points have been installed by E.ON for a project called Cabled (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators), a trial of 110 vehicles being tested in the next […]