Motorists heading back to west London from the likes of Kent, Sussex and Surrey have been warned to expect severe delays on the M25 starting tonight as a house-sized transformer begins a three-day journey around the southern stretch of the motorway. The giant transformer, which is so big that hedges along its route have had to be trimmed before its journey, will take up to 45 hours to make it to its final destination. Setting off at 7pm tonight (Friday, August 17), the piece of electrical equipment will travel from Essex at just 12 miles an hour and isn't expected to make it to its final destination until 4pm on Sunday. Those using the southern stretch of the M25 while it is on the motorway will risk getting stuck behind it - as it is so big it takes up two lanes. The transformer is being transported to West Weybridge substation, in Surrey, from Tilbury Docks, in Essex. Read More More recent west London news Letters have been sent out by National Grid to nearby residents who may … [Read more...] about The huge vehicle that could cause big delays on M25 this weekend
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As governments across the globe push for the proliferation of electric vehicles, they’re creating a new problem for themselves. While EVs may be helpful in mitigating pollution in and around city centers, they’re not going to be nearly as friendly on the infrastructure. A report from the International Energy Agency suggests the ramp-up of battery powered automobiles could result in a $92 billion tax shortfall by 2030, assuming everything goes according to plan. But even if global governments only manage to get halfway to their intended electrification goals, they’re still missing out on an estimated $47 billion in fuel duties. That translates into the world needing somewhere between 4.8 and 2.6 million fewer barrels of gasoline and diesel per day, according to the Financial Times. Still, as impressive as that sounds, we’re nowhere near that mark just yet. Despite EVs having their best sales year on record in 2017, the vehicles themselves still only … [Read more...] about Electric Vehicles Could Short Governments $92 Billion in Taxes by 2030
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Consumers Energy pitches $7.5M electric vehicle charging plan The utility wants to bring hundreds of electric vehicle chargers to Michigan. The plan marks the second such attempt by the utility. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press Published 10:40 p.m. ET May 17, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Consumers Energy wants to spend $7.5 million to bring hundreds of additional public electric vehicle charging stations — as well as 24 so-called fast chargers — to Michigan. The three-year project, the utility's second go at such a … [Read more...] about Consumers Energy pitches $7.5M electric vehicle charging plan
Just over 10,000 Chevy Volts, Nissan Leafs, Teslas and other electric vehicles quietly plied Maryland’s roads last year, but the state wants to expand that number to 300,000 by 2025.To help the state achieve that ambitious goal and support the growing popularity of these plug-in electric vehicles, utility companies are proposing to spend $104 million to support a statewide network of charging stations.The program, supported by environmental groups and other stakeholders, would help build out a network of 24,000 residential, workplace and public charging stations, constituting the nation’s largest except for California’s. Utility customers would be asked to pay 25 cents to 42 cents more a month to support the program, currently a proposal pending before the state’s Public Service Commission.“We see this as an extension of the service we offer,” said John Murach, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.’s manager of energy efficiency programs. “We … [Read more...] about Maryland’s utilities propose spending $104 million on statewide electric-vehicle charging network
As Round 2 of MSF Racing Series approaches this coming weekend, the entry list has been finalised and we’re looking at some astonishing numbers of vehicles that will be racing in what is without a doubt the biggest racing series in Malaysia today. Participating vehicles include a whopping 195 racing cars, 60 superbikes in the brand new, first ever MSF Superbike racing, 10 Caterhams from the Caterham Motorsports Asia series, and 20 drift cars taking part in the MSF Drift Gonzo support event on Saturday. MSF Superbikes Legendary Malaysian superbike racer Oh Kah Beng attended a briefing organised for the new riders earlier this week. “Race hard, race smart, be safe, and don’t forget to have fun!” exclaimed Kah Beng, who went wheel-to-wheel with the world’s best in the mid-80s at the now defunct Batu Tiga circuit and around Australasia. With his support and blessing, the MSF Superbike riders are hyped and ready to rock and roll. The Super400 category of MSF … [Read more...] about Malaysia Speed Festival (MSF) Racing 2018 Round 2 sees huge entry list, promises epic racing weekend!