Transportation

Hybrid Fleet Vehicle Sales Expected to Soar

New research by Pike Research forecasts that the number of hybrids fleet vehicles will reach nearly 750,000 by 2015.  Pike’s study, Hybrid Electric Vehicles for Fleet Markets, concludes that the global market for HEV light-duty vehicles in the fleet sector will “increase at a compound annual growth rate of 17.5 percent during the years from 2010 to 2015, with vehicle sales surpassing 740,000 per year by the end of that period.”

Nation-E Introduces Angel Car

Nation-E has unveiled the NationMobile Angel Car, the first mobile charging vehicle for electric cars stranded on the road. Nation-E’s Angel Car concept becomes the key solution to consumer concerns over EV’s mileage range and improves the odd of more drivers adopting e-cars without the huge deployments of new infrastructures.

UK Offers EV Subsidy

In a show of support for green transportation, beginning in January 2011, consumers who buy electric vehicles will be eligible for a 25 percent discount on the price of the car up to the value of £5,000 to be subsidized by the UK government.  Besides price, however, there are still concerns over the number of miles a car gets on a charge and availability of roadside charging stations. POD Point, the UK’s fastest growing provider of electric charging, is working to establish the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the estimated 274,000 EVs that will be on UK roads by 2020.