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Renault chief calls for s bus lanes to accept electric

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Free parking, facilities and access to bus lanes as essential for electric market to off in UK

Industry leaders gathered in to show off their electric car (Source: RTCC)

Leading should do more to encourage the use of cars by investing in charging and allowing zero emission to use bus lanes, says the head of UK.

Kenneth Ramirez said it was important to create a “wave of around electric vehicle to encourage their uptake, on London Mayor Boris to follow Norway in allowing cars to use lanes reserved for transport.

He told RTCC: “In London would be an interesting approach. In cities having legislation requires new buildings have a number of parking spaces charge stations already

Renault sees electric as a key part of its portfolio of vehicles. It sells four electric from its miniature Twizy to the van, and leads the market in with a 61% share. It has sold 30,000 vehicles since its model went on sale over two years ago.

cites Norway as a country has culturally accepted the benefits of emissions technology. There are now electric vehicles registered in the which has a population of 5 million. of the zero-emission cars make up 10% of all


Oslo s success is in stark to the UK. A  2012 government survey revealed 92% of said they were at all likely” to buy an electric car as their vehicle. Only 1% said were “very likely”.

was speaking as UK Deputy Prime Nick Clegg launched a new to dispel some of the myths electric vehicles – that have a limited range and are to charge, for example – in the hopes more people will be to adopt a lower emissions

Clegg said that he the UK to be a “trend setter, adding: “I history shows that these new technologies you have a of time when things along and then you suddenly get lift off as consumer interest is engaged.”

Nick Clegg alongside of five leading electric car (Source: RTCC)

Reshaping the image of electric vehicles is the step in helping the UK to catch up its European and global competitors.

to the International Energy Agency. of the global electric vehicle is currently being driven on UK compared to 38% in the US and 24% in Japan.

Its adds ff the world is to stay below 2C of – the level deemed “dangerous” by – then three quarters of all sales need to be plug-in of some variety by 2050.

The widespread deployment of electric powered by clean sources of is seen as vital if the world is to tackle climate change.

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from the US Environmental Protection show that in 2011, accounted for 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in – the second largest contribution the electricity sector.

Inventive of encouraging the uptake of cleaner of transport are already being by cities and companies around the

US electric car manufacturer Tesla recently completed a 76 hour to coast drive from Los to New York in an attempt to prove points in the US are accessible and work.

We have made it to New York Our Coast to Coast Rally is #DriveFree pic.twitter.com/ESlSp15o7K

— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) 2, 2014

South Korea s Seoul has a weekly No Driving Day where drivers receive to leave their cars at for one day a week. Further discussions and sharing will feature at the C40 of mayors taking place in this week.

Changing the way think about electric is a political challenge, said “We provide a lot of awareness of technology, of the benefits, but I think the cultural education, always lies the government.”

Persuading people of the is the “next big challenge” for car companies, Harrison, the UK managing director of told RTCC. “People ‘new technology – is it reliable? Is it Our data shows it’s reliable than conventional There’s less to go wrong.”

He added: “You’ve got to make it for people to understand where all the points are. Today in there are more charging than there are fuel and probably hardly anyone that.”

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