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Top gear accused of fixing electric vehicle story

Top Gear have been accused of ‘fixing’ a story on an electric vehicle journey, so as to imply that the car ran out of power after only 30 or so miles. 

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Trading Standards Cut by 40% | Trading Standards Lawyer

The Trading Standards Insitute have today warned that deep cuts in the budgets for Trading Standards services have resulted in a massive reduction in the services provided to protect consumers.

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Will People start to die over Food Testing Cuts

Will People start to die over Food Testing Cuts

The Elliot report following the Horsegate scandal was discussed in Parliament on 27th March 2014. MPs were clearly concerned that cuts in government spending has resulted in a severe reduction in food safety testing, which could have a catastrophic effect on consumers health. 

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US Highways Authority £8.75 m study on EV fire risk

US Highways Authority £8.75 m study on EV fire risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has started its $8.75 million study of whether lithium-ion batteries in electric cars post a potential fire hazard. Kevin Vincent, the chief counsel of the NHTSA, said that the agency is looking at whether the high-voltage batteries can cause fire while being charged or when the vehicle is involved in an accident.√جª¬ø

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Volt EV test fire and result of Hagzhou EV battery explosion

Volt EV test fire and result of Hagzhou EV battery explosion

A Chevrolet Volt that caught fire three weeks after it ‘s li-ion battery was damaged in a crash test has caused American regulators to review safety protocols for electric car batteries. The fire comes after the findings of the Hangzhou EV taxi fire investigation. Reports are now being made of fires in other vehicles including Minis.

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The Internet of Things

The ‘Internet of Things’ describes the trend for environments, building, vehicles, clothing, portable devices and other objects to have more and more information associated to them. Electronic devices and appliances may have the ability to communicate, sense and optimise their energy efficiency and use using wireless sensors 

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The circular economy – ‘closed loop’ or ‘cradle to cradle’

The circular economy – ‘closed loop’ or ‘cradle to cradle’

The term ‘circular economy’ covers a number of different ideas and beliefs, from ‘the closed loop’, ‘cradle to cradle’ or ‘design to disassemble’. Which ever definition is used, there are a number of ‘core principles’ in design that underpin the theory. 

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SRA finally allow ABS to go live

SRA finally allow ABS to go live

At last the SRA have announced that they will accept applications to form ABS from 3rd January 2012.

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Renault Senics burst into flames

Renault Senics burst into flames

The Mail yesterday reported that a family escaped from a burning Renault Senic that burst into flames in the middle lane of the M42. This is the second report of such an incident within 6 days.

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New SRA Code of Conduct goes live on 6th October 2011

The new SRA approach to regulation is known as OFR or outcomes focussed regulation. It has been published in time for it to apply to both traditional forms of practice and the new style Alternative Business Structures.

 

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