Are the military investing in a new electric fuel technology?

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The United States strategic military requirements gave us the internet and satellite navigation, will their need to reduce dependency on oil drive the fuel technology of the future?

The US military must stop using oil by 2040 if it wants to reduce operational vulnerabilities, reduce costs, stop new security risks caused by climate change and avoid the coming peak oil supply crunch. That’s the word from the Center for a New American Security, whose Fueling the Future Force report details the hows’ and whys’ of the situation. (more…)

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Global vehicle numbers surpass one billion and hit new critical levels

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That number is expected to hit the two-billion mark within 15 years. In January last year, more cars were sold in China than in the U.S.

Work continues to progresses on developing cleaner vehicles and fuels, but how do we change driving behavior and lower vehicle miles and emissions?
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Does the rise in internet shopping spell the end for the postie on his bike?

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The Royal Mail has denied it is phasing out all bikes but says the rise in online shopping has seen the weight of parcels for postal cyclists increase significantly.

“Royal Mail is making a number of changes in delivery methods as part of a £2bn modernisation of its entire operation, and it is certainly not a straightforward switch to vans for those postmen and women who currently use bicycles,” a spokesman said.

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Electric Vehicles Exempt from Company Car Tax From April 2010

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From 6th April 2010, the government has announced electric cars will be exempt from company car tax reducing the car benefit charge to nil for five years.

Electric vans will be spared tax payments of up to £3000, A great reason to invest on the qualifying eL or eLXD.

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Blackberry Go on 360 World Tour with GEM and U2

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GEM’s have been on tour! With none other than rock legends U2!

Our Bespoke design/build and branding logistic team have been working closely with BlackBerry and events agency NCompass International to produce tailored promotional electric vehicles for the U2 360 tour. (more…)

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Ecosia the Eco-Friendly Search Engine

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How does an eco-friendly search engine work? We will tell you!

Search engines make millions of pounds every year from sponsored links/ads within search results bought by companies wanting to sell products or services. Companies pay for each click of an ad with the profits going to the search engine companies!

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BAE Systems Provide GEM VIP Treatment

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BAE Systems, the global defense, security and aerospace company having joined NASA in using their own GEM electric car fleet to safely transport guests and VIP’s.

BAE Systems used their new GEM 100% electric car fleet at the 2009 Farnborough Air show, where guests and celebrities were transported around the show and to and from the private helipad. Taking advantage of the 30 mile range on a single charge charge, BAE systems also collected and returned clients and VIP’s to their chosen locations. (more…)

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UK Leading university Clean Up on Campus With GEM Electric Cars

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One of the UK’s leading teaching and research establishments, Southampton University have joined the fight against CO2 emissions and are using GEM electrical vehicles across their many Campuses.

Southampton University, home to 22,000 students, and approximately 5,000 staff boasts a global reputation for leading edge research and scolarship in a wide range of subjects including engineering, science, social sciences, health and humanities.
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eCourier, Go Wired, Go Electric,,,with GEM Electric Promotional Vehicles

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eCourier, has become one of Europe’s fastest growing same day logistics company, and is e-lectric! In 2006 they became London’s first carbon neutral same day courier company, and now they’re using GEM zero emission electric vans as part of their fleet.

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Custom Modified GEM Electric cars

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At Gem we pride ourselves on the superb versatility of our vehicles, we have designed and built numerous custom and bespoke vehicles for our clients but we have also been amazed by some of the personal modifications many people have built.

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