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Electric Vehicles

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has on non-governmental research being carried out in the United Kingdom to develop road vehicles powered by electricity.

Companies carrying out research into various aspects of electric vehicle (EV) technology include Chloride EV Systems which has a joint venture with General Motors to develop the electric "G Van" and Lucas Industries (UK) which is collaborating with United States and Swedish companies to develop traction batteries.