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General posts about electric cars

185,000 Plug-In Cars Were Sold In Europe In First Half Of 2018

June was the second-best month all time for plug-in electric car sales in Europe with more than 38,000 units put on the road. With year-over-year growth of 37% in June, market share jumped to 2.4% (2.2% for the first half of the year). The total sales in the first six months nearly hit 185,000 (43% … Continue reading 185,000 Plug-In Cars Were Sold In Europe In First Half Of 2018

Europe Electric Car Sales Up 37% In June

The European passenger plug-in market continues pushing forward. In June, the continent registered some 38,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), up 37% relative to the same period last year and the continent’s second best performance ever. That showing pulled the year-to-date (YTD) count to some 185,000 deliveries (+43% year over year, or YoY). In total, the 2018 … Continue reading Europe Electric Car Sales Up 37% In June

Introducing Night-time Solar Charging for Electric Vehicles

As we transition away from polluting fossil-fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles it is common for owners to think about the source of the electricity they use for charging. Here I’d like to touch on the options for charging with renewable electricity, and introduce the idea of charging at night using spare solar electricity. A rule … Continue reading Introducing Night-time Solar Charging for Electric Vehicles

FIRST LOW EMISSION ZONE PLANNED FOR GLASGOW

Glasgow is expected to introduce Scotland’s first low emission zone (LEZ) by the end of next year. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into what it might involve. The document says: “The Scottish Government’s preference would be a road access restriction scheme for LEZs.” This is where vehicles that do not meet emission standards … Continue reading FIRST LOW EMISSION ZONE PLANNED FOR GLASGOW