Category Archives: Electric Cars in General

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UK announces ‘innovative’ customs ‘partnership’ for post-Brexit trade, SMMT wants interim single market access

UK announces ‘innovative’ customs ‘partnership’ for post-Brexit trade, SMMT wants interim single market access The SMMT and Freight Transport Association (FTA) have largely welcomed the first landmark UK policy paper outlining Britain’s Brexit negotiating strategy with the EU, which involves a proposal for an ‘innovative and untested’ new UK-EU customs ‘partnership’, which would avoid customs … Continue reading UK announces ‘innovative’ customs ‘partnership’ for post-Brexit trade, SMMT wants interim single market access

EV triple test: Hyundai Ioniq Electric v Renault Zoe v Nissan Leaf

With the announcement of the 2040 ban on all new petrol and diesel cars, we get behind the wheel of three electric vehicles to see if the future really is green. WHAT’S NEW? Since the announcement of the 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, all you read in the news is about how … Continue reading EV triple test: Hyundai Ioniq Electric v Renault Zoe v Nissan Leaf

Energy supplier Ovo launches tariff for electric vehicle drivers

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – British electricity and gas supplier Ovo Energy has launched a new tariff aimed at drivers of electric vehicles, hoping to tap a growing market days after Britain announced a ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040. Ovo Energy’s EV Everywhere tariff offers customers a two-year … Continue reading Energy supplier Ovo launches tariff for electric vehicle drivers

Van and taxi drivers offered pathway to electric vehicle transition

Drivers of old and polluting vans and taxis have been offered fast-track options and incentives to purchase electric vehicles (EVs), with revamps to licensing and a new £42m taxi fund set to increase compliance with the diesel vehicle phase-out. Following on from Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s launch of the Air Quality Plan last week, which … Continue reading Van and taxi drivers offered pathway to electric vehicle transition

Londoners are much more geared up for the rise of electric vehicles than the rest of Britain

Londoners are much more enthusiastic about moving to electric cars than the rest of Britain, according to new research from Baringa Partners. The majority of those in the capital (77 per cent) believe that pure electric cars will replace their petrol/diesel counterparts as the preferred type of car in the UK, while nationwide 68 per … Continue reading Londoners are much more geared up for the rise of electric vehicles than the rest of Britain

Europe Notes 54% Growth Of Plug-in Car Sales In June, ZOE Sells 4K

It’s getting better and better in Europe for plug-in vehicles, as some 54% growth was noted in June, with total sales for the month reaching more than 28,000. The half year numbers have also crested 133,000 (which is up 30% year-over-year), and encourages us that the 250,000 mark will be easy to achieve in 2017 … Continue reading Europe Notes 54% Growth Of Plug-in Car Sales In June, ZOE Sells 4K

V2G found to improve the lifetime of electric vehicle batteries

Intelligent use of vehicle to grid (V2G) technology can improve the battery life of electric vehicles according to a new study from the University of Warwick, potentially disproving a key criticism levelled at the technology. Working with the Energy and Electrical Systems group of the university’s research division WMG and Jaguar Land Rover, Dr Kotub … Continue reading V2G found to improve the lifetime of electric vehicle batteries

Visit the showroom where you can test drive every electric car

Yet to be convinced that electric cars are the future? EV stalwarts are hoping this unique ‘experience centre’ located in a shopping centre in Milton Keynes could be the encouragement you need to swap your diesel for a plug-in – and we’ve been for a behind-the-scenes look at the showroom which is being described as … Continue reading Visit the showroom where you can test drive every electric car