Category Archives: Electric Cars in General

General posts about electric cars

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

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