It seems that electric vehicles (EVs) are finally coming of age as barriers to take up start to fall, costs decline, and range and performance improves. Last December Morgan Stanley upped its forecast for EV penetration to potentially 10 to 15 per cent by 2025, as car makers accelerate plans to build EVs (think of … Continue reading Electric Vehicle Market sparks into life as ICE age comes to end?
Drivers of petrol and diesel cars will face higher charges to use private car parks under a plan to tackle pollution. CitiPark, which operates car parks across Britain, announced yesterday that it would impose a levy on all but the most fuel-efficient vehicles as part of a national drive to cut emissions. Under the system, … Continue reading CitiPark is to lower fees for electric vehicles
The UK’s first multi-brand, electric vehicle showroom has opened in central Milton Keynes, with the ambitious aim of trebling the national take-up of EVs and plug-ins in the local area over the next five years. The showroom, operated by Chargemaster as part of the Milton Keynes’ £9m Go Ultra Low City programme, won’t sell cars … Continue reading First all-EV car showroom opens in Milton Keynes
It seems like most major car retailers are jumping into the electric vehicle game. Let’s talk about one of our favourite things: cars. And more specifically, how the internal combustion engine is on the verge of extinction. Not only that, but we’re also being told that in five years we’re going to be driving self-driving … Continue reading Electric Vehicles Are On the Rise
More electric and plug-in hybrid cars were registered during the first half of 2017 than in any previous six-monthly period. More than 22,400 plug-in models were registered between January and June 2017, a rise of 14.3% on 2016 and 53.8% up on the same period in 2015. June exceeded all previous non-plate-change months with 4,405 … Continue reading UK electric and plug-in car registrations hit record high
Chargemaster uses electric vehicles on its own fleet to prove to companies that plug-in cars make good business sense, John Maslen discovers. The company behind the country’s biggest electric vehicle (EV) recharging network is now using its fleet to prove the significant potential of zero-emission motoring in business. Chargemaster is used by thousands of private … Continue reading Fleet in focus: Chargemaster
Vehicle-to-grid technology could help meet demand for electricity at peak times, with owners paid in money or free parking The UK plans to invest millions of pounds to explore how the batteries in thousands of electric cars could help the power grid and drive take-up of the cleaner vehicles. British businesses will be able to … Continue reading UK to fund research into letting electric cars return power to grid
Pulling up to the pumps and filling your car with fossil fuels will soon become a thing of the past. Yesterday, France announced its intention to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while manufacturer Volvo have pledged to stop making them by 2019. Autonomous cars might take a little longer … Continue reading Will autonomous and electric vehicles kill the petrol station?
As the world’s automakers place larger bets on electric vehicle technology, many industry analysts are debating a key question: How quickly can plug-in cars become mainstream? The conventional view holds that electric cars will remain a niche product for many years, plagued by high sticker prices and heavily dependent on government subsidies. But a growing … Continue reading When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think
The internal combustion engine had a good run. It has helped propel cars — and thus humanity — forward for more than 100 years. But a sea change is afoot that is forecast to kick gas-powered vehicles to the curb, replacing them with cars that run on batteries. A flurry of news this week underscores just … Continue reading The World Is on the Brink of an Electric Car Revolution