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Queen’s Speech introduces an Electric Vehicles Bill

New Bill unveiled in Queen’s Speech to require charging points to be fitted at services and fuel stations, support driverless cars and keep insurance claims simple Motorway services and petrol stations may be forced to install electric charging points as part of Government plans to ensure the UK “remains a world leader in new industries”. … Continue reading Queen’s Speech introduces an Electric Vehicles Bill

New Milton Keynes EV centre to feature multiple brands

The Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) will open in Milton Keynes on Saturday 22nd July, featuring the UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom. Part of the city’s Go Ultra Low Cities bid, the EVEC will be located in the centre:mk shopping centre. BMW i, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, and VW have all signed up to … Continue reading New Milton Keynes EV centre to feature multiple brands

Plug-In Vehicles Sales In UK Up 32% In May

While the overall automotive market in UK shrank by 8.5% in May, ahead of June’s general election, the plug-in segment of the market continued to move forward, noting a strong 32% increase year-over-year. Total plug-in electrified sales in May amounted to 3,117 vehicles registered (17,904 YTD), which is one of the best ever results (that … Continue reading Plug-In Vehicles Sales In UK Up 32% In May

Renault: Plug-in Hybrid and electric versions of Koleos SUV could happen

The new five-seater SUV is currently offered with two diesel engines, but there is scope for this to change in future A Renault director has not ruled out the possibility of a plug-in hybrid or pure electric version of its new Koleos SUV making its way into production. The Koleos will go on sale in … Continue reading Renault: Plug-in Hybrid and electric versions of Koleos SUV could happen

Electric cars accelerate past 2m mark globally

China, US and Europe accounted for more than 90% of electric vehicle sales last year with decreasing costs driving demand The number of electric cars in the world accelerated past the 2m barrier last year, as prices fell and manufacturers launched new models. The number of battery-powered vehicles numbered just hundreds globally in 2005 and … Continue reading Electric cars accelerate past 2m mark globally

HS2, space and electric cars in the Queen’s Speech

New laws to extend the High Speed 2 line will be announced in tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech as part of a drive on key infrastructure projects. Legislation to encourage space rockets to be launched from UK soil and to spread the use of electric cars will also be included in the two-year programme, which will otherwise … Continue reading HS2, space and electric cars in the Queen’s Speech

Cleaner Than Ever: Latest Numbers Show Electric Vehicle Advantage Is Growing

OAKLAND, CA (May 31, 2017)—Everywhere in the US, driving electric is cleaner than driving a typical gasoline-powered car. That’s truer now than ever before, and the advantage electric vehicles have over comparable gasoline cars is only continuing to increase. New analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows that in 70 percent of the … Continue reading Cleaner Than Ever: Latest Numbers Show Electric Vehicle Advantage Is Growing

A third of Britons set to make switch to electric cars

New figures show that 29 per cent of UK motorists are considering making the switch from a conventionally fuelled vehicle to a zero-emissions one or replacing one electric vehicle with another. As new tax rules punish drivers of all but the lowest-polluting vehicles and cities around the country consider charging drivers of older, more polluting … Continue reading A third of Britons set to make switch to electric cars

Charging an Electric Car: How it is Nothing Like Refuelling a Petrol or Diesel Car

People who have never owned an electric car don’t understand how different charging one is compared to fuelling a petrol or diesel car. Therefore I’m going to explain what charging an electric car is like so that potential owners can understand it better. The point I want to get across is that charging an electric … Continue reading Charging an Electric Car: How it is Nothing Like Refuelling a Petrol or Diesel Car