Category Archives: Electric Cars in General

General posts about electric cars

UK electric and plug-in car registrations hit record high

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

Fleet in focus: Chargemaster

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

UK to fund research into letting electric cars return power to grid

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

Will autonomous and electric vehicles kill the petrol station?

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?