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First electric vehicle charge point set up in Brent as council looks to tackle poor air quality

The first of 33 electric vehicle charge points has gone up as the council looks to have them placed in 24 different locations throughout Brent Brent council has erected its first electric vehicle charge point in the borough as it looks to tackle poor air quality. Dudley Road is the home to the first of … Continue reading First electric vehicle charge point set up in Brent as council looks to tackle poor air quality

Should you join the charge and buy an electric car?

Green motoring is becoming financially attractive thanks to a drop in leasing prices and lower running costs Is now the time to buy an electric car? Falls in financing costs mean that switching to a zero carbon-emitting vehicle won’t just help the environment, it can be cheaper than buying and running a conventional car. When … Continue reading Should you join the charge and buy an electric car?

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