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
The availability and accessibility of charge points could overcome one of the “biggest barriers” to the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). That’s according to the fleet industry and a Fleet News poll which revealed almost a third (29.2%) of drivers would make the switch to an EV if they were able to charge their car … Continue reading Drivers would switch to an EV if charge points mandated at fuel stations
As we saw this month in the US, the overall British auto market shrink by nearly 5% in June, while plug-in sales continued to still rise at a decent pace; hitting a new record market share of 1.83%. The number of new plug-in registrations stood at 4,444 (up 38% year-over-year). Interestingly, two thirds of the … Continue reading Plug-In Vehicle Market Share In UK Hits New High Of 1.83% In June