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Electric vehicle news spotlight on Harley Davidson and BMW

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      Things are really heating up this week – and we’re not talking about the weather! There’s been a 60% increase in US EV Sales in Q1 reported, record breaking sales of EV’s in the UK and much more… This week we are  spotlighting two stories from BMW and Harley Davidson, who have recently been showcasing their latest electric creations.  BMW’s iX1 EV and Harley Davidson’s most affordable electric motorbike – The Del Mar.  Once you’re finished checking those out, don’t forget to check out the quick-fire round to read a roundup of top EV news featuring an article about record breaking sales of EV’s in the UK, a battle between VW and Tesla, news of Lucid’s European expansion, teaser pics of Ford’s electric Transit and Skoda’s EV supermini.  The BMW iX1 Testing Its Skates   BMW have recently announced that they have concluded the final phase of […]

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EV News spotlight on the US this week. Electric Ford F150’s, Corvettes and more

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With big EV news coming out of the US this week, we’ll be taking a look at two all-American stories that are set to mark major milestones in EV history. Following this, you’ll find five extra EV articles in our quickfire round to keep you up to date with everything electric. Our first spotlighted story this week is Ford’s production of the highly anticipated F-150 Lightning, which has already sold out online! Set to be the first full-size electric pickup available in the US, the F-150 promises to revolutionise the classic pickup. What’s more, Ford may be working on a second EV pickup truck as we speak…. Up next, Chevrolet have announced that they will produce at least two electric Corvettes, one hybrid and one all-electric. This marks the first EV announcement from the iconic American company, who is set to join other EV-minded motoring giants including Toyota and Volkswagen. […]

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This weeks EV news spotlight on Mercedes, Lexus, Ducati and more

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    Exciting news is on our doorstep this week as Lexus and Mercedes hit major milestones in their EV journeys. There’s also plenty of gripping news in this week’s quickfire round, so head over there once you’ve had your fill of our two spotlighted stories. As of the 20th of April 2022, Lexus has officially released their all-new electric SUV, named the RZ 450e. So far, the closest to electric models we’ve seen are hybrids, however the release of the RZ 450e signals a major milestone in their commitment to an electric future. There’s also big news from Mercedes, who are already well ahead of the electric curve. Mercedes have just announced that their Vision EQXX electric model has surpassed 1,000km on a single charge, travelling through four European countries on the way. For those who can’t get enough of all things EV, our quickfire round will point you […]

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2023 Nissan Leaf Unveiled, Two Electric Motorcycles Attempt Break Records, the E1 Racebird Electric Powerboat and More…

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This week’s news is all about pushing boundaries, whether that’s attempting to break a cross-country record on an electric motorbike or developing what is essentially a combination of an electric speedboat and a formula 1 car. Up first is the latest announcement from Nissan, who have revealed their latest model, the 2023 Nissan Leaf. The Leaf, currently the 4th best selling EV in the UK, has received a few upgrades, including a more powerful motor and as well as increased horsepower. Read on to find out more about Nissan’s latest model. Our second story spotlight this week follows the story of two men who are challenging the electric motorcycle cross-country record in the US. The race is designed to raise awareness of global vehicle emissions, as well as promote the switch to electric vehicles. Don’t forget about our quickfire round this week, where we share a handful of interesting news […]

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EV News Spotlight on Lotus’ Lightening-Fast Electric Hyper SUV, the Rebirth of a Motocross Legend and more..

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                With bright yellows and greens, this week’s EV news is bursting with colour! Lotus have announced their brand-new all-electric Hyper-SUV which promises eye-watering acceleration. What’s more, we’re witnessing the return of the legendary Canadian motocross manufacturer Can-Am, which has been reborn in EV form. There’s plenty to get excited about in this week’s news spotlight, but don’t forget about the quickfire round! Those of you who are fans of Uber will be happy to know that they have expanded their electric program, known as Uber Green, which now covers the entirety of London.   This comes as part of Uber’s goal to achieve zero car emissions in London by 2025. It seems that Uber are very serious about encouraging their drivers to go electric, and we couldn’t be happier for them. We’ve also linked an interesting article that debunks 7 common EV […]

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The benefits of EV charging for businesses that shouldn’t be ignored 

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            A £400 million fund for EV chargers has been announced in the UK, and many cities around the world are also following suit – with the introduction of EV incentive schemes and updated Climate Plans.    It’s clear that EVs and their charging points are here to stay, and it doesn’t just have a positive impact on our wider world. In fact, there’s a whole multitude of benefits for businesses. Plus, as we head into 2022, those that want to survive – and thrive – will have to keep up with the ever-evolving electric environment.  The main benefits of EV and their charging stations   Attract customers and employees We can’t deny that consumers are becoming even more intelligent when it comes to their buying habits. Today, they want to know where the product comes from, how it was made and that’s before we […]

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Bentley Puts EV Plan into Action, Maserati Reveals Stunning First EV, An Electric Boxster! + How Used EV Batteries Could Power Your Home and More

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              March has proven to be a fantastic month in the EV space, with the reveal of the ID. Buzz, rapid developments in car battery technology and much more. This week, we’re peeking into two luxury vehicle manufacturers who have joined the electric revolution. Bentley has lain out its plans to go fully electric by 2030, and Maserati has unveiled its gorgeous new EV model. Read on for all this and more.  But it’s not just luxury manufacturers in this week’s spotlight. Check out our quickfire round for all the wonderful developments taking place across the globe. Read about Suzuki and SkyDrive’s partnership as they pair up to develop a flying car. We may have missed the deadline for Back to the Future, but better late than never, right? Of course, we couldn’t help but include the latest reveal from Porsche. The German manufacturer […]

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This weeks EV news spotlight. Petrol prices soar and so do EV searches. Ford goes full speed Electric and more..

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March continues in full swing as we bring you the latest instalment of exciting EV news from around the globe. Well, we say exciting, however some of the figures coming out of the news this week have been pretty shocking. For starters, when it comes to petrol prices, the average 55-litre tank now costs a whopping £88.58 to fill up, a trend that’s set to increase. Our first story looks at what this means for those who are interested in EVs. Following this deep dive is the latest announcement from Ford, who have set plans in place to produce no less than seven brand new BEVS by 2024. All we can say is, “Wow!” Itching for more EV news? The quickfire round has your back. Spies in the field have caught what looks to be the latest Maserati GranTurismo EV testing out its winter skates. For Mercedes fans, the German […]

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This Week’s News Spotlight: Fiat reveals tech-filled e-minivan, Jeep’s first EV unveiled, breath-taking concept from Jaguar and more

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          Spring may be a few weeks off, but EV news continues in full flow. This week, we’re diving into the latest release from Fiat, who have recently revealed their second EV, the E-Ulysse. Stellantis, parent company of Jeep, have also teased some snapshots of the upcoming Jeep EV. We have to say, yellow looks good on it! The Rolls Royce Spectre EV has been spotted out on the prowl near Munich in Germany. Set to arrive in late 2023, the Spectre hails the electric age for the historic company.  Hot off the press is the latest from Jaguar, who have showcased their latest electric concept, a roadster that harnesses over 1,000 horsepower… See it for yourself below! Titled the Vision Gran Turismo Roadster, this single-seat electric race car certainly looks the part, having been aerodynamically optimised to achieve “enhanced stability with minimal drag.” After months […]

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EV Spotlight – African e-Bike Revolution, All-New Polestar O2 Concept, Harley Davidson LiveWire S2 Update and more….

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              What comes to mind when you think of two wheels? Maybe a Hog, Bonnie, Duc or a ‘Busa?  From commuting workhorses to racing machines, there’s a lot that two-wheels can achieve. As part of the electric revolution, we’re witnessing a whole new world of two-wheeled freedom opening up – without the fumes! This week, we’re showcasing a fantastic story from Africa, where one rapidly growing business is transforming the African transport market with two and three-wheeled electric vehicles aimed towards taxi and delivery drivers. Read on to find out more about how much CO2 is being saved, jobs being created, and growth being generated. What’s more, for the Harley fans out there, we’re also showcasing an update regarding the upcoming electric LiveWire S2 Del Mar, which is right around the corner!  Check out even more stories in this week’s quickfire round. There’s the […]

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This Week’s Spotlight: Driving for Months without Charging, China’s Battery Swapping Revolution, Polestar Set to Go Climate-Neutral, and more

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        What do Steve Jobs, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin have in common? Whether it’s a result of an apple falling on your head or experimentation with the mobile phone, ideas are the lifeblood of any revolution, and the EV revolution is no exception. This week, we want to showcase some of the many incredible ideas that continue to propel the EV revolution across untravelled roads. How would you like to drive for months without charging your car? How about skipping the battery charging process altogether through a battery swapping program? Our first story looks at the Lightyear One, a ridiculously cool EV that harnesses the power of the sun to reduce the need for user charging. A sleek, aerodynamic body allows the Lightyear One to travel even further – have a look at the car for yourself!   Up next, we dive into the work that […]

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EV news spotlight – The Delorean is back! The coolest Lexus ever? and more

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            Great Scott! This week’s news puts DeLorean back in the spotlight with their exciting new EV teaser. Announcing the transformation of their legendary car into a luxury EV, we couldn’t be happier to see the dust brushed off in favour of a new chapter. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a flux capacitor though. However, for those waiting for the moment when EVs surpass fossil-fuelled vehicles in the mainstream, you won’t be needing a time machine. The exponential growth of the EV sector witnessed in 2021 shows no sign of stopping this year. This week, we’ll be discussing the signs that 2022 is set to be the greatest year yet for the EV industry. Our electric future isn’t next year. It’s now. Take a glimpse at this week’s quickfire round too, and you’re sure to find something that catches your eye. There’s news from […]

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ev news – Valentines spotlight – Tesco’s electric HGV love story, love for the Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle, The Navier 27 electric boat and more

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        Love is in the air! We love all electric vehicles, from electric bikes to planes. What’s not to love about being eco-friendly and saving money at the same time? Whether it be one man’s newfound love for his electric HGV after 35 years of diesel-powered driving (see more in the quickfire round!), or this week’s mind-boggling numbers, we’re certain there’s something in this week’s spotlight to warm your heart. This week’s valentine special kicks off with exciting news from Navier, who have achieved their funding goal for the construction of their flagship electric boat, the Navier 27. Tapping into the potential for large-scale electric maritime transport, Navier have their eyes set on an electric boat revolution. Triumph also reached an exciting milestone of their own this week, completing phase three of their production plan for the TE-1 – Triumph’s very first electric sports bike. It looks […]

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EV News Spotlight – Aston Martin and Rolls Royce to go 100% Electric! Amsterdam’s gears up for electric ferry travel, Scotland sets plans for electric railway and more

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          Renowned car manufacturer Aston Martin made a huge announcement this week, declaring their intention to go fully electric by 2026, joining the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini who have similarly pledged full electrification. Aston Martin Chairman Lawrence Stroll announced that they will be phasing out the manufacturing of its classic ICE vehicles in favour of efficient, eco-friendly and sure-to-be classic electric models. If their EV looks anything like the Vantage Roadster (picture below), it’s sure to be a hit.   While on the thread of luxury car manufacturers, Rolls Royce have also announced that their first EV will be delivered in 2023, with the view of going all-electric by 2030. CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös has emphasised the importance of producing an EV alternative for each current model and announced that the firm will no longer be manufacturing any ICE models. This makes the Mk2 Ghost the […]

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EV News spotlight – Man takes going electric the extra mile, Lambo sets EV future plans – and more

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          With so many developments in the EV space pouring in every week, it can be easy to overlook some lesser-known EV achievements that are taking place across the globe. This week, we’ll be transporting you to South Africa, where the owner of an EV with the highest mileage in Africa has big plans for electric infrastructure. Alongside this, we want to showcase an exciting announcement from Lamborghini as they lay out the plans for their electric future. Whether it be the transition of a multi-billion-dollar company or one man’s love for EVs, the EV bug cuts across all boundaries. Looking at our quick-fire round this week, you won’t want to miss this electric homage from Volkswagen to their Type 2 camper van. With an update regarding model variants and a reveal date of March 9th, there’s plenty here to sink your teeth into!     […]

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EV News spotlight. Super Cars, Norway love, Tesla goes the distance, electric planes and more..

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            2021 proved to be a year of incredible firsts across many different fields, from robotics, where scientists created the first reproducing robots, to healthcare, where the world’s first malaria vaccine was endorsed by the World Health Organization. It’s safe to say that the EV space was no stranger to innovation either, and the latest breakthroughs happening in 2022 shows that there’s no sign of it slowing down. This week, we’ll be highlighting two extraordinary feats that have been achieved in the EV space. First up, we’ll be taking a look at Norway, a country that has proved somewhat EV-mad over the past year. There are some truly staggering statistics you’ll be able to feast your eyes on! Next up, we’ll see how Tesla is breaking into new territory with their latest battery technology, achieving mind-blowing, never-before-seen range in an electric vehicle. As for this […]

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EV news spotlight on range busters, tech giants going Electric and more

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          Range anxiety. It’s a hot topic out there, echoed from conversations in the pub to the first thing aunt Sally brings up when you mention buying an EV, but what exactly is it? Is it even warranted? This week, we want to help dispel the lurking fear that some people have concerning range anxiety, as well as take a close look at two examples of truly range-busting electric vehicles. While we’re at it, for the hardcore EV enthusiasts out there – yes, we’re looking at you!  – you’ll want to check out this week’s quickfire round, which is chock-full of fantastic news in the EV space. For the motorcycle lovers, you’ll want to feast your eyes on the latest news from Tarform, the sustainability-focused electric motorcycle manufacturer that is set to deliver their first electric motorcycle midway through this year. Some of the greatest features […]

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The Electric car snowball gains momentum….

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                As we leap into 2022, some of us may have set a resolution or two that we aim (hopefully!) to stick to. Perhaps you’re looking to try your hand at the gym or are looking for ways to reduce the impact you have on the environment. A new year is a truly exciting time, full of possibilities and potential. However, it’s also important to reflect on the year that we’ve just left behind, for what a year 2021 was! Today, we’d like to take you on a journey to revisit some of the most incredible developments not only in the electric vehicle space but also the impact of lockdowns on our environment. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s very special entry.   2021: A Breath of Fresh Air  It’s undeniable that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives, be it […]

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EV News Spotlight. Italian icons go EV, the worlds fastest charger and more

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We’re in the final stretch before Christmas now, and to help calm those pre-Christmas nerves we’re here to share with you some truly awesome news relating to a certain two Italian motorsport giants… We may not be able to leave the likes of a Ducati or Ferrari under your tree, but we can definitely give you the run-down when it comes to their shocking EV updates. In a fantastic twist, Ferrari has announced its plans to produce its first EV by 2025, while Ducati struts its stuff on the racetrack with its Ducati V21L. Red is the name of the game in the EV space this week, and we’re delighted to tell you all about it. We’ve also got some tasty treats for you in our quickfire round! From what could well be the world’s fastest EV charger, to the mind-boggling long-range concept vehicle from Mercedes, you’ll enjoy getting your […]

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EV news Toyota finally going electric, Nissan Ariya order book now open, a new electric motor X bike and more

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From titans like Tesla to impressive startups like Lucid Motors that have seen tremendous growth, the electric revolution has spawned countless new businesses with the purpose of tackling road emissions and creating a greener future. But what about long-established companies, companies like Toyota that have historically been hesitant, even unwilling to embrace an electric future?  This week, we’re taking a closer look at industry giant Toyota’s shocking U-turn on electric vehicles, as they announce their impressive lineup of production-quality and concept EVs. Alongside that, we’ll zoom in to a company that sits on a much smaller scale, yet is tackling some equally large problems, Stark Future. For our quickfire round this week, there’s plenty for you to sink your teeth into! From the Nissan Ariya, set to rival the likes of the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, to Mercedes’ all-new EQB SUV, it’s time to get your weekly dose […]

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It’s undeniable that SUVs are a staple in today’s car culture. They’re big, excellent both on and off the road, and they’re ready to transport all of you and your next-door neighbour’s luggage when you take that trip you’ve been wanting to go on. Make the SUV an EV, and you’ll remove one of their glaring issues – that they burn fuel like there’s no tomorrow.  This week, we’ll be looking at two of the latest SUVs that have been announced by Kia and Fisker, the EV9 and the Ocean respectively. So, buckle up and remember – you’re always free to take notes… Also, don’t forget about this week’s quickfire round! From BMW’s major electric milestone to Lucid Air’s Alexa compatibility, there’s news there for everyone to enjoy. Efficiency and Flexibility: The Kia EV9   The EV9 at a Glance There’s no denying that the futuristic-looking EV9 is certainly eye-catching […]

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From the world’s smallest EV, the Wuling Nano, to the behemoth that is the 7.5-tonne Tevva Truck, EVs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, as well as price points. This week, we want to show you both ends of the price spectrum; what can £8,000 net you, and how about £2.2 million?  If you’ve got a (very, very) large chunk of cash tucked away in your bank account, then the announcement by Hennessey of their six-wheel-drive EV hypercar may make your bank account sweat a little. On the other hand, the very reasonably priced Leapmotor T03 packs plenty of comforts, all while being super cute to boot.  As for this week’s quickfire round, we’ve prepared a handful of the juiciest, hot-off-the-press articles for you to pour over. From Nissan pledging £13.2 billion into 23 new electric models, to Audi’s plans to speed up their transition to electric-only, don’t […]

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From the practical to the perplexing, EVs arise in all sorts of shapes and sizes. With so many brilliant minds around the world working every day to push the boundaries of what we believe is possible, it’s no surprise that some like to go a step further and think ‘outside-the-box.’ This week, we want to showcase what the future has in store for EVs. First up, we’ll be talking about the future for Dodge, who have recently announced their plans to end the production of their ICE models, in favour of producing an electric model. After that, we’ll cast our eyes forward in time with the Buick Smart Pod, a glimpse into what may well be an autonomous EV future.  If all of that hasn’t sent your mind spinning, check out our quickfire round, where this week we’re showcasing a whole bunch of noggin-whirring news. From Paris becoming fully cyclable […]

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Who said big can’t be eco-friendly? This week, we want to spotlight some of the larger EV’s on four wheels, those who are bucking the trend of EVs as small and compact machines. They’re still just as sleek though. There are trials for an electric London bus in the works, as well as news from startups like EdisonFuture, who are looking to turn heads with their new pick-up truck and delivery van prototype.  If you’d like a little extra reading after getting stuck in with this week’s edition, check out our quickfire round! Whether you’d like to learn about the all-new electric SUV from Mitsubishi, Australia’s commencement of their electric bus scheme, or how a Tesla Model X holds up against an AK-47, we’ve got you covered.  Big, Red and Electric: The New London Bus   Who are the brains behind the project? A collaboration between Equipmake and London’s largest […]

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Electric boats, Islands, and new electric motorcycles + more EV news this week

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Pushing the boundaries of what we believe they can achieve, EV’s surprise us every day with constant innovations and new technology. In fact, while we love our two and four-wheeled EV’s, we can’t forget how the electric revolution is affecting other vehicle sectors too. We may well be on the brink of the age of electric aircraft, yet electric boats have already set sail. This week, we’ll be casting our eyes towards sunny seas and shores, where electric boats have already made a big splash. We’ll talk about the Greek island of Halki, where plans have been made to transform the island into an electric-only, eco-friendly region. Next up, we’ll get you in the mood for a holiday with three electric boats that are sure you catch your eye. We hope you don’t get seasick! If you’re in the mood for extra EV-goodness, check out our quickfire round! From the […]

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EV news round up – fossil fuel free CAKE, cheaper ev’s available now and more

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With the cost of owning an electric vehicle being less than a petrol vehicle (this gap is widening every year), going electric has never been so affordable.  This week, we’ll be focusing on three affordable options out there for you to explore. There’s plenty of cool tech to be seen in these options, and we’re sure the designs will have you taking a second glance (we encourage it!). You can watch Dr Euan McTurk – Battery Electrochemist expel cost and other Electric Car myths on our EV Info page here. In this week’s quick-fire round, we’ll be highlighting an awesome 0 fossil fuel electric motorcycle, which is a collaboration between CAKE X Vattenfall, (check out our Instagram post here!). You can also check out the development of an incredible portable charger for your EV that was revealed at COP 26. Go sink your teeth in! The Dacia Spring   Currently […]

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COP26 kick off, Tesla still leading the charge, and more EV news this week

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“Double, double toil and trouble; this week’s EV news is truly spooktacular!” Okay, so we might not be able to rhyme… However, we’re only days away from this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), and we couldn’t be more excited! While we can’t offer you any sweets, we certainly can offer you plenty of the latest electrifying news in the EV space. From those of you unsure of what COP26 is, to those who are gripping the armrests of your chairs in sheer anticipation (we hope that’s all of you), we’ll be filling you in on what to expect from the summit, alongside some fascinating news from Tesla, who have really shone this year.  Once you’ve had your fill of Tesla and COP26 goodness, why not check out some extra reading in the quickfire round? This week, we’re featuring the likes of electric trains in the UK, the successor of […]

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EV news – E-Bikes in the snow, on the moon and more EV news from this week

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Electric vehicles sure have come a long way from where they were five years ago. With new research conducted and exciting discoveries being made on a daily basis, the future for EVs is looking brighter than ever.  Here at The EV Marketplace, we’re all about tech, and nothing makes us more excited than when we see EVs pushing the limits of what we thought they could achieve. This week, we’re spotlighting an EV that defies sub-zero temperatures, as well as one that is truly out of this world. Check out our quickfire round as well, where we provide you with exciting news articles from around the web to have a look at. This week we’re featuring Ducati’s mission in the MotoE World Cup, the impressive BMW iX3, a sneak peek into the future for Lotus, and more!  So, stick tight, grab your favourite towel, and get ready for some interstellar […]

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ev news: Tesla model Y available in the UK and more

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Last week, we discussed the future of EVs and how apps such as Google Maps are making lives easier for EV owners. Check it out if you haven’t read it already, we’re certain the stats in there will make you raise an eyebrow (or two)!  This week, we’d like to take things back to basics by focusing on none other than the latest car-specific news. Read on to find out about the Tesla Model Y launching onto UK roads, as well as the leaked reveal of Honda’s electrifying new SUV. Let’s buckle up and get this show on the road! The Tesla Model Y Arrives in the UK   For the Tesla fans and inquisitive EV enthusiasts based in the UK, it’s certainly been a bit of a wait for the Model Y. As of 8am on Friday 15th October, two versions of the Model Y have been available for […]

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ev news: the road ahead for ev’s

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Welcome back to our first blog for October! With Autumn now in full swing, we’d like to take a step back and have a look at what the future holds for EVs, as well as uncover how some seriously intelligent tech is helping revolutionise how we care for our vehicles. So, grab yourself a warm (or cold!) brew, and get ready for this week’s latest EV news. The Road Ahead for EVs   EV’s buck the trend as new car sales plummet 2021 likely hasn’t been a great year for you if you’re a car salesman. Taking the figures from this September, new car sales are sitting at a whopping 44.7% below the ten-year average, largely due to the effects of the pandemic, as well as a shortage of much-needed materials.  It’s been a rather different story however in the EV sphere. According to The Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT), […]

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“The world’s gone mad. Thankfully I have my EV, no queueing for me.”  – A very wise philosopher, 2021. Well, we had to mention it! This past week has been ‘interesting’ for many vehicle owners and yet, with all the craziness occurring with the pumps, there’s been some extraordinary news coming out in the EV space.  From recent statistics indicating that despite historically low car sales, electric vehicles have been bucking the trend, to an $11.4 billion investment by Ford into their electric vehicle factory infrastructure, there’s plenty of news to sink your teeth into in our quick-fire round. As for this week’s main stories, we’d like to change things up a bit. Prepare to be whisked away from all this commotion and be taken on a voyage to the fascinating world of luxury EVs. So, it’s time to sit back, relax, and peruse some of the finest news in […]

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Leaves are beginning to yellow as autumn takes its hold over the country, and for the lucky ones out there who like to saddle up on two wheels, now is the time for getting out there and enjoying the fine weather while it lasts.  It’s also the perfect time to leave those trailing queues for petrol behind; with your trusty EV you can spend time focusing on what really matters, be that taking a trip to see family or simply enjoying the thrills of the open road. Two wheels, a Led Zeppelin album and some twisty roads would be my choice personally… This week, we’d like to take a special look at some of the latest updates in the electric motorbike sphere. We can’t let cars have all the fun, right? The Record Is In Sight   It’s been an exciting few months for White Motorcycle Concepts (WMC), who are […]

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Basking in the warm afterglow of recent conventions that showcased a fantastic array of EVs, such as the IAA event in Munich, we’re back once again to bring you this week’s latest and greatest EV news. This week brings you some super-cool looking concept vehicles, as well as a look into an alternative way to power the EVs of the future. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started. Minimalism and Thrills: The BMW Concept CE 02 Bike Is it a scooter? Is it a motorbike? Upon the first glance at this sleek-looking concept EV, you’ll instantly be struck by its futuristic design. It sure looks like a motorcycle, yet this super-cool, cyberpunk-inspired machine intentionally blurs the line between motorbike and e-scooter. One of many recent concept vehicles emerging from BMW’s design labs, the CE 02 oozes originality, mobility and youth. It’s no surprise then that this machine is […]

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Hey EV’ers, Today marks World EV Day! How will you be celebrating? I say we do so with some exciting EV news. Over the last fortnight, we’ve witnessed not one, not two, but three incredible EV-filled shows. The Fully Charged show at Farnborough International, the 2021 EV Summit, and the IAA convention in Munich have provided us lucky folks with a flood of fascinating EV news. Let’s have a roundup of two of these, the Fully Charged show and the IAA convention.    From electric diggers to boilers to unicycles and, of course, electric cars, this year’s Fully Charged show had it all. The weather even held up too! If that isn’t a good sign, I don’t know what is. Enthusiasm and passion oozed from every brand attending, with big names such as Tesla, Ford, BMW, VW, Renault and Audi (the list goes on) showing off their impressive catalogue of […]

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Hey EV’ers, As summer is slowly beginning to draw to a close, you may be beginning to take a tentative glance at your favourite jumper, perhaps even juggling the idea of turning on the heating… But once clad in your jumper and adequately warm, what do you do? Well, how about some hot-off-the-press EV news to really get tucked into? We won’t judge. We promise. So, grab yourself a drink (or two!), get yourself cosy, and let’s get started with this week’s news. Supercharged Shows     A truly special week for all things EV news, the EV Summit and the Fully Charged Show have returned once again with a vengeance. Firstly, the annual EV Summit (1-2 September) was held at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. For those unfamiliar with this convention, the summit aims to bring together business leaders in the EV, infrastructure, and IT spheres (to name a few) […]

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Hey EV’ers, Luke here at The EV Market Place checking in with our very first weekly blog on all things EV. Looking for the latest and greatest in EV news? What about the news that really signposts the future of EV? And of course… news that’s FUN. We bet you’ll raise your eyebrows at least once while you read this. Really. And if not… I’ll buy you a coffee. (Coffee not guaranteed) Engines ready? – Check. Let’s get started.   Who said EVs aren’t made for some rough-and-tumble? This prototype from Lordstown Motors, labelled the Military Electric Vehicle (or MEV for short), can definitely take some hits. It’s a six-seater vehicle that embraces the same EV tech that the Lordstown Endurance pickup does. With a top output of around 600hp and a 109-kWh battery that achieves an estimated distance of 250 miles (402 km), Lordstown aren’t pulling any punches. So […]

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A Beginner’s Myth-busting Guide to Electric vehicles

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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard about the increasing uptake of electric vehicles around the globe, and are now curious. You may have heard many good news stories from owners, but also read the occasional article in a newspaper, or seen something on TV, that suggests that EVs aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. I am a battery electrochemist who has been working with – and driving – electric vehicles, or EVs, since 2009. During that time, seen the vast improvement of EVs and battery tech, and experienced it through the EVs that I’ve owned: a 1999 Peugeot 106 Electric, a 2014 Nissan LEAF and a 2015 Tesla Model S. However, I’ve also heard plenty of comments from naysayers – most of whom have never driven EVs before – including myths about cost, practicality, sustainability and lifespan. In this blog, I’ll try to answer the most common […]

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Ducati – charging into the world of urban e-bikes

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The hardcore of the mountain bike fraternity took a little bit of persuading before they began to adopt the pedal-assist technology that is now taking the biking world by storm, in the same way we believe motorcyclists will soon begin the transition to electric power. One traditional motorcycle manufacturer, who has teased us with electric motorcycle designs, but yet to launch an electric motorcycle is Ducati. They are however, charging forward (feet first) into the world of electric bikes. Ducati in collaboration with the Italian e-bikes specialist Thok created the MIG-RR  (c.£6250.00) and is set to release this urban pedal-assist bike (c.£3500.00) shown above, into the Ducati Scrambler range of e-bikes, followed swiftly we hope, with the recently unveiled fold-up bikes, for take anywhere, electric travel. The Fold up electric bikes recently unveiled show off Ducati’s design prowess, with beautiful curves and attention to detail. Rear LED light built into […]

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New York State to rollout a 700 Million dollar EV Make-Ready Programme

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a package of major clean transportation initiatives, including a “Make Ready” order approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to advance New York’s commitment to accelerate its transition to cleaner mobility. The EV Make-Ready Program will be funded by investor-owned utilities in New York State. It creates a cost-sharing program that incentivizes utilities and charging station developers to site electric vehicle charging infrastructure in places that will provide a maximal benefit to consumers. The PSC order caps the total budget at $701 million and will run through 2025, with $206 million allocated toward equitable access and benefits for lower-socio-economic and disadvantaged communities which will also be eligible for a higher incentive supporting up to 100% of the costs to make a site ready for EV charging. The Long Island Power Authority, with its service provider, PSEG Long Island also announced a goal to support […]

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Croatia subsidises Electric Vehicle purchasing with €5.8 million

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Croatia finds demand for EV incentives crushing: In Croatia, the online application procedure for the new call for funding for electric and hybrid vehicles had to be canceled after only two minutes. They received so many applications within just a few moments that the 2020 budget for the funding programme of 2.9 million euros was exhausted. Continue reading on electrive.com

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France and Germany speed ahead as electric cars subsidies make them ‘almost free’

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              France and Germany have sought to soften the coronavirus pandemic’s blow to the badly hit car sector with generous subsidies. With both the governments’ boost for electric vehicle incentives, their purchase subsidies are now among the most favorable in the world. Source: Bloomberg Car buyers in Europe can now get their hands on a brand-new electric vehicle for less than the typical cost of a mobile-phone contract. Thanks to newly generous subsidies, some are even free. Shoppers have swarmed virtual showrooms in Germany and France — the region’s two largest passenger car markets — after their national governments boosted electric-vehicle incentives to stimulate demand. Their purchase subsidies are now among the most favorable in the world. The state support is allowing Autohaus Koenig, a dealership chain with more than 50 locations across Germany, to advertise a lease for the battery-powered Renault Zoe that is entirely […]

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Electric Scooters – Trials begin in Middlesborough

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Rental e-scooters have at last become legal on UK streets Today, Middlesbrough in north-east England become the first city in the UK to begin trials to allow electric scooters on to our streets. The region’s Mayor Ben Houchen, praised the initiative as “clean energy, socially distant mode of transport”.  An initial 100 scooters are set to appear in Middlesbrough later this month in a partnership with a new UK-based operator, Ginger, rolling it out across Teesside, Darlington, and Hartlepool The scheme which it is hoped will be part of a green economic recovery, is seen as a way of improving air quality and reducing congestion.  The coronavirus crisis was instrumental in forcing the government to speed up the pace of change so that all local authorities will now be able to set up their trials. The transport minister, Rachel Maclean, said: “As we emerge from lockdown, we have a unique opportunity […]

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Royal Mail to trial Electric Vans

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The Royal mail is to trial using electric vehicles for its deliveries, using a retrofitted London Electric Cab initially as supplied by the London EV Company Limited.  An automotive engineering company The company is famous for its London black taxicabs with its headquarters near Coventry, England, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese automaker Geely, who also own Volvo and their electric car company Polestar. The first van will be tested in Birmingham, then Leeds, Derby, Edinburgh and Bristol. With a new survey announcing that one in three fleet managers electrifying at least half their UK fleet by 2025, we expect a lot of interest in the results of the Royal Mails tests. See the full Royal Mail article here:  https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53321006

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E-scooters to be made legal in the UK from July

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In a bid to reduce pressure on public transport during the current coronavirus crisis, the Department of Transport has set out new rules that could launch scooter-sharing schemes in UK towns and cities from this Saturday the 4th of July. Under these new rules, it will be legal to ride one of these e-scooters on the road, and it is hoped the first rentable e-scooters could be up and running in Middlesbrough from early next week. Some 50  local authorities have expressed an interest in the Government about having their own e-scooter trials.  Vehicles will be limited to a top speed on 15 miles an hour and although they will not be mandatory, it is expected that it will be recommended that helmets be worn. E-scooter firms vying for licenses in the UK say the vehicles offer an environmentally friendly alternative to short car journeys, but campaigners warn they could […]

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BORIS JOHNSON, GREEN REVOLUTIONARY?

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The planet has benefited from us staying home due to the coronavirus and has made us all a bit more conscious about our environmental footprint.  We all know we need to help the movement towards zero emissions and reduce our carbon footprint, but it must be our countries industry leaders and governments that help us to do so. Come on Boris! The Telegraph recently reported that Boris Johnson could be about to announce a scrappage scheme to help promote the purchase of Electric Cars and kick start the auto industry post lockdown.   It could mean that when you scrap your old internal combustion engine car, the price of the British-built Nissan Leaf electric vehicle falls from £26,845 to just £20,845 and would see a new VW ID.3 zero-emission hatchback cost around the same as an entry-level petrol-powered Golf. This move would see cost, possibly the last barrier to going electric, […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Car?

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Car sales are down in general however, the demand for electric vehicles is rising dramatically in the UK. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that Electric vehicle registrations were up by 197.4 per cent year-on-year in March, so what’s the bottom line when it comes to cost?  We all know that converting to an electric car makes sense for the local and Global environment that’s obvious. Charging using green energy even increases the electric cars green credentials, I get it! But is there a financial cost-benefit too? How much cheaper is an electric vehicle to run compared to petrol or diesel? How much does an Electric Car cost to charge? Like cooking for yourself at home is cheaper than eating out, so is charging your electric car. What model you own and who is providing the electricity will have an impact on the cost to charge, but […]

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Business (Busy-ness) and COVID 19 – What Next?

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Suddenly the busy-ness (business) of life has been put on hold, for others life has changed and will never be the same again. All of us have had to take a step away from what we have known until now as our ‘normal’. Since the lock-down, we have seen a dramatic reduction in pollution. Less planes, and fewer carbon heavy vehicles on our roads has resulted in clearer skies, cleaner air and even our countryside is reaping the benefit with the natural world is taking a well-deserved deep breath. We know that the world can’t sustain us if we continue to rely on fossil fuels.  The climate is changing, we are running out of water and the animal and plant kingdoms are suffering and being depleted and lost. The move to electric vehicles, away from the pollution of the combustion engine is just a very small cog in an enormous […]

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The Rise of the Second-hand Electric Vehicle Market Place

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Changing mass consumer behaviour to make the change to go electric has been no easy task. Even with the help of The Fully Charged Show and brands like Tesla and Nissan leading the charge, it has felt prolonged. Now, however, it does feel like all the myths around going electric are busted. And the recent statistics show that we are at the tipping point for significant changes to happen. Registrations for Electric Vehicles in the UK are up 218% in the first few months of 2020 compared to the same period last year.  A total of 37,850 electric cars registered in the UK in 2019. A rise in demand of 144% compared to the previous year, and figures published this month showed that 6,500 new electric cars were sold in the first two months of this year in the UK, more than triple the number in the same period in […]

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IS THIS THE DAWNING OF THE E-SCOOTER REVOLUTION?

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In the age of Coronavirus, are Electric Scooters set to be the solution to people’s public transport fears? We’re all a bit panicked to cozy up to a fellow commuter who’s breath your likely to inhale and be able to guess what they had for dinner last night, or heaven forbid they sneeze or cough on you. E-Scooters are the perfect answer to social distancing and unwanted closeness to strangers but the law needs to change as fast as we’re having to adapt to living in these crazy Coronavirus times. The UK is only one of 3 countries in Europe where it is illegal to ride e-scooters on public roads.  Last year we reported that there was to be a review of these out-dated laws, but at the moment it is still illegal to ride on public footpaths, roads and bike lanes in the UK, but it does seem that […]

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Clean air for all: Lampposts to charge electric cars

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Grame Paton for The Times newspaper reported today, An “electric avenue” has been developed where lampposts have been converted into chargers for battery-powered cars. In what is thought to be the first of its kind, a street in the capital has been transformed into a hub for the vehicles to promote their use in residential areas. Twenty-four lampposts over a half-mile stretch of Sutherland Avenue in Maida Vale, northwest London, have been converted to contain chargepoints, allowing residents without driveways to power up electric vehicles overnight. The project, led by Siemens, which was completed yesterday, is the first time a street has been fully converted to cater for on-street car charging. The conversion comes amid concerns that a perceived shortage of public chargers may be preventing many motorists from ditching petrol and diesel cars in favour of electric vehicles. The majority of charging is done at home but this can be […]

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UK could ban sale of petrol and diesel cars in 12 years, says Shapps

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Transport secretary’s disclosure of earlier target likely to rattle carmakers. The government could ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2032, three years earlier than previously suggested, the transport secretary has said. A consultation launched last week suggested all cars with internal combustion engines could be banned from 2035 but Grant Shapps told BBC radio on Wednesday the ban could come within 12 years. The ban would happen by 2035 – or even 2032, subject to consultation, he said. The comments will add to the concerns of the car industry, which has criticised the government for “moving the goalposts” with its earlier announcement that the limits could come by 2035, from an initial expectation of a 2040 ban. Mike Hawes, the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), said it was a “date without a plan”. Previous proposals also excluded some hybrid cars, which combine internal combustion engines […]

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THE ELECTRIC SCOOTER… Could This Be The (Green) Future of Urban Travel?

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We are constantly hearing about the poor air quality in our Towns and Cities, the statistics are grim, and there is a growing awareness that we have to do something, and soon.  We know that combustion engines are polluting our cities and taking a terrible toll on our health, the health of our children and the health of our planet. Could the electric scooter be part of the answer? On a recent trip to Paris, my son decided to see the sights on one of the many hundreds of electric scooters easily located for hire around the City. There are over 500 dedicated parking slots and e-scooters for hire on most streets in Paris. Each electric scooter has a GPS tracker and they are retrieved each evening for the batteries to be re-charged and for necessary repairs. My son came back a real enthusiast, loving the ease of use, finding […]

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Things to consider before buying an electric car

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Electric cars are certainly becoming more popular, the best are spacious, comfortable and can go long distances between charges, help save the planet, and are cheaper to run and maintain than internal combustion engine vehicles. The worst can be expensive, impractical and unreliable. Below are a few tips to help you weigh-up the advantages and possible disadvantages before buying, including information on the government-funded grant towards the cost of the car and towards the installation of a charging point at your home. Your main decision may be choosing between two the two types of plug-in car: an all-electric car with a battery-driven electric motor or a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), where the battery power and motor supplement are backed up by a combustion engine. The Electric Compared with a hybrid car, purely electric cars have a slightly reduced range compared to their internal combustion engine, and hybrid counterparts. But electric cars […]

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British Press finally recognises the EV revolution

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At last Europe is catching up with the EV revolution.  Here’s the latest from BBC News of what there is to look forward to in the EV Market Place. Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021 The number of electric car models available to consumers in Europe is expected to triple by 2021, says a European environmental lobby group. The uptake of electric cars has been stalling, blamed on a lack of charging infrastructure and higher prices. Latest data shows carmakers will offer 214 electric car models in 2021, up from 60 models at the end of 2018. More affordable options could see consumers switch from petrol and diesel cars sooner than anticipated. Analysis by the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E), based on data by research firm IHS Markit, suggests that car manufacturers are now ready to embrace car electrification. In 2021, carmakers are forecast to […]

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Strong policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars

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China remained by far the largest electric car market in the world, accounting for half sold last year. Nearly 580,000 electric cars were sold in China in 2017, a 72% increase from the previous year. The United States had the second-highest, with about 280,000 cars sold in 2017, up from 160,000 in 2016. Nordic countries remain leaders in market share. Electric cars accounted for 39% of new car sales in Norway, making it the world leader in electric vehicle (EV) market share. In Iceland, new EV sales were 12% of the total while the share reached 6% in Sweden. Germany and Japan also saw strong growth, with sales more than doubling in both countries from their 2016 levels. Electric mobility is not limited to cars. In 2017, the stock of electric buses rose to 370,000 from 345,000 in 2016, and electric two-wheelers reached 250 million. The electrification of these modes […]

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Electric Light Aircraft Order Rush: Deeply Significant

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Not long ago it was just dreams. Small internal-combustion aircraft provide taxi services, serve the declining market for private flying and a few other needs. Some are over 30 years old because total cost of ownership is an issue. Designing electric replacements seemed like entering a dust bowl. Spotting that there is more money in larger aircraft, some raised investment to jump in at the deep end and make 8-100 seat pure-electric aircraft or, more realistically, hybrid interim versions first, such as the Faradair BEHA. It is well analysed in the new IDTechEx report, Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030.   NASA did a concept video of something disturbingly like a coffin lifting you out of your garden. Resonantly, it was called Puffin. About 100 organisations have raised money or concepts in that quirky vertical take-off and landing VTOL arena, mainly offering pure-electric zero-emission. However, batteries do not yet exist to lift […]

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Mayor announces £6m funding for projects tackling toxic air

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has invested £6 million from his Air Quality Fund in 15 new projects being established across London with the aim of improving the capital’s air quality and tackling our climate emergency. The new schemes include initiatives to cut pollution from river craft and construction machinery, as well as establishing hundreds of car free and pedestrianisation schemes. Four new Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs) will be established in Hackney, Dagenham, Southwark and Camden. LENs receive funding and support to install electric vehicle charge points, expand cycle lanes, establish green walls and investigate traffic reduction schemes. This funding will be matched with almost £3 million from the relevant boroughs. Boroughs across London will also work with the Mayor to deliver 11 further projects to improve air quality, including: a project to tackle emissions from South London construction sites, an anti-engine-idling campaign spread across 27 boroughs, school streets […]

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EV charging locations outnumber petrol stations in the UK

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Data from electric vehicle (EV) charging station location service Zap-Map has revealed that the number of public charging locations in the UK has now surpassed petrol stations. The company’s data shows that, as of 22 May, there are 8,471 public charging stations across the UK compared to 8,400 petrol stations. These charging stations host a total of 13,613 charging devices. The UK market for public EV charging has grown drastically in the last year, with the number of locations increasing by 57 per cent in this time. This network is supporting the growing number of EVs on the road, estimated at more than 210,000 currently, from a figure of only 3,500 six years ago. Zap-Map pointed to forecasts which predict that by the end of 2022 there will be over one million EVs on the UK’s roads. Last year saw a record number of EV registrations, with almost 60,000 new electric […]

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9 reasons why you should switch to an Electric Vehicle in Ireland

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The shift to electric vehicles (EV) is well and truly underway, with more electric cars than ever on our roads. There are also more industry and government initiatives available to help people to make the switch. It’s estimated there are currently around 5,500 electric cars on the roads in Ireland, but the Government plans to increase this to 20,000 vehicles by 2020. With so many benefits for both the environment and your pocket, driving an electric car makes so much sense. Here’s why electric vehicles really are the transport mode of the future. 1. They’re more affordable to run An electric car can reduce your transport costs by 74pc, compared to a similar diesel engine car. The SEAI is offering grants of up to €5,000 towards the cost of an electric vehicle and motorists can avail of up to €5,000 VRT (Vehicle Registration Tax) relief. There is also a €600 […]

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How electric cars are dominating the Geneva Motor Show 2019

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The car industry is charging ahead with electrification. The shift away from fossil fuels is a massive trend across the sector, with the majority of the firms showing cars at the Geneva International Motor Show having at least some kind of electric-powered device on offer. The electric pulse races from the fastest to the slowest car at the Swiss event. One of the fastest is from new brand Automobili Pininfarina, the Battista, with technology from Croatia’s Rimac it develops 1,900bhp. Automobili Pininfarina development driver Nick Heidfeld told Euronews: “It has nearly 2,000 horsepower, the thing closest to that I have driven is a probably an F1 car, with nearly 900 horsepower, and this car will have more than double,” As Citroën celebrates its centenary, it’s showing off the slowest car at the show – the electric Ami One Concept. “We don’t call it a vehicle, we call it an object, for urban areas. So, big cities,” says Linda Jackson, […]

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