Becky Born May 16, 2018

Fully electric vehicles still account for a tiny proportion of car sales, but that could change in the next few years, because these upcoming models push the boundaries of performance, range and desirability. Demand for electrified cars has surged in the last four years, with registrations increasing from around 3500 in 2013 to almost 119,000 […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

London’s black cab has gone electric – and it’s just hit the roads! Wi-Fi, USB charging, and even a sunroof are among the new features of the six-seat, battery-powered cabs, with a range extender of up to 400 miles. Fares match those of diesel predecessors, so users can go green at no additional cost. “You can see […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

Ford will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11bn (£7.9bn) by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit car show. The investment figure is sharply higher than a previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020, Ford executives said, and […]

Sarah White May 16, 2018

 RECEIVING AN OLEV GRANT & THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES WHAT IS OLEV? The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is connected to both the UK Department of Transport and the UK Department of Trade, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. It exists to promote the adoption of low emission vehicles. OLEV, Encourages car buyers to opt for an […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

A road that recharges the batteries of electric vehicles as they drive has opened on the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. The 1.2-mile-long stretch of electrified road was developed by eRoadArlanda – a consortium including vehicle manufacturer DAF, property developers, technology companies and academic institutions. It employs a system whereby energy is transferred to specially designed cars and trucks from […]

Ben Slough May 16, 2018

At home? Or at one of the rapidly growing numbers of public charging points? However, you choose to charge your electric car, Government grants coupled with improved charging infrastructure are set to make things a whole lot easier. Charging at home Electricity is everywhere, which means charging is a cinch if you have off-street parking. […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

Rolls-Royce expects to be producing solely electric cars by 2040, as the British marque pledges to ditch the internal combustion engine that is synonymous with its ultra-luxury vehicles. But the problem is, electric vehicles are relatively quiet i.e. your Rolls-Royce is less noticeable which is an issue for those trying to be ‘flashy’ with it. […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

MOTORISTS WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO TAKE ‘THINGS’ TO MAKE THEM CALM Electric cab developer publishes results of research that suggests driving an EV could help lower stress levels! Electric vehicles (EV) are known to deliver significant air quality and emissions reduction benefits, but could they also help improve the mental well-being of motorists? That […]