Tag: EVs

The problem with electric car misinformation (and some EV FAQs)

You may have noticed lately that the general tone in the mainstream press at the moment is very geared towards generating a huge stir amongst the public when it comes to electric cars. In this post, we’re going explore why there is so much media coverage about the problems with EVs and also some FAQs and misconceptions to clear up. Why are we seeing negative press in the media? As […]

In July, a new EV was registered ‘every 60 seconds’

According to the latest report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) the sales of new electric cars is on the rise, again. In July a brand new EV was registered ‘every 60 seconds’ and sales are up by 87.9% in July this year, when compared to July 2022. New car sales across the entire UK landscape rose by 28.3% during the same time period, with 143,921 cars […]

Honda reveals UK pricing for new e:Ny1 EV

Honda has revealed the pricing for the upcoming all electric e:Ny1 EV, which is set to be available to order in October this year. The car was revealed recently and is only the company’s second pure EV model, following on from the Honda e. The new e:Ny1 will cost from £44,995 in the UK, which does put it above its rivals, such as the Hyundai Kona Electric, Peugeot e-2008 and […]

Surrey to install 10,000 new EV chargers by 2030

Surrey is about to get a lot more chargers for electric vehicles pretty soon, as the Surrey County Council has partnered with charge point provider Connected Kerb to install 10,000 new charging locations for public use. The rollout will be completed by 2030. “If one local authority can deliver such a significant boost to the UK’s charging network, just imagine what we could achieve by 2030 if every city, county and […]

Mitie to install new EV chargers at UK employment centres

Service provider, Mitie has announced it has won a new contract to install 50 charging points at 120 employment centres in the UK. The company has been hired by the UK Department for Work and Pensions, with the contract being worth £4.3 million. It is unclear if these EV chargers will only be for the use of the employees who work at the employment centres, or for visitors too. Considering […]

The amount of potential EV customers is at an all time high, but the of the cost of living crisis is harming sales

Here in the UK, one of the country’s major breakdown services, the RAC has recently ran a survey which looked at the state of motoring in 2022. The RAC spoke to 3102 UK drivers and looked at how many people are willing to switch to EVs and how many are planning to have an EV as their next car. The numbers showed that an all time high number of drivers […]

Westminster Council is aiming to have over 2,000 on street charge points

Westminster Council has announced plans recently that it is aiming to have a total of 2,000 on street charge points by spring 2023. The majority of the charging locations will be installed within lampposts, which offer a clean and efficient way to get charging to EV owners. Admittedly, this isn’t going to cover everyone but it will help a lot of people in London who park on the road. Westminster […]

Fully electric cars are now the second most registered car type in the UK, in 2022

This week, it has been revealed that the second most popular type of car, for new sales at leat are fully electric vehicles. So far this year, a total of 175,614 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have now been registered which is up by 40.3% compared to the same time period in 2021. In comparison with the most popular type of new car, petrol – this is pretty far behind. 350,185 […]

Plug-in car grant cut – now £1,000 less in the UK

Earlier this week, the UK Government revealed that the plug-in car grant would be reduced down from £2,500 to £1,500. The grant currently offers a subsidy on new car sales of any car that can be plugged in, hybrid or fully electric. There are also some changes to what band of prices the grant can now be applied to too. Customers looking to buy a brand new electric car can […]