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Cornwall Insight Ireland comments on the half-yearly Irish EV sales

Irish EV sales: Although the Irish passenger car market is down 7.36% on 2018 for the year-to-date (YTD), the sales for alternatively fuelled (BEV, PHEV and hybrid-electric) passenger cars have shown steady growth. 9,582 alternatively fuelled vehicles have been sold for the YTD, a 69% increase on 2018’s total. The below graph compares monthly alternative…
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The electric vehicle industry latest developments

The electric vehicle industry: The UK are working hard to provide more charging points across the country, whilst manufacturers work to improve battery life and mileage range. Nissan have recently launched their new Nissan Leaf with longer range and a one pedal driving system. The new Leaf is said to be able to travel around…
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The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space

The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space   Electric vehicle (EV) collaborations between global automotive manufacturers have started to gather pace. In fact, the latest research from Cornwall Insight’s Charged Up: Future Fleet shows that these ventures have steadily grown since December 2018. With eight of the 13 major car manufacturers having either…
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Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland

Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland   Northern Scotland is home to a significant proportion of GB renewables, mainly onshore wind capacity. The region is likely to be a leader in new capacity developments too, with 800MW of Remote Island Wind (RIW) projects looking to develop in the Scottish Isles under the…
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The case for fuel cards for electric fleet vehicles

The case for fuel cards for electric fleet vehicles   Fuel cards are used by the fleet industry to allow drivers to pay for the petrol/diesel at fuel stations, with the company invoiced directly. There are concerns that these cards will be phased out as fleets start to adopt electric vehicles (EVs). The mass market…
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Average electric vehicle range exceeds 200 miles

Average electric vehicle range exceeds 200 miles   There is a wide misconception that the range of electric vehicles (EVs) remains low. The latest research from Cornwall Insight has revealed that the average range of EVs available on the UK market exceeds 200 miles. The below graph – based upon data from the Worldwide Harmonised…
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Pixie Energy’s analysis of UKPN’s Optimise Prime

In March, Hitachi confirmed that 2019 would see London and the South East play host to Optimise Prime – a UK Power Networks (UKPN) project. The project aims to understand the charging patterns of commercial (fleet) electric vehicles (EVs) and their impact on networks. The Optimise Prime project seeks to answer how the network impact…
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UK Capacity Market Halted – News Flash 15th Nov 18

UK Capacity Market Halted: The following message is being sent to all capacity agreement holders and capacity market applicants:- Today the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union found in favour of Tempus Energy, against the European Commission, annulling the Commission’s decision not to raise objections to the aid scheme establishing…
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