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Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging

Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging devices: At the end of 2019, there were ~17,000 public electric vehicle (EV) charge points, over 29,000 connectors, and over 10,500 charging locations recorded on Zap-Map. Research shows that there was a 52% increase in the number of charging devices in 2019 compared with 2018. Within…
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Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario

Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario. Electric vehicle (EV) sales bucked the overall 2019 trend of falling car sales with figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) showing that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have risen by 144% to 37,850. According to further research from Cornwall Insight on these figures, the BEV sales…
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Petrol Prices Around the World in 2020

Petrol Prices Around the World: What Will Happen in 2020? Petrol Prices Around the World: Petrol is a necessity for most people, with a designated budget assigned each week. It is forecasted that the number of cars on the roads will double across the world by 2040 — this begs the question, what will happen…
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Motor industry, technology and the environment

The technological impact on the environment In recent years, technology has opened up new possibilities and the motor industry is constantly adapting. The motor industry is considering the needs and priorities of its customers like never before. This is in contrast to environmental concerns being at the forefront of everyone’s mind, the automotive industry is…
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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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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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Electric cars: What can we expect for the future?

What can we expect for the future of electric cars? The concept of electric cars may have been around for over 100 years, but what can be specifically expect from our electric automobiles in the coming years? It’s easy to see that 2018 has been a year of so many technological advances, but what can…
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What direction is the UK vehicle fuel heading?

What direction is the UK heading? Lookers plc, who provide a variety of car servicing plans, explore what the future of vehicle fuel looks like for the UK. The UK government are currently trying to encourage Brits to start their transition to electric and hybrid vehicles, but what does this mean for traditional fuel sources?…
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