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John O’Groats to Land’s End EV charging time record

John O’Groats to Land’s End EV charging time record: A new record for the shortest charging time in an electric vehicle (EV) while driving from John O’Groats to Land’s End has been set by a UK charity. The record-breaking time of one hour 31 minutes and 32 seconds on 12th September 2020, smashing the old…
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Scotland offers loans for second-hand EVs

Scotland offers loans for second-hand EVs: A low carbon transport scheme extension has been announced that will offer up to £20,000 loans from the Scottish Government for purchases of used electric vehicles (EVs). The initiative, will enable an individual or business to obtain this interest-free loan over five years and aims to stimulate the EV…
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£12m new funding for EV transformation announced

£12m new funding for EV transformation announced: £12 million of new funding to support electric vehicle (EV) research projects has been announced by the UK Government. The funding will benefit projects that will integrate the most promising electric transport technologies, which underpins the government’s commitment to driving down emissions and encouraging more UK drivers to…
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Almost half of brits not thinking of buying an EV

Almost half of brits not thinking of buying an EV: For their future car purchase, 46% of Brits say they don’t intend to buy an electric vehicle (EV). A new survey by Ford has found, which suggests a major factor that puts off more than half of consumers from buying an EV is still cost.…
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EV sales during lockdown give us a glimpse into the future

Electric vehicle(EV) sales during lockdown give us a glimpse into the future: Further research by Cornwall Insight into data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that despite a 97% drop in vehicle sales and difficult market conditions, there continues to be demand for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).   In fact,…
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Hybrid BMW turns on electric mode in LEZ

Hybrid BMW turns on electric mode in LEZ: Hybrid cars software will soon be able to switch cars electric vehicle (EV) mode when entering low emission zones (LEZ) in London and Birmingham. A new ‘world-first’ digital service named eDrive Zones has been launched by BMW, which automates the process of switching to electric-only power when…
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Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution

Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution: UK fleets have the potential to accelerate an electric vehicle (EV) revolution, with a shift to zero tailgate emissions generating fuel cost savings of around 63% across a fleet and significantly boosting the second-hand car market according to a new report from Cornwall Insight and PwC –…
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1,000 electric vans added to British Gas fleet

British Gas engineers will soon be driving around in a more sustainabe way, thanks to the addition of 1,000 new electric vans which are to be added to the company’s fleet. Billed as the ‘largest UK commercial’ battery electric vehicle (BEV) order ever, the energy provider has confirmed the new order from the automotive manufacturer…
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McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging

McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging: Hungry customers who pop into one of McDonald’s drive-in branches, will soon be able to have their electric vehicle (EV) rapidly charged while waiting for their Big Mac. This comes after a collaboration between InstaVolt and the fast-food giant. Both new and existing drive-through restaurants will be included…
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Good Energy buys majority stake in EV charging map app

Good Energy buys majority stake in EV charging map app: Good Energy will be increasing its share in Zap-Map, the app for electric vehicle (EV) charging sites it has announced. In March 2019 the energy supplier had previously invested £1.08 million in the company taking a 12.9% share in Zap-Map’s parent company Next Green Car.…
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