EVs cost more to run believed by almost 26% of drivers

EVs cost more to run believed by almost 26% of drivers: Running an electric vehicle (EV) is more expensive than the other fuel-powered counterparts is incorrectly believed by over 25% of drivers. Car dealer group Robins & Day in a new report, finds EVs cost the same to run as their petrol or diesel-fuelled equivalent…
Read More
DNO flexibility

Demand for DNO flexibility services forecast to rise

Demand for DNO flexibility services forecast to rise: Cornwall Insight examines the Energy Network Association’s (ENA) forecast for Distribution Network Opeators (DNO) flexibility service procurement over the next 10 years. These latest forecasts show more than 1.3GW requirement across all services in DNO regions in 2021. The largest share of the requirement (636MW) is attributed…
Read More
Demand for more charging infrastructure as EV ownership increases

More charging bases needed as EV owners increase

More charging bases needed as EV owners increase: Analysis by Cornwall Insight shows the number of public electric vehicle (EV) charge points per EV has fallen to its lowest level since 2018 (when Cornwall Insight records began). In fact, for every one EV in the UK, there are 0.28 public charge points. This decline is…
Read More

Edinburgh sweeps forward with launch of new e-vehicle

Edinburgh sweeps forward with launch of new e-vehicle: The City of Edinburgh Council has presented a new all-electric vehicle (EV) that will accompany its fleet of street sweepers. The 15-tonne EV’s 200kWh battery can achieve an 8-hour sweeping shift & can be fully recharged inside of 5 hours. It is anticipated to produce only 39kg…
Read More

Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?

Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?: Research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data by Cornwall Insight shows Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019.   SMMT recorded the lowest September car sales this century at 328,041 vehicles, down 4.4% on…
Read More

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…
Read More

Electric Vehicle batteries to get a second life

Electric Vehicle batteries to get a second life: Science business Solvay has partnered with resource management company Veolia to develop resource efficiency for critical metals used in lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The extraction and purification of critical metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium will be optimised by Solvay and transform them into raw…
Read More

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…
Read More

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.…
Read More

EV’s must grow by 11,000% for net zero UK

EV’s must grow by 11,000% for net zero UK: There must be an increase of 11,000% in electric vehicle ownership if UK is to reach net zero. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have undertaken research with sustainable energy experts Regen, which forecasts electric vehicle ownership will increase to five million from 44,000 in the…
Read More
Menu