Swappable car batteries could speed switch to EVs

Swappable car batteries could speed switch to EVs: A new paper from Cornwall Insight and law firm Shoosmiths – Battery-as-a-Service: an underexplored opportunity? –  has laid out why switching the UK electric vehicle (EV) model to Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS), could cut upfront costs for consumers by 30% and be hugely beneficial to the government’s plans to…
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NEM may be overwhelmed in rising EV use

NEM may be overwhelmed in rising EV use: Data analysed by Cornwall Insight Australia has shown the National Electricity Market (NEM) may become overwhelmed by peaks in demand caused by the charging of Electric Vehicles (EVs). Using data from the 2022 Integrated System Plan released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Cornwall Insight Australia…
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Businesses aim to invest £13.6bn supercharge their fleets

Businesses aim to invest £13.6bn supercharge their fleets: Businesses all over the UK are planning to electrify their fleets with a £13.6bn finance in thousands of new electric vehicles (EVs). UK businesses are fixed to take on over 163,000 electric vehicles this year as part of an important investment in fleet electrification, according to a…
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Loose wheel concerns on Toyota EV’s

Loose wheel concerns on Toyota EV’s Toyota has had to withdraw 2.7k of its electric vehicles among surging concerns that the wheels could fall off. These EV‘s have just been mass-produced and were only released in Japan two months ago – nontheless, Subaru has also had to recall 2,600 of its electric vehicles, as these…
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Rising energy prices make EV rapid charging costly

Rising energy prices make EV rapid charging costly: Could soaring electricity prices dampen the UK’s transport electrification? Current research by RAC, an automotive services company, says the cost to rapid charge an electric vehicle (EV) increased by a fifth within the last 8 months. The study reports the price has gone up to 44.55p per…
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£2.4bn on EV battery manufacturing

£2.4bn on EV battery manufacturing The US has promised to supercharge electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing with $3.1 billion (£2.4bn) as part of its new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The US President said the investment will support the domestic manufacturing of advanced batteries designed to spur the public’s interest in replacing their old polluting vehicles to…
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EVs taking over petrol cars as they are cheaper to run

EVs taking over petrol cars as they are cheaper to run Driving an electric vehicle (EV) costs nearly £600 a year less than a proportionate petrol model. That’s according to a new report from Compare The Market, which advises the average annual running cost for an EV amounts to £1,264, compared to £1,834 for a…
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52% of UK councils spent nothing on EV charging last year

52% of UK councils spent nothing on EV charging last year: FOI reveals 52% of UK councils spent nothing on EV charging infrastructure last year UK not ready for universal EV ownership, according to DevicePilot report Cambridge, UK, 28 October 2021 – DevicePilot, a service monitoring and management platform for EV chargepoint operators, today released the results…
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Supercharged with £10.8bn UK EV revolutions first decade

Supercharged with £10.8bn UK EV revolutions first decade: With the increase in electric vehicles R&D and production in full swing the UK has invested a total of £10.8 billion in gigafacotries  A total of 14,320 jobs have been created in the alst ten years, says and estimated by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.…
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Government to boost EV charger expansion by 2030

Government to boost EV charger expansion by 2030: By 2030, the government has pledged to expanding public electric vehicle (EV) chargers to 300,000. The scheme will be supported by £1.6 billion in funding of which about £500 million will be distributed to the advancement of “competitively priced” public chargepoints to communities throughout the UK. Recently,…
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