2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf: real-world range vs. EPA estimates over six-month test

The reality of range—reproducible, real-world daily-driving range—is one of the most important concepts you have to become familiar with if you’re new to electric vehicles. Generally speaking, the faster you drive, the quicker you accelerate, and the more accessories (like climate control) you use, the more energy you consume. But the interface plays an especially

A map highlighting the nine locations of the new electric vehicle charging points (Image: ITV Border)

Electric vehicle charging points go live in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council is launching a series of charging points for electric vehicles in the county. Nine sites have been commissioned and are available for use by residents, visitors and businesses. They are located in Carlisle, Kendal, Workington, Whitehaven, Keswick, Ulverston, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby Lonsdale and Ambleside. The project was made possible after Cumbria County

Evolt wins a place on the new Scottish Framework to install EV charge points

Evolt, the electric vehicle (EV) charge point supplier, has been selected by the Energy Saving Trust Limited (EST) as one of the companies to provide EV charging solutions on a new Scotland-wide framework agreement. The new framework includes the right to tender, be selected, or quote for the installation of rapid, commercial and domestic charging

Renault ZOE Price Increase

There is a rumour going around that Renault will be increasing the cost of the ZOE significantly after 30 June, in other words there will be new prices from Friday. The figure suggested is about £30 per month, so a big rise. The report is as yet unconfirmed, but of course it ties in with

Fuel prices have risen as oil recovers to $40 per barrel (Image: N. Ansell/PA)

VW and Shell accused of trying to block EU push for electric cars

Industry giants’ call for biofuels over electric and fuel-efficient cars puts Europe’s carbon emissions targets at risk, say experts VW and Shell have been accused of trying to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, by saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead. The EU is