Hyundai IONIQ Electric 2020 (Image: Hyundai)

80mph motorway speed limit could be on the way thanks to electric cars

The growing adoption of electric vehicles could pave the way for an 80mph speed limit on UK motorways. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested initial concerns over the extra pollution caused by increased speeds should be revisited, as zero-emission vehicles start to become commonplace. But the RAC says motorway speed limits are “fundamentally an issue

New Tory plans to bring forward ICE phase-out date to 2035 ‘nowhere near enough’, industry warns

Sales of petrol and diesel vehicles could be phased-out by 2035 in new plans revealed by transport secretary Grant Shapps. The intent to examine the phase-out date was announced yesterday (30 September) by Shapps at the Conservative party conference in Manchester. “If we’re to become the world-leader in green technology, we must always be looking

GeniePoint Network Joins North Devon to Major Routes

Rapid EV Charging for Torridge District Council ChargePoint Services has been working alongside Torridge District Council to link them with the national GeniePoint Network. Four GeniePoint rapid chargers have been installed at strategic locations across the area, ensuring drivers living and working in Torridge, visiting the area or just passing through, have easy access to

Charging Station in Sunderland (Image: Fastned)

First oil-free gas station in US opens, only charging electric vehicles

Maryland petrol station swaps oil for electric as statewide electric vehicle fleet climbs to 20,000 A petrol station in Maryland is the first of its kind to completely transition from traditional pumps to electric vehicle charging stations. RS Automotives in Washington DC is the US’s first fully petrol-to-electric refuelling station, exclusively for electric vehicles, when

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IAA 2019 — Thoughts On The Future Of German Compact Family Cars

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung), was a strange and different experience compared to the last time I was there. The road trip in itself was a +1000 mile long and very satisfying experience in my Tesla Model 3, which I will dedicate another post to cover. In the following article, though, I

Milton Keynes 'Mushrooms' Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Labour unveils ‘mammoth’ multi-billion offshore wind and EV charging pledges

A Labour government would take the UK’s offshore wind capacity to 52GW within the next 10 years and invest billions in EV charging infrastructure, the party has said. Ahead of shadow energy secretary Rebecca Long Bailey’s speech at the party’s conference today, the party unveiled a raft of clean energy pledges designed at ramping up