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Surprise! Electric cars are already making California healthier

From the “duh” department, California is already becoming more healthy because of electric car penetration, which has resulted in cleaner air in areas where electric cars are more prevalent, according to a new study. The study was published last week by the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. It tracked real-world pollution levels, electric

I’ve driven 20 electric cars — here are the 7 most important things I’ve learned about charging, range, and why Tesla still dominates

As electric vehicles have taken the world by storm in recent years, I’ve gotten to drive heaps of clean cars from Tesla, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Rivian, and more. I’ve tested 20 electric cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks from Tesla, Ford, Porsche, Polestar, and more. I learned that their advertised range isn’t always accurate and charging

InstaVolt announces ‘extensive upgrade programme’ to its charging network

InstaVolt has confirmed that over 200 of its existing ChargePoint CPE250 electric vehicle (EV) chargers will benefit from an “extensive upgrade programme”. Over the next six weeks, the 50kW chargers will be upgraded to become capable of outputting up to 125kW, significantly reducing charging times for EV drivers. The newly optimised chargers will form part

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A hybrid MG is Britain’s biggest selling motor! Car sales grow for sixth month in a row as supply chain woes ease and EV registrations dwarf diesels

January car sales grew 14.7% year-on-year  – some 131,994 motors registered Demand for ‘electrified’ cars pushed registrations higher, with hybrids up 40% Electric vehicles easily outsold diesels again, but experts warn demand for EVs could slip due to cost-of-living squeeze and behind-schedule charging network The UK’s new car market grew for a six consecutive month

Electric car drivers can make use of ‘magic’ feature to avoid windscreen frost and fines

Electric car owners could potentially be saving more time than petrol and diesel drivers clearing frost and ice from their windscreens, in addition to avoiding fines. With temperatures dropping below zero once again, drivers are being warned to ensure they are not breaking the law. On top of that, experts have claimed that pre-conditioning an

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Calls for VAT relief on electric car ‘street charging’

Electric car owners with driveways are paying less to power their vehicles at home than those forced to rely on on-street charging points. The disparity risks “undermining the Government’s net-zero transport strategy”, claim critics. Campaigners are now calling for VAT on public charging points to be slashed from 20 per cent to the domestic rate

Electric Vehicles Might Save the Derestricted Areas of the Autobahn

Over the past few years, there’s been some talk from German government officials about potentially removing the derestricted areas of the Autobahn. Adding speed limits (albeit likely high ones) to all sections of the Autobahn was proposed to reduce emissions and reduce nationwide fuel consumption. There’s also a question of safety, as cars have become

Which cars are Ulez compliant as London zone is set to be expanded? From Nissan Leaf to Honda Jazz

Cars that meet certain emission standards are exempt from the £12.50-a-day levy The Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) will be extended to all of London’s boroughs in an effort to promote public health and clean up the city’s air from August 29, 2023. The Ulez was launched in 2019 and expanded to cover the inner boroughs in October