EVs are avoiding about 3% of global oil demand—a fifth of Russia’s total exports

Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine has triggered international sanctions throttling the country’s oil exports, leading to fears of even higher gas prices. But electric vehicle adoption has been helping make the situation less grim. Plug-in vehicles avoided roughly 1.5 million barrels of oil per day last year, according to new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Electric cars: Fuel price chaos ‘eroding loyalty’ to ICE vehicles – Brits tipped to switch

RISING fuel prices are “eroding” consumer loyalty to ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles, according to a clean energy expert, who argues that electric vehicles will soon be the most economic option for drivers. Aiden McClean, founder of UFODRIVE, the world’s first electric car rental company told Express.co.uk that there is a perception that electric cars are more expensive than

Electric vehicles: separating the fact from the fiction and scaremongering

The transport industry is currently on the precipice of a revolution. 27% of all emissions in the UK come from transport, meaning it is a race against time to decarbonise. This revolution is most apparent with the fast roll-out of electric passenger vehicles. Data from New AutoMotive shows that over 190,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold in

World’s Electric Vehicle Fleet Will Soon Surpass 20 Million

The world is about to pass an important milestone in electric vehicle adoption, which will help combat the rise in worldwide emissions Pandemic restrictions in 2020 caused the largest absolute drop in carbon-dioxide pollution from energy use since the Second World War. However, lockdowns eventually lifted, and as economic activity picked up, emissions resumed quickly by the year’s end.

2020 Hyundai IONIQ (Image: Hyundai)

Hyundai develops V2X technology to stabilize the power grid

With V2X, BEVs can feed electricity back into the public power grid At IAA Mobility 2021, Hyundai announced that it will become climate-neutral by 2045. From 2035, the South Korean brand will only offer zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV, zero-emissions vehicle) in Europe. The cornerstone of this company’s strategy is to develop clean mobility solutions and technologies.

BP Chargemaster Rapid Charger at Milton Keynes Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Government EV charging plan a ‘missed opportunity’ for drivers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published plans outlining how it seeks to significantly increase the UK’s electric vehicle charging capacity. Funding for the £1.6 billion Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy has previously been announced. The DfT has now detailed exactly how the allocated money will be used. At its core is the aim to have 300,000 public

BP Chargemaster Rapid Charger at Milton Keynes Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Electric cars: Positive news for EV owners as plan to boost number of public charge points unveiled

Electric vehicle owners will have access to 300,000 public charge points by the end of the decade, the government has said. Some £500m will be invested to hit the target, according to the Department for Transport, which represents a 10-fold increase on the current 30,000 public charge points across the UK. The 2030 deadline is

Petrol prices are driving us to electric cars, and surging utility bills are no deterrent

EV sales are rising way beyond forecasts, indicating that most of us are more than ready to make the switch The net zero transition is really a big invest-to-save plan. Saving the planet is obviously the main goal, but there are purely financial savings too if you take the long view: we pay upfront in