Ubitricity Electric Avenue project lamppost charging (Image: Siemens)

‘No deal’ Brexit will increase price of electric vehicles

A ‘no deal’ Brexit will increase the price of electric vehicles in the UK, warns the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The SMMT has warned that a no-deal Brexit would be the worst possible outcome for the UK’s automotive industry. The UK and EU automotive industries are deeply integrated, with around two-thirds of

BMW i3 and i3S 120Ah (Image: BMW Group)

Retired batteries stripped from high-mileage electric BMWs and Minis to be used in a mobile charging station for other plug-in vehicles

One of the biggest concerns about electric cars is what happens to the batteries They are historically difficult to recycle and could result in waste mountains . BMW UK has partnered with Off Grid Energy to provide second-life solutions for batteries decommissioned from its electric cars. Batteries are being used by the energy storage firm

Porsche Taycan Turbo S (Image: Porsche)

We Drove 8 Electric Cars over 120 miles…

…in real conditions so you don’t have to As it turns out, not all electric cars are created equal Electric cars are not absolute newcomers to the car industry anymore. Over the past five years or so, most carmakers have churned out at least one electric car with plans to release a handful of others

Renault ‘lollipop’ measures air pollution to reduce idling

Renault has customised the traditional lollipop to monitor air quality levels during the school run in order to mark Clean Air Day (October 8th). Renault commissioned the custom lollipop as part of its ‘Be Mindful, Don’t Idle’ campaign to raise awareness of the impact of parents and guardians leaving their engines running during the school