The Renault ZOE outshines the Vauxhall Corsa-e in several key areas, but it’s a fairly close result Both of these electric superminis make a lot of sense for a lot of people. They’re not meant for long trips, but if you can get over that and realise that most journeys are short, especially if you
Highways England is handing £9.3 million to local authorities to encourage businesses with diesel vans to switch to electric with a free two-month trial. The investment, announced on World EV (electric vehicle) Day (September 9), follows a successful pilot with the Energy Saving Trust and a launch with Leeds City Council earlier in the year.
The Government has announced today (September 9) it is considering a series of measures to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) uptake. These include charge points installed at popular destinations such as supermarkets and tourist sites, consistent and clear public signage for drivers on UK roads, and guidance to local authorities on painting EV parking spaces green.
The average range of the latest electric cars exceeds 200 miles, according to new research from Cornwall Insight. It analysed the WLTP-reported range of all the electric vehicles (EVs) currently available in the UK and found that, on average, EVs can cover 202 miles. “Range anxiety is one of the key barriers to EV adoption,
The UK saw 9.75% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up from 4.4% in August 2019. Year to date plugin share now stands at 8.2%. The overall auto market was down 5.8% compared to a year ago, at just over 87,000 units. The UK auto industry body, the SMMT, doesn’t report individual model
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has called on government to commit to significant long-term incentives for electric vehicle (EV) purchase and binding targets on charging infrastructure, as a new survey suggests almost half of UK motorists don’t feel ready to make the switch by 2035. The call was made as more than
Uswitch estimates drivers will save a combined £4bn a year. An estimated 12 million British drivers are considering buying an electric vehicle in the next two years, according to new research. The study of more than 2,000 UK adults by comparison site Uswitch found 30.7 percent of drivers expect to look into the prospect of
The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) could create around 30,000 new jobs along with other economic benefits across the UK. According to a new report by the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for Energy Policy and supported by SP Energy Networks (SPEN), if the investment in upgrading the network to allow a 99% EV uptake by
On Tuesday, Ars took a look at how Houston handles hurricanes, particularly in light of the city’s botched response to Hurricane Rita in 2005. Back then, millions of Houstonians poured onto the roads to escape the storm’s grasp only to find impenetrable traffic. Senior Technology Editor Lee Hutchinson was one of them, describing a “stupid