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 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
Tesla exceeds 200,000 YTD, while 9 other brands sold more than 10,000 passenger plug-in cars. After about a year of relatively low growth or noticeable decline inf global plug-in electric car sales, July 2020 finally brings us a strong bounce up. With close to 248,000 sales (the 4th best monthly result ever), sales improved by
NUMBER plate changes introduced from Monday will see electric car prices dramatically fall by over £2,000, according to experts at Octopus Electric Vehicles. Number plate changes will ensure a spate of discounts on older models with some electric cars set to fall by £2,208 on average in a 4.7 percent decline. DVLA plate launches usually
Globally the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads is expected to jump to 323 million by 2040 according to new research by Wood Mackenzie. Sales are expected to reach 45 million units per year over the next 20 years, leading to this surge in numbers. In the UK, a surge in EV sales
Government should enforce new laws requiring more cars sold to be ELECTRIC, say campaigners: These are the cheapest to drive 100 miles
Global Action Plan says 15% of all new cars sold by manufacturers should be EVsIt says 5.7m cars on UK roads are second vehicles in households, which based on their shorter driving distances should be electrified to cut emissions It wants tougher targets for electric vehicle quotas for brands, despite proposed ban on the sale
Renault posted an outstanding EV sales result in Europe as both ZOE and Kangoo Z.E. were selling better than ever. Renault’s preliminary sales result for the month of June 2020 reveals a new all-time record of 12,309, which is 86% more than a year ago! The French company hugely benefited from stronger incentives for EVs