New UK charge points (Image: Department for Transport)

One millionth plug-in car registered, strong September for EV sales

September showed to be a strong month for electric vehicles (EVs) with the one millionth plug-in car registered in the UK. This year alone represents a quarter of total plug-in EVs registered, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). While battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registered its second highest

Licensed BEVs reach half-a-million despite slowdown of adoption amid energy crisis

Figures released by the RAC Foundation has disclosed that the number of pure battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) has exceeded half-a-million to reach 519,266 at the end of June 2022. The rise in BEVs on the UK’s roads continue to grow significantly as the nation races towards the internal combustion engine (ICE) ban that will come into

Mazda MX-30 EV (Image: Mazda)

The American EV boom is about to begin. Does the US have the power to charge it?

States have plans to ban gas-powered cars and the White House wants chargers along highways, but implementation is a challenge Speaking in front of a line of the latest electric vehicles (EVs) at this month’s North American International Auto Show, President Joe Biden declared: “The great American road trip is going to be fully electrified.” Most

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How much does an electric car cost? Why switching to an EV can save you money, from cheap charging to road tax

With fossil fuel cars on the way out, battery-powered alternatives are not only cleaner but can also be cheaper to run With the cost of petrol soaring and the potential benefit to the environment becoming ever more apparent, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming an increasingly attractive option for many drivers. Registrations of new battery EVs grew at a record

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£1 million funding to support development of EV chargers across five Midlands areas

Five local authorities in the Midlands are set to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers in areas with limited off-street parking, courtesy of almost £1 million in government funding. The bid, launched in June 2022, aims to deliver “hundreds” of new EV charging sites across the Midlands in order to support the integration of clean vehicles

Comment: Connecting EV batteries to the grid is key to solving energy crisis

To solve the energy crisis and green the grid, we need to massively ramp up battery storage to help power the national and international grid; the successful trials of ‘Vehicle to Grid’ technology proves that electric vehicles could do just that, argues Aidan McClean, CEO of UFODrive. Through charging the vehicle during periods of low

Charging Hub with eVolt Rapid Chargers (Image: SWARCO eVolt)

Electric car charging points: Why 1,000 new chargers probably still aren’t enough for all the EVs in the UK

Charge points will be built in nine local authorities across England but the rising use of EVs might outpace the installation of chargers Drivers will have access to more than 1,000 new on-street charging points for their electric vehicles thanks to a £20m pilot scheme unveiled by the Government today. Charge points will be built in nine