Electric cars prices will be ‘driven down’ by new govt plans, but environmentalists want more ambitious targets

Environmentalists say the target should be more ambitious still, while industry is calling for purchase incentives too. Plans to ensure half of all new cars sold in the UK are fully electric by 2028 will drive down electric vehicle (EV) prices “further and faster,” experts have said. Under Department for Transport (DfT) proposals, 22% of

Solar EV Charging Hub on Princes Street, Dundee (Image: eVolt)

InstaVolt launches ‘one of the UK’s largest’ EV charging hubs with Banbury expansion

InstaVolt has said its electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire is now one of the UK’s largest following the installation of eight new 150kW chargers. The Alpitronic chargers have been installed alongside an existing eight 125kW chargers at the site, with work on the new chargers beginning in January 2022. InstaVolt said this

Tesla Supercharging Station at Westfield, London (Image: Tesla)

Britons buy more electric cars in March than in whole of 2019

Overall new car sales slump as petrol and diesel prices soar in Ukraine crisis British drivers bought more electric cars in March alone than in the whole of 2019 even as the broader market slumped, according to figures that underline the accelerating pace of the UK’s transition away from internal combustion engines. There were 39,315

More battery electric vehicles sold in March than entirety of 2019 – SMMT

March 2022 was the best ever month for sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the month, there were 39,315 sales of new BEVs, a 78.7% increase on March 2021, when there were 22,003. This represented a 16.1% market share compared to 7.7%. These figures

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

Milton Keynes 'Mushrooms' Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Tesco to make big change to car parks at 500 of its branches

Supermarket giant Tesco has announced a ‘big change’ is coming to 500 stores across the United Kingdom. The retailer revealed plans to bring electric charging points to its branches. The giant expanded the UK’s largest free electric vehicle charging network after usage of the points surged by 300% over the past year, reports the Echo. It

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

2020 Hyundai IONIQ (Image: Hyundai)

2022 World Car of the Year – top 3 finalists are all EVs

The top three finalists in the running to be named as the 2022 World Car of the Year have been announced, and all are electric vehicles, rather symbolic of where things are heading. Whittled down from the previous round, the final showdown will see the Ford Mustang Mach-E duking it out with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the 2022 European