Electric Vehicles Might Save the Derestricted Areas of the Autobahn

Over the past few years, there’s been some talk from German government officials about potentially removing the derestricted areas of the Autobahn. Adding speed limits (albeit likely high ones) to all sections of the Autobahn was proposed to reduce emissions and reduce nationwide fuel consumption. There’s also a question of safety, as cars have become

Which cars are Ulez compliant as London zone is set to be expanded? From Nissan Leaf to Honda Jazz

Cars that meet certain emission standards are exempt from the £12.50-a-day levy The Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) will be extended to all of London’s boroughs in an effort to promote public health and clean up the city’s air from August 29, 2023. The Ulez was launched in 2019 and expanded to cover the inner boroughs in October

Help middle-class drivers make the switch to used EVs, says Auto Trader

Middle-class households will need incentives to buy used EVs in order to meet climate targets. That’s according to Auto Trader, which says the government is falling short on making the uptake of used cars, particularly used ones, attractive, unlike abroad. Used EV demand is said to be dropping thanks to increasing electricity prices, and the cost

Mythbusting the world of EVs: are energy prices killing electric cars?

With electricity prices on the rise, what’s cheaper? And what’s the underlying issue at play here? MYTH: “Energy prices are killing EVs” Spiking electricity prices have brought a spate of screaming headlines: “Shock – charging an electric car is as expensive as refuelling a diesel.” Yes, on average, the electricity price has gone skyward. But it’s still

Truth about electric cars running out – how often it happens, and how it’s fixed

Helen Skelton reignited fears of electric car blackouts this week with an Instagram post TV presenter and Strictly star Helen Skelton this week reignited questions over electric cars when she posted a video to her Instagram account showing she had broken down after running out of charge. Some people are put off switching from petrol

Charging a Nissan Leaf in the garage (Image: Chargemasterplc.com)

EV drivers could face £1,000 replacement fee by failing to use solar compatible charger

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers may be costing themselves £1,000 in the long run by failing to install solar-compatible chargepoints, home tech manufacturer myenergi has warned. As domestic solar installation rates continue to rise – rates in 2022 tripled to those in 2021 – myenergi has called for UK households to seriously consider installing EV chargers

Mercedes-Benz reveals plans for new global EV charging network

During the Mercedes-Benz tech talks at CES 2023, chief technology officer Markus Schäfer announced plans for a branded Mercedes-Benz high-power charging network, which will begin in North America this year, followed by rollout in Europe, China and other main markets. The North American charging network, consisting of over 400 charging hubs with more than 2,500