Electric car sales are rising, but so are emissions. What’s going on?

More of us are buying electric cars than ever before, but our emissions are still going up. Falling diesel and rising SUV sales are to blame Here’s a misleading statistic: UK electric car sales doubled in 2019. According to market insights firm LMC Automotive, battery electric vehicles made up 1.6 per cent of UK sales

Norway cracks down: Is “self-charging” a misleading way to pitch hybrids

The phrase “self-charging” has been quite the lightning rod among electric-vehicle enthusiasts—especially in Norway. Toyota’s Lexus luxury brand has continued—there, and in the UK and elsewhere in Europe—to run an ad campaign describing its hybrids as such. In this era of wireless charging for our personal devices and on its way to more cars themselves

Renault ZOE 2020 (Image: Renault.com)

Renault Zoe Wins 2019 EV Model Trophy In Germany, BMW Wins Manufacturer Trophy

The German plug-in electric passenger vehicle market ended the year on fire, with registrations more than doubling in December, to 11,328 registrations. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) were up 198% year over year (YoY), pulling the market up significantly and balancing the 2019 BEV/PHEV share to 58% BEV (fully electric) vs. 42% PHEV (51% / 49% in

Slow Charging the ZOE at Highgate (Image: T. Larkum)

Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled to help charge up electric vehicle revolution

Residential street chargepoint funding doubled and plans increasing access to real-time information released. Charging and driving an electric vehicle will be easier, cheaper and more convenient in the future, thanks to double the funding for more chargepoints on residential streets next year and new plans to make sure drivers can easily access real-time information about

2020 Renault Zoe (Image: Renault)

What Car? Names Renault ZOE Best Small Electric Car 7th Time In A Row

The seventh consecutive win for ZOE in the “Best Small Electric Car” category. Renault ZOE once again has won the What Car? Awards in the”Best Small Electric Car” category. It’s already the seventh consecutive win for ZOE! In 2020, the next-generation ZOE with a 52 kWh battery and many improvements was unmatched according to What

Nottingham Climate Emergency: Council’s zero-carbon target means only electric vehicles in the city by 2028

A draft plan, which was approved unanimously yesterday (Monday, January 13) will now go out for public consultation. Nearly every vehicle currently on the roads of Nottingham will need to be replaced within just eight years if the city council is to meet its own zero-carbon target. Nottingham City Council hopes to be the first

Sales of electric vehicles rise by 144 per cent as diesel cars decline in popularity

In a depressed new car market, sales of electric vehicles rose by 144 per cent in 2019, while diesel models continued the sharp slide in popularity witnessed in recent years. Overall, Brexit uncertainties, weak consumer and business confidence and slow overall economic growth helped push new car sales down. Preliminary figures suggest a fall of