Hyundai Kona Electric (Image: Hyundai)

Electric vehicles are suitable for higher-mileage drivers, says Arval

High-mileage drivers can use electric vehicles if their daily driving profile is suitable. So says Arval, adding that the persistent belief that pure electric vehicles are only suitable for low annual mileage needs to be overturned. According to head of consulting Shaun Sadlier, the myth that EVs are not a suitable choice for drivers covering

Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by internal combustion engines around the world have already peaked. From 2019 onward, they’re likely to do nothing but shrink, according to several automotive analysts interviewed in

Millions could miss out on benefits of electric vehicles

Millions of people could miss out on the environmental and financial benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), according to a new report. The report by the think tank Localis warns poorer parts of the country could get left behind unless local authorities are given to power to draw up their own ‘smart city’ plans and energy

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

Milton Keynes Mushrooms: A New Generation of Charging Stations

Driving from Northampton to Surrey to visit my family over Christmas I was due to go past the new Milton Keynes Charging Hub so took the opportunity to call in. The Hub was developed by Milton Keynes Council with a government grant, with the charging infrastructure provided by BP Chargemaster. I had heard on social

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Image: T. Larkum)

PHEVs’ exclusion from the Plug-In Car Grant was inevitable

The government’s announcement that Category 2 and 3 hybrid cars will no longer be eligible for its Plug-In Car Grant seems totally incongruous in terms of environmental and societal policies, CO2 targets and other influences. Private motorists, company car drivers and fleet managers have been buffeted around by continuously changing messages and strategies for too

Electric vehicles are going to render the fight over fuel economy standards moot

The auto industry is headed for revolution, Trump notwithstanding. Though it may seem like several dozen scandals ago, the Trump administration is just now finalizing plans to freeze national fuel-economy standards in place, rather than steadily increasing them as Obama planned. This is a terrible idea, for reasons I have detailed at length — it

How to approach driving in the face of climate change

Can you be an environmentalist and still drive a car? The question came to mind last week, when the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report that gave us 12 years to stave off cataclysmic climate change. If the world’s governments, businesses and people don’t act and act dramatically, global warming could