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Electric car charging fees on UK motorways to change
AutoExpress
Electricity will now be charged at £0.17p per kWh, with an additional £3 fee everytime you plug your car in. The maximum amount of charging time has now also been increased from 30 to 45 minutes and the new rates will apply from 26 June onwards.

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Financial Times

Power networks navigate electric car challenge
Financial Times
Since 1951 Waterloo bus garage has serviced vehicles from the traditional London Routemaster to the newer diesel models on the capital's streets. As the first bus station in the UK to service only electric vehicles it is now at the forefront of a move ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Electric vehicles to cost the same as conventional cars by 2018
Telegraph.co.uk
The cost of owning an electric car will fall to the same level as petrol-powered vehicles next year, according to bold new analysis from UBS which will send ...

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Wired.co.uk

Electric cars could soon charge as you drive
Wired.co.uk
Called dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC), the technology is integrated into a specially-built track, cutting out the need for electric cars to stop at charging stations. The breakthrough could pave the way for the building of more roads capable ...
Renault shows us how to charge an electric car while it's movingAutoExpress
Qualcomm shows off wireless charging for electric vehiclesReuters UK

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Financial Times

Conservatives commit to shale gas and electric cars
Financial Times
A goal for “almost every car and van to be zero emission by 2050” was renewed, together with a pledge to invest £600m by 2020 to help develop electric vehicles. The manifesto expressed support for the UK's role as a “global leader in offshore wind” and ...
What do we think - the Conservative party manifestoGreenpeace UK (blog)
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Telegraph.co.uk

The end of petrol and diesel cars? All vehicles will be electric by 2025, says expert
Telegraph.co.uk
No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as ...
Petrol and diesel cars 'will disappear from the roads within eight ...The Sun
Boffin Says Petrol Cars Will be Dead by 2025Gizmodo UK

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Power Engineering International

UK Conservatives champions shale gas and electric cars - Power ...
Power Engineering International
UK Conservative leader and Prime Minister Theresa May set out her party's General Election manifesto on Thursday and it expressed a strong backing for shale ...

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The Independent

Should you buy a used electric car?
The Independent
At the moment this doesn't seem an issue, and nearly all cars in the UK are still on their first battery as they're proving pretty robust. Although constantly giving a battery rapid charges will shorten its life. Something like a Renault Fluence ...
Nissan LEAF AT-EV: The first electric vehicle to enter the Mongol Rally - YouTubeYouTube

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HuffPost UK

Electric Cars Are Growing In Popularity, But Will The Bubble Burst?
HuffPost UK
Cutting carbon - Air pollution is increasingly appearing on the international agenda, with a recent report stating that more than 40,000 early deaths per year are linked to the problem in the UK alone. Electric cars produce no emissions, so driving one ...



Financial Times

German tortoise and Tesla hare in electric car race
Financial Times
The I.D. will be the first model built on VW's “MEB” platform — a high-volume production system central to the company's efforts to introduce 30 new electric car models by 2025. The platform, still in development, aims to offer mass-market, long ...


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