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Projections estimate UK electric car sales will hike in the next five years
Car Keys
Recent studies have suggested that electrically powered vehicles could become more affordable within the next five years. The revolution of electric cars got off to a somewhat slow start in the UK, but figures have been slowly improving over the last ...



City A.M.

Cost concerns and range anxiety still proving road bumps to electric car take-up in the UK
City A.M.
Despite burgeoning interest, many UK drivers are put off by transitioning to an electric car, as cost concerns and range anxiety still prove a hindrance. According to a new report from Close Brothers Motor Finance, a fifth of drivers said that while ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Exclusive: Green energy tycoon in eye of the storm over electric car charging prices
Telegraph.co.uk
Reckoned to be Britain's wealthiest hippy, Dale Vince can be pretty pleased with his £100m fortune. Some of his customers appear less happy. For Mr Vince's company is accused of hiking up prices at electric car charging points while at the same time ...

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Express.co.uk

BMW 530e PHEV review: An electric car revolution
Express.co.uk
Plug-in hybrid vehicles work by combining a petrol engine with an electric motor and battery. That means the car can run on electric power for around 30 miles before the engine kicks in. Alternatively, both the engine and electric motor can work in ...



Financial Times

UK car industry pins hopes on battery-powered electric vehicles
Financial Times
The engine of a McLaren supercar sits on a table, with wires snaking out the back, connected to several small boxes and a silvery battery pack. The contraption ...

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Gazette Live

From travel to electric cars - here are the new laws set to be introduced over the next two years
Gazette Live
Sets up a national network of charging points in garages and motorway service stations for electric cars, and ensures that insurance is available for self-driving cars. The aim is to ... At the moment, our rules on bringing goods in to the UK come from ...
Queen's Speech 2017: 13 Things Missing From Theresa May's First (And Last?) OneHuffPost UK

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Sky News

Queen's Speech reveals motorway services and petrol stations will have to install electric car charging points
The Sun
The distance a battery electric car can drive before it needs recharging and the availability of charging points remain two of the biggest concerns for EV buyers. Some 100,000 vehicles in the UK have been bought with help from a Government plug-in car ...
Queen's Speech introduces Electric Vehicles BillSky News
Queen's Speech: Petrol stations to go electricBBC News
Motorway services and major fuel stations to have electric charging pointsAutoExpress
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Financial Times

Fuel duty taxes face £170bn hit from electric cars
Financial Times
A goal was set for the UK to become a “global leader in self-driving vehicles and electric vehicles” backed by £600m of investment by 2020. While welcoming the commitment, Policy Exchange said the policy was at odds with official forecasts for revenues ...

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shropshirestar.com

UK drivers not ready to ditch diesel just yet despite pressure to go green
shropshirestar.com
Jan Stannard, co-founder of Chargie – a company that allows homeowners to rent their private charge points out – said: “For many people, petrol and diesel cars are still an attractive option as the sticker price for these vehicles is often lower than ...

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The Guardian

Should you join the charge and buy an electric car?
The Guardian
This in part is why there are now 100,000 electric cars on UK roads, and 2m worldwide. “Once you've got used to living with an electric car, most people say they'd never go back to a conventional one. You are driving the future,” says Melanie ...


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