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Despite cheaper running costs, UK public still hesitant over electric cars  Verdict

Despite being cheaper to run and more eco-friendly, a significant proportion of the British public is still hesitant to make the switch to electric cars.


‘I’m quickly realising that I am at the mercy of a lithium battery’: What it’s really like to drive 300 miles in an electric car  The Independent

Nine hours into a journey that is supposed to take less than six, safe in the knowledge that there are at least two more to go, we pull into our fourth *service* station ...


Should my next car be an electric one?  BBC News

BBC journalist Angie Brown investigates whether she should ditch her 15-year-old petrol car and go electric.


New technology could solve one of the biggest issues with electric cars  Express

NEW technology introduced in the UK could have solved one of the biggest current issues with electric car adoption across the country.


Surge in electric car sales could crash the National Grid by 2040  This is Money

Mark Sait from SaveMoneyCutCarbon says if UK electric car sales rise at the same rate as the EU, it could lead to blackouts in certain areas by 2040 due to ...


Government doubles funding for on-street electric car charging  GOV.UK

Additional £2.5 million for chargepoints on residential streets.


Jaguar set to build new electric cars in the UK British car industry business Gloucestershire Cleevely Electric Vehicles  Punchline Gloucester

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce plans to build new electric cars in the UK. This is good news for the British car industry as a whole, which has been ...


Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure  Energy Saving Trust

Convenient and affordable charging infrastructure is crucial in the switch to electric vehicles, and local authorities have a vital role to play in delivering excellent ...


Could the UK really lead the world in electric vehicles?  CityMetric

Amidst a gloomy series of announcements pointing to car manufacturers pulling out of the UK, there are still some signs that the future could be bright for the ...


UK all-electric car market surges by 158 per cent in July 2019  Motor1.com UK

Mixed results come from the British plug-in electric car market - BEV sales more than doubled in July, while PHEV shrunk in half.


UK's EV registrations almost triple as diesel sales tumble  edie.net

Almost three times as many electric cars were registered in the UK this July than in July 2018, research from one of the nation's largest automotive trade ...


Petrol stations numbers plummet as UK now has more electric car charging points  Express.co.uk

THE UK now has more public places to charge electric cars than it does petrol stations.


New UK 150kW rapid electric car chargers will recharge 100-miles of range in 10 minutes  Express

BP Chargemaster has launched the first of its new rapid chargers in the UK which can achieve a high level of charge in a short amount of time. There are now ...


Mini prepared for ‘hard brexit’ as UK production of its all electric car will start soon  Express

MINI are preparing to launch their new electric car in 2020 but the company insists a hard Brexit won't derail their plans.


Bo'ness developer rolls out WattsUp app for electric cars  The Scotsman

A Bo'ness-based company has rolled out what it claims is a revolutionary app to help drivers locate electric vehicle charge points.


Concerns raised about UK power cuts - how ready are we for electric vehicles?  RAC

The UK's readiness for a future without traditional fuel has caused some debate in recent weeks – but should you be concerned? Mark Sait, chief executive of ...


UK: Electric car charging stations surpass fuel stations  www.electrive.com

On the latest count, there are a thousand more charging spots for electric cars than pit stops to be found in the UK. Nissan compiled the data that builds on a ...


Honest John: is it finally time to buy an electric car?  Telegraph.co.uk

If your car has developed a fault, or for consumer advice, turn to Honest John by emailing honestadvice@telegraph.co.uk ...


Scots technology firm's 'range anxiety' app aims to boost electric car use  HeraldScotland

A Scots technology firm hopes to tackle the 'range anxiety' that deters many people from switching to electric cars with backing from…


Peak ICE well past in UK as electric car sales surge  The Driven

In another sign of growing EV sales (and falling ICE ones) around the world, the recently released UK car sales figures for July showed the ongoing fall in sale of ...


BP Chargemaster unveils first 150KW EV chargers  AirQualityNews

BP Chargemaster has unveiled its first 150kW ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers, the first in a planned network of ultra-fast charging infrastructure stretching ...


Electric car boost - UK government doubles funding for on-street charging  Express.co.uk

THE Government has doubled its funding for on-street electric car charging which could make owning an EV easier and more accessible.


Why electric car sales are at an all-time high in the UK  The Week UK

EV registrations jump in July despite overall vehicle sales reaching seven-year low.


Milton Keynes is buzzing about electric cars  Milton Keynes Citizen

Milton Keynes is quickly becoming the city for electric cars to thrive, with ownership more than doubling in the last two years.


EV range anxiety still a concern for most UK company car drivers  Yahoo News UK

Range anxiety is still the biggest stumbling block for six in 10 company car drivers who might otherwise consider an electric car, according to new research.


Is Orkney 'in the fast lane' on electric vehicles?  BBC News

Orkney is leading the charge on electric vehicles, with one of the highest uptakes in the UK. As BBC Scotland continues its season of special news coverage on ...


Test reveals the range of Tesla's Model 3 is 90miles less than claimed  This is Money

When tested by What Car?, the entry-level Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus was 58 miles short of claims. The most expensive variant, the Model 3 ...


Fleet Evolution sees electric vehicle enquiry surge following removal of BIK  Asset Finance International

Fleet Evolution, a Midlands-based salary sacrifice green car scheme specialist, has recorded a 400% surge in electric car enquiries following the Government's ...


Drive to a healthier environment with more cash in our pockets  Stornoway Gazette

The days of oil being used as a fuel for cars, whether petrol or diesel are numbered, not because the whole world has suddenly become more environmentally ...


Britain now has more electric car charging points than petrol stations  Yahoo News UK

Nissan research finds there are now 9300 "charging locations" across the UK.


Mini to start UK production of electric cars in preparation of 'hard brexit'  Smart Highways

Automotive marque Mini has said it is preparing to launch its new electric car in 2020 and that it will not be derailed by a hard brexit. Mini plans to manufacture ...


Bender UK installs new electric car chargers  NW Evening Mail

A South Cumbrian electrical specialist has installed two new car charging stations to showcase its latest technological development.


New 360 degree steering revealed for future electric cars in the UK  Express

A NEW type of 360-degree steering system has been revealed in a new concept car which could offer exceptional maneuverability.


Hyundai confirms ‘45’ electric concept car for Frankfurt Motor Show  AutoExpress

New Hyundai 45 concept will be a retro-inspired showcase of how the brand could design future electric vehicles.


Electric vehicles could pull the UK car industry out of its nosedive  Wired.co.uk

A toxic combination of Brexit, shrinking sales and the switch away from diesel is crippling the UK car industry, but the switch to electric may offer a way out.


Six-minute lithium battery recharge for phones and cars on way  Cambridge Independent

Echion Technologies, the Sawston-based battery specialist spun out of Cambridge University, is preparing to commercialise technology which has been trialled ...


Bishop of Dorchester Colin Fletcher is first to drive electric car  Oxford Mail

THE Bishop of Dorchester is believed to be the first in the Church of England to have gone green and bought an electric car.


UK Electric Car Sales Rocket in Their Own Little Way  Gizmodo UK

Car sales data for the month of July is predictably all over the place, with sales of diesel-engined models continuing to plummet and recording a 22 per cent ...


World first contactless car vending machine launched in UK  FleetPoint

Britain's first contactless car vending machine launched in London today, offering motorists a haggle-free way to purchase a brand-new car. The installation in ...


GreenMobility and Franklin Cars launch electric car sharing in UK  Smart Highways

GreenMobilty has announced that it will launch its all-electric city car concept in the UK. Together with Franklin Cars, the company will be introducing the *service* ...


BYD's profit triples as China's electric car boom continues  Reuters

Chinese electric car maker BYD Co Ltd posted a 203.6% rise in first-half profit on Wednesday, as China's new energy vehicle market continues to surge.


No-deal Brexit could derail electric vehicle adoption in UK  PES Media

A no-deal Brexit could delay the adoption of electric vehicles in the UK: if the UK no longer counts towards EU emissions targets, carmakers will prioritise other ...


Electric Vehicle Charging Points: Every Home Should Have One - Energy and Natural Resources - UK  Mondaq News Alerts

On 15th July 2019, almost unnoticed amid the sound and fury of the Conservative leadership contest, the Department for Transport issued a public consultation ...


2019 MG ZS EV: price, on sale date, battery range and details  Sunday Times Driving

MG has made its first proper foray into electric cars, with the launch of its new ZS EV pure-electric family SUV model.


UK’s first contactless car vending machine unveiled in London  City A.M.

CityAM - Londoners in desperate need of a brand-new car can now snap up a set of wheels instantly, thanks to the [...]


Number of places to charge electric vehicles now outnumbers petrol stations  Moneywise Magazine

There are 9300 electric vehicle charging locations in the UK compared to 8400 petrol stations.


Opinion: Electric cars are not the answer  The Bristol Cable

The popularity of electric cars looks set to increase, but they are no green panacea, argues Adam Reynolds. Bristol's roads are congested and significantly ...


India has not set deadline to launch electric vehicles: official  Reuters

The Indian government has not set a deadline to launch electric vehicles or to ban manufacturing of petrol and diesel cars, a government official said on ...


Five ways Formula E will change electric cars  The Week UK

The cars competing in the ABB Formula E championship may look like F1 racers, but their technology may find its ways into your next car.


The best guilt-free electric SUVs you can buy today  This is Money

This month sees the new Mercedes EQC (pictured) hit British roads for the first time, meaning that well-heeled families now have FOUR all-electric luxury SUVs ...


Ford and British Gas team up to charge electric cars  Motoring Research

British Gas owner Centrica is to provide home chargers and electrified vehicle tariffs to Ford electric vehicle owners in a new partnership. Ford has teamed up ...


Extra 1000 Electric Car Chargers for Residential Streets in UK  Regit

UK Government champions electric cars by doubling spending to install an extra 1000 chargers in residential streets.


News 20 Aug 2019 Researchers model battery life for UK's first electric forecourt  Brunel University News

We all notice that the battery life of smartphones and laptops decreases with age, but does the same happen if the battery is thousands of times bigger and ...


Electric car rapid charging points installed in Swaffham car park  Lynn News

New rapid charging points for electric cars have been introduced to Swaffham. Highways England has funded the charging points which have been installed in ...


Auto Trader vending machine exploits car buyers' haggling hang-ups  AM

Auto Trader has sought to highlight the haggling hang-ups of UK car buyers with the launch of what it claims is “Britain's first contactless car vending machine”.


MPs suggest giving up personal ownership of cars  FleetPoint

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New Mercedes EQV electric van revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut - 250-miles of range  Express

THE all-new Mercedes EQV electric van has launched ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut.


Hyundai 45 EV Concept TEASED ahead of Frankfurt debut  Cars UK

The Hyundai 45 Concept is teased ahead of a debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with retro styling inspired by Hyundai's first car 45 years ago.


Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line Premium Plus 2019 UK review  Autocar

Mercedes' first all-electric passenger car, just landed in Britain. The EQC 400 is a mid-sized, five-seater SUV with four-wheel drive and more than 400 ...


First Lexus EV will be urban-focused hatchback  Autocar

Luxury brand's first electric car will be unveiled in concept form in October, with inspiration from 2015 concept.


Who is leading the global electric vehicle race?  Coventry Telegraph

Manufacturers are vying to get the upper hand in electrification.


Volvo UK expands the S60 line-up with a plug-in hybrid  www.electrive.com

In the UK, Volvo has just extended its S60 range with a plug-in hybrid option. The PHEV comes with a 4wd T8 Twin Engine powertrain combining a 303hp petrol ...


Almost three-quarters of young people would consider an electric car  DrivingElectric

Well over half (57%) of British people would consider buying an electric car if it was available at the right price for them, with the proportion increasing to 73% for ...


Oops, an electric car advertising budget wasted  www.electrive.com

In the UK, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a Volkswagen ad should not be broadcast on UK television according to new rules against ...


Jaguar I-Pace: long-term test review  AutoExpress

First report: Will daily life change our view of the Jaguar I-Pace?


Scotland reaches 1,000 electric vehicle charge points  The Construction Index

Scotland has passed the milestone of having 1000 electric vehicle charge points available for public use.


Motor Awards 2019: Best British-Built Car of the Year — vote now!  Sunday Times Driving

Voting is open in the Sunday Times Motor Awards 2019, Here is the rundown of all the contenders for Best British-Built Car of the Year.


Volkswagen to reveal new logo at Frankfurt motor show  Autocar

Volkswagen will unveil a redesigned logo as part of a major rebranding at this year's Frankfurt motor show, coinciding with the launch of the new ID 3 electric ...


Electric vehicle charging points: the law on installation  Infrastructure Intelligence

As the government doubles down on a zero emissions future, Weightmans' Lee Gordon explains the current legal landscape for those installing electric vehicle ...


BYD enjoys 203% increase in profits as EV sales double  www.electrive.com

BYD tripled its profit in the first half of the year and sales also increased. This was mainly due to electric vehicles, where BYD almost doubled its sales, while ...


Peugeot opens UK order books for new 208 and e-208  Autocar

Peugeot's all-new 208 is available from £16250 with a petrol engine and £25050 in electric form.


Nico Rosberg on his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton, the electric revolution and the classic cars in his garage  Telegraph.co.uk

It's the drive of a lifetime - an exclusive classic car rally with an ex-Formula One world champion on some of the most demanding roads in Europe. Nico Rosberg ...


Orkney charges ahead with electric vehicle take-up  BBC News

One small group of Scottish islands is leading the way in the take-up of electric vehicles.


BP Chargemaster installs 150kW ultra-fast EV chargers  FleetNews

BP Chargemaster has opened its first 150kW ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers on a BP retail site.


Pininfarina Pura Vision: electric luxury SUV previewed behind closed doors  CAR Magazine

Pininfarina is preparing its second electric model – and it's an SUV.


UK’s largest EV charging provider rolls out rapid chargers at BP forecourts  Car Keys

BP Chargemaster has installed its first 150kW ultra-fast rapid charger at a BP forecourt, which will be rolled out across the UK. The UK's largest EV charging ...


UK Government Adds 1000 Electric Car Chargers for Residential Streets  The Herald Media

The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it has doubled its funding for the local councils to install chargers for electric vehicles in residential ...


New Fiat 500 Electric to be followed by several plug-in Fiats  Yahoo News UK

500 Electric and Panda Electric will be just two out of around five new plug-ins expected from Fiat in the next few years.


Volvo S60 gains 385bhp plug-in hybrid option in UK  Autocar

Volvo has extended its S60 line-up in the UK with the addition of a 385bhp plug-in hybrid option and raised the prices of cheaper models. The BMW 3 ...


Electric cars not attractive for most people in the UK  BBC News

Only one in four people would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years. That is the finding of one of the most comprehensive studies into UK ...


Lotus Launch the World's First Pure Electric British Hypercar  Regit

Meet the Evija, pronounced 'E-vi-ya'. It is the first all-electric hypercar from a British carmaker and it looks to set the bar very, very high. Not only is it beautiful to ...


Nearly-new buying guide: Audi A4  Autocar

There's been an Audi A4 saloon since 1994. We're now on the fifth generation, which was launched in 2015 when it was billed as the most efficient, refined and ...


UK electric car grant: Which electric cars can you buy in 2019 using the government’s £3,500 grant?  Evening Standard

With ULEZ now in action and the government pushing for electric vehicles, many motorists are left wondering where they should look for their next car.


Huge new electric car driving law coming next month - Here’s what is changing  Express

A HUGE new electric car law is coming in July which will help increase the safety of the vehicles at low speeds over some concerns.


How the UK is falling behind in the global electric car race  Financial Times

In the global electric car race, Britain is struggling to keep up with its rivals. *Fresh* investment is dwindling as manufacturers prioritise their home markets to ...


New noise systems to stop 'silent' electric cars and improve safety  GOV.UK

From 1 July 2019 all manufacturers must install an acoustic sound system in new types of quiet electric and hybrid electric vehicles to improve road safety.


Subsidy cuts blamed for fall in UK sales of electrified vehicles  The Guardian

The British car industry has accused the government of undermining the sector after sales of electrified vehicles fell for the first time in more than two years.


Leasing an electric car: six reasons to do it  Telegraph.co.uk

The number of electric cars on the road is rising and there are very good arguments for leasing an electric car. Here are some of them.


Does UK need to improve charging network to grow electric car sales?  What Car?

British car buyers are being held back from choosing electric cars because of shortcomings in charging infrastructure. That's according to Rawdon Glover, the ...


Wireless electric car charging gets cash boost  BBC News

The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for ...


Surge in demand for electric cars in the UK - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is to build a range of electric cars at its Castle Bromwich plant in the UK as concern over emissions has sparked a growth ...


Electric car chargepoints to be added to all new homes in England by law  Mirror Online

New guidelines will make it mandatory for all homes to be fitted with chargepoints for electric cars - in what could save drivers £1000 a year.


Green light for investment in electric car battery development  GOV.UK

Government announces £23 million of funding for businesses large and small to develop the latest technology for electric car batteries.


UK’s best and worst cites to own an electric car REVEALED  Express

NEW data has revealed which cities in the UK are the best prepared currently for electric cars now and in the future.


'How do I charge an electric car without a driveway?' And more of your questions answered  BBC News

How much does it cost to run an electric car? How can I get a charging point when I don't have a driveway? Are they really better for the environment? These are ...


UK to miss electric car sales target, Auto Trader warns  Financial Times

Only three-quarters of new cars sold in 2040 in the UK will be electrically powered, falling short of government targets, unless ministers increase incentives for ...


Solar power electric car charging stations coming to UK charges batteries in 10 minutes  Express

A NEW set of solar-powered electric car charging stations are coming to the UK which will be able to recharge the vehicle in just 10 minutes.


Electric cars with the highest real world range REVEALED and number one may surprise you  Express

ELECTRIC cars with the best and highest real-world range have been revealed in the latest tests. Here is a list of the highest range electric cars on the roads in ...


The electric cars with the best real-world range  Autocar

UPDATED: Range estimates are exactly that - estimates. We show you what you can expect from an EV in the real-world.