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The Week UK

The milk float comes of age: the best electric cars on the road
The Week UK
Support from policymakers and the car industry suggests this trend will continue. The IEA estimates there will be 125 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. In the UK, more than 120,000 have already been sold, according to What Car?

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BBC News

Creme Eggs knock out electric car charging point in Aberlour
BBC News
An electric vehicle charging station has been put out of action after vandals stuffed Creme Eggs inside it. The incident happened in Aberlour at the Speyside Visitor Centre in April. Motorists with electric cars now have to go to other Moray towns to ...



Leicestershire Live

Drivers in Leicester not taking up electric cars as fast as the rest of ...
Leicestershire Live
Green vehicles are much more popular in other parts of the country.

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The Week UK

The pros and cons of electric cars
The Week UK
However, based on the 300g/kWh of carbon gases generated during electric energy production in the UK, the magazine says EVs “still produce less CO2 during their lifetime than petrol and diesel cars”. Plus, CleanTechnica reports that the lack of ...

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Building

We need to plug in to electric cars
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But a particularly critical part is the support for the adoption of electric vehicles. It puts the UK's efforts to shame. Last year, 40% of the vehicles sold in Norway were either hybrids or battery electric vehicles. Battery electric vehicles now make ...



Evening Standard

'Total waste of Creme Eggs': vandals stuff sweets into electric car charger
Evening Standard
Creme Egg vandals have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage by forcing the sweets into electric car charging ports. The charging port is located at the Speyside Visitor Centre in Aberlour, Scotland last April. Locals hoping to charge their cars ...

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New Civil Engineer

Insight | UK sleepwalking towards 'electric car crisis'
New Civil Engineer
Engineers should also avoid spending large amounts of money on constructing electric car infrastructure in homes and at work, as the requirements could change with the introduction of autonomous vehicles, he warned. “If we find ourselves in a situation ...



Autocar

Volvo XC40 to be firm's first fully electric vehicle
Autocar
Volvo design chief Thomas Ingenlath has confirmed that the brand's first fully electric car will be a version of the XC40, with the next-generation XC90 also gaining an EV variant. Speaking at the reveal of the new S60 sports saloon, Ingenlath said ...

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GOV.UK

Green light for ultra-fast electric car charging innovation
GOV.UK
A new pioneering technology to ensure a next generation of safer, high-powered electric car batteries can be charged by drivers in ultra-fast time is just one of 12 innovation projects to receive the green light from the government's Faraday Battery ...
UK funds ultra-fast charging electric car batteries projectGovernment Europa

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BBC News

Sir Richard Branson: Ditch diesel for electric cars before 2040
BBC News
Sir Richard Branson says plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 need to be brought forward. The Virgin founder funds a team in Formula E, the motorsport which is pioneering new technologies for electric cars. He says the ...

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