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Bin Lorries get second life with electric drive

Sheffield is trialling electric bin lorries (trucks) powered by the waste they have collected, in what is being billed as a world-first for a local authority. The city council has proudly unveiled the first vehicle at the Energy Recovery Facility in Bernard Road as part of a trial taking place in Sheffield and Westminster (London).This … Read more

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Survey shows range anxiety and lack of charging points remains a barrier to electric car buyers

Fleet management and police-vehicle maintenance company Venson has released a survey on motorists’ opinions about EVs. The key findings are below. 69% were concerned about a lack of EV charging points across the UK* 57% reported limited range was still a barrier when considering an EV. 86% of motorists surveyed said that a ‘lack of … Read more

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Pop-up EV chargers – coming to a street near you

Most people (over 85%) charge their EV at home. This is fine for those 57% with a driveway or garage, but what if you have to park in the street? One of the major reasons slowing electric car take-up is lack of charging facilities – but a British startup is convinced it has the answer. … Read more

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UK Council offers electric car servicing to all

Nottingham City Council is set to open its own electric vehicle service centre – believed to be the first in the UK run by a local authority. Nottingham Electric Vehicle Services (NEVS) will offer MOTs and servicing to customers across the city and beyond, as well as maintaining the council’s own growing ultra-low (ULEV) emission … Read more

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MG sells out first 1,000 ZS EVs – extends £3,500 grant

The recently launched MG ZS EV was offered with a £3,500 discount for the first 1,000 retail customers. This was in addition to the UK Gov £3,500 plug-in grant, meaning buyers paid £21,495 for the entry-level model. MG has decided to extend the offer for the next 1,000 customers only 2 weeks after launch. Positioned … Read more

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Mini Electric available for pre-order

I’m going to declare an interest here. The Mini E was the first electric car I travelled in, and I was converted within the first minute! No I’m not talking about the new Mini Electric, but this was 2009 and I was lucky enough to get a joy ride on private roads in a prototype … Read more

Volkswagen ID.3 EV – pre-order info specs and photos

Volkswagen has announced it has begun taken pre-orders on the ID.3 EV – the first fully electric VW to be produced on their MEB platform. It’s a Golf sized hatchback (what the industry calls the ‘C segment’) but because the battery is under the floor you get Passat-sized interior space. The official disguised ‘concept’ images … Read more

Electricity grid challenges with increasing EV use

Overview This blog article provides a brief introduction to grid challenges facing incumbent suppliers. Future articles will explore these subjects separately in detail. In most countries (certainly in the UK) the electricity grid is based around large-scale technologies and isn’t sufficiently distributed with the smaller scale solutions that will be needed to support the growth … Read more