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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