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How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?

Home Charging Here is our guide to EV charging costs in the UK. The absolute cheapest way to charge your electric car is to: Have a home charging point (with smart capability) Use a cheap overnight electricity tariff and always charge your car at night This could be up to 90% cheaper per year than … Read more

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Election manifestos 2019 – party policies on electric vehicles compared

Now we’re not expecting anyone to vote for a party just because of their policies on electric vehicles and electricity generation/charging. But we think it’s important, so here’s the lowdown – the manifesto statements from each main party for the 2019 election relating to EVs and zero-emissions transportation. Of especial interest to those planning to … 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

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