New EVs In EU To Emit Artificial Noise For Pedestrian Safety

The European Union law that requires new electric vehicles to emit a noise for pedestrian safety goes into effect today. What does this for the entire EV industry?

The BBC News reports that a system called AVAS or Acoustic Vehicle Alert Systems will be installed in new models of both electric and hybrid cars going forward by July 2021. This new system is responsible for EVs to make a fake noise when reversing or traveling under 12 mph.

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Peter Brock
Electric car charging in the UK: Prices, networks, charger types and top tips

ELECTRIC cars have long faced two key problems, that of a limited range and a lack of places to charge. Electric car ranges are extending with each new model launch and battery technology breakthrough but what of the charging facilities? Does the UK have the EV charging infrastructure to support widespread electric car use and could an EV fit in with your lifestyle with the charging infrastructures we have now? These are the questions we hope to answer with our guide to electric car charging and the UK network.

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Peter Brock
West Somerset Welcomes Electric Drivers to the area

West Somerset Together celebrates the installation of the first Electric Car Charging Station in the area to encourage zero emission vehicles visiting West Somerset.

The Charging Station was donated by Zero Carbon World, a charity supporting the reduction of CO2 and cleaner air by encouraging the switch to fossil fuel free transport, and was installed at the Rest and Be Thankful Inn by leading installers in the SW, Sol Electrics. The Charging Station is located at the Rest and Be Thankful Inn Car-park for customers and visitors to this popular destination location arriving by zero emission plug-in electric vehicles.

This is the first of many EV Charging Stations planned for a network across destination locations in West Somerset to help with the transition to zero emission transport and greener tourism in the area.

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Cara Naden
Mr. Electric and Plug-N-Go collaborate to provide full turnkey funded solution for electric vehicle charging nationwide

Banbury, UK (26 February 2019) – A new collaboration to provide a full turnkey funded solution for electric vehicle (EV) charging across the UK has been announced between Mr. Electric®, the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand, and Plug-N-Go, a market leading solution for funded EV Charging Systems. 

Together, the two organisations offer a fully integrated EV charging solution, which is risk and cost free, across public and private accessed sites, and will include everything from supplying, installing, maintaining and the management of charge points throughout the contract term. 

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Peter Brock
Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

A new report on the potential of heavy industry to combat climate change offers a rare slice of optimism.

Sectors like steel, chemicals, cement, aviation and aluminium face a huge challenge in cutting carbon emissions.

But a group including representatives from business concludes it is both practical and affordable to get their emissions down to virtually zero by the middle of the next century.

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Peter Brock
Why Electric Vehicle Adoption Is About To Go Through The Roof

The following blog post was sourced from a Reddit user’s blog on the r/electricvehicles thread. You can find a link to the original post here.

Globally in 2017, EV sales totalled to 1,223,600 units according to EV-Volumes. This places EV market share at 1.3% of total sales. So far in 2018, market share is sitting around 1.7%. Obviously in the grand scheme of things, EV market share is still small, though improving…

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Peter Brock