New EVs In EU To Emit Artificial Noise For Pedestrian Safety
Electric car charging in the UK: Prices, networks, charger types and top tips
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.
West Somerset Welcomes Electric Drivers to the area
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.
Mr. Electric and Plug-N-Go collaborate to provide full turnkey funded solution for electric vehicle charging nationwide
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.
Wake up to the damage caused by dirty air
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.
Why EV Charging is Good for Business
Parents ought to be more concerned about the damage that air pollution is doing to their children, doctors say. Nine in ten paediatricians said that dirty air was harming children they saw and that they wanted more action to fight fumes.
Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry
One in 12 new vehicle buyers in the UK are choosing a plug-in electric vehicle; this rapidly expanding market is largely held back by a lack of infrastructure. Zero Carbon World aims to change that.
Survey: Half of young people want electric cars
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.
Electric Vehicles: The Swiss army knife of the grid
Half of young people in the UK would like to own an electric car – compared with just a quarter of their parents, a survey suggests. The research comes from motoring group the AA, which says myths about electric vehicles are putting off many drivers.
Rolls Royce plans to replace UK trains with electric alternative
Experts see a future where electric vehicles provide an array of grid services, from demand response to soaking up excess renewable generation.
Business leaders call on EU to set net-zero emissions strategy
Famed British manufacturer Rolls Royce has signed a deal to test electric-hybrid trains on UK railways. The deal with UK firm Porterbrook could see hundreds of diesel trains converted to be less polluting.
Norway have achieved a record low in CO2 emissions thanks to rising EV adoption; The UK needs to follow suit if we want to protect our environment from climate change.
A group of business and civil society leaders, including Paul Polman, Christiana Figueres, Sir Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington, has called on the European Union (EU) to increase climate actions and "ensure targets are aligned with a just transition to net-zero emissions" by 2050.
Why Electric Vehicle Adoption Is About To Go Through The Roof
The new car sales numbers for September from Norway are in and the country, which is already known for spearheading electrification, is reaching new levels of electric domination and low emission average.
Audi's E-Tron, Social Currency and LED Swings
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…
VW Launches EV Campaign with New Platform and Charge Point
Tesla has been a long established competitor in the EV market, aiming at the luxury end of the spectrum, for some time now. However, Audi’s new E-Tron has a fighting chance at challenging that title.
Biogas HGVs actually remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere
Volkswagen has launched its MEB (modular electric drive) platform, bringing its modular architecture strategy to the electric vehicle market, with the Electric for All campaign.
Electric vehicles already able to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half
At the Low Carbon Vehicle event in Millbrook, Waitrose and partners were showcasing their new HGV fleet, that not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions, but removes them from the atmosphere.
Theresa May reveals £106 million funding boost for low carbon technology - but is it enough?
Exclusive: Critics have played down ability of current electric cars to reduce CO2 levels, but new analysis shows significant impact
At the UK’s first ever Zero Emission Vehicle summit in Birmingham, the Prime Minister announced a new plan to invest £106 million into research and development for low carbon technology.