electric cars

Don’t boil the kettle while charging your electric car – warns National Grid 0

Owners of electric cars have been warned not to boil the kettle while charging their electric car as it’s believed the combination will blow the fuse in the majority of UK households. The National Grid believes that it will take a lengthy 19 hours for a car battery to be fully charged using a standard(…)

Are we going back to the future? 0

Electric cars, what do they mean to you? When I think ‘electric cars’ – I see Marty and Doc hovering above the clock tower in a Delorean; UFOs landing on the M25; tumbleweed floating through an old Shell petrol station…   While these visions of a post-apocalyptic future (plus Michael J. Fox) spring to mind(…)

Save national grid – charge electric cars smartly says minister 0

The UK’s national grid is coming under increasing pressure as the number of electric cars on Britain’s roads grows. With this in mind, it’s vital that motorists learn to recharge their cars at the right time of day, a minister has said. Transport minister, John Hayes, said that it was imperative that battery powered vehicles(…)

Garage network gear up to service electric vehicles 0

As electric vehicle development gathers momentum in the field with almost all of the major manufacturers, more motorists than ever before are considering waving goodbye to the more conventional petrol and diesels offerings and welcoming an electric vehicle. To keep up with this rapid new trend sweeping the globe, garages are taking steps to keep(…)

Electric superminis will cost same as petrol cars by 2020 – says Renault boss 0

Renault’s head of electric vehicles has stated that he believes electric vehicles, like the ZOE, will cost the same as their similarly sized, conventionally powered equivalents by 2020. Gilles Normand, the firm’s senior vice-president for electric vehicles, said that the company’s sales for their first small EV, the ZOE, have leapt by 90% between 2016(…)

US demands that electric cars make noise at low speed 0

In the US, a road safety body has demanded that electric cars travelling at low speeds be made to make a warning noise to alert pedestrians. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has voiced the need for the rule; due to the fact battery cars are virtually noiseless. The rule would benefit blind or(…)

Volvo Are Setting Their Sights High, Very Very High 0

Volvo will be setting their sights high in regards to the amount of electric cars they plan to sell by 2025. They have recently outlined a difficult but not unachievable target of selling one million completely electric or plug-in hybrids by the set date. The Swedish car company have already started on their road to(…)

Electric cars: the solution to the diesel damage? 0

Electric cars are becoming rapidly more popular in the UK, with an increase from 3,500 on the road in 2013, to around 40,000 in 2015. That figure is set to keep rising, especially in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal that is casting a dark cloud over the diesel industry. Electric cars have seen(…)

Electric Car Sales Sky Rocket 1

With the popularity of electric cars growing, coupled with the drastic increase in sales over the last few years, it looks like there is no stopping this side of the car market from growing even further. Increase in Sales The amount of electric cars sold in the UK has                                                                                    drastically increased over the last year;(…)

Electric car sales fall 1

There has been some recent surprising news regarding electric cars recently. Sales have fallen and remain at a low for this year. It may come as a surprise considering the recent attention that they have received. Government grant couldn’t help A grant was offered by the Government to encourage more people to purchase electric cars.(…)