electric cars

Shell to open electric charging points at UK petrol station 0

Petrol giants Shell is set to open a series of electric vehicle charging points at its petrol stations across the UK. This decision acts as a further indication showing the gathering momentum towards electric vehicles currently gaining traction within the automotive industry. Drivers will be able to recharge up to 80% of their battery in(…)

Electric car battery breakthrough – 200 mile range can be recharged in minutes 0

For all their obvious benefits, electric cars to date have all had an obvious achilles heel – charging – and the lengthy time it takes to do it. This has been one of the major stalling points of a widespread adoption of electric vehicles by the British public. That particular issue could potentially be a(…)

Renault to launch 21 new models before 2022 0

Renault plans to launch 21 new models before 2022, the company’s CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced. The models will make up part of the firm’s ‘Drive the Future’ plan. Of the new vehicles, eight will be fully electric and 12 will be electrified. Diesel engined cars are set to feature significantly less in Renault’s line-up,(…)

UK drivers could be paid for owning an electric car 0

UK driver could be paid for owning an electric car under a new partnership between Nissan and Ovo Energy. The planned initiative is aimed at speeding up the mass adoption of green vehicles in the UK. The “vehicle to grid” technology will allow its users to connect their vehicles to the grid during off-peak, cheaper(…)

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(…)