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What Plug Does a Nissan Leaf Use?

The Nissan Leaf is one of the original EVs brought to market and was the first EV to reach a second generation. As a more affordable electric option for drivers, it has also proven to be very popular. There are two models, the 40kWh and the 60kWh, that have a real-world range of 160 miles […]

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EU could be self-sufficient to for EV batteries by 2025

Currently, Asia has capitalised the market on producing lithium ion batteries by manufacturing more than 80% of the demand. In 2019, the number 1 lithium ion battery manufacturer was Korea’s LG Chem which has agreements with Volkswagen, Nissan and Hyundai among many others. Coming up behind LH Chem, being the world number 2 battery manufacturer, […]

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Life with an EV as a Company Car

The demand for UK leased company EVs doubled in the first six months of the tax year, from April 2020, after the latest incentive was introduced, according to research by Octopus Electric Vehicles. As we have discussed before on this blog, benefit in kind taxation has changed in the UK, meaning that EV drivers are […]

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7 EV YouTube Channels You should follow

Fullychargedshow – 727k subscriber This is a weekly series produced and hosted by Robert Llewelyn who is based in the UK. Not only is it about the actual electric vehicles but also how we generate the electricity to power these vehicles. The videos are hugely entertaining and often myth-busting, showing us what the future of […]

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How quickly do EV batteries degrade over time?

Many EV motorists have perfectly valid concerns over the longevity of the batteries in EVs. We have all been there with other batteries in the past, for example phones or other electric devices, where after a few years, the battery does not last as long as when they were newer. And so, many people have […]

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How to Charge an Electric Car on the Street

There are many charging solutions for electric cars to fit a variety of scenarios and lifestyles. By far the most common option is at-home charging with around 60% of EV drivers using this solution. However, this often requires the installation of a home charger and the use of off-street parking. This may not be an […]

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Protect Your EV Charging Cable from Theft

As electric vehicles become more common on our roads, there is also greater demand for charging cables. With each driver often having multiple cables for different reasons, the demand for charging cables is increasing exponentially. However, with price tags upwards of £250, each cable is also very valuable in its own right, and this has […]

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BMW i3 Charging

Whether you already own or are thinking of purchasing your BMW i3, you may have several questions about how to get the best out of your new vehicle. This guide aims to provide you with all the information you need to use the i3 efficiently, solve any issues that may occur and, most importantly, enjoy […]