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EV Charging in Scotland: Part 2

While the uptake of electric vehicles has been significantly higher in our cities, the concentration of charge points per electric vehicle is also high in rural areas. The Highlands ranks the highest with 30 EV charging devices per 100 vehicles but Dumfries & Galloway, North Ayrshire and Argyll & Bute are not far behind. Scotland […]

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EV Charging in Scotland: Part 1

Scotland is home to one of the most comprehensive networks of electric vehicle charge points in Europe. Residents here are, on average, 2.8 miles away from their nearest charge point compared to 3.8 miles south of the border. Scotland currently has over 1,700 chargers and almost one quarter of these are rapid chargers. Moreover, with […]

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New App to Revolutionise the Search for EV Chargers

Electric car drivers in the UK currently have a plethora of apps to use in order to find a charge point nearby. These include PlugShare, ChargePoint, NextCharge, Chargemap, ZapMap, Greenlots… you get the picture. Given that the point of these apps is to simplify the process of charging, it seems counterintuitive that an EV driver […]

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The future of On-street Parking

A major problem facing the electric vehicle market is the integration of charge points into existing infrastructure. Charging hubs, electric car parks and home charging are all excellent solutions, but the truth is that these are not practical options for many drivers. Currently, on-street charging is only available in a small number of specific EV […]

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The Importance of Electric Fleets

When we think of the word ‘fleet’ we immediately are drawn to the classic Royal Mail red vans or our nation’s buses. However, the word applies to any commercial or public sector collection of vehicles. A fleet can be anything from company cars to golf karts. Fleets currently make up around 56% of the vehicles […]

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Green Number Plates are a Step Closer

On 22nd October 2019, the UK government began a 12-week public consultation on the introduction of green number plates for zero emission vehicles. A total of 1200 responses were received from individuals and organisations made up of vehicle manufacturers and motoring consumer groups. The points raised in these responses have now been collated in order […]

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UK EV Scrappage Scheme Explained

Firstly, let’s clarify that no UK scrappage scheme is confirmed yet and we wait in hope for Boris and Rishi to announce their plans for car manufacturers. However, with many industry experts expecting some sort of scheme to be introduced to help the car industry recover, we thought it may be useful to explain how […]

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A Moment for Scotland

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have tried to regularly highlight the ecological impact that has been witnessed throughout the world as a result of decreased human activity. Throughout lockdown there has been a near 50% fall in airborne pollutant levels in the UK. Some of the most significant decreases have been on the congested roads […]

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Post-Cobalt Future Just a Matter of Time?

Demand for batteries has increased exponentially over the past decade as electric cars become more and more popular and the energy industry works to develop methods for storing electricity. While electric vehicles are becoming cheaper and technology is improving at incredible rates, we cannot ignore the fact that we still rely on finite resources to […]

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European Stimulus Packages: Blueprints for the UK to Follow

On 4th June, the German government announced the details of their new post Covid-19 stimulus package. This package includes over €130 billion of new incentives for the car industry in the form of grants and tax reductions. That said, most notably, the plan does not include any incentives for internal-combustion cars. Previously, buyers of full-electric […]