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How do carbon emissions affect our health?

The UK has a target to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050, as we have discussed in previous articles. To do this, drastic and radical change in the infrastructure of our country is needed. This will help reduce the trajectory of our warming planet and help to control climate […]

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McDonald’s to Roll Out EV Rapid Chargers

We recently spoke about the importance of electrical transformation by large corporations. Companies like Lyft have made promises to convert their fleets to electric and these large changes will be vital to ensure we meet our emissions targets. That said, fast food chain McDonald’s are the latest major global corporation to set out a plan […]

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Challenges Still Facing the EV Market

We talk often about the exciting new technology on the market and the companies which are striving to make electric vehicles more advanced, affordable and accessible to all. However, while we celebrate the wins which take us one step closer to our goal, we often do not take time to assess what still needs to […]

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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 […]