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The EVCP: Small but Mighty

We work with more than 30 electric vehicle charging product suppliers. We have seen it all and we know what works. However, we have always believed that each product has its flaws and that no perfect product exists on the market. While we cannot question the technology in these products, which has become relatively standard […]

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EV Lifetime Running Costs Drop Below Petrol Cars

A recent analysis from This is Money (TIM), an online personal finance guide, has revealed that the lifetime running costs of electric vehicles are now lower than petrol vehicles. Many industry experts have been working to bring electric vehicle costs in line with traditional fuels. For many, the extra outlay required when purchasing an electric […]

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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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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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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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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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Why You Should Feel Perfectly Safe Buying a New Car

The UK government recently announced that it would allow car showrooms in England to reopen from 1st June, provided they were able to meet Covid-19 security guidelines aimed at protecting customers and employees. However, many dealership owners are still reporting lower footfall as a result of concerned customers and the current economic climate. We thought […]

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Claiming Government Grants: It’s This Easy!

Grants relating to electric vehicles are provided by The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in England and Wales and The Energy Saving trust (EST) in Scotland. These institutions were set up by the respective governments to help increase the number of ultra-low emission vehicles on our roads. There are two main types of grant […]

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