Hampshire IT firm boots up EV fleet

A Hampshire IT firm has bought six electric vehicles (EVs) for its engineers to get around in. Taylor Made’s new BMWi3s mark the start of a move towards electrifying the business’ entire 50-strong fleet. Ahead of the government’s plans to ban the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, the company also […]

Uber to add ‘green’ fee to London rides

  Uber has announced plans to add a green surcharge to its fares to help pay for cleaner vehicles. It has pledged for all UberX cars in London to be electric or hybrid by the end of 2019. To achieve this, it will be launching a ‘Clean Air Fund’, worth more than £150 million to […]

TRL chosen to evaluate performance of low emission buses

The global centre for transport and mobility innovation, TRL, has been appointed to monitor and evaluate the performance of low emission buses across the UK. The Department for Transport’s (DfT) Low Emission Bus Scheme has provided grants for the deployment of low emission buses and related infrastructure on existing routes. Bus operators are using the […]

New EV owners in Milton Keynes to get free chargers

New electric vehicle (EV) owners in Milton Keynes could receive a smart charge point for free. Electric Nation is providing the charging infrastructure as part of a trial project to gather data and feedback from up to 700 participants, with the eventual goal of working out how local electricity grids can cope with increased demand […]

Carmakers display vehicles in new low emission drive

Sixteen different car brands joined forces to show the range and diversity of alternatively fuelled vehicles available to consumers this week. In a display set against the backdrop of London’s Tower Bridge, the UK automotive sector showed the low-emission cars and vans drivers can buy to suit their lifestyles and driving needs. They include hybrids, […]

Green Energy UK offers new ‘time-of-use’ tariff

Green Energy UK is offering its customers what is claimed to be the nation’s first “time-of-day” electricity tariff. That means prices will vary between periods of high and low power demand. The energy supplier is using the latest smart meter technology to offer the new TIDE tariff. It will charge five times more for electricity […]

EVs to be cheaper than traditional cars in 2020s

Electric vehicles (EVs) will be cheaper to run than petrol and diesel cars over their lifetime in the 2020s. That’s according to a study by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), which expects the average four-year cost of owning and running an EV to be cheaper than the comparable cost of owning and running a conventional […]

EVs to represent 35% of new car sales by 2040

Electric vehicles (EVs) will represent 35% of new car sales globally by 2040. Research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts around 41 million EVs will be sold during that period. That would be almost 90 times the figure of 2015 when sales of these type of low carbon cars were estimated to have been […]

UK awards £7.5m for greener cars

The UK Government has awarded a £7.5 million grant to bring more green cars to the roads in England. Four local authorities in the West of England will share the funding for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), including electric and plug-in hybrids. They will convert up to 25% of their light vehicles to ULEVs, which is […]

Small cars ‘deliver same fuel efficiency as big motorcycles’

Some small cars use as much fuel per gallon as larger motorcycles, according to a new article in Ward’s Auto. This was brought to light in an article which looked at modern plug-in electric cars almost five years after they first hit the market. Author, Drew Winter said: “One-fifth of Fords sold in Europe are […]