Plug-in vehicle registrations smash quarterly record

  Registrations of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) reached 12,932 in the third quarter of this year, breaking UK records. That’s according to Go Ultra Low, which says the landmark figure set between July and September was an increase of 36% over the same period the year before. It exceeded the previous record quarter of January-March […]

Research into home EV charging and power grid

A project to understand how plug-in electric vehicles charge at home in harmony with the electricity grid has been launched. CarConnect, which will run for three and a half years, has been created as household plug-in cars are believed to have an impact on local electricity networks, according to EA Technology, one of the firms in charge […]

Hybrid cars registrations continue to rise

The EU saw a rise in the number of alternative-fuelled vehicles bought in 2013, latest figures show. Registrations of new hybrid and plug-in cars rose 17.5% last year to 32,727 units out of the 2.26 million of vehicles in total, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Within the past two years, […]

Volvo teams up with British Gas for world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid

Volvo has teamed up with British Gas to help drivers of the world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid keep theirs cars charged and on the road. British Gas is to provide a free car charging package to anyone who buys the new V60 D6 AWD (pictured) before 2015. It includes a home charge point and access […]

Low carbon car grant extended to vans

Van buyers will get up to £8,000 off the cost of electric vans, the Transport and Business Ministers announced today. This is an extension of the Department for Transport’s plug-in car grant which aims to make low carbon cars more affordable for consumers by giving motorists up to £5000 (25% off) when buying a new […]