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The first electric vehicles – concept or futuristic?

The first electric vehicles – concept or futuristic?

Electric vehicles (EVs) aren’t anything new. In fact, the first electric cars hit the market in the 1970s… And one has just resurfaced! Incredibly, the Electrek Uncar had a window defroster that was, well, a hairdryer. With new internal combustion engine vehicles stopping production from 2030, the shift towards EVs is gathering some serious momentum. ... Read More
 
Free EV trials for UK businesses

Free EV trials for UK businesses

If you’ve been considering making the electric switch but you’d be keen to try before you buy, there’s good news. Highways England is giving British businesses the opportunity to operate electric vehicles (EVs) for two months – for free. True story. Rollout starting in several locations The scheme’s already been trialled by Leeds City Council ... Read More
 
Fleet registrations back up – but for how long?

Fleet registrations back up – but for how long?

Things might be turning around, finally (but slowly). According to the latest statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), fleet and company car registrations grew more than twice as fast as private purchases last month. 82,872 new vehicles were registered to business and fleet in May, more than a 1% increase on ... Read More
 
Where are all the public charging points?

Where are all the public charging points?

Public charging points are outnumbered by home units at a rate of three to one, so where are they all? The latest Department for Transport (DfT) Transport and Technology Public Attitudes Tracker report highlighted key barriers to electric vehicle (EV) ownership. The report found that 80% of all EV charging sessions happen at residential addresses, ... Read More
 
Fleets get positive about life post-pandemic as car manufacturers close in on capacity

Fleets get positive about life post-pandemic as car manufacturers close in on capacity

After a year of ups and downs thanks to you-know-what, there’s finally some good news for the automotive industry, and fleets in particular. March’s figures are in, and we can confirm that just a year on from Lockdown 1, most car manufacturers are operating close to capacity once more. As you’d probably expect, production continues ... Read More