Electric Dreams: Green Vehicles Cheaper Than Petrol in the UK

Research shows that over the lifetime of a car electric vehicles work out at around £107 cheaper per year than petrol or diesel equivalents; On average an electric car costs £52,133 over its lifetime, compared to £53,625 for a petrol fuelled model; A year-old electric vehicle sold second hand only …

EVs Made Up Almost 60% of Norway’s New Car Sales in March

More than half of the passenger cars sold in Norway during March were electric. New statistics released by the Norwegian Road Federation show the market share for electric vehicles (EVs) hit 58.4% for the month, breaking the halfway barrier for the first time ever. The share of EVs in total …

Price of EVs ‘Could Be Same as Petrol and Diesel by 2021’

The cost of owning an electric vehicle (EV) could match petrol and diesel cars in the next five years. That’s according to new research by Deloitte, which reveals consumer concerns over the upfront purchasing costs of EVs will gradually ease over time as technology improves. A record two million EVs …

Australia Unleashes Higher EV Speed Limits

Australia has announced electric cars will be able to keep travelling at maximum motorway speed limits, even when other vehicles have to slow down to reduce their emissions. The legal exception will allow electric vehicles (EVs) to keep driving at 80mph, compared to petrol and diesel cars having to drop …

City of London Introduces Emissions-Based Car Parking Charges

The City of London Corporation is introducing new charges for on-street parking based on a vehicle’s pollution levels to help improve air quality. The organisation, which is the governing body of the financial and commercial district Square Mile, will use RingGo’s Emissions Based Parking technology from Monday, 20th August 2018 …

Springfield Properties Promises EV Charging as Standard for New Homes

Scottish housebuilder Springfield Homes has become one of the first firms in the UK to promise to include electric vehicle (EV) charging points in all its new developments. Springfield announced late last week that 7kW cabling for EV charging will be installed as standard in all its new homes, starting …