Electric Vehicles

Environment Agency ‘puts climate change first’ but just 1.8% of vehicles fully electric

By |2020-09-02T15:23:01+00:00September 8th, 2020|Electric Cars, News|

THE Government agency tasked with improving Britain's environment has admitted running a fleet of nearly 3,000 diesel cars and vans. The Environment Agency - which claims to put the climate emergency "at the heart of everything we do" - has just 94 pure electric vehicles among its 5,000-plus vans, cars, 4x4s and HGVs. The quango's

The Isle of Man targets renewables and all-island EV network net zero plan

By |2020-08-04T16:03:34+00:00August 6th, 2020|Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The Isle of Man has released its plan for reaching net zero by 2050, setting its sights on 75% renewables by 2035. Whilst it is not covered by the UK’s 2050 target, the British Crown dependency itself committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions in May 2019, and has since been working to develop

Smart homes with solar and storage could ‘eliminate’ evening peak

By |2020-07-13T16:09:48+00:00July 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Grid Balancing, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

A combination of residential solar, storage and smart controls could "dramatically reduce" the evening peak. This is according to a new report produced by the Solar Trade Association (STA), Loughborough University and Advanced Further Energy. The report looks into the grid and consumer benefits of four generations of smart home, scaled up across a

From dusted-off bikes to electric dreams: UK green economy booms on back of Covid-19

By |2020-07-13T15:16:37+00:00July 13th, 2020|Coronavirus, Electric Vehicles, News|

Pandemic accelerates developments in sustainability from businesses and consumers The queues were “absolutely crazy”, says Gavin Hudson, the owner of the cycle repair startup Butternut Bikes. As lockdown descended he began fixing old bikes in the parking lot of a Methodist church in north London, before moving his services to a furloughed pub in

European residents don’t want to see a return of pre-Covid air pollution levels

By |2020-06-23T21:36:15+00:00June 24th, 2020|Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

A majority of urban residents across Europe do not want to see air pollution return to pre-Covid-19 levels and support changes in transport to protect clean air, according to a YouGov opinion polling in 21 European cities. Levels of air pollution from traffic and other sources plummeted when countries imposed pandemic lockdown measures. Data

Electric vehicles are not just the wave of the future, they are saving lives today.

By |2020-06-16T15:54:56+00:00June 20th, 2020|Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Ten things to know about electric vehicles — and how you can make the future electric. 1. Electric vehicles now include cars, transit buses, trucks of all sizes, and even big-rig tractor trailers that are at least partially powered by electricity. Electric vehicles fall into three main categories: Battery electric vehicles are powered by

Electric vehicles could be as disruptive to oil industry as coronavirus, Suncor CEO says

By |2020-06-10T08:47:47+00:00June 10th, 2020|Coronavirus, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

The shift to electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies could disrupt crude oil demand on a similar scale to the coronavirus pandemic, Suncor Energy Inc’s chief executive said on Monday. The comments are a stark prediction in an industry that frequently downplays the impact of electrification and points to forecasts of rising global oil

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