Electric Vehicles

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

G20 business leaders’ energy transition investments are focusing on battery storage, EVs

By |2020-05-15T12:01:33+00:00May 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

A survey of over 2,000 “senior business leaders” in G20 countries has found that electric vehicles and battery storage are the most popular assets to invest in among non-power generation technologies in the energy sector. Law firm Ashurst has produced a 40-page research report on the global energy market and how it is changing, finding

Budget 2020: Carbon capture given £800 million boost as renewables sidestepped

By |2020-03-12T09:48:00+00:00March 12th, 2020|Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

Funding boosts for carbon capture and storage (CCS), electric vehicles (EVs) and nuclear announced, as renewables are once again absent from the UK's Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the Budget today (11 March 2020), with pledges for the green economy almost a footnote in the Red Book. CCS is to receive an injection of

Electric Vehicles Could Transform Energy Storage

By |2020-02-21T12:33:26+00:00February 21st, 2020|Battery Storage, Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Apart from driving a clean transportation revolution over the next three decades, electric vehicles (EVs) could help the power grid’s storage needs as growing shares of renewable energy sources—predominantly solar and wind—are being incorporated into electricity grids. Batteries from EVs could have so much more potential energy storage by 2050 that electric cars could

My Journey 3: Big Changes Afoot

By |2020-02-10T19:36:14+00:00February 10th, 2020|Battery Storage, Blog, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Our Uncertain Future, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Work Life While I learnt more about climate change and became more interested in electric vehicles and renewables I continued my existing full-time job working in the oil and gas industry. However I increasingly felt contradictions between my industry and what I was learning about carbon emissions and climate change. In 2010, as we

SSE targets EV drivers with new free overnight charging tariff

By |2019-11-04T12:56:02+00:00November 10th, 2019|Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News|

SSE Energy Services has become the latest supplier to launch an electric vehicle (EV) tariff, allowing drivers to charge for free. The ‘1 Year Fix and Drive’ tariff is, as the name suggests, a one-year fixed tariff that gives EV drivers up to 2,000 kWh of electricity for free per year, provided they charge their

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