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
Electric cars are one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry. Record sales are being made despite the economic crisis posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Seven years ago, there were only 3500 plug-in cars in the UK – there are now 300,000. Almost 120,000 of them run purely on battery power. Many view
Charging an electric vehicle (EV) is much cheaper than filling a petrol car. For example, the cost of charging a Renault ZOE 52kWh is around £8 so if you get a range of 200 miles out of it then the cost per mile is about 4p. A Renault Clio, however, uses fuel at around
Dive Brief: EVgo said April 11 it has completed or has in construction 14 battery storage systems at 11 fast charging stations. The company calls it the largest deployment of battery storage systems at public fast charging stations in the nation. The storage systems will help overcome some of challenges inhibiting fast charging deployment, including
Government must take urgent action to improve air quality around schools, report finds Nearly two-thirds of teachers would support car-free roads outside schools during drop-off and pickup times, while more than half want the government to take urgent action to improve air quality outside schools, a survey suggests. The study, in which 840 people in
ScottishPower has become the latest utility to launch an exclusive EV tariff, proposing to slash the cost of charging an electric vehicle.The power firm’s new EV tariff, dubbed SmartPower Green EV, is designed to allow consumers to charge their electric vehicles outside of peak hours – typically between midnight and 5am – which can deliver
To address emissions, the electric grid would need to eliminate fossil fuels and the petrochemical industry would need to reverse its explosive growth.
In case you missed it, last week was the government’s Green Great Britain Week (GGBW), a self-styled celebration of all the successes the UK’s clean sectors have achieved so far.
Committee on Climate Change (CCC) chair Lord Deben has this week urged the government to be more ambitious on electric vehicles as a matter of urgency and, crucially, bring forward the proposed phase-out of conventional vehicle by five years.However his words may have fallen on deaf ears with the Department for Transport having yesterday announced