The electric car types on the market
We are glad to see the list of electric cars is growing faster than ever before. Today there are over 50 different battery electric cars (BEV) and over 30 plug-in hybrids (PHEV) from several car brands. With choices growing. Let’s take a closer look at the most popular electric cars and reveal their specifications and prices.
Driving electric for the environment
Many of our customers drive electric because it helps the environment. They see their clean kilometers as helping to improve the planet for their children and grandchildren. This week we will be discussing how sustainable driving an EV actually is and where the electricity comes from which we use for our cars.
From your mobile phone to thermostat, everything is connected. We have become a data tracking society, on the go accessing our smart phones - charging your electric car should be no different. As more people start driving electric vehicles (more than 500,000 currently in Europe) having access to the right kind of charging for your car is a necessity.
Common misperceptions about electric driving
Preferring electric (or hybrid) vehicles is becoming a no-brainer for even the most petrol-addicted drivers, and obviously not just because governments decide to ban the use of ‘traditional’ cars. However, there are still quite some criticizers who are skeptical about the transformation that has taken place in the world of mobility. In most cases this is the result of misperceptions about electric driving.
How charging your EV will not set your house on fire
As charging an electric car is still quite new to some people, it is logical that they wonder about the influence charging will have on their household electricity connection. There have been rumours that charging your EV whilst using your electric stove will actually result in your house getting burned down. But will this actually happen?
Which electric car fits my lifestyle
An electric vehicle is an increasingly popular choice thanks to the expanding range of performance and aesthetic features these evolutionary cars offer. From hybrids, to an electric sports car for the performance freaks, the options are plentiful. Of course the major advantage is that electric vehicles are green cars so, no matter what model you opt for, you’re always making a more environmentally friendly choice. But which electric car is the right one for your lifestyle?
7 Reasons Why Charging Points Are Beneficial For Your Business
The Electric Vehicle (EV) is regarded by many as the future of motoring. Consumers are buying hybrid and electric cars in increasing numbers – the registration of new cars hit a 12-year high in 2017, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and electric vehicles made up a record share of these numbers. There are now more than two million electric cars on the roads globally, with substantially more anticipated over the next five years.
How long does it take to charge an electric car?
Long charging times and a lack of charging infrastructure used to be the prime reasons for not investing in an Electric Vehicle (EV). However, in recent years, things have changed. Today, you’ll find electric car charging stations all over the country and manufacturers have significantly cut the time that it takes to charge an electric car. And with plenty of EV charging points all over the country, as well as the option of home or business installation, it’s simple and fast for anyone to top up and drive.
What will the future of electric mobility be?
Looking back at 2017, the EV industry has achieved some major milestones. Even though there is still a long way ahead, we feel a great sense of achievement for what has already been accomplished. It is clearly evident that the electric future is here, and here to stay. Now that we have started 2018, we investigate what the future will hold for electric vehicles.
Driving electric: Insights into UK EV Drivers
Annually we run one of Europe’s largest EV Driver Surveys.With over 8,000 respondents, we can really get an idea of what EV enthusiasts value and where they think the future of e-mobility is headed. Let us take you on a little trip through some of the wonderful highlights!
How to maintain an EV?
Although many of us are used to the routine maintenance involved with a regular car, an EV (electric vehicle) is in many ways much simpler to keep in good condition. The benefits of regenerative braking, fewer moving parts and less fluids than a traditional vehicle mean that a green car generally comes with a much lower maintenance burden.
Everything You Need to Know About Driving and Charging a BMW i3
The BMW i3 is considered one of the foremost electric cars on the market. WhatCar? - the UK’s biggest car-buying brand and leading car-buying website - describes the i3’s motor as ‘impressively refined’ and the model has had overwhelmingly positive feedback, both from reviewers and those who have already invested in the car to drive.
Three things to think about when buying an EV
Even though electric driving is becoming more popular, there are still a lot of people who do not know where to start with their transition to clean electric driving. But there is really no need to worry, as we have gathered three main points you should take into consideration when thinking about going electric.
Comparisons between an electric car, a hybrid car and a traditional car
The cost of running a car can be prohibitive. Maintenance, fuel and replacement parts are just a few of the expenses that drivers are obligated to pay. However, as vehicle technology evolves, we are being given an increasingly broad selection of options when it comes to the type of car that we drive. In addition to ‘regular’ vehicles, electric and hybrid cars both offer drivers the choice of cheaper and simpler maintenance.
5 Reasons Why EV Is The Future For Fleets
According to The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders, in 2013 only 3,500 registered cars were either EV cars or hybrid vehicles in the UK. In 2017, that number had risen to more than 49,222. This significant increase is a combination of a rise in demand, a broadening of choice and the increasing variety of attractive incentives that are beginning to drive organisations towards green cars as a fleet option. In 2018, an electric fleet is viable for any business – and there are some good reasons why a strategic switch to EV cars could represent the best possible vision of the future.
The evolution of charging stations
Electric vehicles have a more extensive history than many people realise. Today, we see electric cars as a very modern innovation but the first electric vehicle was actually developed two centuries ago in the 1830s. Since then, EVs and electric car charging stations have evolved considerably. An increase in the number of EV models available, as well as the volume of EV drivers on the road, has forced a rethink of electric car charging points. There is now a distinct focus on how to make them more accessible and how to meet the needs of the consumer.
E-mobility: An unlocked competitive advantage for Architects, Property Developers and Construction Companies
Charging infrastructure is rapidly expanding and will continue to do so. Architects, construction companies, and property developers need to seriously consider planning and implementing charging stations in the near future. Not just to accommodate their visitors, but also to potentially enjoy the revenue and environmental benefits that will come along with it.
Norway is the leading EV owning country in Europe - Will the rest of Europe catch up?
According to the most recent figures, Norway is currently leading the way in EV ownership in Europe. In fact, plug-in electric vehicles accounted for more than 33% of new car registrations last year and Norway also has the largest share of full electric vehicles in the world. Other countries, such as France and Germany, have set targets to reach similar levels of EV adoption. But how did Norway become such a world leader in electric cars and will the rest of Europe catch up?
Europe’s favourite EVs
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular in European countries. In 2017, EV sales increased by 39% with one in every 60 cars purchased being an EV. Forecasts for the next decade indicate that European take up of green cars will increase exponentially as more countries offer greater incentives for drivers of electric vehicles and work towards EV dominated roads. But which EVs are Europe’s favourites?
Who Will Challenge Tesla In The Future ?
Tesla has proven to be one of the most innovative forces in the electric vehicle (EV) market to date. The company went public in 2010, the first car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla has focused on taking a pioneering approach to electric car development. The business was established in July 2003 by entrepreneurs Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. After they took the start-up enterprise into Series A financing in 2004, Elon Musk officially joined the business and became Chairman of Tesla’s board.
What type of EV charging point best suits your business?
Once you’ve come to the decision to enable employees and guests to charge EVs onsite, the next question may typically be around which type of charger to install. There are a number of different types of charging points on the market today which can for the most part be categorised into slow, fast and rapid. These range from 3.6kW right up to 150kW so the differences in the tech can be huge, but which type is most appropriate for your workplace?
EV company car tax – what’s on the horizon?
Some UK drivers express an interest in going electric for their next company car but have felt disillusioned and confused by the level of uncertainty around company car tax rates for EVs in the coming years. This value is important as it stipulates what both an employer and an employee have to contribute by way of company car tax and employer’s national insurance contributions. With less than three years worth of visible rates remaining, what is the situation as it stands today and what’s on the horizon?
Top 5 trending EVs and PHEVs in the UK in 2018
With the electric vehicle market showing no signs of slowing down, there’s now such an array of EVs and PHEVs to choose from. With having moved into the second part of 2018, we take a moment to draw insight from the year’s top 5 trending EVs and PHEVs of the past seven months*. With some interesting cars bagging a top spot, we’ve broken down the first five by each category.
EV Charging Etiquette
Electric Vehicles (EVs) differ in many ways compared to their petrol or diesel counterparts. From parking locations, to ways of fueling, drivers are still unaware of a few basic rules that exist in electric driving. In this blog, we break down some standard rules for drivers to follow to ensure that everyone using a charge point is happy and considerate of others.
EV Charging For Businesses & Retailers
As EVs are becoming more appealing, businesses and retailers need to invest in how they can factor this into retail infrastructures and brand messages. This blog details the competitive advantage that shopping centres and business alike can unlock by implementing EV charge points.
How can my business benefit from installing EV charging solutions?
Electric car sales in the UK rose 11% between April 2017 and 2018, nudging Britain up into the “Premier League” of green car countries. With this increasing interest in electric vehicles, a a whole host of necessary changes to infrastructure have come about, from retailers introducing EV charging points with customer parking, to electric car charging points for businesses. Targets such as ensuring that the majority of new cars and vans are electric by 2030 mean that now is the ideal time for businesses to assess which EV charging solutions are likely to fit every individual need.