Top UK #electricCar #EV #PHEV Charge Cable Prices! www.evonestop.co.uk – British Based

January 25th, 2016 § Comments Off on Top UK #electricCar #EV #PHEV Charge Cable Prices! www.evonestop.co.uk – British Based § permalink

EvMeerkat has joined forces with EV OneStop to help promote the best priced charging cables around. EV OneStop, a British based company which offers customers warranties on all products as well as free UK delivery, operates a ‘price match’ system – guaranteeing that their prices cannot be beaten.

Why look any further? Go to www.evonestop.co.uk now!

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#twizytweaks : covering the gap around the steering column on twizy for Less Winter’s Icy Breeze.

October 14th, 2015 § Comments Off on #twizytweaks : covering the gap around the steering column on twizy for Less Winter’s Icy Breeze. § permalink

To be honest when I first came across this video on YouTube covering the steering column gap, I didn’t really give it much notice.
now however, that it is winter-ish, and ice cold slowly creeping in I have experienced this icy chill factor firsthand, when riding 50 miles an hour while wearing my loafers – that I couldn’t feel my toes anymore.
so this is what I have done to fix this small snag…
#twizytweak hashtag to be used for all my tweaks and upgrades.

   
    
 
Found some type of non-slip floor-mat rubber.

Measured the dimensions of the gap.

Cut it out. Note that I opted to arrange it in such a way that I don’t have to secure this mat. Instead it can “hang” over the steering column – and it won’t turn right of left as its cut tight in place.

I may have cut the hole too small, as I was keen to ensure it fits like a “funnel”. Since you cannot place such DIY mat of yours flush with the floor as steering column has a corner fitted there.

Side effect of this is that my steering is squeaky, guess some grease should do the trick.

I say pick thinner rubber mat option – easier to work it and should do the same trick – some old car mats is a good place to start.

Prolific ICEing in Bradford: Access blocked to Keighley car park electric charging point

February 19th, 2015 § Comments Off on Prolific ICEing in Bradford: Access blocked to Keighley car park electric charging point § permalink

Access blocked to Keighley car park electric charging point

MOTORISTS are blocking access to Keighley’s first electric car charging point, according to a regular user of the town’s Scott Street Car Park.

Sue Wilkinson claims drivers are regularly parking in the two spaces allocated for electric car owners wanting to charge their vehicles.
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Electric cars shortlisted for Europe award

March 10th, 2014 § Comments Off on Electric cars shortlisted for Europe award § permalink

Two electric cars have been shortlisted for the accolade of European Car of the Year (ECOTY) 2014.

Decided on by a jury of 53 motoring journalists from across Europe, the shortlists is made up of the BMW i3, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda 3, Mercedes S-Class, Peugeot 308, Skoda Octavia and Tesla Model S. » Read the rest of this entry «

Business users await: Tesla Model S UK release imminent, Lib Dems pleased

August 9th, 2013 § Comments Off on Business users await: Tesla Model S UK release imminent, Lib Dems pleased § permalink

The Tesla Model S has had a few issues in the past, but all that is behind them now because the EV is all set to spread its wings and venture out into other markets. TheModel S had only been available to the US market, but two years later we are about to see production increased to ship these vehicles to Europe.

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Electric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall

January 2nd, 2013 § Comments Off on Electric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall § permalink

The BMW i3 electric car, due to launch in 2013

The BMW i3 electric car is due to launch in 013.

Sales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases.

Numbers of fully electric cars are expected to rise from 3,000 to 6,000, according to Ben Lane, managing editor of the website nextgreencar.com. He warned, however, that the switch to electric vehicles was still moving slowly.

Lane said: “The pricing is not yet quite right and the range is still not long enough. Very few people in 2012 were willing to pay a significant sum more for a car that still cannot do everything.”

Most of the 3,000 electric cars in Britain are in company fleets. These fleets will continue to be the main market for electric cars as companies look to improve corporate responsibility and reduce carbon emissions.

The new Renault Zoe, at £13,650, is significantly cheaper than its competitors, but owners have to rent a battery from Renault at £70 per month, which reduces savings on fossil fuel consumption. “It is still a step in the right direction and other cheaper cars will arrive, such as a ##Q##no-frills##Q## Nissan Leaf,” said Lane.

Britain##Q##s network of charging points is also expanding. The number in London will increase from 900 to 1,300 next year, according to Transport for London, and electric car owners in the capital and the east of England can use points in both areas. At the moment electric cars cannot always be charged at points outside the zone from which they originate.

While the price of new cars remains high despite the government##Q##s £5,000 subsidy for each vehicle purchased, it is possible to get better deals through long-term leases on older models. Lane explained: “Companies will not advertise low prices, but it could be possible to get an electric car for as little as £150 per month on a long-term lease. They will be keen to get older cars off their hands as new ones arrive on the market, so it will be possible to drive a hard bargain.”

Electric cars will become more stylish as BMW introduces its i3, followed by the larger i8 in 2014. “This will change the image of the electric car. It is completely connected to the internet and beautifully designed,” said Lane.

Saloon cars from the American firm Tesla, which will be able to run for up to 300 miles on a single charge, are expected to go on sale in the UK in the new year, priced between about £36,000 and £50,000.

British Gas, which installs home-charging points, estimates that the most likely places for a boom in electriccar sales are London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Epsom in Surrey and Brighton.

The government has earmarked £400m to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles. The Department for Transport said: “Electric vehicles are the arrowhead for a low-carbon revolution in motoring and we are determined to make sure the infrastructure is in place to encourage more and more people to make this switch.

“We have also been extremely encouraged by the emergence of the private sector in rolling out infrastructure and estimate that around 5,000 charging points have been installed nationwide by such organisations.”

#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco

December 30th, 2012 § Comments Off on #ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco § permalink

Electric car sales in UK expected to double in 013 as prices start to fall

Cheaper models and an increase in charging points are likely to boost the market next year.

The BMW i3 electric car is due to launch in 013.

Sales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases.

Numbers of fully electric cars are expected to rise from 3,000 to 6,000, according to Ben Lane, managing editor of the website nextgreencar.com. He warned, however, that the switch to electric vehicles was still moving slowly.

Lane said: “The pricing is not yet quite right and the range is still not long enough. Very few people in 2012 were willing to pay a significant sum more for a car that still cannot do everything.”

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Most of the 3,000 electric cars in Britain are in company fleets. These fleets will continue to be the main market for electric cars as companies look to improve corporate responsibility and reduce carbon emissions.

The new Renault Zoe, at £13,650, is significantly cheaper than its competitors, but owners have to rent a battery from Renault at £70 per month, which reduces savings on fossil fuel consumption. “It is still a step in the right direction and other cheaper cars will arrive, such as a ##Q##no-frills##Q## Nissan Leaf,” said Lane.

Britain##Q##s network of charging points is also expanding. The number in London will increase from 900 to 1,300 next year, according to Transport for London, and electric car owners in the capital and the east of England can use points in both areas. At the moment electric cars cannot always be charged at points outside the zone from which they originate.

While the price of new cars remains high despite the government##Q##s £5,000 subsidy for each vehicle purchased, it is possible to get better deals through long-term leases on older models. Lane explained: “Companies will not advertise low prices, but it could be possible to get an electric car for as little as £150 per month on a long-term lease. They will be keen to get older cars off their hands as new ones arrive on the market, so it will be possible to drive a hard bargain.”

Electric cars will become more stylish as BMW introduces its i3, followed by the larger i8 in 2014. “This will change the image of the electric car. It is completely connected to the internet and beautifully designed,” said Lane.

Saloon cars from the American firm Tesla, which will be able to run for up to 300 miles on a single charge, are expected to go on sale in the UK in the new year, priced between about £36,000 and £50,000.

British Gas, which installs home-charging points, estimates that the most likely places for a boom in electriccar sales are London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Epsom in Surrey and Brighton.

The government has earmarked £400m to encourage the use of low-emission vehicles. The Department for Transport said: “Electric vehicles are the arrowhead for a low-carbon revolution in motoring and we are determined to make sure the infrastructure is in place to encourage more and more people to make this switch.

“We have also been extremely encouraged by the emergence of the private sector in rolling out infrastructure and estimate that around 5,000 charging points have been installed nationwide by such organisations.”

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