Number of ultra-low emission vehicles breaks 25,000 barrier

February 26th, 2015 § Comments Off on Number of ultra-low emission vehicles breaks 25,000 barrier § permalink

The popularity of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) continues to rise sharply, with more than 25,000 plug-in car and plug-in van grant claims submitted since the scheme began in 2010.

Even the traditionally quiet January sales market saw nearly 2000 claims and total ULEV sales in 2014 were some 4 times the level of the previous year. The UK is now ahead of France and Germany in ULEV take-up, placing this country at the forefront of this green and cheap-to-run car technology. The acceleration in popularity is matched by the growing number of ULEVmodels on the market with some 25 car models and 7 van models eligible for the plug-in grant. A further 40 ULEV models from major manufacturers are expected to come to market over the next 3 years. » Read the rest of this entry «

Keeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy

October 16th, 2014 § Comments Off on Keeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy § permalink

By 2020 it’s estimated between 500,000 and 2million electric vehicles will be used daily in the UK. This, in itself, presents a number of challenges for the electricity network. 

For more than 50 years these have been designed on the assumption that no household uses all appliances at once and also not at the same time as neighbours. 

However, questions about whether this is still valid are being raised with the advent of electric vehicles and shift to more renewable power. If, for example, everyone charges their cars at the same time, for those few hours the networks would go in to overload. 

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Keeping up with chargeable devices, electric vehicles and renewable energy

October 16th, 2014 § Comments Off on Keeping up with chargeable devices, electric vehicles and renewable energy § permalink

By 2020 it’s estimated between 500,000 and 2million electric vehicles will be used daily in the UK. This, in itself, presents a number of challenges for the electricity network. 

For more than 50 years these have been designed on the assumption that no household uses all appliances at once and also not at the same time as neighbours. 

However, questions about whether this is still valid are being raised with the advent of electric vehicles and shift to more renewable power. If, for example, everyone charges their cars at the same time, for those few hours the networks would go in to overload. 

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Have-your-say Poll: Is this fair to make EV #electricCar Driver pay for RapidCharging ? http://goo.gl/LXY3EM

March 11th, 2014 § Comments Off on Have-your-say Poll: Is this fair to make EV #electricCar Driver pay for RapidCharging ? http://goo.gl/LXY3EM § permalink

Access Poll Here


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There are a lot of arguments on forums and blogs both way, and from Both EV Drivers and ICE drivers.

Against Charging

  • Electric Cars (notably battery tech) is still expensive. In fact just coming out of infancy. May new-coming EV drivers are still trying out the technology and feasibility-wise scepticism still persists in the wild.
  • Many Drivers/Families opt to buy/lease electric cars by way of reducing the amount of CO2 costing Fuel they use. Eco Warriors
  • Significant amount of Drivers are just now starting to try the Electric Car option as a way to save money. Whether its a monthly set lease or a loan, the cost of “excess” mileage is minimal to that household.
  • The environmental benefits like ZERO emissions and quieter drive are undeniable. These benefits are shared by public at large.

For Charging

  • Electric Cars should be treated just like any car and should be charged for Fuelling up (sorry, but i did hear this communist approach)
  • Electric Cars are not novel anymore/ sales are reasonable enough/ technology mature enough to move from free charging infrastructure to chargeable infrastructure. And ask EV drivers to pay for Electricity (& Installation costs)
  • And Finally, Its only fair to ask Electric Car drivers to pay for their Electricity.

 

 

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