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Electric cars – there’s no going back

Once drivers have swapped to an electric, or plug-in hybrid car, they are committed to the change. A survey undertaken by Fully Charged has revealed that nine out of ten EV drivers would never go back to a petrol or diesel car. The result, from a survey of more than ...
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Hotel opts for battery back-up

A Premier Inn on the edge of Edinburgh is claiming to be the first hotel in the UK to run with battery back-up. If all goes according to plan, the move should save the property £20,000 in energy costs, every year. The lithium iron battery, which weighs five tonnes and ...
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Aviva car park becomes solar farm

Insurance company Aviva has covered 250 car parking spaces at its Horizon building in Norwich, with solar PV canopies. The installation will generate more than 542,000 kWh per year, or close to a third of the site’s annual power consumption. At peak times, the panels will create close to 100% ...
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UK electric vehicle charging infrastructure grows

One of the issues frequently cited as a restriction on the growth of electric car use, is charging on the road during longer trips. Yet there is plenty of evidence that this worry is rapidly becoming something of a non-issue. Zap Map, (https://www.zap-map.com) which provides UK-wide mapping of charging points, ...

Plumber whose work van is a Tesla

One of the challenges right now, is that there are precious few vans or light commercial vehicles available on the market, for companies who want to go green. And that lack of choice has led one enterprising plumber to consider what seems an outrageous choice – using a Tesla Model ...

Vauxhall launches long range van

Vauxhall will start supplying an all-electric version of its Vivaro van, later this year. And the vehicle promises to appeal to plenty of users, being able to travel over 180 miles on a charge, with the capability to tow a trailer, too.  The Vivaro-e will look just like its diesel ...

Police make big savings from electric vehicle switch

Gloucestershire police have generated six figure annual savings, by switching part of their fleet to electric vehicles.  As of 2020, the regional police force has switched 21% of its fleet to electric, representing 74 vehicles. And the result is a £137,000 saving per year on fuel and maintenance – as ...