Eco-Driving

Shocking air pollution figures show need for action

Shocking air pollution figures show need for action

Shocking new figures which reveal that most of the UK suffers from air pollution above levels recommended by the World Health Organization show why it is imperative that action is taken immediately, the chief executive of a fuel technology company which is helping to tackle the problem said today. Analysis of Imperial College London data …

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Two in five EV drivers use public chargers at least once a week

Two in five EV drivers use public chargers at least once a week

The vast majority of electric vehicle (EV) drivers (93%) use the UK’s public charge points, with 40% using public chargers at least once a week, new data from Zap-Map suggests. The company’s annual EV Charging Survey also found a significant increase in both the installation and usage of high-powered – also known as ultra-rapid – …

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Motoring expert highlights perfect storm for electric car owners

Motoring expert highlights perfect storm for electric car owners

THE UK is facing a “perfect storm” of trouble for electric vehicle owners due to the lack of qualified technicians and the higher cost of repairs, according to one industry expert. Recent data from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) revealed only 6.5% of the current motor mechanic workforce is qualified to service EVs. …

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Government to deliver 300,000 chargers by 2030 in new EV infrastructure strategy

Government to deliver 300,000 chargers by 2030 in new EV infrastructure strategy

The Government will spend £1.6 billion to build a network of 300,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers by 2030. It represents an increase of around 10 times the current number of publicly available chargers. In announcing its much anticipated Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, the Department for Transport (DfT) said charging an EV will become easier and …

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Government air pollution plans do not go far enough, says greentech boss

Government air pollution plans do not go far enough, says greentech boss

The Government’s plans to reduce one of the most harmful types of air pollution do not go far enough or fast enough, said the chief executive of a green technology company which has developed technology to help tackle the problem. George Eustice, the environment secretary, proposed that the limit on fine particulate matter in England …

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The Mayor of London to expand ULEZ London-wide by 2023

The Mayor of London to expand ULEZ London-wide by 2023

The Ultra Low Emission Zone could be expanding to the whole of greater London, according to the Mayor of London. The move would aim to improve air quality throughout the capital. Expanding the ULEZ was Sadiq Khan’s preferred method to reduce pollution and congestion over a Greater London boundary charge or a low-level clean air …

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New figures reveal an increase in electric vehicle charge points

As of January 1, there were 28,375 public vehicle charging devices available in the UK, new figures show. Of the total devices available, 5,156 were rapid charges. Compared to October 1, 2021, it means that available devices increased by 2,448, an increase of 9%, while rapid devices increased by 233, up 5%. Across all regions …

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Prime Minister to confirm plans for EV charging points to be built in all new homes

Prime Minister to confirm plans for EV charging points to be built in all new homes

Ambitious plans have been announced by the Prime Minister for all new homes in England to be required to have charge points for electric cars, as the Government seeks to facilitate the infrastructure improvements necessary for the planned mass-adoption of EVs. A public consultation was announced on the subject last summer by the Department for …

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Connected Kerb announce 190,000 EV chargers to be installed

Connected Kerb announce 190,000 EV chargers to be installed

The electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure company, Connected Kerb, has announced plans to install 190,000 public on-street EV chargers, worth up to £1.9bn, by 2030. The company has secured new partnerships for 10,000 public on-street EV chargers across the UK in 2021, the majority of which will be deployed across West Sussex and Kent. It’s reported …

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