Edmund King OBE discusses how increased usage of electric vehicles will affect driving instructors.
An extension of the plug-in car grant and a freeze in fuel duty are just two of the announcements that affect motorists in today’s Budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the government will provide £403 million for the Plug-in Car Grant, extending it to 2022-23. The government will also provide £129.5 million to extend the Plug-in
The government is planning to introduce a new form of ‘cleaner’ petrol aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions. A consultation has started which proposes the introduction of E10 petrol for UK vehicles. Unleaded petrol currently contains up to 5% bioethanol, a grade known as E5, whereas E10 petrol contains up to 10% bioethanol and is
A new online service has been launched to help drivers and businesses to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones. The vehicle checker will allow drivers to find out if they will be affected by the change which will charge the most polluting vehicles to drive in Birmingham and Leeds. Leeds City Council is
The UK plans to bring forward a ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035. The ban will also include hybrids and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce the revised ban at the launch of the UN climate conference COP26. He will be joined by Sir David Attenborough at the
What do our members think about bringing the diesel and petrol ban forward? We debate the case for and against.
The government intends to discuss bringing forward its target of banning the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040. Speaking at the launch of a report from the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce, George Freeman MP, Department for Transport Minister of State, said this was part of plans to announce more “tangible measures to
Europe needs to spend £17 billion installing three million public EV charging points in the next decade in order to meet its climate targets. A report from Transport & Environment (T&E) estimates there will be approximately 44 million electric vehicles in Europe in 2030, by which point the continent will need three million public EV charge
New charging points have been installed at 100 Tesco supermarkets. Hundreds of electric vehicle owners can enjoy free charging while they shop as a result of a tie-up between supermarket Tesco, Pod Point, and Volkswagen. New 7kW points EV charging points have already been installed at 100 Tesco stores, with more on the way. As