A number of Tesla vehicles side by side

Electric vehicle sales surged to a new record high in August, accounting for one in every 12 cars bought in the UK. Fresh figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show nearly 7,500 hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars were registered during the month – an Read more…

Electric car being charged at a charging station

Scottish scientists have developed a liquid battery which could charge electric cars in seconds. A team at the University of Glasgow has created a prototype system that could revolutionise travel. The technology uses a metal oxide – described by researchers as an “exotic rust” – that can be charged with Read more…

Electric car club vehicles on London street

Car clubs have long been hailed as an environmentally friendly option, reducing the number of vehicles on the road and cutting out unnecessary trips. But a new breed of car clubs is going one step further – by only renting out electric cars powered by a rechargeable battery. Clubs, such Read more…

graphic showing the green credentials of an electric vehicle

One of the most frequent comments spouted by critics of electric vehicles is, “the electricity they use is produced by fossil fuels, so actually they’re more polluting than petrol or diesel vehicles.” The long tailpipe theory, repeatedly trashed by science, is still the fallback argument for the ill-informed. Where does it come Read more…

Graphic showing devices using electricity

With numbers expected to reach 17 million by 2030, the presence of electric vehicles on UK roads is here to stay. The UK Government intends to stop all sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, meaning electric vehicles (EVs) will undoubtedly contribute to a decarbonised transport system. However, some Read more…

Electric truck charging at an ev charging station

A host of companies are offering fully electric commercial vehicles to governments and private industries that are looking to turn mail trucks and garbage haulers into vehicles of the future. As American car buyers cautiously dip their toes into the world of electric vehicles, pondering issues such as cost, charging Read more…