Electric vehicle charging point

Free charging for electric cars will be available for customers at some Tesco stores from next year. Tesco, in partnership with Volkswagen, plans to install almost 2,500 charging bays at up to 600 stores by 2020. A standard 7kW charger will be available for free, but drivers will have to Read more…

Uber electric cars

Uber is planning to add a surcharge to all fares booked via its app in London to help its drivers buy electric vehicles. The fee, expected to be 15p per mile, will be introduced “early” in 2019. Uber said drivers working for 40 hours per week could get cash help Read more…

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…