Electric Vehicle Charging

Charging points on a street

The government plans to create more electric vehicle charge points and is looking at an open data approach that would open up real-time information to developers, so they can build route mapping applications that list chargepoint availability. The move came as the Department for Transport pledged to double the funding Read more…

Image showing fast runner with battery on her back

Researchers at Penn State University have designed plans for a new type of battery that can provide up to 200 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes. The scientists reported late last month in the journal Joule that the key to charging the lithium-ion electric car batteries involves Read more…

Image denoting an imbalance betwwen electric cars and charging stations

Encouraging more people into electric vehicles is at the heart of the government’s efforts to tackle climate change. That’s because transport accounts for 23% of the UK’s CO2 emissions – more than any other sector. Sales of all-electric vehicles are up 70% on last year, leading to suggestions that we Read more…

Image of electric car charging wirelessly

The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for Transport will invest in UK engineering to “transform” the network of electric charge points. Wireless charging and “pop-up” pavement technology are among the investments being made. Read more…

Electric cars could save drivers £41,000 in their lifetime

EDF claims that drivers each spend £56,000 on petrol during their lifetime, but that the average cost of charging an electric car is £15,000 The average British motorist will spend over a staggering £56,000 on petrol in a lifetime, according to new figures. With the average lifetime cost of charging Read more…

Vehicles in snowy weather

As more affordable and longer-range electric cars hit the market, the long-predicted shift to battery-powered transportation seems poised to actually happen. But a serious challenge remains: battery-sucking cold weather. New research from AAA reveals that when the mercury dips to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the average driving range of an electric Read more…