Electric car sales up by 185.9%

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that 2020 was a bumper year for battery and plug-in hybrid electric cars, which together accounted for more than one in 10 registrations – up from around one in 30 in 2019. Demand for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) grew by 185.9% to 108,205 units, while registrations of … Read more

Are Electric cars cheaper to run than Petrol (Gas) cars?

In December 2017 the Guardian reported that “Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan”, and the costs have continued to fall. The lower cost is a key factor driving the rapid rise in electric car sales now underway, say the researchers. At … Read more

Electricity from Renewable sources

Octopus Energy supplies 100% green electricity to customers now, and is investing in new renewable generation. Their sister company Octopus Renewables has grown to become the largest investor of solar power in Europe, as well as growing to become a leading investor in onshore wind. They currently manage a global portfolio of renewable energy assets … Read more