Charging on the street: the battle for our pavements

Charging on the street Charging on the street:When Chris Priest, 40, and his wife bought a [Plug-in] hybrid Volvo XC90 last December for their family of three children, the couple wanted to do the right thing for the planet. That meant keeping the car charged up on the street outside so they could drive it … Read more

Car buyers still sceptical about electric cars, says Ford boss

Consumers are still sceptical about electric cars and switching from petrol and diesel remains “a real challenge”, the boss of Ford UK has told the BBC. Car buyers still sceptical about going electric, says Ford boss – BBC – May 2021 “We did a survey looking at customer attitudes and we saw that just over … Read more

Electric vehicle charging VAT rates clarified by HMRC

HMRC has clarified the tax policy concerning the Electric vehicle charging VAT rates via public charge points and at home. Today HMRC has released a VAT Brief stating that the standard rate of VAT (20%) will apply to charging electric vehicles (EVs) at public charging points. The Brief also confirms that the ‘de minimis’ provisions – which … Read more

Can the Government achieve its Electric vehicle targets?

Currently Electric cars are primarily being purchased by those with a Driveway who can Charge at home. However, as Electric cars become cheaper, this will no longer be the case and local charging , e.g. Street charging, will need to be put in place. The Public accounts Committee questions whether the Government can achieve its … Read more

Electric cars cheaper to produce than fossil fuel vehicles by 2027

By 2026, larger vehicles such as SUVs will be as cheap to produce as petrol and diesel models, according to forecasts from BloombergNEF, with small cars reaching the threshold the following year. Electric cars ‘will be cheaper to produce than fossil fuel vehicles by 2027’ – Guardian – May 2021 The biggest single cost of … Read more

Dramatic improvements coming for Motorway charging

The Ecotricity chargers at Motorway service stations have a very poor reputation, see our page on the subject, however things are about to change! New Generation of charging hubs from Electric Highway & Gridserve As explained in an earlier video the Ecotricity charging on Motorways is to undergo a major improvement with more chargers per … Read more

Express headline scares Petrol and Diesel car owners

PETROL and diesel car owners have been warned of possible petrol stations changes which could come into effect within years. Express – May 2021 The 2030 petrol and diesel car ban could signal major changes for road infrastructure which could have massive consequences for owners of traditional models. What the Government actually said is… Sales … Read more

Supermarkets, which have chargers?

Of the supermarkets which have chargers Tesco and Asda have the largest number of supermarkets with chargers. However don’t expect the highest speed of charging. Morrisons and Sainsburys are next in the list, with Lidl, Waitrose, Co-op and Aldi following.