Tag: EVs

Plug-in car grant cut – now £1,000 less in the UK

Earlier this week, the UK Government revealed that the plug-in car grant would be reduced down from £2,500 to £1,500. The grant currently offers a subsidy on new car sales of any car that can be plugged in, hybrid or fully electric. There are also some changes to what band of prices the grant can now be applied to too. Customers looking to buy a brand new electric car can […]

London’s largest Taxi company, Addison Lee to go fully electric by 2023

Addison Lee, one of the largest private taxi companies in London has announced plans to go fully electric by 2023. The company is investing £160 million to switch its entire fleet from combustion to EV and it’ll start the roll out with 450 Volkswagen ID 4 SUVs. This is only a small amount so far, the company has around 4,000 taxis on the roads – but it has committed to […]

Electric car chargers now have to be installed on new homes

England is now the first country in the world to enforce the installation of new electric car chargers on new-build homes, this comes as the deadline for the ban of new cars sold that are only combustion based is in 2030, after that any new cars sold have to be pure electric or hybrid, 2035 onwards any new cars sold have to be pure electric only. The need for good […]

Honda pledges to stop selling combustion cars by 2040

Honda has said this week that it will stop making and selling any combustion based cars in twenty years time, by 2040. The Japanese car company has also said that by 2030 at least, it is expecting at least forty percent of its sales worldwide to be fully electric cars and fuel cell based, such as hydrogen. This self set deadline comes a bit late when compared to other car […]

BMW reduces price of i3 in the UK so it can qualify for electric car grant

This week, BMW has reduced the price of the BMW i3 all electric car in the UK, due to how the government has recently changed the plug-in car grant (PiCG). At the beginning of this month, BMW actually raised the price of the i3 by £3665, bringing the price up to £39,690. However, on the 18th March the UK government changed the scheme, reducing the contribution in provides from £3,000 […]

Volkswagen ID Buzz coming to EU next year and US in 2023

The all electric Buzz from Volkswagen is coming very soon to Europe with the US getting it a year later in 2023. Volkswagen spoke to Car and Driver this week who confirmed the news. Volkswagen will be launching quite a wide variety of models here in the UK and UK with a commercial vehicle version as well as a passenger van in different wheelbase sizes, short and long. Whereas the US will […]

FedEx is planning for a fully electric fleet by 2040

A lot of companies are making plans and making shifts the world of electric vehicles, it is an important reality we all need to work towards and earlier in February, Jaguar made the decision to become an all electric company by the year 2025, along with Ford by 2030 and so on. Now FedEx is making some promises, it is planning on becoming fully electric for its fleet by the […]

Mercedes is not going to sell the EQC in the US ‘for now’

Mercedes launched the all electric EQC SUV in 2019 here in the UK and Europe but the USA is a very big market for Mercedes and competition for electric cars is fierce especially with Tesla selling huge numbers. Despite this so far Mercedes hasn’t launched the EQC in North America but this decision may change in the future. Large SUVs and pick up trucks are very popular in the US […]

We’re getting more things delivered lately, this has sparked concern of fuel consumption

As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, more and more things are being delivered to us at home, online food shopping, essential items, clothes and even cars are being delivered to us now. This rapid increase in deliveries has caused some concern about road congestion, the impact of burning fuel and what that means for air quality in cities. LeasePlan has conduced some research to look into this and […]