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Overcharged: UK electric car drivers face paying more to charge at peak times
Monday 6th August 2018

Energy regulator Ofgem has warned drivers of electric vehicles they will have a bigger energy bill if they choose to charge their cars during peak hours.

Adam Vaughan, The Guardian, reports:

Low-carbon E10 petrol could be introduced at UK forecourts
Friday 3rd August 2018

The Government has set up a discussion on how a new type of petrol, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, can be implemented throughout the UK.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

Half of young people want to own an electric car
Wednesday 1st August 2018

In a poll of over ten thousand drivers, the AA has revealed that young people are more likely to want to own an electric vehicle than their parents.

Roger Harrabin, the BBC, reports:

2040 petrol and diesel ban: hybrids set to be exempt
Monday 30th July 2018

The Government has revealed more detail on plans to ensure all new cars sold from 2040 are to be zero-emission vehicles.

Hugo Griffiths, Auto Express, reports:

Scalextric-style roads will power electric vehicles during journeys under new £40 million proposal
Friday 27th July 2018

Plans to tackle the challenge of charging electric vehicles on the go have been revealed by the Government, and it seems to have had a little inspiration from a children’s toy.

Tim Collins, The Daily Mail, reports:

Sandwich wrap could foil car thieves
Wednesday 25th July 2018

A CEO of an American IT security organisation has revealed a household solution to preventing thieves hacking your cars’ fob, and it’s in your kitchen draw.

The RAC reports:

The Keys To Modern Car Safety
Monday 23rd July 2018

Recent reports have shown although roads are busier than ever before, casualties are at the lowest level on record.

National Grid set to tackle electric vehicle boom with smart charging
Monday 23rd July 2018

Plans to tackle the growth of the electric vehicle market have been laid out after a new report has forecast millions of charged motors will take to the streets in the next decade.

Jillian Ambrose, The Telegraph, reports:

How your car is secretly making you sleepier
Friday 20th July 2018

Ever felt drowsy at the wheel during a long-haul drive? Research has found that it may be the literal action of driving which is causing you to feel heavy-eyed. 

David Nield, Science Alert, reports:

Mobile phone warning signs take to the road
Wednesday 18th July 2018

A new deterrent sign is to be trialled in an attempt to caution motorists who are using their phones whilst driving.

The BBC reports:  

A roadside system that detects if a mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle is being piloted in a UK first.

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