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Electric car owners ‘can drive for free by letting energy firms use battery’
Monday 16th October 2017

Encouraging car buyers to opts for an electric model over the typical petrol or diesel options can be tricky. However, a new scheme is offering a tempting incentive that could make electric cars much more appealing.

Adam Vaughan, The Guardian, reports:


Electric car that can recharge in moments is being developed by Toyota
Friday 15th September 2017

One of the major issues with electric cars at the moment is the amount of time it takes for them to be recharged. To fill up at a conventional petrol station takes a few minutes, whereas to charge an electric car currently takes approximately 30 minutes.

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Scotland to ‘phase out’ new petrol and diesel cars by 2032
Wednesday 13th September 2017

As the shift towards electric cars continues, it comes as no surprise that Scotland is looking to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032.

Shehab Khan, The Independent, reports:


Picking up the kids from school today? Leaving your car idling for 10 minutes each school day for a year creates toxic fumes to fill two jumbo jets!
Monday 11th September 2017

Recent research has highlighted the impact of not turning off your engine at the school gates, with 20 minutes of idling a day capable of filling a swimming pool with fumes.

Rob Hull, The Mail Online, reports:


UK motorways could be covered with pollution tunnels to trap fumes
Friday 11th August 2017

If you live near a main road or motorway, you’ll be familiar with the noise pollution that inevitably accompanies a busy road. But, have you thought about the air pollution?

Michael Cox, Auto Express reports:


Driving home the good news about electric cars
Wednesday 9th August 2017

Electrics cars have come a long way, with the efficiency and technology advancing at an incredible pace. Sir Richard Branson has played a key part in this development and has begun paving the way to a quieter and cleaner future for cars.

Harriet Alexander, The Telegraph, reports:


A simple conversion could turn our 7.5m lamps into electric car chargers – and they’re already being used in London.
Monday 19th June 2017

Electric cars are becoming more and more popular in the UK, and for good reason! By buying an electric car, you’re showing you’re environmentally conscious, as they do not emit toxic gases and run on a clean energy source.


Speed bumps could vanish from British roads in pollution crackdown after study reveals they increase production of noxious gas
Monday 24th April 2017

Speed bumps are a familiar part of everyday life when driving along British roads. They aim to reduce driver’s speed by forcing them to take their time over each and every bump. But what if their negative attributes outweigh their positives?

Steph Cockroft, The MailOnline, reports:


Ban all cars from the roads near schools to cut air pollution, says London mayor Sadiq Khan
Wednesday 29th March 2017

Air pollution is a hot topic. It’s driving the production of electric cars and has prompted countries such as Norway to consider banning petrol cars altogether. But what steps is the UK taking? The mayor of London has an unusual suggestion.

Fionn Hargreaves, The MailOnline, reports:


Still think you’re getting a bargain by filling up at supermarkets?
Monday 27th February 2017

Many of us use supermarket petrol stations because we believe their petrol prices are much lower than dedicated fuel retailers, and often choose to fill up whilst doing the weekly shop. Whilst this may be convenient, you might not actually be saving as much money as you initially thought.


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