Fuel Price & Efficiency News
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.
The Independent reports:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 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:
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:
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.
Norway continues to lead the way in reducing harmful vehicle emissions. The Norwegian government have reportedly proposed to completely ban the sale of petrol powered cars within the next decade. This is an enormous task that arguably every other country should also be embarking on.