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Smart charging provides solution to challenge of electric vehicles creating extra 18 GW peak electricity demand by 2050

Smart charging provides solution to challenge of electric vehicles creating extra 18 GW peak electricity demand by 2050Electric vehicles could create an additional peak electricity demand of up to 18 GW by 2050, equivalent to an additional 30 per cent on top of today’s peak demand of 60 GW, according to one scenario in National Grid’s recently published ‘Future Energy Scenarios’ (FES).

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Record number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered in UK

Record number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered in UKUK car buyers registered more electric and plug-in hybrid cars during the first half of 2017 than in any previous six-monthly period.

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Electric Highway price change announced

Electric Highway price change announcedEcotricity has announced a price change for the Electric Highway with the energy being charged at 17p per unit, and the cost of providing the service will be a £3 connection fee for all sessions.

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Renault leases 100,000 electric vehicle batteries

Renault leases 100,000 electric vehicle batteriesRenault has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract.

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Citroën E-Berlingo Multispace

Citroën E-Berlingo MultispaceThe Citroën E-Berlingo Multispace is an all-electric model with a driving range of up to 106 miles.  

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New Volvo XC60

New Volvo XC60The new Volvo XC60 has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show and includes a T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid powertrain in the model line-up.

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Kia Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Optima Sportswagon Plug-in HybridThe new Kia Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and it promises a pure electric range of over 37 miles, along with 188mpg.

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Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

Kia Niro Plug-in HybridThe Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and is due to have an all-electric range of 34 miles.

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Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-inThe Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in has been showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, resulting in the IONIQ range now having electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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More electric cars to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, but are the UK’s local electricity networks ready?

More electric cars to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, but are the UK’s local electricity networks ready?This year’s Geneva Motor Show, which opens to the press on Tuesday 7 March, features new electric vehicles (EVs) from a range of manufacturers, with larger battery capacities offering greater driving ranges, but will motorists be able to charge them?

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