Free parking and a VAT cut on electric cars are being considered by ministers in efforts to outlaw the sale of new combustion engine vehicles within ten years. According to a report commissioned by the Department for Transport, a series of “upfront incentives” were required to boost the number of electric vehicles being sold. Additional financial support to buy a battery-powered car was “one of the most effective and popular levers” which could be introduced by the Government, the report found.
iNews 26th Sept 2020 read more »
Despite home charging being the best option for the vast majority of usage, sometimes we have to leave that comfort zone and travel beyond the range of our EV (although range will increase in EV models over the next few years, easing most ‘range anxiety’). It might be for work, to visit friends and family (when that’s again allowed) or get away from it all on a staycation. Gridserve, a start-up that has plans to build 100 ‘Electric Forecourts’ around the country over the next five years. The first of these is at a site at Braintree, Essex, not far from Stansted Airport. Not perhaps the most obvious location for such a pilot scheme – London has the highest number of EV registrations – but it makes a lot of sense to Gridserve CEO, Toddington Harper, when describing the concept behind the project. He said: “This is designed as a public charging solution, to be able to charge any type of electric vehicle, as fast as that vehicle would allow, in a setting that’s suited for people. They can turn up to charge with all the convenience you would get from a modern petrol forecourt.
Telegraph 27th Sept 2020 read more »