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Volvo Cars invests in battery developer StoreDot

Volvo Cars has made an investment in StoreDot, an Israeli company developing extreme-fast charging battery technology for electric cars, through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, its venture capital arm. StoreDot is working on a pioneering technology that,...

ubitricity has installed 5000 charge points in the UK

Electric vehicle (EV) charging network ubitricity has successfully installed 5,000 EV charge points in the UK as part of its mission to install 50,000 electric vehicle charge points in the UK by 2025. The charging company, based in London and Berlin,...

Sunak announces biggest cut to fuel duty rates ever

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has today presented the Spring Statement 2022, or ‘mini budget’, to the Commons. With the situation in Ukraine heavily informing the opening of the chancellor’s speech in particular, this year’s...

Tesla Model Y enters top ten bestsellers in February

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that new plug-in vehicle registrations comprised more than a quarter of overall vehicle sales last month. Indeed, in February plug-in vehicles accounted for more than 25% of...

Global electric vehicle sales up 109% in 2021

In new research on the global electric vehicle market, independent analyst company Canalys has estimated that 6.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) were sold worldwide in 2021, up 109% on 2020. In the company's analysis, EVs include fully electric and plug-in...

Leasing of battery-electric cars grows 101% in 2021

According to the latest data from car leasing comparison website Leasing.com, annual demand for electric vehicles (EVs) surpassed diesel for the first time in 2021, as consumers rapidly transitioned to electric. Data from the car leasing comparison...

Plug-in vehicles account for a fifth of January car sales

The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), detailing sales of new plug-in vehicles in January 2022, show that plug-in vehicle registrations accounted for more than a fifth of overall vehicle sales last month. The...

Survey of EVA Scotland members finds strong EV support

Vehicle manufacturers must reduce the cost of buying electric vehicles in order to accelerate the switch away from fossil fuels, according to the results of a recent survey of members of the Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) Scotland. Indeed, EVA Scotland...

Britishvolt secures funding for Blyth battery factory

UK battery company Britishvolt has received an in-principle offer of government funding through the Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) for its planned gigafactory in Blyth, Northumberland. Once complete, Britishvolt's factory should produce enough...

2021 sees largest-ever increase in plug-in sales

The latest figures are out from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and they detail new car registrations in December 2021. The figures also complete the numbers for 2021 as a whole. For starters, plug-in vehicles comprised an impressive...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:9th Apr 2022