Interest in electric vehicles offered online surged by 500% last week as the government announced a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel models from 2030, reports BuyaCar.
With electric cars normally representing little more than 300 searches per day, after last week’s announcement that figure shoot up to 1,679 in the 24 hours following but electric cars still have a hill to climb in the face of sustained demand for petrol cars, while even used diesels remain a popular used choice – despite their decline in the new car market.
M6 Toll price will increase 20p extra daily from 4th December, which could see regular toll users forced to pay £13.80 a day and over £300 a month.
It’s the most expensive tolled road in the UK and almost three times as expensive as the Dartford Crossing over the Thames east of London.
Research from Close Brothers Motor Finance indicates 46% of drivers support the introduction of a low emission zone (LEZ) in their nearest city.
Younger people are much more supportive, with 62% of Gen Z drivers, aged 17-24, in favour, compared to just a third (34%) of over 55s.
Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid (V2G) has installed the first of 100 V2G chargers, as part of its trial to demonstrate how V2G technology can provide a solution to potential electricity network capacity issues as the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) increase. Over 450 EV drivers have applied to join the new Electric Nation trial so far.
Electric Nation Vehicle to Grid – a project of Western Power Distribution (WPD), in partnership with CrowdCharge – is recruiting Nissan EV owners in the WPD licence areas of the Midlands, South West and South Wales to take part in the trial of Vehicle to Grid smart charging technology.
Kia Motors (UK) has struck new partnerships with bp Chargemaster and Pod Point to offer Kia customers preferential terms for the provision of a homecharge point.
As part of these new partnerships, all Kia dealers are able to offer Kia EV and PHEV owners preferential prices for a home 7kW smart charger and its installation with savings between £20 and £60.
There has been a spike in websearches about electric vehicles.
Before October there were over 80,000 enquiries but last month it jumped to nearly 13,500 and most asked about how long charging takes and the cost of it, if government grants existed and where are charging points located.
A new trend for glampervanning is on the rise this winter as Brits look for inventive ways to staycation with loved ones during the colder months of COVID-19 – and it is being driven by a surprising demographic.
A survey of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by Auto Trader, revealed that 71% of Brits who are thinking about taking a holiday this winter would consider staying in a luxury caravan or motorhome and these can cost from £50,000.