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“ELECTRIC CARS - WHICH ONE?”

“ELECTRIC CARS - WHICH ONE?”

Channel 5 (Wed 28th Sept, 20.00hrs) Presenter – Journalist Alexis Conran

Connected Kerb secures up to £110 million  from Aviva Investors to deliver game-changing”  on-street EV charging revolution

Connected Kerb secures up to £110 million from Aviva Investors to deliver game-changing”  on-street EV charging revolution

Connected Kerb, the electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure specialist, today announces it has secured an investment of up to £110 million from Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, to support its plans of delivering 190,000 on-street EV chargers by 2030 to revolutionise access to EV charging for the millions of drivers without off-street parking. 

CampervanCo launches new Alphard Pioneer II hybrid conversion model with off-grid freedom as standard

CampervanCo launches new Alphard Pioneer II hybrid conversion model with off-grid freedom as standard

Greater and greener off-grid adventures can now be yours with the launch of the Toyota Alphard Pioneer II hybrid - the latest eco-campervan model released today from Scotland-based Campervan Co, the UK's leading eco-campervan conversion specialist.

“WE’VE GOT THE PAUA” SAYS UK’S COMMUNITY CHARGING APP CO CHARGER… fleet managers will benefit in new collaborative approach

“WE’VE GOT THE PAUA” SAYS UK’S COMMUNITY CHARGING APP CO CHARGER… fleet managers will benefit in new collaborative approach

“So many Fleet Managers want to transfer to electric but are held back by concerns about charging” - Niall Riddell founder and CEO of Paua

Revolutionary electric vehicle battery pack technology cutting costs and development time and costs for automotive manufacturers is launched

Revolutionary electric vehicle battery pack technology cutting costs and development time and costs for automotive manufacturers is launched

IONETIC the UK start-up specialising in electric vehicle (EV) battery pack technology, has launched its state-of-the-art EV battery pack design platform, which can cut the development cost and time for automotive manufacturers bringing a new electric vehicle to market.

Green energy investor breaks into EV charging space to support fleets

Green energy investor breaks into EV charging space to support fleets

A new EV infrastructure business backed by one of the world’s largest green energy investors has launched to support fleet operators with the shift to electric. Dubbed Fleete, it’s the brainchild of Macquarie Asset Management’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and aims to remove the barriers to commercial EV adoption for bus, truck and LCV operators.

Geniesis GV60 Review

Geniesis GV60 Review

High-speed electric Korean luxury crossover SUV

Electric motorcycles boosted by £1 million funding

Electric motorcycles boosted by £1 million funding

British electric motorcycle specialist, Maeving - it launched its British-built and designed all-electric RM1 model in June - has secured a £1 million funding package from MEIF Maven Debt Finance.

Fastned joins the electric universe

Fastned joins the electric universe

Electric charging has gone stratospheric. To celebrate 300,000+ compatible chargers on the network, Electric Juice is launching into the Electric Universe on the 24th August 2022!

“Perfect Storm” facing Scotland’s Hospitality Sector

“Perfect Storm” facing Scotland’s Hospitality Sector

Scotland’s holiday parks, glamping and campsites are facing some serious issues in the coming months and years, according to a leading expert who says that the country transitions to electric vehicles will impact the hospitality sector unless urgent action is taken.  

Charge Point of the Week…

Charge Point of the Week…

...courtesy of Fergus Wilson Business Development manager and Electric Vehicle Specialist at Western Maxus

Quentin Willson column: A war against EVs?

Quentin Willson column: A war against EVs?

...Courtesy of Transport + Energy

Pure EV slice of used-car market doubles

Pure EV slice of used-car market doubles

...Courtesy of Transport + Energy

Has our electric car future hit a roadblock?

Has our electric car future hit a roadblock?

Latest data from the SMMT shows that whilst battery electric vehicles (BEV) continue to swim against the tide of new car registration decline, their market share stands at 10.9% for July 2022 – the weakest month yet for BEV since the pandemic. Looking on the bright side, overall growth for this year has reached 49.9%, which means that electric cars (and by ‘electric cars’ I mean BEV) account for a 13.9% market share overall.

Could Scotland be capable of this?

Could Scotland be capable of this?

This giant 'water battery' under the Alps could be a game-changer for renewable energy in Europe

Moves needed to convince CV operators to go EV

Moves needed to convince CV operators to go EV

It appears that the majority of van and other commercial vehicle operators just haven’t got the full message about switching to all electric….the latest figures show that just 5% of all new vans sold in July were EVs, whilst diesel, despite soaring fuel costs, still accounted for 93% of new van registrations.

Talking hotels - Glenapp Castle

Talking hotels - Glenapp Castle

One of Scotland’s 5 star luxury hotels is ahead of the EV revolution… Glenapp Castle in South Ayrshire has installed a series of charging points adding to Scotland’s hospitality sector able to attract and service the growing number of electric vehicle tourists visiting the country.

Orkney and Shetland EV driver boost

Orkney and Shetland EV driver boost

EV drivers using ferries to the northern isles of Scotland may soon be able to charge their cars onboard ship following regulations announced by the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

‘Fill up’ for free - the places where electric car drivers in Scotland can get a charge without cost

‘Fill up’ for free - the places where electric car drivers in Scotland can get a charge without cost

Clever hack could see drivers refuel for free by making the most of free public chargers at supermarkets, shopping centres and tourist sites Residents in Scotland, London and the South East benefit from nearly half of the 5,430 free chargers across the UK, while the North East was found to be Britain’s stingiest region when it comes to free charging Electric car drivers without off-street parking are paying up to £1,320 a year to charge - that’s £1,155* more than those with a driveway

LV= launches Electrix proposition to help drivers lease, charge and insure EVs

LV= launches Electrix proposition to help drivers lease, charge and insure EVs

...Courtesy of Fleetworld Natalie Middleton

Honda-E Review

Honda-E Review

In the first episode of a brand new EVTalk series of film reviews, Battery ElectroChemist, Dr Euan McTurk and Generate Media’s Ric Boullemier put the all electric Honda E to the test. 

What Impact Will The Energy Crisis Have On UK EV Drivers?

What Impact Will The Energy Crisis Have On UK EV Drivers?

How will EV drivers be affected by Electricity Price Rises?

Latest EV Snippets

Latest EV Snippets

Scottish Water continues the electrification of their fleet, Edinburgh Waverley station installs new charge points & Liberty Charge wins place on Scottish EV charging network...

Charging via the Sun…shine on with 3ti!

Charging via the Sun…shine on with 3ti!

As the UK cools from record temperatures in excess of 40oC, 3ti, the UK’s leading designer, installer, funder and operator of Solar Car Parks (SCPs), has provided a very timely and fitting reminder of the significant power of the sun and how it can be put to more positive effect on the environment.

Bond and Bardot were early lovers of this one!!!!

Bond and Bardot were early lovers of this one!!!!

Designed in the early 1960s by Sir Alec Issigonis, the father of the Austin Mini, the Mini Moke quickly gained cult status in the French Riviera, Australia and the Caribbean. James Bond and Brigitte Bardot were both early converts. 

Will the National Grid Collapse when a Nation full of EV Owners Plug In?

Will the National Grid Collapse when a Nation full of EV Owners Plug In?

EVs are well past the tipping point towards mass adoption, but time and time again we keep hearing that the National Grid will not be able to cope when we are a nation full of EV owners all plugging in to charge at the same time.

Updated MG5 EV all-electric estate: Pricing and specs revealedUpdated MG5 EV all-electric estate: Pricing and specs revealed

Updated MG5 EV all-electric estate: Pricing and specs revealedUpdated MG5 EV all-electric estate: Pricing and specs revealed

Updated MG5 EV all-electric estate: Pricing and specs revealed... Natalie Middleton of Fleetworld has the latest

The fully electric convertible Mini Cooper is on its way!

The fully electric convertible Mini Cooper is on its way!

It had to come...but not quite yet!

Road Test: Nissan Ariya

Road Test: Nissan Ariya

The wait is finally over – Nissan’s C-segment battery electric contender has arrived. John Challen samples the new kid on the block.

Common misconceptions on electric vehicles…

Common misconceptions on electric vehicles…

Scottish Government’s advice.

ALMOST A THIRD OF SECOND-HAND CAR SALES TO BE ELECTRIC BY 2030

ALMOST A THIRD OF SECOND-HAND CAR SALES TO BE ELECTRIC BY 2030

...Courtesy of GreenCarGuide By 2030 the UK will have a thriving second-hand market for battery electric cars (BEVs), with almost a third (31%) of annual used car sales being BEVs, according to new analysis and modelling by LV= General Insurance (LV= GI), one of the UK’s largest insurers of electric cars.

Nostalgia or What? Electrify your dreams with a ‘classic’ conversion  ...but at a cost!!

Nostalgia or What? Electrify your dreams with a ‘classic’ conversion ...but at a cost!!

Remember these three.. the classic Ford GT40 that dominated the Le Mans 24 Hours race back in the 60s, the Jaguar XK120 and the uniquely lovable Mini Mokes?

Rolls Royce to launch the ‘Spectre’

Rolls Royce to launch the ‘Spectre’

It’s being called the “silent menace” and it will lead one of the most revered and historic names in automotive design and comfort into the world of EVs...they may not have been the first off the block but the automotive industry’s most luxurious brand has an EV in the wings….Norrie Hunter reports  

All new UK car buyers set to switch to electric vehicles once prices drop - ‘no surprise!’
Citroen E-Berlingo review

Citroen E-Berlingo review

...Courtesy of Nat Barnes, Editor of 'EVs Unplugged' The van-based passenger car market has been an unusually successful one for Citroen with its Berlingo. On paper, the idea of a small van with windows with practicality as its core selling point is hardly the sexiest of transport options

UK ‘scrap and replace’ scheme ‘could be an option’ to ditch petrol and diesel cars for EVs
What Does The Future Of EV Adoption Look Like?

What Does The Future Of EV Adoption Look Like?

Two EV experts and champions - Shamala Evans-Gadgil, Senior Programme/Project Manager and consultant working on behalf of Coventry City Council, and Claire Miller, Director of Technology & Innovation at Octopus Electric Vehicles – are heading for talks at PEMD 2022 (Power Electronics, Machines and Drives)

Private and public initiatives drive Scottish EV charging network expansion

Private and public initiatives drive Scottish EV charging network expansion

Private and public partnerships are proving increasingly key in Scotland’s transition to all-electric transportation, helping to drive expansion of the charging network.  

British Gas and Osprey Charging Network partner to accelerate fleet electrification

British Gas and Osprey Charging Network partner to accelerate fleet electrification

British Gas, the UK’s largest energy and home services company, has partnered with Osprey Charging, one of the UK’s largest networks of rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging points, to help transition its vehicles to an all-electric fleet and simplify the charging process for its drivers.

Road Test - The CUPRA Born

Road Test - The CUPRA Born

  Review by Giles Blair, Editor of The Daily Record Road Record  

The 2022 Fleet magazine awards

The 2022 Fleet magazine awards

The industry gathered in London recently to recognise the best people and products in the electric vehicle industry.  Click here to see the winners

Motoring correspondent, commentator and former BBC Scotland journalist, Alan Douglas reviews the Exciting Ford Mach-E

Motoring correspondent, commentator and former BBC Scotland journalist, Alan Douglas reviews the Exciting Ford Mach-E

  As part of a new series of articles, EVA Scotland has invited motoring journalists, including members of the prestigious Association of Scottish Motoring Writers to contribute their Road Test reports on the latest EVs  to hit the markets

One Scots EV family has taken energy saving to a whole new level!

One Scots EV family has taken energy saving to a whole new level!

  A Smart Guy with more than just a Smart Meter...Scotsman, Grahame Case has broken new ground with a personal home decarbonisation programme that would put many companies to shame and would, quite frankly embarrass most of us!

ZipCharge ‘GoHub’ modular EV charging station revealed

ZipCharge ‘GoHub’ modular EV charging station revealed

The fixed charging station contains up to 10 of the company’s suitcase-sized ZipCharge Go portable chargers, capable of adding 20 miles of range in around 30 minutes    

UK and Scottish EV infrastructure is ‘Charging’ ahead

UK and Scottish EV infrastructure is ‘Charging’ ahead

Scotland’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure continues to  grow (alongside the rest of the UK) and as such is changing shape to meet the needs of EV drivers, according to Zap-Map app. 

Gill Nowell, Head of EV at LV= General Insurance, reflects on her time spent at Fully Charged LIVE 2022 and the progress that’s being made in the electric vehicle (EV) sector.
EV Owner / Driver Interviews

EV Owner / Driver Interviews

  In the first of our series of interviews, EVA Scotland asked Fife pharmacist Allan Shields, Pharmacy Director & Prescribing Pharmacist why the pharmacy decided to go all-electric….  

Sevadis now compatible with Fuuse, providing new revenue streams for installers

Sevadis now compatible with Fuuse, providing new revenue streams for installers

  Leading supplier of electric vehicle charging products in the UK, Sevadis, have joined forces with flexible charge point management system Fuuse to offer a full turnkey solution for commercial customers and fleets, whilst supporting the growth of UK installers.  Both OCPP (open charge point protocol) compliant, the two announce the compatibility and in interoperability between their hardware and software.

Miralis announces Chair following investment for Fuuse

Miralis announces Chair following investment for Fuuse

  Transport-focused data science and software engineering company Miralis have announced Judith Halkerston OBE as Chair of their board to support the company’s ambitious growth plans.

“Hybrid vehicles-outdated and not as eco-friendly   as we were once told”...says Octopus Energy EV
South of Scotland Enterprise becomes  a Carbon Literate Organisation

South of Scotland Enterprise becomes a Carbon Literate Organisation

  South of Scotland Enterprise has become the first ‘Carbon Literate Organisation in Scotland, highlighting its commitment to leading the region’s journey to Net Zero and receiving a Bronze Award in recognition of its work to promote C L amongst its 140-strong staff and Board members.  

Latest EV Industry News

Latest EV Industry News

  Latest industry news from Transport & Energy and other news sources 

Scots motorists are rapidly accelerating towards electric travel say Bridgestone

Scots motorists are rapidly accelerating towards electric travel say Bridgestone

  SCOTS motorists are rapidly accelerating towards electric travel, with 70 per cent preparing to ditch their traditionally powered cars for good, according to a major study.

As electric vehicle sales, month by month exceed all expectations, forecourts are changing…Norrie Hunter reports.

As electric vehicle sales, month by month exceed all expectations, forecourts are changing…Norrie Hunter reports.

  Throughout the UK, many diesel and petrol pumps are now being replace in forecourts by rapid charge points, with leading retailers such as members of the Motor Fuel Group heading the pack.  

BUSINESS BOOST FOR SCOTLAND’S  HOSPITALITY & LEISURE SECTORS IF THEY “GO ELECTRIC”

BUSINESS BOOST FOR SCOTLAND’S HOSPITALITY & LEISURE SECTORS IF THEY “GO ELECTRIC”

https://transportandenergy.com/?s=EVA+SCOTLAND+Boost+to+Business “Scotland’s hospitality and leisure industries should gear-up quickly to meet the electric car revolution by offering new charge points for guest.”  “Having EV charge points could be more attractive to guests than a swimming pool or spa treatments.”… says EVA Scotland  

Don’t put a BRICK in it – use a BriXcell!

Don’t put a BRICK in it – use a BriXcell!

  A real “ground-breaker” for new home owners and the house building industry.  

Science centre team gears up as Dundee leads Scotland’s EV drive

Science centre team gears up as Dundee leads Scotland’s EV drive

A group of Dundee Science Centre staff have swapped lab coats for boilersuits exploring the workings and safety implications of electric vehicles.    

World’s First All-Electric Fire Pumping Appliance ... and it’s built in Scotland

World’s First All-Electric Fire Pumping Appliance ... and it’s built in Scotland

Ayrshire-based Emergency One Group has designed and built the E1 EV0, an amazing product that’s gaining lots of attention from fire and rescue services brigades across the UK.  

As electric vehicle sales, month by month exceed all expectations, forecourts are changing

As electric vehicle sales, month by month exceed all expectations, forecourts are changing

As electric vehicle sales, month by month exceed all expectations, forecourts are changing...Norrie Hunter reports.

EV Net Zero launches the UK’s first Destination EV Charging network where drivers pay what they feel is fair to charge their Electric Vehicles
Scotland is leading the charge to all-electric cars

Scotland is leading the charge to all-electric cars

The ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 means electric cars and commercial vehicles are the future – and Scotland is leading the way. In Scotland there are more electric vehicles (EVs) per head than the rest of the UK and, today, there are over 2,600 plug-in points.

Making Electric Vehicle charging more 
accessible for disabled people

Making Electric Vehicle charging more 
accessible for disabled people

Increasing numbers of disabled drivers are switching to electric vehicles in their support of climate change objectives and the need to improve the health of the air we breath.

CampervanCo Unveils Pioneering New Hybrid Model

CampervanCo Unveils Pioneering New Hybrid Model

The Ford Transit Custom Evolution Eco Camper will be the most sustainable in the world  

TALKING EVs - TALKING HOTELS

TALKING EVs - TALKING HOTELS

EVA Scotland is launching a new feature on its websites that will focus on those hospitality venues including hotels and restaurants across Scotland that “go that extra mile” for EV owners. As pandemic restrictions begin to ease and holiday planning is firmly on the agenda, we take a look at what Scotland’s hospitality sector has to offer, particularly with the EV owners in mind.

Scots charity goes all electric

Scots charity goes all electric

EV Conversion “loophole needs to be changed”

EV Conversion “loophole needs to be changed”

says Dr Euan McTurk - Consultant Battery Electrochemist at Plug Life Consulting Ltd and EVA Scotland member and media commentator Posted on LINKEDIN...

Transport & Energy online tells us…. 61% of Disabled people want more accessibility to charge points
CTEK lights the Fuuse for integrated  EV charging, payment and billing
Latest EV Industry News

Latest EV Industry News

Latest industry news from Transport & Energy and other news sources

Quentin Willson Biography

Quentin Willson Biography

Choose Your Charge Point Installer With Care
MG ZS EV Review

MG ZS EV Review

Voltage Bikes

Voltage Bikes

https://www.voltagebike.co.ukThe Scottish e-bike company VoltAge has the ambition to bring affordable, comfortable, e-bike travel to support green travel and health. Mike Gardner tells us more.

EV Charging Infrastructure in Scotland

EV Charging Infrastructure in Scotland

A “State of the Nation” by Matt Jackson, SWARCO eVolt | June 2020

Jaguar I-Pace Review

Jaguar I-Pace Review

A comprehensive, first hand review of the Jaguar I-Pace and how it compares with its high end EV competitors. Francis Galashan.

Event Recordings

Event Recordings

Recordings of EVA Scotland Events can be found here.

Supporting the electrification of all vehicles in Scotland

Supporting the electrification of all vehicles in Scotland

EVA Scotland's ambition is to be the voice of the electric vehicle movement all over Scotland

Bridging the Charging Gap

Bridging the Charging Gap

Electric Vehicles (EV) are fast becoming part of everyday life. The growth in utilisation in 2019  has been startling – a 144% increase in demand in the UK alone – and forecasts suggest that growth will continue at pace over the next decade, with the worldwide EV market worth $1438.8bn by 2025, and up to 230m EVs on the road by 2030.

Electron Garage

Electron Garage

Classic Conversions in Scotland 

EV Shorts

EV Shorts

Lots of people new to EVs often get confused by the acronyms and terms, while many long-time EV drivers see unfamiliar ones and can be puzzled by what they may mean. Here with EVA Scotland I’ve decided to share my most up to date list along with a few others that EVA Scotland have added already.  

Charge to the Circle

Charge to the Circle

Join Beth Lily Georgiou on an eco-adventure from Bristol to Nordkapp promoting ocean awareness in 100% electric cars.

The challenges, advantages and future of electric boats

The challenges, advantages and future of electric boats

Electric boats (EBs) are a lot more diverse, complicated and varied than cars, because they have to tackle some very varied conditions, but they share some common features. Robert Kay briefly considers the history, advantages and future of electric boats and shipping.

Rapid Development?

Rapid Development?

Guest contributor and EVA Scotland member Dr Mike Gill (of WattsUp fame) outlines his perspective on the development of the rapid charging infrastructure in Scotland.

Future home is closer to becoming the ‘current home’

Future home is closer to becoming the ‘current home’

"The home of tomorrow is very much becoming the home of today, with homeowners now having increased choice and freedom on how best to play their own part in joining the rEVolution." — Liam Walker from myenergi offers his view on home charging.

Switchers

Journeys

The Plug Life

The Plug Life

"I didn’t choose the Plug Life, the Plug Life chose me", EVA Scotland member and EV battery engineer Dr Euan McTurk shares his journey to EV evangelist.