Is the switchover timetable to electric realistic?

How quickly can the UK make the transition to electric cars? At the moment there is a formal target for the sale of conventional petrols and diesels to end in 2030, with the cleanest hybrids being allowed to continue until 2035. On the face of it, with sales of electric cars taking an ever larger […]

Scrapping of plug-in grant makes sense

It was long signalled, but now it’s finally happened; the government has ended the plug-in car grant via which it subsidised the purchase of new electric vehicles. Of course, by the end of its life, the plug-in grant was not what it had been. Initially set at a generous £5,000 when it was introduced in […]

The bigger picture

Mass market electric cars have been with us for about a decade now, and for all of that time, the popular Fully Charged YouTube channel has been on hand to explain to anyone who is interested in the subject what’s going on. Since 2018, though, Fully Charged has not just been an online presence but […]

Striking out along a different path

It’s a question that won’t go away – what will the government do to replace the large amounts of tax revenue it derives from petrol and diesel fuel as the UK switches to electric cars? According to a recent report in the Times, Downing Street’s policy unit is examining new taxes and charges for motorists […]

Striking out along a different path

How many drivers will really miss the experience of driving a car with a manual gearbox when the world goes electric? Toyota clearly thinks that the number is significant if a recent series of patent filings is anything to go by. This registration, it appears, shows that the company is working on technologies that would […]