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One of the most frequent grumbles about electric cars in the early years was that the choice was very limited. The main options were the Renault Zoe, the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S. These cars have all proven themselves and are still with us on the new car market a decade or so […]

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Batteries are the part of an electric car we never normally see. But in this case, out of sight is not necessarily out of mind. In particular, we can expect to hear a lot more about efforts to attract battery production to the UK, as the motor industry makes the big switch to EVs. The […]

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One of the main arguments in favour of electric cars is that they produce far lower CO2 emissions in use than petrols or diesels. My own view is that while customers do care about the planet and they also like the fact that electric cars are green, they mostly switch and stay converted because EVs […]

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There are many real and imagined obstacles to switching to an electric car. In the early days it was all about range. Now, people are worrying more about the charging infrastructure instead. Those are both subjects that have had more than their fair share of attention, but there is another issue that has probably been […]

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One of the most widely held beliefs about electric cars is that the public charging infrastructure isn’t very good and that it will struggle to serve the increasing number of electric cars pouring onto our roads. I’ve always been sceptical about this. By 2019, for example, it was already being reported that the UK had […]