Half of UK councils have spent nothing on EV infrastructure in 2021

Over half of UK councils have spent nothing on EV infrastructure in 2021, according to a study by EV service monitoring and management platform DevicePilot.  The results reveal that 2021 has been a poor year for EV infrastructure investment, with nearly two-thirds of councils receiving EV-related complaints from their constituents. While some parts of the…

Euro NCAP gives Ford, Hyundai and Toyota EVs top safety rating

Independent safety authority Euro NCAP has released safety ratings for five new cars. The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 and TUCSON and the Toyota Yaris Cross all achieve a top rating of five stars, while the new Hyundai BAYON is awarded four stars. Ford’s new all-electric crossover SUV, the Mustang Mach-E, bears little resemblance to the 5-litre muscle car with which it shares…

National Internet Day: Text message abbreviations explained

Millennials and Gen Z are continually evolving, implementing ways to shorten the words they use while texting or crafting their social media posts, which has led to text message abbreviations and internet acronyms bombarding our social media feeds. Hence, intrigued to find out which texting abbreviations make people scratch their heads most, Case24.com/uk extracted global search volume…

9 in 10 Brits want to do more to fight climate change, claims study

A study looking at public attitudes towards electric vehicles and the climate crisis has revealed the personal sacrifices Britons are willing to make in the fight against global warming. Climate Countdown, the latest in Ford’s quarterly Go Electric reports, finds an overwhelming majority of Brits (91%) feel they have a personal level of responsibility in the fight against climate…

Zoom adds auto-generated captions

Zoom has announced the availability of auto-generated captions, which automatically provide speaker subtitles on Zoom video meetings or webinars. The feature, also known as live transcription, is available for all free and paid Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars accounts. Users can enable the feature via the Zoom web portal. Participants can still privately request that…

Virtual reality tool to measure carbon emissions on display at COP26

A Northumbria University academic is preparing to showcase an innovative virtual reality device at this year's COP26 Climate Change summit which could help to revolutionise the construction industry. As an expert in sustainable construction in Northumbria’s Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Dr Zaid Alwan realised that visualising the impact of carbon in homes and buildings…