Universal standard for chargers needed for electric vehicles

  (Clive Gee/PA) Electric vehicle owners’ lives should be made easier by the creation of a universal standard for chargers, ministers have been told. Conservative MP Bill Wiggin (North Herefordshire) warned there are “serious practical impediments” to running an electric car, adding the “main problem” is access to charging points. He…

Electric scooter firm Bird trials service in London’s Queen Elizabeth Park

Pedestrians might not be so pleased, but the young - or the young at heart, at least - will have welcomed the electric scooter trial in London which started yesterday (November 6th, 2018). Already operating in a host of US locations as well as European cities including Paris and Brussels, Bird has brought its scooters-for-hire…

Mobility experts Biomega develops SIN, Denmark’s first electric car

Skibsted Ideation, the company behind Biomega - the Danish brand known for its high-end electric bicycles - will launch its first 4-wheel Electric Vehicle (EV) at CIIE in Shanghai on November 5th. The concept car has been developed to take Biomega’s principles of social innovation, design thinking and urban mobility and apply them to the…

NIU launches two new e-scooters customised for Europe

At its Urban Mobility Summit in Paris, NIU announced it is launching two all-new e-scooters, the N-GT (pictured above) and M+, customised for the European market. Designed in conjunction with Bosch, Panasonic and Vodafone, the two new scooters are designed with the European consumer in mind, offering different driving modes and extra space for a second passenger. Powered…

Three quarters of us put off buying electric car because of unreliable charging points

  With government policy dictating that non-electric cars can not be sold after 2040, Click4Reg.co.uk has analysed data sourced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and found that annual new electric car registrations in the UK have grown significantly over the last few years. In 2017 alone, there have been 94,093 electric vehicles registered…

Driving the future – how we are on the brink of an EV revolution

Chris Price reports on new initiatives which will help kick-start the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, including Nissan’s partnership with Ovo which will reduce driving costs to virtually nothing Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited to Oslo as a guest of Nissan to attend its third Nissan Futures Conference. It was a…