The price of second-hand electric cars has increased by as much as 14 per cent this year because of soaring demand for green vehicles, research has shown. A shortage of new models and lengthy waiting lists are thought to have inflated the price of used battery-powered vehicles across Britain. The findings come amid a surge in demand for the very cleanest cars, which have zero emissions. Analysis of the car industry shows that the fastest price increases since January have applied to popular second-hand electric cars, such as the Renault Zoe and BMW i3. The value of combustion-engine cars has fallen over the same period. Separate figures show that the average cost of a second-hand electric vehicle last month was more than £10,000 higher than that for a petrol or diesel model. More than 28,000 new electric cars have been sold in Britain since the start of this year, more than double the number registered last year. However, they account for only 1.4 per cent of new vehicles sold.
Times 27th Nov 2019 read more »
Hans-Werner Sinn’s opinion piece on whether electric cars are as climate friendly as they seem generated a good deal of controversy. William Todts, executive director of Transport & Environment, gives his response.
Guardian 26th Nov 2019 read more »
Solarwatt is launching a smart solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging offering in the UK in partnership with Austrian e-mobility solutions manufacturer Keba. This marks the first time Solarwatt has launched an EV offering in the UK, adding charging to its existing roster of solar and storage offerings. The offering will be available for home charging, as well as to businesses.
Solar Power Portal 26th Nov 2019 read more »