Motorists are being forced to pay up to a third more to insure electric cars than petrol or diesel equivalents, prompting new concerns over the cost of switching to green vehicles. A new analysis shows that owners of battery-powered cars face an insurance bill up to £240 per year more than those with similar combustion engine models. The average price for insurance cover was 14 per cent higher. The conclusions underline the challenge facing motorists in giving up combustion engine cars in favour of cleaner electric vehicles that produce no emissions from the tailpipe.
Times 24th June 2019 read more »
Regulations covering a government grant scheme for electric vehicle (EV) chargers will require all devices funded through the initiative to use smart technology from 1 July, Roads Minister Michael Ellis will announce today. The new rules mean all chargepoints backed by the government’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme must have the capacity to be remotely accessed and capable of receiving and reacting to a signal.
Business Green 24th June 2019 read more »