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Electric Vehicles took on Ultimate Street Car and won

This weekend (4-6 August '17) Tesla Rentals and ecarTestDrives raced out of their comfort zone and on to the drag strip at Santa Pod Raceway’s Ultimate Street Car event, to show modified petrol car fans what modern electric vehicles can do. The Tesla Model S P100D, owned and driven by David…

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Electric Vehicles – the Revolution Begins PART 1

2017 will be known as the year that the EV revolution became mainstream. Until very recently electric vehicles (EVs) have been the preserve of middle class. Across Europe the Americas and Asia, EV sales are starting to rocket as technology and infrastructure work together to make it perfectly normal to…

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EV charging points in Europe

On different EV forums a question comes up rather a lot about where you can charge your car up when driving across Europe. In some countries you don’t have to travel very far at all, while in others you may find one or two throughout the whole country. Let’s consider…

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Trump wants to change the weather!

Given the man’s ego and fondness of nutty ideas, when we say that President Donald Trump wants to change the global climate you’re probably thinking of King Canute saying he’ll hold back the water in the Wash, only to lose all his gold. Sadly this is a little more dangerous……

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How to Rent a Tesla in the UK

If you are thinking of making the switch to an electric vehicle, then chances are that at some point you have thought about Tesla, and about getting behind the wheel for a test-drive. However, test drives can often limit you to a restricted time, and you cannot truly appreciate the…

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Why 2020 is Important for EV Customers? Subsidies.

A common question when talking to individuals interested in purchasing an EV is, “How much is the tax credit?” Of course, what is really being asked is how government subsidies will affect the price. Data suggests that subsidies will be decreasing globally, nationally and regionally over the next three years.…

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Air pollution harmful to the very young and very old

The foul air of London The UK capital, London, has some of the worst air quality in the world. On the 25th January this year its air quality was measured as being worse than Beijing. Where the Telegraph newspaper took a swat at wood burning stoves we know where most…

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The Oil junkies and The moral panic over pollution

Every trainee journalist is taught about a model of behaviour exhibited by the general public called ‘moral panics’. In a moral panic the media pumps out stories like it has bad guts after a curry and people get enraged over the issue. Currently there’s a swirl of stories going out…

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Stop killing our kids! An open letter to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

Dear Mr Khan, I admit my headline is rather sensationalist, and deliberately so. Whilst I’m encouraged by the measures you announced recently, it’s too little, too slow. Environmental policies over which your office has control are responsible for the deaths of 10,000 people every year, and children are the most…

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Making the Move to an Electric Car

You’ve just learned that 2016 was the hottest year on record; it broke the record set in 2015, and 2014 before that. That worries you, as  it should. So, when do you decide to do something about it? Governments talk about climate change and make pronouncements, but it’s individual action by…

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