Nearly half of drivers ready to buy EV, claims report

According to brand new research, almost 50 per cent of Britain's car owners will choose to buy an electric vehicle (EV) as their next car due to spiralling fuel costs. The study, published today by used car buying service ChooseMyCar.com, asked 2,000 motorists whether recent fluctuations in fuel costs and shortages had affected their buying…

ShinyShiny snippets: Cryptocurrency donations for Ukraine reach £10m

Cryptocurrency analysts say at least $13.7m (£10.2m) has so far been donated to the Ukrainian war effort through anonymous Bitcoin donations. Researchers at Elliptic, a blockchain analysis company, say the Ukrainian government, NGOs and volunteer groups have raised the money by advertising their Bitcoin wallet addresses online. More than 4,000 donations have been made so…

ShinyShiny tech roundup: EV charging ‘excludes disabled’, claims research

Investigators have found that many of the UK’s 2.5 million Blue Badge holders risk being excluded from Britain’s EV revolution. Research by Auto Express has revealed that EV charging providers are systematically failing to meet their accessibility obligations under the Equality Act - and the government is moving too slowly to protect the interests of…

ShinyShiny tech roundup: Amazon launch planned for September 28th

Amazon will hold its annual hardware and services event on September 28 at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST / 5 pm BST, the company announced today. The annual event is Amazon’s chance to show off its latest Echo devices ahead of the holiday season and is typically the place we hear about upgrades coming…

Norway leads way in European EV adoption, UK is third, claims survey

New research from Select Car Leasing shows that Norway is leading the way in EV adoption, though the UK is in a respectable third position. Based on Select Car Leasing’s scoring system, Norway is the European country offering the most benefits to its inhabitants, scoring 87/100. Norway ranks the highest across 4 different factors, including…

Tesco reaches half a million EV charges at supermarkets

Tesco's electric car charging network has hit 500,000 charges – providing more than 10 million miles of complimentary carbon neutral motoring, the supermarket claims. In partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point, Tesco is installing free charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK as part of its commitment to improving electric car charging infrastructure. The…

Brits aspire to own vegetable patch more than luxury holiday, claims study

Eco-conscious lifestyles have replaced traditional status symbols - with having a vegetable patch and electric car now bigger aspirations than a luxury holiday. Research polling 2,000 Brits found having an electric vehicle on the drive (22 per cent), a compost heap (15 per cent) and a vegetable patch (24 per cent) are among the top…

2 in 3 Brits want more sustainable lifestyle following lockdown

New research released today by Auto Trader reveals that nearly two thirds (63%) of Brits are embracing their inner eco-warrior and focusing on leading a more sustainable lifestyle, as a result of the pandemic. As part of this lockdown-inspired eco-enthusiasm, one in five Brits (21%) is planning to stop fuelling around with petrol and diesel…

ShinyShiny daily round up: Government long way off EV target, says NAO

The government "has a long way to go" to achieve its aim of transforming the car market to selling only 100 per cent electric vehicles (EVs) within 15 years, and to ensure almost every car on the road is zero emissions by 2050, the UK's public spending watchdog has warned. Assessing the government's ambitions to…

Nissan creates ‘environmentally friendly’ lullaby for EV drivers

Scientists have created an ‘environmentally friendly’ lullaby for parents who are forced to take their young children for a drive to get them to sleep. More than half of mums and dads take their little ones out in the car – once a week for many – to help them nod off. Around seven in…