ShinyShiny tech roundup: Vauxhall backs ‘Build Back Greener’ strategy

Vauxhall Mokka-e. Image: Vauxhall With the COP26 global climate summit around the corner, the UK government has announced another push towards electric vehicles (EVs) as part of an overall shift to a carbon-neutral economy.  Ministers are investing £620m in grants for electric vehicles and street charging points. Carmakers will also be…

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…

8 out of 10 think retailers use too much packaging – Amazon worst offender

The vast majority of British consumers still think companies use too much packaging despite industry evidence showing a slight reduction in materials used to deliver products. This figure (85 per cent) is slightly down from research commissioned 12 months ago, which found 88 per cent believed their shopping came with excessive wrapping. Household appliances and…