UK Stories July 20

Highways England is considering imposing the UK’s first pollution-linked speed limits to help reduce smog in Sheffield. But why should electric vehicle drivers have to slow down too?

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UK Stories July 5

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Battery electric cars now account for 11% of the UK market – tied with diesel.
  • The US consumed more electricity powered by renewables than by coal in 2020, reports the EIA.
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UK Stories June 30

The deadline to phase out coal from Britain’s energy system has been brought forward by a whole year, to October 2024.

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UK Stories January 7

In December 2019, plugin electric vehicles (PEVs) made up 6.6% of the UK market share. In December 2020, PEVs made up 23.4% of the market share. That’s a huge jump in just one year for PEV sales in the UK.

And the Tesla Model 3 was the UK’s best selling auto overall in the last month of 2020, at 5,798 vehicles.

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UK Stories July 3, 2020

The CDC Group, the British government’s development finance institution, will end most fossil-fuel financing abroad. It says it will invest only in companies that align with the Paris Agreement to achieve net zero by 2050.

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UK Stories July 16, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover’s push to develop new electric cars has earned the carmaker a loan guarantee of £500 million ($622 million) from the UK government.

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UK Stories July 15, 2019

New homes in the UK could all be fitted with electric car charging points in the future, as the UK government has outlined a number of EV-supportive proposals in a public consultation on England’s building regulations.

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UK Stories July 11, 2019

A new report envisions a number of energy scenarios for the UK as it aims for net zero emissions by 2050, and one future path involves using 35 million electric cars to store a large amount of renewable energy.

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UK Stories June 12, 2019

The UK is set to become the first G7 country to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with legislation to be introduced in Parliament today.

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UK Stories May 24, 2019

A promising electric car-sharing program in a UK town only lasted a few months, as the EVs quickly became a target for vandals who caused “exceptional levels of damage” to the cars.

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