EVs

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    Fleet News | 17 electric vehicle charging tariffs

    Our research on the number of electric vehicle (EV) tariffs featured in Fleet News. Research showed around 17 EV tariffs are available, with some of the tariffs still in testing phases and not available to all customers. On top of this number, there are 11 Time of Use (ToU) EV...

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    Does the number of EV tariffs match the EV burgeoning sales?

    Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) showed that combined, Battery Electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) accounted for 17.2% of new car sales in June, with BEVs accounting for more than one in 10 registrations. Despite the boom in electric vehicle (EV) sales, Cornwall...

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    PV Europe | Half of EVs still eligible for Plug-in Car Grant

    Our analysis showing that despite the reduction to the Plug-in Car Grant a large majority of EVs still qualify for the grant featured in PV Europe. Although this is the case, there was clearly some concerns about the effect of the reduction, with the latest figures from the Society of...

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    Half of EVs still eligible for Plug-in Car Grant despite cut to threshold

    In March this year, the government reduced the Plug-in Car Grant by £500 to £2,500 for cars priced £35,000 (previously £50,000). However, despite the cut to the Plug-in Car Grant by the government, more than half of the current electric vehicle (EV) models are still eligible for the grant. Katie...

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    Demand for more charging infrastructure as EV ownership increases

    Analysis by Cornwall Insight shows the number of public electric vehicle (EV) charge points per EV has fallen to its lowest level since 2018 (when Cornwall Insight records began). In fact, for every one EV in the UK, there are 0.28 public charge points. This decline is shown in the...

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    Uptake of Time of Use tariffs still low, but set to increase

    Research from Cornwall Insight's 'Connected homes insight service' has found both suppliers and consumers have made tentative steps to explore Time of Use (ToU) tariffs. However, adoption of these tariffs is anecdotally low at the moment, and ambitious innovation and uptake has been held back by slow industry processes and...

  • Electrifying your fleet? We look at three battery electric vehicles

    We conducted research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data. We found that Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019. Katie Hickford, our Analyst said that during COVID-19 lockdown there has been a backlog of already ordered...

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    Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?

    Research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data by Cornwall Insight shows Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019. SMMT recorded the lowest September car sales this century at 328,041 vehicles, down 4.4% on September 2019. Despite...

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    Air quality news | EV sales reached record levels during lockdown

    Electric vehicle (EV) sales reached record levels during lockdown. June saw the second-highest month of EV registrations ever recorded, with 8,903 new vehicle registrations.  Resilient demand for EVs appears to be driven by four key factors.From 6 April, changes to the Benefit in Kind company car tax means zero-emission vehicles...

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    Electric vehicle sales during lockdown give us a glimpse into the future

    Further research by Cornwall Insight into data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that despite a 97% drop in vehicle sales and difficult market conditions, there continues to be demand for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). In fact, 1,374 BEVs were registered during April, accounting for...

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    Energy Manager Magazine | Why it pays to look back when looking to the future of the energy sector

    In a new report – The Future Report 2020 – we gathered the views of industry experts, including author of the original report, Professor Sam Fankhauser, Arjan Geveke from BEIS and Robert Buckley from Cornwall Insight to debate the technologies, investment and policy needed to reach net zero, and the role business...

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    Engineers Ireland | Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels

    Cornwall Insight Ireland's research into Irish electric vehicle uptake shows that sales are up 53% in the year to date, but this still lags behind the government’s Climate Action Plan 2019 which set a target to have 950,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Tom Lusher explained that this boost...

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    Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging devices

    At the end of 2019, there were ~17,000 public electric vehicle (EV) charge points, over 29,000 connectors, and over 10,500 charging locations recorded on Zap-Map. Research shows that there was a 52% increase in the number of charging devices in 2019 compared with 2018. Within the overall growth of the...

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    Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario

    Electric vehicle (EV) sales bucked the overall 2019 trend of falling car sales with figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) showing that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have risen by 144% to 37,850. According to further research from Cornwall Insight on these figures, the BEV sales for 2019...

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    Electric vehicles on track to pass National Grid’s Consumer Evolution projections

    Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) last week saw battery electric vehicles (BEV) record their largest-ever monthly share of new car registrations in August 2019. Further research into these figures by Cornwall Insight shows that at the current pace of BEV registrations the UK is...

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    Green Fleet | Popularity of EVs and hybrids in Ireland increases

    Tom Lusher has discussed with Green Fleet the increase in popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) in Ireland. He explained that the Irish government has started to pave the way for increased growth by putting several EV incentives in place. If Ireland is to achieve its goal of 950,000 EVs on...

  • Cornwall Insight Ireland comments on the half-yearly Irish EV sales

    Although the Irish passenger car market is down 7.36% on 2018 for the year-to-date (YTD), the sales for alternatively fuelled (BEV, PHEV and hybrid-electric) passenger cars have shown steady growth. A total of 9,582 alternatively fuelled vehicles have been sold for the YTD, a 69% increase on 2018’s total. The...

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    The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space

    Electric vehicle (EV) collaborations between global automotive manufacturers have started to gather pace. In fact, the latest research from Cornwall Insight’s Charged Up: Future Fleet shows that these ventures have steadily grown since December 2018. With eight of the 13 major car manufacturers having either engaged or attempted to arrange...

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    Solutions to electric vehicle range anxiety

    Tom Lusher, Analyst at Cornwall Insight, presented at the Technology as a Service (TaaS) Energising Future Mobility Conference 2019 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham today. He spoke on the issue of range anxiety and how vital it is for industry players to work together to tackle this obstacle...

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    Could the UK learn from Norway’s electric vehicle market?

    During the first quarter of 2019, battery electric vehicle (BEV) registrations grew by 87.5% across the European Union (EU) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), in comparison to the same quarter in the previous year. In fact, the total number of BEVs registered across the EU and EFTA almost...

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    Local authorities’ ability to deliver local energy projects

    A recent report issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) highlighted Local Authorities (LAs) growing concerns surrounding energy prices, with many LAs starting to invest now to allay these concerns. Although some LAs are well advanced in developing local energy strategies and can clearly define investment opportunities in energy, others are only starting...

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    Cornwall Insight’s case for fuel cards for electric fleet vehicles

    Fuel cards are used by the fleet industry to allow drivers to pay for the petrol/diesel at fuel stations, with the company invoiced directly. There are concerns that these cards will be phased out as fleets start to adopt electric vehicle’s (EVs). The mass market for petrol and diesel is...

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    Average electric vehicle range exceeds 200 miles

    There is a wide misconception that the range of electric vehicles (EVs) remains low. The latest research from Cornwall Insight has revealed that the average range of EVs available on the UK market exceeds 200 miles. The below graph – based upon data from the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test...

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    Pixie Energy’s analysis of UKPN’s Optimise Prime

    In March, Hitachi confirmed that 2019 would see London and the South East play host to Optimise Prime – a UK Power Networks (UKPN) project. The project aims to understand the charging patterns of commercial (fleet) electric vehicles (EVs) and their impact on networks. The project seeks to answer how...

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    Fleets could lead the electric vehicle roll-out

    Fleets are an essential part of the transport industry, with approximately 5mn fleet vehicles on Great Britain’s roads. However, recent research from Pixie Energy, a subsidiary of Cornwall Insight Group, showcased in their latest insight paper Arming the Fleet – accelerating businesses scale adoption of EVs, reveals a general absence...

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    The competitive outlook in electric vehicle space maturing

    According to Cornwall Insight, the electric vehicle (EV) and energy space is starting to mature, with companies continually innovating, not only their offerings but the way they access customers. This fact is further cemented by the partnership between E.ON and vehicle leasing specialist ALD Automotive. This sees E.ON become the...