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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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    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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    Reuters | Vehicle charging in Valhalla: a heroic power struggle

    A study by Britain’s car lobby group in September estimated Britain alone will need 2.8 million public chargers by 2035. This will be at a cost of 16.7 billion pounds ($22.07 billion) versus less than 20,000 today. Jacob Briggs commented that the cost of connecting charging station depends on the...

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    Smart Energy International | Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?

    Our research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data shows battery electric vehicles in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019. During COVID-19 lockdown there has been a backlog of already ordered vehicles that will have contributed to this increase. It is...

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    Engerati | European electric car sales are predicted to triple by the end of 2020

    Electric car sales are expected to be triple what they were in 2019 by the end of 2020 in Europe. Our research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data suggested Covid-19 could positively impact future EV sales in the UK. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in...

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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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    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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    Fleets set to unlock an electric vehicle revolution

    UK fleets have the potential to accelerate an electric vehicle (EV) revolution, with a shift to zero tailgate emissions generating fuel cost savings of around 63% across a fleet and significantly boosting the second-hand car market according to a new report from Cornwall Insight and PwC - “Leading the charge!...

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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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    Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels

    Research into Irish electric vehicle (EV) uptake by Cornwall Insight Ireland shows that EV sales are up 53% year-to-date. However, this still lags behind the Irish government’s Climate Action Plan 2019. The plan set a target to have 950,000 EVs on the road by 2030. The below graph compares 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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    Business Car | The road to electric price parity

    Cornwall Insight research that showed that the point at which electric vehicles (EVs) and petrol and diesel cars reach price parity is approaching fast was featured in Business Car. Lusher said that the company believed fleets were set to lead the way on electrification during the early 2020s, and that...

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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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    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...