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Are there enough public chargepoints to meet current and future EV demand?

Are there enough public chargepoints to meet current and future EV demand?

The creation of a robust, reliable, and fit for purpose public charging infrastructure that enjoys the full confidence of EV drivers is central to mainstream adoption of electric cars. Forecasts outlined by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) suggest that up to 480,000 public charging points will be needed across the UK by 2030. In …

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Nearly 90% of drivers break speed limit in 20mph residential areas

Nearly 90% of drivers break speed limit in 20mph residential areas

As many as 87% of Britain’s car drivers routinely break the speed limit in 20mph residential areas, according to the latest figures from the Department for Transport. The new statistics released earlier this week, compiled throughout 2021, also show 51% of drivers still go over the 30mph limit. Even though speeding came down from a …

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Government’s plug-in car grant axe is ‘hugely disappointing’

Government’s plug-in car grant axe is ‘hugely disappointing’

The government has closed the plug-in car grant scheme to new orders in a move that is expected to heavily disincentivise EV adoption across the UK. Mike Coulton, EV Consultant at Volkswagen Financial Services UK, explained that the decision is ‘hugely disappointing’ as many people need financial incentives to make the switch to electric an …

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Banned before passing a driving test? This could be a reality for learner drivers

Banned before passing a driving test? This could be a reality for learner drivers

Learner drivers may face a ban from the roads before even passing their test if they do not follow important rules, as figures show 76,000 learners have points on their provisional licences. Of these, 61 per cent already have between six and 10 points. 33,000 drivers were hit with points over driving without insurance, while …

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Petition calls for learner drivers to get legal protection from road rage

Petition calls for learner drivers to get legal protection from road rage

Motorists have started a petition to call on the government to give learner drivers extra legal protection from dangerous driving by full licence holders. According to 59 per cent of driving instructors, new drivers are dealing with aggressive behaviour from other drivers, which has worsened since the Covid pandemic. In their latest research Marmalade car …

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Modification Nation: Over half of drivers unaware they must declare all modifications

Modification Nation: Over half of drivers unaware they must declare all modifications

A recent survey of drivers by the UK’s largest specialist vehicle insurance broker Adrian Flux has revealed that 52% of drivers are unaware that they must declare all vehicle modifications. In unwittingly not declaring all modifications, drivers risk not being fully covered in the event of an accident or insurance claim. Many drivers expect insurance …

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