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Motors in Sidmouth

Government cuts plug in car grant

By Ginny Buckley - Motoring Correspondent

22nd Dec 2021 | Reviews

Cars such as the BMW i3 will no longer qualify for the grant

The government grant for electric cars and vans has been slashed by £1,000 from today, and less vehicles are now eligible.

The financial assistance will now be slashed by £1,000 to £1,500 for electric cars and the list price limit for eligibility drops by £3,000 to £32,000.

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Britain is slipping behind in charge point provision, say industry experts

By Ginny Buckley - Motoring Correspondent

16th Dec 2021 | Reviews

Britain's electric car infrastructure is failing to grow at the same rate as sales of new EVs

Britain's electric car infrastructure is failing to grow at the same rate as sales of new EVs, according to new analysis by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The trade organisation has revealed that the ratio of vehicle chargepoints to plug-in cars deteriorated by -31% during 2020.

The research shows that at the end of 2019, 11 plug-in vehicles potentially shared a standard public chargepoint capable of charging both battery electric (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). In contrast, at the end of 2020, the ratio had fallen to one charger for every 16 plug-ins.

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Electrified British 4x4 set to take on the world

By Ginny Buckley - Motoring Correspondent

8th Dec 2021 | Reviews

Body panels made from fabric are far more durable than steel

A British firm led by a former a Ferrari and McLaren F1 engineer has developed a new electric off-roader designed for use in the world's most challenging environments.

The Fering Pioneer is the brainchild of Ben Scott-Geddes, who has repurposed supercar and racing technology to provide environmental responsibility and unrivalled off-grid capabilities for extreme adventures.

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Mercedes EQS Review

By Ginny Buckley - Motoring Correspondent

23rd Nov 2021 | Reviews

Not only does the EQS redefine the luxury electric car, but it shows an exciting new direction for Mercedes.

Mercedes has flirted with electric cars before, but its efforts have always been limited to putting a battery and motor in a body which was designed for a petrol or diesel. That's not good enough for the flagship of the range though. Buyers spending six figures don't expect compromises.

So for the first time Mercedes is using a platform specially developed to be pure electric.

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Government reveals new 'iconic' charge point

By Ginny Buckley - Motoring Correspondent

18th Nov 2021 | Reviews

The charger was revealed by Transport Minister Grant Shapps

The UK government has unveiled its new design for electric vehicle charge points, which it hopes could become as iconic as the British post box, London bus or black cab.

The result of a £200,000 competition to find the best design, the charger was revealed in the UK Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow.

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