The Cable Guy & Stormguard

The cable guy & Stormguard

Back in February 2020, after owning an e-Golf for a few months, Colin Townend (a retired Chartered Engineer from Macclesfield) realised there was a need other than simply more public charging points. Colin felt there was a need to make it easier for people to charge their cars from home, safely and without the charging […]

TripTo – an innovative electric car club

TripTo - an innovative electric car club

Tripto came about when (in 2005) Andrew Capel had the idea of getting rid of their family car to further reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. But living in a rural area would have made their lives unnecessarily harder not to have access to a car at all or to be dependent on others to […]

Company Spotlight 4 – Electric Zoo

Company Spotlight 4 - Electric Zoo

Lash Saranna Co-Founder & CEO, established Electric Zoo in 2018 alongside Charnjit Saranna.   Their headquarters are in Coventry, West Midlands with a hub in Glasgow too. There are currently 10 employees at Electric Zoo.     What does Electric Zoo do? We offer electric cars on subscription.   What are your main products/services? Supply […]

Motor Ombudsman poll shows rising prices at the pumps fuelling a shift to EVs

Motor Ombudsman poll shows rising prices at the pumps fuelling a shift to EVs

An online Opinion Matters poll commissioned by The Motor Ombudsman, has shown that, with prices at the pumps continuing to increase and reach record highs, nearly half (48%) of UK car owners are concerned about having a pure petrol or diesel-powered vehicle, therefore making a switch to a battery electric car for their next purchase […]

Electric Classic Cars – Company Spotlight 3

Company Spotlight 3 - Electric Classic Cars

Richard founded Electric Classic Cars (ECC) after what began as a hobby in the home garage on evenings and weekends grew too big to keep the ‘day job’. Richard (aka Moggy) has classic car DNA flowing though him, having owned, restored and raced various classics since the age of 17. He has also worked in […]

DS Automobiles discovers EV drivers feel less stressed behind the wheel

DS Automobiles discovers EV drivers feel less stressed behind the wheel

Drivers of electric and hybrid cars feel less stressed behind the wheel than drivers of petrol or diesel cars, according to research by DS Automobiles. In a survey of 2,000 UK drivers* conducted by DS Automobiles, over 78% had experienced stress while driving. However, 38% of electric and hybrid car owners said their current car […]

Company Spotlight 2: Cleevely Electric Vehicles

Company Spotlight 2: Cleevely Electric Vehicles

Matt Cleevely AAE MIMI founded Cleevely EVs in 2018. Matt started the company with his wife, Claire, who is the Financial Director and their friend, David Smith, who is the Sales Director. Cleevely EVs is a small team of 6, including the CEV mobile techs that service and repair EVs nationally. Cleevely EVs is part […]

Company Spotlight 1: Drive Green

Company Spotlight 1: Drive Green

Richard Norris founded Drive Green in 2017. They now have 8 employees and are based in the Somerset countryside, 12 miles south of Bristol near Emborough.     What does Drive Green do?  We are a specialist EV-only dealership selling used electric cars mainly.   What is it about your products/services that make them unique? […]

EV conversions: Volkswagen Beetle 2003, Jamie Jones

EV conversions: Volkswagen Beetle 2003, Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones converted his 2003 Volkswagen Beetle into an electric car.   Jamie bought the Beetle unseen for £300 from Facebook Marketplace at the end of October 2020. It was a MOT failure primarily due to emissions and a binding brake. The mileage when he bought the car was 73,325. Jamie drives approx. 3,000-4,000 miles […]