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Edinburgh’s move towards electric vehicles

Edinburgh’s move towards electric vehicles

Only a few years back and many would never have believed they would be driving an electric vehicle (let alone multiple electric vehicles) in 2018 – but today electric cars have a proper slice of the new car market and companies such as Tesla (for better or for worse) are in the headlines every week. As electric cars enter the mainstream, companies will endeavour to create more efficient methods of powering the vehicles as it will become more worth their…

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How can so many people can afford electric cars?

How can so many people can afford electric cars?

How can so many people can afford electric cars? This might be a question you find yourself asking. So how can so many people can afford electric cars? like Tesla’s and similar vehicles? The answer is… People themselves can’t necessary afford them but there businesses can! Now, this doesn’t mean all luxury electric cars you see are driven by people working in big corporates. What it does mean is that electric vehicles are very tax efficient for companies. It doesn’t…

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Tesla’s ‘Dog Mode’

Tesla’s ‘Dog Mode’

Tesla’s ‘Dog Mode’ Yes, believe it or not Tesla are working on a ‘dog mode’. After a twitter user made the suggestion, Elon Musk has backed the idea. He has now publicly said that he would like to create a dog mode to keep your pooches pleased (and more importantly safe). The car manufacturer stated: “In an industry-first safety measure, we’re also introducing Cabin Overheat Protect, focused on child (and pet) safety. This feature keeps the car at a safe…

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Electric car grant cuts – an update

Electric car grant cuts – an update

Recent Electric Car Grant Cuts – a step in the wrong direction? A major appeal of electric and hybrid vehicles, for buyers weighing up their next car purchase decision, is the grant that cuts the (often enormous) price tag of electric vehicles. However, the electric car grant cuts make it harder for prospective buyers to part with their money due to the reduction of the incentive. What’s happened? The government’s department for transport (DfT) has decided to cut discount given…

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