Has the stigma surrounding electric vehicles gone forever?

Whether we like it or not, up until about 10 years ago the idea of owning and driving an electric vehicle was a source of ridicule for many people. There was a stigma surrounding electric vehicles amid suggestions that those owning EVs were in some way deluded and overly focused upon the environment. Thankfully this stigma has now disappeared although looking back it was a difficult period for the EV industry which was dismissed by politicians and manufacturers in equal measures. Would you buy an electric car? A number of surveys have been published offering a reflection on the thoughts

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Are hybrids the obvious steppingstone to full electric vehicles?

Over the last 10 years we have seen more and more electric vehicles on the roads, motorists more understanding of this new technology but still some people have a problem jumping from traditional powered to fully electric vehicles. In recent years we have seen growing interest in hybrids although automobile manufacturers now seem more interested in the jump to full electric vehicles. Are manufacturers missing a trick with hybrids? Do we need to re-educate the motoring public? What is a hybrid? Many people have heard the term hybrid vehicle and know roughly what it means but not exactly. a hybrid

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Would incentives encourage you to buy an electric car?

Even though the concept of electric cars has been around for well over 100 years it is only over the last decade that we have seen any real movement. The technology is moving ahead in leaps and bounds, investment has reached record levels but still there seems to be a little reluctance amongst the driving community to switch to electric vehicles. There is now a movement within motoring circles pushing for a range of financial and commercial incentives to encourage the take-up of electric vehicles going forward. EV financial incentives The area of financial incentives for those looking to switch

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Are we fast approaching the end of free charging for electric vehicles?

There is no doubt that the worldwide electric car recharging network is playing catch-up with the industry. As we mentioned in some of our earlier articles, the battery element and the recharging element of the sector have in the past been neglected in favour of actual mainstream electric car technology. Thankfully, in recent times this has changed, and while governments around the world are investing heavily in recharging networks, we may be approaching the end of free charging for electric vehicles. Is this a major blow? Sceptics of the industry, and there are many, will suggest that charging for the

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