Impact of the Coronavirus on the Car Industry – Ouch

Sadly, it has become abundantly clear that every corner of the world is being impacted by the coronavirus. The health and wellbeing of family and friends, and the global population in general, is at the forefront of our thoughts. After that, the health of the economy is a major concern. Small businesses will undoubtedly suffer as people are forced to stay home and self-isolate. Worryingly, many may…

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Are batteries getting any better??

Electric vehicles are gaining traction amongst consumers, no doubt, but before we see mass adoption there is one concern I have that hasn’t been properly addressed. Beyond high prices, limited range and poor charging infrastructure, a critical reason that I see why the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) will take longer is that people want bigger and therefore heavier cars. And crazily, it’s not just SUVs I’m…

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Greener petrol coming to a garage near you… hopefully!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51731757 The above link from the BBC homepage announces the proposal for petrol stations across the UK to adopt more environmentally friendly E10 petrol to replace the current E5. This is good news indeed and will be interesting to see if Boris discusses this proposal specifically while chairing his first cabinet meeting on climate change today. The "E" in E10 stands for ethanol - in this case…

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