Hyundai to replace 82,000 batteries in EV recall

This is big news isn’t it? Is it a complete replacement of 82,000 batteries or can they be repaired and reused? In 2019 the UK registered 38k BEVs in total, in 2020 is was 108k. So 82k replacement batteries is a huge number, and presumably a massive logistical...
P11Ds for 2020/21, DO panic

P11Ds for 2020/21, DO panic

“Company Car Tax in the UK in 2020/21” is an unlikely title for a Douglas Adams novel, but his humour helps make sense of the ridiculous situation we find ourselves in. Do you remember the answer to the Meaning of Life? 42. The problem was nobody knew what the...

The market for replacement EV batteries?

Can I ask a question please? I’d really like the an electric car. But would I get one? They tend to be expensive and many boast realistic ranges of just 200 to 300 miles, or even less. So would you spend a load of money on it only to find that the same performance is...
SMMT 2020 statistics

SMMT 2020 statistics

2020 was a disastrous year for many, and in particular the UK motor industry. The SMMT have today issued their registration stats for the year which show an overall decline of 29.4% compared to 2019 (2.31m versus 1.63m in 2020) We summarise the key data in the table...

Toyota’s Solid State Batteries, coming to save us all

I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to suggest that the western world has bet its automotive future on a technology that does not really exist. It’s like a movie where the fate of the world rests on finding the answer to a riddle. Lithium Ion is an amazing...