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What is a ‘modal shift’ and why is it important?

October 12th, 2020|BLOG, Cargo Bike, E Bike, e-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Internal combustion engine, Urban Mobility|

In common with many other industries and sectors the push towards cleaner forms of urban mobility has its jargon.  One of the most common phrases we hear is ‘modal shift’, which to the casual observer sounds a bit ‘star trek’.  However, it is an important concept and one that we at CleanCar are all in favour of. In essence, a

A just transition

October 7th, 2020|BLOG, Cargo Bike, Electric Vehicles, Future EV, Uncategorized|

Benjamin Franklin noted that there was nothing certain in life except death and taxes.  However, to this auspicious list, we must now add (at least) one more category; the end of the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. We all know it is coming and probably sooner than we think.  The UK Government has committed to banning the sale of new

CleanCar.go

October 6th, 2020|BLOG, Business, Cargo Bike, E Bike, e-mobility, Electric Vehicles, Future EV|

The rise in e-commerce was already a major trend before Covid-19 rearranged our lives.  Now it has been turbo-charged. Physical retail will still have a place in the urban landscape.  But for many people in many circumstances, online shopping is going to become the dominant retail mode. However, we do need to recognise that the rise in vans used to

Why personalisation matters for electric vehicle transition

September 29th, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, ChargePoints, Electric Vehicles, guide, Vehicle Charging|

In a society focused on reducing air pollution and emissions, one of the most prominent up-and-coming solutions is the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).  However, the general public largely lacks the resources necessary to make informed decisions on EV transition. Electric vehicle fears There are commonly discussed fears when it comes to purchasing an EV: Range: There is a

Is now a good time to invest in an electric car?

September 23rd, 2020|BLOG, Electric Vehicles, Future EV, guide, Lockdown, Vehicle Charging|

While you’ve been stuck at home over the past few months, you will have likely been thinking about what you could change to improve your life once lockdown had passed. From making improvements in and around the home to starting afresh with your career, there are a number of things you can do to embrace post-lockdown life, celebrating the eventual

We need to talk about tax…

September 23rd, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, Business, Electric Vehicles, Future EV, guide, Lifestyle, TAX|

No, it’s not our favourite subject either, but on this occasion it really cannot be avoided.  There have been some MAJOR changes to the company car tax treatment of battery electric vehicles (BEV) this year.  If you don’t already know about them, you really should.  There is a ton of money at stake. Company car tax rates are designed to

The Inefficiency of Car Buying

September 18th, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, Electric Vehicles, Lifestyle|

Buying a New Car is inefficient, its no wonder that electric vehicle sales are still pretty low. The buying experience of a new car for each of us is different, but the one similarity for all of us is its inefficiency. There are roughly 5000 different makes, models and specs of vehicles in the UK and from that list, you

A smarter EV charging network

September 16th, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, ChargePoints, Electric Vehicles|

Everyone seems to agree that a critical component of an effective scalable strategy to replace ICE vehicles with EVs is the creation of a more effective vehicle charging network. We spend quite a bit of time working with local authorities in the UK.  Some are struggling to devise coherent strategies for EV charging and others are doing a great job

Driving the sales of electric vehicles

September 8th, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, Electric Vehicles, Future EV, guide, Uncategorized|

There are a lot of areas of UK government policy that are currently in flux as a result of both Brexit and Covid. However, one area that is entirely predictable (even if the details may change)  is the push towards decarbonising our road transport system.  We know for sure that internal combustion engine-powered vehicles (ICE) and hybrids will be banned

Life After Covid19 Quick View

June 24th, 2020|BLOG, Future EV|

I was speaking to one of the UK’s car park operators recently, and they conveyed how they have seen a change in behaviour for their season ticket parking permits.  Traditionally these permits are set up by users for Monday through Friday to meet with their daily commute into the office.  In recent weeks, however, they have seen a change, where

CleanCar  – Planning For the Adoption of Active Travel and Electric Cargo Bikes

May 22nd, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, Cargo Bike, E Bike, Electric Vehicles, Smart City|

Electric Cargo Bikes offer a highly versatile and efficient method of transport for those wanting to carry packages, cargo, food, deliveries and much more At CleanCar we can help you to understand the benefits of making the switch and help you to understand the facts about this new and exciting form of freight delivery. Why Electric Cargo Bikes? In cities,

ResPark – A New App from CleanCar for Residents parking and Electric Vehicles

May 22nd, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, Electric Vehicles, Future EV, Parking|

ReSpark is a new app from CleanCar, which facilitates smart local resident parking, aimed at improving air quality. ReSpark is designed to reward residents for owning cleaner vehicles by dynamically generating pricing based on a vehicle’s environmental impact. It means that those with CleanCar vehicles pay less and those with the most polluting vehicles pay the most. The ReSpark system

Using CleanCar for Smart City Infrastructure Planning

May 22nd, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, Business, ChargePoints, Electric Vehicles, Future EV, Smart City|

In Summary  The CleanCar system can help local authorities with the following key strategies. Improve the uptake of EV amongst residents Improving the uptake of EV amongst business Ensuring the allocation of funding towards EV uptake is effective and measurable. Optimising strategies for providing public charging ensuring the best cost and value options  Understanding the Situation  You are a local

Are electric cars safe to drive? 

May 12th, 2020|BLOG, EV Safety, Lifestyle|

Climate change appears to be the theme of the day and, with that, the world is starting to change – in more ways than one. Following the UK government’s announcement that all new cars in the UK will need to be ‘effectively zero-emission’ by the year 2040, more and more car manufacturers have started releasing fresh designs and models that

How can Councils better allocate budget for charging infrastructure

March 21st, 2020|BLOG, ChargePoints, Electric Vehicles, Future EV|

I am fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of my time working with local authorities in the UK. While some are floundering with plans and strategies to improve the uptake of EV, some are doing a simply amazing job, implementing policies and trying new things.  In this blog, we will explore what some councils are doing with EV charge

Why personalisation matters for electric vehicle transition

March 18th, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, ChargePoints, Future EV|

In a society focused on reducing air pollution and emissions, one of the most prominent up-and-coming solutions is the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). However, the general public largely lacks the resources necessary to make informed decisions on EV transition. Electric vehicle fears There are commonly discussed fears when it comes to purchasing an EV: Range: There is a

How to Increase the Sales of Electric vehicles

March 12th, 2020|About CleanCar, BLOG, Business, Electric Vehicles|

In April this year, CleanCar will be launching its latest incarnation of the system.  The next version will use smartphone technology and is aimed squarely at consumers via channel partners such as automotive manufacturers and energy companies.  I wanted to pull together a few words to outline what it is and why we think this next incarnation is important So

Using CleanCar in a Dealership

November 28th, 2019|BLOG, Electric Vehicles, guide|

The Current Situation Dealerships have a significant footfall of people, some looking to buy, some browsing and some servicing their vehicles. In today’s modern dealerships there is a new breed of car, the electric or plug-in hybrid, and although they are selling well the percentage sales are still small compared to their petrol or diesel equivalents.  There are several reasons

Our V2GO Partners – Video Interviews

October 3rd, 2019|About CleanCar, BLOG, Video|

What is V2GO? The V2GO (Vehicle to Grid Oxfordshire) project is funded by Innovate UK and investigates novel tools, technologies and business models, facilitating the successful integration of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) services into the power system and mobility value-chains. The project is particularly focused on V2G forelectric vehicle fleets, given that fleet managers can drive large-scale organisational change if a high

Vehicle to Grid and V2GO

October 3rd, 2019|About CleanCar, BLOG, V2G|

"Vehicle to Grid: Electric Vehicles will Cause Power Cuts!" Many of us will have read the news stories about electric vehicles, vehicle to grid, and the immeasurable harm they will cause on the electric power grid.  We are told, if the UK goes for mass adoption of electric vehicles, the chances are they will over-load the power-grid and cause countrywide

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