Part Potty Trained - 12 April 2022

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UK GOVERNMENT TO MANDATE SWITCH TO EVS

The UK Government has revealed that it will mandate the transition from ICE to zero emission vehicles. This will start at 22% from 2024 moving up to the full 100% in 2035. The car industry urged caution on this move. To read more, click the Move Electric article here.

Additionally, manufacturers have pressed the Government to define what a hybrid is, during the final phase of transitioning to full zero emission vehicles of 2030 to 2035. For more on this story, click here for the Autocar link.

PORSCHE INVESTS IN SYNTHETIC FUEL MAKER

Further to the existing support to the e-fuel manufacturing facility in Chile, Porsche is taking a 12.5% stake in the company leading this development, HIF. This will cost the company around $75 million but are not alone in their investment, with a total of around $100 million being raised. More can be found by clicking here, for the Autocar story.

GRIDSERVE HAS REPLACED ALL MOTORWAY ECOTRICITY CHARGERS

Ecotricity was the former name of now Electric Highway, who have the monopoly on motorway charging infrastructure. They were bought out by Grid Serve, who have confirmed that all the former chargers are now replaced. This is good news for all of us who’ve had to deal with the previous kit. To see more, click the Driving Electric tweet here.

SCANIA PARTICIPATES IN HYDROGEN PROJECT

Scania, the lorry company, has announced that it will take part in a project focusing on the use of green hydrogen in heavy goods vehicles. There will be 20 fuel cell lorries delivered in 2024, to HyTrucks which is a joint initiative run between Air Liquide and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. You can learn more about the project and what it is hoped will be learned by clicking the Scania press release here.

GENIEPOINT JOINS ZAP-PAY

GeniePoint, the rapid charging network, is the fourth company to join Zap-Map’s Zap-Pay system, that is aiming to be a central point for users to pay for all their charging needs, when on the road. To read more, click the Zap-Map article here.

VAUXHALL CORSA DIESEL IS NO MORE

Vauxhall will no longer sell a diesel engine option, with their very popular supermini. From now on customers will only be able to buy electrified and petrol versions, in the UK. That brings to an end 35 years of diesel within the Corsa and Nova range. To read the Autocar article, click the link here.

THE CARCROWD CAFE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

There is a new destination, for petrolheads of the UK, who would like something to eat and drink whilst looking at wonderful machinery. The CarCrowd has opened their cafe to the public, on Thursdays through to Sunday. To go visit, their cafe is The Car Crowd Café at Mansfield Road, Edingley, Notts, NG22 8BG.

To listen to the Special Edition with David Spickett, explaining all about The CarCrowd, click this link.

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NEW NEW CAR NEWS

Smart #1 -

Smart has unveiled their new fully electric car, the #1. This is a brand new vehicle, which is purely electric. Similar in size to the ID.3, with interior space, apparently, comparable to a Mercedes E-Class. There is a 66kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt battery, which it is estimated gives 273 miles range and has 150kW rapid-charging capability. The expectation is for 268bhp, too. Prices are expected to be around £35,000. To learn more, click the Autocar article here.

LUNCHTIME READ: FORD MONDEO IS AT AN END

With the news that the last Model has rolled off the production line, we are recommending an article that looks back at the highs and lows of the Mondeo. To read and be reminded of Mondeo, click the Autocar article here.

LIST OF THE WEEK: 10 UNEXCEPTIONAL CLASSICS

Hagerty has compiled a list of 10 unexceptional classics, which you can find here. Agree with Andrew’s choice? Let the chaps know if you do and what you would chose. Click here to run through the list.

Also, tickets for the Festival of the Unexceptional are now on sale, click this link to find out more!

AND FINALLY: ISLE OF WIGHT CHARGERS SHOW MORE THAN EXPECTED

Isle of Wight Council’s electric chargers, at Quay Road, Ryde, Cross Street, Cowes and Moa Place, Freshwater, were hacked and ended up showing porn on their screens. The Council responded by saying that as a matter of urgency someone would attend the sites, not they have but would! To have a laugh, click the BBC News article here.

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