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As wholesale electricity price soars motorists pause for thought on EV adoption, according to Venson survey

The latest survey of 300 UK motorists by Venson Automotive Solutions has revealed that the anticipated 54%[i] rise in electricity and gas bills next month is impacting car buyers’ decisions on switching to electric vehicles (EVs). Although electrified vehicles accounted for more than a third of all new cars leaving dealerships in Februaryii, Venson’s survey …

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Venson survey reveals that UK motorists do not favour proposals for a nationwide pay-as-you-drive scheme but accept an EV related tax   

In a bid to plug tax revenue losses as a result of the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) transition, MPs on the Transport Committee are urging the Government to consider introducing a ‘pay-as-you-drive’ scheme using telematics technology1.  However, according to research by Venson Automotive Solutions, this proposal does not win favour with motorists.  Only 22% of …

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Continued improvement in EV charging network, costs and payment methods needed to win over fleet stakeholders says Venson

Companies who are looking to adopt cleaner fleets are now facing a ‘postcode lottery’ for the cost of charging an electric vehicle. According to figures obtained by British Gas, 21 councils across England and Wales allow motorists to top up their batteries for free, yet in other areas drivers are charged up to £4 per …

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Venson survey reveals that not all motorists agree with the proposed Highway Code Changes.

Changes to the Highway Code are due to come into force on January 29 2022, pending approval from Parliament, which will give greater focus to the safety of vulnerable road users including pedestrians and cyclists*. However, research from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that not all motorists support the proposed changes, believing they could create more …

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Drivers call for manufacturers to increase hydrogen investment

Venson survey reveals strong appetite for alternative to electric vehicles Following the UK Government’s recent announcement of incentives to boost production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, a Venson Automotive Solutions survey has shown that drivers want manufacturers to dramatically increase investment in the technology. 63% of respondents believe vehicle manufacturers should invest as much time …

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Driving home for Christmas? Plan more frequent EV charging pit stops

Venson provides electric vehicle owners with practical advice on keeping vehicles moving this winter The latest figures from the SMMT confirm that electric vehicle uptake is accelerating, with 21,726 vehicles sold in November, equating to 18.8% of the market[1]. However, motorists embracing electrification for the first time need to consider the impact of harsh weather …

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An Atlantic freeze not lockdown set to catch-out fleet operators

Venson urges fleet managers to promote winter driving best practice as sub-zero temperatures loom Fleet management expert, Venson Automotive Solutions, is calling upon fleet managers to introduce or promote Winter Motoring Policies for company car and van drivers, as forecasters predict an Atlantic sub-zero blast will hit the UK at the end of the month. …

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Making Britain EV Proud

Venson welcomes transport secretary’s plans for “iconic” EV charger roll out to boost EV adoption  The COP26 announcement recognises continued consumer concern over the UK’s charging infrastructure Venson Automotive Solutions is applauding news that the UK government plans to roll out a new “iconic” electric car charger across the road network from 2022, with the ambition …

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Highway Code Confusion

As proposals for a revised Highway Code are finalised Venson survey reveals drivers’ misconceptions about the current rules of the road Just 27% of respondents knew that motorists do not have to stop at a zebra crossing if a pedestrian is waiting to cross 45% hold the incorrect belief that internal lights must be switched …

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