Electric-Bike

PEDAL POWER: Look out! Electric bikes

Electric bikes are boosting the future of cycling culture on our streets. Cruising into work, enjoying the ride through central London. I arrive crisp and fresh, cool and calm. I am still peddling. There is a healthy element of blood coursing through my veins however I don’t break a sweat. The motor navigates me through...
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Volvo vs Tesla

Tesla is not only about cars

Buying a new family car is an exciting journey which involves spending a lot of time and money finding "the one". The experience is strikingly different from one brand to the other, tipping the balance on which car you end up buying. Which car to buy? When my wife and I decided that we needed...
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Andersen EV Charger Teak Front

5 things you didn’t know about Accoya®

We chose to make all our Andersen charge point wood fronts out of Accoya®. But what actually is it? Here’s a quick lowdown on Accoya® wood. It’s 100% natural real wood. Accoya® is actually plain radiata pine. It comes from sustainable, well-managed forests, therefore, using it for our charge points protects the world’s precious hardwood...
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Driving Force: Why EV is big in 2020

What do you drive? An electric car? A BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon perhaps? Or a Nissan Leaf; Audi A3 E-Tronmor; or a Prius? Increasingly, the answer is something electric and that is particularly true in the company cars sector. According to government and auto industry campaign Go Ultra Low, more than 70% of EV registrations are made to...
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5 hurdles slowing EV adoption

As electric cars are appearing everywhere and we're definitely heading towards an all-electric transportation, the adoption could be much faster. Why? lack of knowledge, market inertia and education. Charging infrastructure Yes there are public charging stations. yes more people have a charging station at home. But yet it's not enough. It will be enough when...
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Design Week Awards Finalist

Design Week Awards Finalist We are so chuffed to have been shortlisted in this year’s Design Week Awards. We are a finalist in the Product Design Consumer category along with the likes the Apple watch 3 series and Netgear’s cute rabbit baby camera. Winners will be announced in two weeks time at a swanky dinner....
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Are you being served?

Do I love the brand or the customer service? In the context of airlines with surly cabin crew, train companies that refuse compensation claims. Utility giants that bump you onto rip-off tariffs. Retailers with robotic staff. Customer service can often seem like the forgotten priority. It’s a strange state of affairs for a business skill...
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Do I need a home charging point for my electric car?

The short answer is "Yes". A home charging station for your electric car is just too convenient. it's also safer, faster and cost-effective on the medium to long term. Convenience The number one reason why you should have your home charging station. It's in the name: it's at home! It's your own charging station, you...
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POWER TRIP: Changing Perceptions of the Electric Car

My perception of electric vehicles has changed greatly over the years. From quirky to cool. It has been a transformational journey. The Quirky Battery Powered Vehicle. In the early noughties, a quirky battery-powered vehicle – officially speaking, a quadricycle - launched onto UK streets. Made by Indian car company Reva. The car was toy-like small,...
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How long to charge my electric car?

Another question about charging time that comes back a lot. Whether you have a Tesla, a Porsche, a Volvo or a BMW, the answer is "it depends"! So here we go: a simple widget with a simple answer! Car full charging time [andersen_shortcode_charging_time]   To keep things simple, we've assumed that you're looking to charge...
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