Electric Vehicles

The Accidental Electric Car Driver


  1. Posted on July 1st, 2021 by GEM Motoring Assist
  2.     A diary of my experience as a new electric car driver, by GEM’s chief executive Neil Worth   At the beginning of 2020, we sat in the GEM office discussing the impending prohibition on the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars in 2030. The change to all electric vehicles was coming and […]

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Electrified Cars – Part 2: Stop-Start


  1. Posted on April 16th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. Many modern hybrid vehicles, the half-way house between a conventional combustion-engined vehicle and an electrified one, have their technical roots in Stop-Start technology. As its name describes, the system stops the engine from idling under certain running conditions. Once the engine ceases running, the car’s electrical system is put into ‘standby’ mode, ready for a […]

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Electrified Cars – Part 1: Confusion reigns (February 2020)


  1. Posted on March 11th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. Regardless of your view on the various environmental debates involving air pollution and climate change, you are likely to have noticed an increase in the choice of electrified motor cars, since the first hybrid vehicles arrived from their Japanese manufacturers twenty years ago. Today, it is reported that over half of drivers are considering either […]

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Are you looking for Electric Vehicle repairs?


  1. Posted on January 10th, 2020 by Rob Marshall
  2. Electric Vehicle (EV) sales may be growing but they still represent well under 1% of the total population of registered vehicles on UK roads. While it is certain that this figure will rise, many independent garages make the business decision to postpone investment in technician training and the appropriate tools, simply because insufficient EVs are […]

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