In this podcast episode, DFS discuss the EV evolution with David Mc Guinness, Director of Product Management (Electric Vehicle Charging), and Raf Tormans, Senior Manager of Product Management. Listen as they examine and discuss EV charger integration (on new and existing sites), investment considerations, EV market insight and the benefits of connecting EV chargers to existing site infrastructure.
Approximately 477,000 electric vehicles (EVs) are currently being used in the United Kingdom (UK). There was a 35.4% increase in electric cars registered in August 2022, compared to the same month in 2021 and an almost 9.9% increase in electric car sales in July 2022. Their popularity is growing across Europe too. In 2020, approximately 1,325,000 electric cars were registered across the continent, an increase from 550,000 units in the previous year.
With the current rise in climate change warnings and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, it is no wonder people are choosing to jump from their traditionally fueled cars to EVs.
Buying an electric vehicle can have many benefits. It is better for the environment than your traditional ICE-fueled car due to the process behind the power. EVs don’t emit carbon dioxide emissions and are not actively contributing to the rising levels of greenhouse gases. Including the production and manufacturing of the vehicle itself, EVs produce approximately half the carbon emissions of traditional gas vehicles across their entire lifetime – making them better options for the daily commute and even commercial fleets.
In the UK three in ten new cars being delivered are EV. And with further funding put in place as the European Investment Bank invested 1.6 billion euros to EU members to support electric and battery vehicle projects, adopting this transition and working towards more environmentally friendly transportation can keep you from falling behind.
David Mc Guinness, Director of Product Management, Electric Vehicle Charging at Dover Fueling Solutions, says: “Using electric vehicles can be one way to reduce your carbon footprint. Unlike internal combustion engines (ICEs), which release tailpipe emissions, EVs work on lithium-ion batteries. This means they can be charged from renewable energy sources and don’t need a tailpipe as they emit no CO2 emissions, reducing your environmental impact. Electric power isn’t just for passenger cars. Businesses can start working towards reducing their carbon emissions through the transportation they use. Electrified fleets and carefully planned journeys can see haulage running without carbon emissions.”
In the latest Fueling the Conversation podcast episode from Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), David Mc Guinness Director of Product Management (Electric Vehicle Charging), and Raf Tormans, Senior Manager of Product Management discuss the EV Evolution across Europe. Listen as they examine and discuss EV charger integration (on new and existing sites), investment considerations, EV market insight and the benefits of connecting EV chargers to existing site infrastructure.
Listen to the Fueling the Conversation Podcast on Spotify.