October 22, 2020

Electric car energy tariff and charging comparison site launched

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The UK’s first all-in-one website for comparing electric car-focused energy tariffs, home charge units and charger installations has been launched.

Comparison site Rightcharge has the potential to save customers more than £230 per year, as well as in excess of £100 on the upfront cost of installing a home charge unit.

Electric car registrations are up 157 per cent so far in 2020, but Rightcharge says drivers who buy EVs are missing the opportunity to switch to special EV energy tariffs and install smart charge points, costing them hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills in some cases.

Rightcharge aims to prevent this by allowing drivers to compare the most suitable tariffs and chargers, as well as find out which firm is best to have install the charger.

EV-oriented energy tariffs and smart chargers save electric car drivers money by only charging their vehicles

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Pedego Element launched as company’s lowest priced electric bike ever

Pedego’s most popular electric bicycle models usually fall in the $3,000+ range, but the company’s newest e-bike is priced at just half of those figures. Rolling into bike shops today, the Pedego Element is a shot across the bow of the major value-oriented e-bike companies.

Pedego Element e-bike launched

The Pedego Element is listed at just $1,495, which is pricing territory currently dominated by rival Rad Power Bikes.

But Pedego is hoping that its network of over 120 retail locations in the US will give it a leg up in this new market.

That advantage could be important, especially since the specs don’t necessarily place the Pedego Element above and beyond other offerings in the field.

As a Class 2 e-bike, the Pedego Element includes both a hand throttle and pedal assist, with both offering a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

pedego element

The 500W rear hub motor is powered

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Police Officer Filmed Pushing Bicycle Over Protester’s Head, Investigation Launched

An investigation has been launched after video emerged showing a Seattle police officer rolling his bicycle over a protester’s head.

In the footage, taken during protests in Seattle early on Thursday morning, an officer is seen pushing his bicycle’s front and rear tires over a person lying in the street.

The same officer then appeared to push away another person using his bike.
Police quickly formed a line as officers swarmed around the protester.

The man who filmed the incident, Joey Wieser, tweeted that police were “out of control.”

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It was unclear whether the person was staging a protest by lying on the ground or was on the floor due to an injury. Their identity and condition are not known.

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The officer, whose identity has not been disclosed, has been placed on leave.

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has referred the incident,

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