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New homes in England must have electric vehicle charging points, government says

Novemebr 24, 2021

New homes in England will be required to have charging points for electric vehicles, according to plans announced by authorities in the United Kingdom, reports CNBC.

“We’re regulating so as to require new homes and buildings to have EV charging points, with another 145,000 charging points to be installed thanks to these regulations,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during a speech at the Confederation of British Industry’s annual conference.

During his speech, Johnson touched upon his own experiences of driving electric vehicles. “I tried the first Tesla for sale in this country for GQ,” he said. “It expired in the fast lane of the M40, I’m sad to say, though I think they’ve got a lot better.”

In an announcement released on Sunday, November 21, prior to Johnson’s remarks, the U.K. government fleshed out details of the plan: Alongside new homes and buildings such as workplaces and supermarkets being required to install EV charge points from 2022, the regulations will also apply to buildings where major renovations are taking place.

The plan to expand charging points comes as the U.K. attempts to develop the necessary infrastructure, in order to reach its target of stopping the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2030. It will also require, from 2035, all new cars and vans to have zero tailpipe emissions.

Adequate charging options will be crucial when it comes to challenging perceptions surrounding range anxiety—a term that refers to the idea that electric vehicles aren’t able to undertake long journeys without losing power and getting stranded.

Earlier this month, signatories to a declaration at the COP26 climate change summit said they would “work towards all sales of new cars and vans being zero emission globally by 2040, and by no later than 2035 in leading markets.”

While the United States,  China, and such automakers as  Volkswagen  and  Toyota were absent from the declaration, signatories did include the United Kingdom, India, and Canada; and major automotive firms such as FordGeneral Motors and Volvo.

Research contact: @CNBC

A ‘Mandalorian’ PEZ dispenser gift set is coming and it will be an instant collectible

July 21, 2020

While the hype around Baby Yoda feels like it was years ago, it’s safe to say that everyone still has a soft spot for the breakout character of Disney+’s The MandalorianPeople may not be actively obsessing over the cute creature as much as they once were, but he’s still popping up as toys, a cereal, and now, as a PEZ dispenser, Delish reports.

If you’re a PEZ dispenser collector or just like eating the chewy little candies, this is huge news. PEZ dispensers are a phenomenon themselves, with new characters constantly coming out and super rare dispensers going for steep prices on resale sites like eBay.

The Baby Yoda dispenser might see a similar fate after it comes out because of the sheer popularity of the character and the fact that the other Yoda dispensers have been retired in years past. News of the candy was spotted by @DadBodSnacks on Instagram—at which a Baby Yoda plush and candy combo as well as new Harry Potter PEZ dispensers are heralded, as well.

The Baby Yoda dispenser comes in a set along with a Mandalorian dispenser and grape, lemon, and strawberry PEZ candy. The new Harry Potter dispensers already are available on the PEZ site, but the Mandalorian candy set is not, Delish reports; so it’s unclear when exactly these will be available online or if they’ll be available in stores as well.

Research contact: @DelishDotCom