Intelligent, centrally-managed charging systems must be deployed if the UK is to solve what has been billed as the last “real barrier” to EVs in grid constraints.
Ecotricity will once again change the payment structure of its Electric Highway charging network, less than a year after first introducing a fee for drivers, including charging Ecotricity utility customers for the first time.
The Conservative Party manifesto has failed to offer new funding for the growth of low emission vehicles, instead pledging to spend the same money that has been allocated since 2015’s election.
There are now just two weeks left to nominate your projects for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
Stephen Cirell discusses the government’s much-criticised clean air plan, the perceived faults within it, and what we should expect from them after the election has been decided.
US electric vehicle charging giant ChargePoint has teamed up with the newly formed operator Instavolt to see the first 200 rapid chargers of a new EV network deployed across the UK.
The government’s plans to improve the UK’s air quality include proposals to require local authorities to provide “active support” for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), including increased charging infrastructure, and impact business procurement of backup power and plant.
Savills has announced plans to deploy electric vehicle chargers at its managed retail parks and shopping centres in an effort to attract the growing number of EV drivers to the stores.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced an £18 million electric vehicle (EV) scheme which will see hundreds of fast chargers deployed throughout the city by 2020 following grid enforcement work to accommodate the strain.
London’s largest electric vehicle charging network Source London will only use renewably-sourced electricity in the future.
Almost £250 million is to be spent by the UK government on the development of batteries for electric vehicles over the next four years should the Conservatives be returned to Parliament in June.
The government has awarded over £78 million of funding to projects related to the development of low carbon vehicles in a further push to grow the UK industry as part of its industrial strategy.
Stephen Cirell looks at recent developments in the US market and suggests how the public sector could provide the kind of surge the electric vehicle market is waiting for.
Any investment in the UK’s infrastructure must take into account climate change preparedness and focus on low carbon generation, including smart grids and electric vehicles.
Uber is to deploy its own branded network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in London after a trial of fully electric cars carried out last year found that the current network is not sufficient to support the growth of EVs.
London’s famous Black Cabs are to go green after their manufacturer opened a new £300 million facility in Coventry, with the government simultaneously confirming a £64 million pledge for new EV infrastructure.
Renewables and distributed generation the ‘new power reality’ for utilities
Toyota to expand UK electric vehicle presence with £240 million investment
Mail company Deutsche Post DHL Group has announced plans to reduce its logistics-related emissions to nothing by 2050 and expand its portfolio of green products and services to help customers achieve their own climate protection targets.
A multi-million pound EU funded project is set to provide the Isles of Scilly with a new smart energy system, using new software platforms to manage supply and demand through renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles.
A new project is set to test the feasibility of turning a car park into a MW-scale battery to provide power on demand to the electricity grid from electric vehicles.
The potential impact of electric vehicles (EVs) and the associated infrastructure on the UK’s energy system is being largely ignored, according to speakers at Solar Media’s Energy Storage Summit.
Heathrow airport is to be powered completely by renewable-sourced electricity from next month as the airport aims to become recognised as zero carbon infrastructure.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are open, and this year we welcome one of two brand new categories with our clean transport award.
UK electric vehicle (EV) charge point supplier POD Point has launched a new crowdfunding round to raise the final £1.5 million needed to meet its £9 million target after securing investment from a range of sources.
A trial is underway in London to convert streetlights connected to UK Power Networks' electricity network in central London into charge points for electric vehicles.
The government has set out its plans for the future of UK electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK, including powers to standardise new publicly accessible chargepoints; requirements for smart technologies to allow chargepoints to help balance the grid; and minimum provision of charging infrastructure at motorway services.
Sales of ‘alternative fuel’ vehicles (AFVs) have got off to a flying start in 2017 and set a new record for percentage share of the market, The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders has said.
London’s Metropolitan Police Service has kick started its rollout of electric vehicles in a bid to help combat the capital’s air pollution problem.