Pod Point has become one of the first to launch a 150kW ready rapid charger in anticipation of a new wave of electric vehicles to have larger batteries and a need for faster charging, while dutch company Fastned has gone further with a 350kW charger.
Shell has competed its acquisition of First Utility and immediately placed one of its VPs Colin Crooks in charge.
Kensington and Chelsea Council is investing in central-London’s largest network of lamp post electric vehicle chargers as part of its strategy to help reduce air pollution across London. Lead member for transport Cllr Gerard Hargreaves explains what lessons were learned from the roll-out, and why map post charging works for London.
Over 700 lamp post charging points are to be installed in the London borough of Wandsworth after councillors unanimously agreed to deliver the project and make electric vehicle 'the norm, not the exception’.
Chargepoint is preparing to launch its home electric vehicle charging solution in the UK, backed by channel partners and car manufacturers who already support market leader Chargemaster, setting up a hefty competition between the two.
Rapid DC charging provider Instavolt is to deploy units at half of Cornwall Garage Group’s forecourts after it was selected due to its business model allowing the petrol station operator to avoid the cost of installation.
The UK is at risk of letting the “major industrial shift” posed by the take-up of electric vehicles pass it by as Brexit negotiations draw the government’s focus, according to the chair of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on electric and autonomous vehicles.
Nissan Energy has remained coy over its future in the UK energy market, but said its recent launch of domestic solar systems will “complete the puzzle” as it mulls further partnerships in the energy space.
BP has announced plans to invest US$500 million (£358.5 million) in low carbon businesses each year as it looks to further embrace the low carbon transition.
Just 50 ultra-rapid charger locations placed strategically across the country would be enough to ‘fix’ range anxiety and could be delivered for as little as £0.60 a car per year, according to National Grid’s electric vehicles lead.
A new grants scheme has been launched in Ireland to increase uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country’s taxi, limousine and hackney fleet in an effort to decarbonise the country’s transport sector.
The roll out of central London’s largest lamp post electric vehicle charging network is nearing completion in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with over 50 chargers ready for use.
BP is to roll out mobile electric vehicle rapid charging systems at selected retail sites across the UK and Europe after investing US$5 million (£3.53 million) in US-based manufacturer FreeWire Technologies.
Instavolt is to increase its stock of rapid chargers three fold after agreeing to acquire 400 additional units from ChargePoint in the latest European deal to be secured by the US electric vehicle charging giant.
Almost £30 million has been awarded to over 20 vehicle to grid (V2G) projects, uniting vehicle manufacturers, aggregators, infrastructure operators, energy suppliers and academia across the UK in the first major investment in the technology from government.
Four projects have been awarded £42 million of government money between them to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the growth of electric vehicles.