The government is preparing to procure the services of a private fund manager to raise £200 million in support of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure fund announced as part of November’s Budget.
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.
Only five councils across the UK have taken advantage of a government scheme to fund the roll-out of public charging points for electric vehicles, prompting ministers to write to local authorities calling for more action.
Ecotricity has nearly doubled its unit cost for electric vehicle owners to charge on its Electric Highway network as part of a wider revamp of its EV offering.
Nottingham City Council has begun putting its recently awarded funding for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) to use in a programme ranging from the installation of 230 fast and rapid chargers to the UK’s first ULEV dedicated lane.
Over 400 petrol station forecourts are to be equipped with rapid electric vehicle chargers following a deal between Chargepoint Services and the second largest independent forecourt operator in the UK.
The number of electric vehicle charging points in London is set to double in the next year after almost £4.5 million was allocated to 25 of the capital’s 32 boroughs to boost charging infrastructure on London's streets.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today unveiled highly ambitious plans for the city’s entire transport network to be zero emission by 2050.