The uptake of electric vehicles could be double government estimates as early as 2020 according to new research by Baringa Partners, which has called on policy makers to address issues around the integration of potentially soaring levels of EVs into the energy system.
Shell has signed a partnership deal with Dutch electric vehicle charging provider Allego which will see fast chargers installed at various service stations around the UK by the end of the year.
The UK will fail to achieve its targets for the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles if the level of charging infrastructure and the skills base of the country’s technicians is not improved.
Dale Vince has said his company’s interest in obtaining seats on the board of rival Good Energy is down in part to ‘unjustifiable’ contracts exchanged between the supplier’s chief executive Juliet Davenport and her husband.
The government has thrown its weight behind vehicle-to-grid (V2G) by announcing £20 million would be available for a competition to further the development of the bi-directional electric vehicle charging technology.
The government’s new transport investment strategy has confirmed funding for research into electric vehicle batteries, but deferred much of the decarbonisation of the sector to the forthcoming Clean Growth Plan.
The nascent electric bus (EB) industry is undergoing a change in fortunes as environmental benefits and innovations in battery technology make them more attractive. Anil Srivastava, chief executive of Leclanché, looks at the current state of EBs and what's driving the mode of transport forward.
Over £3 million in European funds has been awarded to low carbon travel projects in Scotland, including a transport hub in Perth which will deliver a solar canopy and battery storage with electric vehicle charging stations.
Czech auto manufacturer Skoda has signed a worldwide agreement with Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché to expand its EV fleet.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has today unveiled highly ambitious plans for the city’s entire transport network to be zero emission by 2050.
Adoption of ultra-low emissions (ULEV) and electric vehicles accelerated dramatically in the UK in the year ended 31 March 2017, sending registrations above the 100,000 mark for the first time.
Intelligent use of vehicle to grid (V2G) technology can improve the battery life of electric vehicles according to a new study from the University of Warwick, potentially disproving a key criticism levelled at the technology.
Good Energy has raised more than £10 million from its second corporate bond, which it will use to pursue its new strategy.
Northern Powergrid has partnered with Nissan to explore how electric vehicles, battery storage and related technologies can be used to support its energy networks.
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.