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Tag : electric vehicles

EU plans to make Europe a leader in EV battery tech

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The European Commission has put together a series of measures that would help Europe fight its corner in the electric vehicle battery sector, including the ability … Read More »

London ‘Zero Emission Zones’ due by 2020

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part … Read More »

Hampshire Police steps up EV plans

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Hampshire Constabulary has rolled out the first of a 40 electric vehicles on its fleet, with plans to switch half of its 220 non-pursuit cars to … Read More »

Greater Manchester uses clean air funding to expand EV charging network

2 months ago / 0 comments

Greater Manchester is to add 48 rapid charging points to its electric vehicle charging network with the help of government funds.

Fleet procurement could put UK in EV fast lane, says Unite

2 months ago / 0 comments

The UK car market’s successful transition to electric vehicles will require measures to drive fleet EV take-up, as well as action to protect the manufacturing sector.

What can the UK learn from Norway’s eco-friendly car boom?

3 months ago / 0 comments

Norway is leading the way globally in the adoption of plug-in vehicles, which accounted for nearly a third of the country’s new car sales in 2017. … Read More »

Oxford Zero Emission Zone plans gather pace

3 months ago / 0 comments

Oxford City Council is pushing ahead with plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from the city centre by the end of the decade, saying it … Read More »

AI-based technology helps eliminate range anxiety for EV fleet

3 months ago / 0 comments

Essex-based health and care organisation Provide is deploying an artificial intelligence-based journey prediction solution across its expanding Nissan Leaf EV fleet to eliminate range anxiety and … Read More »

Charging points not the barrier to EV uptake, report says

3 months ago / 0 comments

Slow uptake of electric vehicles across Europe has more to do with limited availability of vehicles than a lack of charging infrastructure, according to a new … Read More »

Chargemaster predicts half a million EVs on UK roads by 2020

3 months ago / 0 comments

Chargemaster forecasts half a million EVs will be on UK roads and more than one million public charging sessions per year on its Polar network by … Read More »

Petrol and diesel bans won’t curb rising oil demand, says BP

3 months ago / 0 comments

Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, … Read More »

National Grid report takes aim at ‘range anxiety’

3 months ago / 0 comments

The National Grid has devised a solution which could enable easier roll-out of ultra-fast rapid charging hubs along major routes, combating the range anxiety which is … Read More »

Performance boost for Renault Zoe

3 months ago / 0 comments

Renault has added a more powerful 108bhp motor to the Zoe electric supermini, said to offer better easier high-speed cruising without affecting the range.

£2m funding for Welsh EV rapid charging network

3 months ago / 0 comments

Wales is to get a network of rapid charging points along its trunk road network, part-funded by £2m from the Welsh Government, with the first locations … Read More »

Innovation in Electric Mobility: Alphabet Electrification Potential Analysis

3 months ago / 0 comments

Judging comment: “A long-term advocate of plug-in vehicles, Electrification Potential Analysis is designed to help businesses confidently add the technology to their fleet. Using a GPS ... Read More »

Parliamentary group to drive electric and autonomous vehicle agenda

3 months ago / 0 comments

A new Parliamentary group has formed to generate cross-party support for electric and autonomous vehicles, including looking at the grid infrastructure.

Consultation explores options for Bristol EV charging network expansion

4 months ago / 0 comments

Businesses and individuals based in the Bristol area can now have their say on the future direction of the local electric vehicle charge point network ahead … Read More »

Porsche doubles EV investment as PHEV sales boom

4 months ago / 0 comments

Porsche is to double its investment in electric vehicles to €6bn (£5.33bn) by 2022, with plug-ins already accounting for over half of European sales volume for … Read More »

BP to roll out EV rapid chargers in Europe

4 months ago / 0 comments

BP sites in the UK and Europe will get electric vehicle rapid chargers from later this year as the oil giant seeks to keep pace with … Read More »

MFG and ChargePoint Services to install 200 rapid forecourt chargers

4 months ago / 0 comments

ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) are rolling out rapid chargers across the GeniePoint Network and expect to have 200 by the end of 2018.

Ford to double EV investment

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in … Read More »

Experience vital for driving ULEV uptake, says Go Ultra Low

5 months ago / 0 comments

Hands-on experience and a whole-life approach to running costs are vital for driving fleet uptake of electric vehicles, according to new research from Go Ultra Low … Read More »

Kia confirms 16 electrified vehicles by 2025

5 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has outlined plans to offer 16 electrified vehicles by 2025, including new hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, as well as an all-new hydrogen fuel-cell … Read More »

BMW partners with Solid Power to offer future EVs with longer range and durability

5 months ago / 0 comments

BMW Group has announced a new partnership with Solid Power in a joint effort to develop solid-state batteries for electrified vehicles.

EQUA Index extended to electric vehicles

5 months ago / 0 comments

Emissions Analytics has extended its EQUA Index programme to test electric vehicles.

EDF to convert whole car fleet to EVs by 2030

5 months ago / 0 comments

French utility EDF Group has become the latest multinational to join the EV100 initiative as it commits to switching to its entire care fleet to electric … Read More »

Ecotricity launches new Electric Highway pricing and EV green charging offer

6 months ago / 0 comments

Ecotricity has teamed up with Rolec EV to launch a new green charging offer, as it also reveals new pay-as-you-go charging rates for its Electric Highway … Read More »

First charge points installed under Milton Keynes Go Ultra Low Cities infrastructure

6 months ago / 0 comments

The first few electric charge points have been installed under the Milton Keynes Go Ultra Low Cities infrastructure programme.

Shell to host UK’s first ultra-fast EV chargers

6 months ago / 0 comments

Shell is to host the UK’s first ultra-fast charging points installed under the manufacturer-backed Ionity network, which is targeting 400 sites across Europe by 2020.

Budget 2017: Extra funding for ultra-low emission vehicles

6 months ago / 0 comments

Additional funding for electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and the plug-in car grant has today been announced in the 2017 Budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.