UK has double the EV chargers over fuel pumps
According to official figures, there were just under 18,000 public charging points in the UK on 1 April 2020. This means that there are now more than twice as many charging facilities for electric cars on the island as there are petrol stations (just over 8,000). Weiterlesen
London slowly reopens with increase in Congestion Charge
The British capital unlocks as TfL resumes service on most London Underground lines. The opening goes hand in hand with the Mayor reintroducing the Congestion Charge and ULEZ. Both had been suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown to enable key workers to travel freely. Weiterlesen
Forget about rogue states,…
…good governance has now been measured by the British government on a rather different scale as it lists outstanding traffic related fines by embassy personnel in London. North Korea owes 194,565 pounds for congestion charge even though it only has two cars. But this is no match for the USA, which owes Londoners 8 million pounds (13.7m dollars).
theguardian.com, gov.uk (list with all debtors)
Oslo, Denmark, BYD, Electric Vehicles InMotion, London.
Oslo Airport EV ready: Norway’s EV fever has now reached the capital’s airport. An increasing number of travellers reach the airport in electric vehicles, which is why it will triple the number of park and charge spaces. The first 74 outlets are already ready for operation, another 50 will follow in September.
osloairports.com (in Norwegian)
Denmark gets Supercharger: Tesla installed its first Supercharger station in Denmark. Four charge points are from now on available to Model S drivers in the city of Middelfart, not far from Odense.
BYD good to go: The Chinese company said its 12-metre electric bus has passed the U.S. government’s structural testing programme in Altoona, Pennsylvania. An 18-metre model will have to undergo the same testing procedure before it can be sold in the States.
Electric Vehicles InMotion: This is the name of a new programme offering firms in South Yorkshire, UK, the chance to lease electric cars. The scheme uses all available government grants to keep rates low. A Nissan Leaf can be leased from 212 pounds (355 dollars) a month, Renault’s entire Z.E range and the Zoe are available at similar prices.
Congestion charge to be raised: People driving into London’s centre with combustion engines will now have to pay 11.50 pounds per day (19.25 dollars), instead of the previously 10-pound daily fee (16.74 dollars). The new pricing will go into effect on June 16th, and is the first price increase since 2011.