Mar 28, 2023 - 12:19 pm
Bury Council gets more chargers by Be.EV and new vans
Bury Council in Greater Manchester has appointed the EV charging network Be.EV to help them double the number of charge points in the regions. Thirty new EV charge points shall be installed with Be.EV funding the cost of over £9 million.
Mar 21, 2023 - 02:41 pm
InstaVolt installs 1,000th charger in the UK
UK charging network InstaVolt expanded its rapid charging hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire, making the site one of the largest charging hubs in the country. Situated on the M40, the site now has doubled the number of chargers bringing the total to 32.
Mar 21, 2023 - 01:47 pm
Nottingham now home to one of UK’s largest V2G installations
Nottingham and Connected Energy have launched a large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project. Installation of solar panels, battery storage and 40 bi-directional EV chargers complete the CleanMobilEnergy pilot at Nottingham City Council’s Eastcroft Depot.
Mar 21, 2023 - 11:47 am
First Bus fleet in Leicester to become 100% electric
The British government confirmed funding of £3 million to First Bus for 18 new zero-emission buses in Leicester today. Wrightbus will manufacture the electric buses in Northern Ireland. This latest investment will enable an all-electric fleet at First Bus’s depot in Leicester.
Mar 15, 2023 - 02:00 pm
Ubitricity scores its next UK contract
Kerbside charging specialist Ubitricity has won another contract in the UK. The West Suffolk Council wants the Shell-owned company to install 100 EV charge points across the county. West Suffolk says it is among the upper third of councils offering public charging in the UK.
Mar 15, 2023 - 01:05 pm
Arrival catches a lifeline by Westwood Capital
Struggling EV developer Arrival has secured a $300 million injection from Westwood Capital, giving the company access to additional liquidity under certain conditions. The financing line may come as a lifeline to the British company to pull through the year.
Mar 14, 2023 - 01:14 pm
Fastned marks 250 fast-charging hubs with a new UK site
Fastned has inaugurated a charging station in East Anglia, UK, and counts it as the 250th site in Europe. It is also its 14th UK location, comprising six 300 kW charging bays. Fastned plans to open a further two sites later this summer.
Mar 10, 2023 - 01:53 pm
BMW appears to keep prepping Oxford for electric Minis
BMW plans to invest up to £600 million to ready its Oxford plant for building electric Mini cars. The BBC broke the news without naming specific sources. The British government has offered BMW 75 million pounds in subsidies to keep the Cowley plant going.
Mar 6, 2023 - 01:41 pm
BP Pulse opens largest charging hub yet in the UK
BP Pulse has opened its largest, most powerful EV charging hub yet in the UK. The new hub in Kettering, North Northamptonshire, built by The EV Network and operated by BP Pulse, has an installed capacity of 3 megawatts and features ten 300 kW chargers.
Mar 2, 2023 - 02:58 pm
First Bus orders 117 electric buses from Wrightbus
The British transport company First Bus has ordered another 117 electric buses from the Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus. The buses will go into operation in four cities. The purchase was made possible by additional funding from the British government.
Feb 28, 2023 - 03:42 pm
Swarco announces plans for new HPC network in the UK
UK charging infrastructure provider Swarco Smart Charging announces the roll-out of an HPC charging network across England, Scotland and Wales. Under the name PoGo, over 2,000 ultra-fast charging stations are to be built at public facilities such as grocery shops and cafés over the next four years.
Feb 24, 2023 - 02:41 pm
EB Charging to install 46 charging points in Norwich
EB Charging has won a contract from Norfolk County Council to install on-street charging points for electric vehicles in Norwich. The contract is to install, supply and operate 46 new public EV charge points on 40 streets across Norwich.
Feb 21, 2023 - 01:11 pm
UK Govt. expands charging infrastructure funding
British Transport Minister Jesse Norman announced today a £56 million expansion of charging infrastructure. The funding will help add 2,400 charge points across the country, with sixteen local authorities joining the effort for the first time.
Feb 17, 2023 - 03:41 pm
Warrington to become the UK’s next all electric bus town
The English town of Warrington has confirmed plans to transition its entire bus fleet to electric. This affects 105 vehicles which the city will replace with e-buses after having secured the largest funding award from the Government’s 2011 ZEBRA scheme.
Feb 17, 2023 - 11:27 am
Bentley prepares for EV production in 2026
Bentley has now begun construction of a “Launch Quality Center” and “Engineering Technical Center” at its main Crewe plant in preparation for its transition to an all-electric car brand. Meanwhile, Bentley announced the launch of its first BEV model for 2026 – a year later than initially planned.
Feb 7, 2023 - 09:03 am
Great Wall Motors extends retail network in the UK
The Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) announced three new Sales and Service Centers for its Ora brand in the UK in Belfast, Chorley, and Exeter. The first showroom to feature the Ora model will be the Charles Hurst Group in Belfast which will open its doors on 6 March. The other two locations will […]
Feb 2, 2023 - 02:07 pm
Oxford Bus Company orders 104 Wrightbus electric buses
The Oxford Bus Company, which is part of the Go-Ahead Group, has ordered 104 electric buses from Irish manufacturer Wrightbus. The order comprises five single and 99 all-electric double-decker buses. Eight double-decker will have an open top and can be used as sightseeing buses.
Jan 28, 2023 - 12:53 pm
National Express to procure 300 electric buses for West Midlands
The English bus operator National Express West Midlands is investing 150 million pounds in 300 electric buses to be delivered and deployed in the West Midlands by the end of December 2024. This means that more than a third of the operator’s fleet will be emission-free by that time.
Jan 24, 2023 - 12:22 pm
Tritium garners large order from Evyve in the UK
In the UK, the Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has now become the preferred hardware supplier for charging provider Evyve. The British charging provider aims to install around 10,000 electric car chargers in the UK by 2023.
Jan 10, 2023 - 11:14 am
Britishvolt to sell majority stake to stay afloat
Britishvolt, the battery maker currently in financial dire straits, can apparently still fulfil its plans for a battery cell factory in Blyth in the north-east of England, just not on its own. The company is talking about a possible sale to secure its future.