Tag: London

May 25, 2022 - 11:22 am

TfL issues recall for 90 double-decker buses in the UK

Transport for London (TfL) has taken around 90 MetroDecker EV electric double-decker buses from Switch Mobility off the roads as a precautionary measure after six electric buses of this type burst into flames at the Potters Bar bus garage in Hertfordshire, north of London. TfL says investigations into the cause of the fire are still […]

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Mar 28, 2022 - 03:53 pm

Breathe makes 100 Tesla cars available to London hire drivers

The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) announced today it was providing capital Breathe for deploying 100 Tesla Model 3 to private hire drivers, including Uber, in London. The Vehicle-as-a-Service provider is further supported by fintech Zeti’s pay per mile platform ZERO.

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Mar 28, 2022 - 03:06 pm

Arriva opts for Hitachi fleet charging solution at Brixton depot

Arriva, one of London’s biggest bus operators, recently replaced half of the 44 double-decker buses at its Brixton Tramshed depot in south London with new electric vehicles. Zenobē, Arriva’s solution provider, chose Hitachi Energy’s Grid-eMotion Fleet system to charge the 22 e-buses.

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Mar 17, 2022 - 06:45 pm

London Borough of Sutton gets 113 charge points

The London Borough of Sutton is installing 113 new EV charging points across the borough. Sutton Council has teamed up with Siemens and their partner Ubitricity to provide new charging points which use electricity from existing lamp columns.

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Mar 8, 2022 - 12:16 pm

London extends the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ)

London’s ultra-low emission zone will be extended to the whole of Greater London by the end of next year under plans set out by the mayor, Sadiq Khan. Khan has ruled out a proposed £3.50 boundary charge for motorists to enter Greater London, as well as a daily clean air charge, which would apply to […]

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Dec 17, 2021 - 06:51 pm

Arrival shows prototype of ride-hailing car for Uber

British electric vehicle developer Arrival has unveiled the first finished prototype of the Arrival Car, which is being developed with Uber for the ride-hailing business. Arrival will now begin testing the electric car and will incorporate feedback into the next design phase.

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Dec 13, 2021 - 11:11 am

TfL bans scooters on public transport

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that all privately-owned electric scooters and unicycles, including those that can be folded or carried, will be banned on London’s transport network from Monday 13 December.

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Nov 19, 2021 - 11:26 pm

Tevva granted $57m for e-truck development

The UK electric truck manufacturer Tevva has just raised US$57 million through an oversubscribed private placement from new and existing investors. The company says it will use the financing to equip its new London based production facility and quickly scale up manufacturing.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 04:46 pm

London borough of Croydon grows EV charger network

Croydon, London’s southernmost borough, plans to install 60 new electric vehicle charging points before the end of the year, with 20 more expected before February 2022. Many of which are already available, the charge points will appear at 32 different sites across the district.

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Nov 5, 2021 - 04:34 pm

Go-Ahead orders 20 FC buses from Wrightbus

The transport company Go-Ahead has ordered its first fuel cell buses. The order from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus comprises 20 H2 buses of the type GB Kite Hydroliner in the greater London Gatwick Airport area from June 2022.

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Oct 27, 2021 - 03:35 pm

DHL Parcel UK buys 50 Mercedes eSprinter vans

DHL Parcel UK will add 50 new electric vans to their fleet before the year’s end. The logistics company will deploy the 50 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter L2s in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Leicester, Bristol and Southampton and complement the fleet in London.

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Oct 26, 2021 - 11:59 am

London significantly extends ULEZ zone

The London Metropolitan Government has extended the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the northern and southern parts of the ring road. The expanded ULEZ is now 18 times the size of the original zone in central London.

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Oct 5, 2021 - 03:41 pm

Volta Trucks expands UK team

The Swedish electric truck start-up Volta Trucks wants to expand its research and development team in the UK to accelerate the development of the Volta Zero. The company is therefore launching a recruitment drive with the aim of employing more than 280 people by the end of 2021.

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Oct 4, 2021 - 10:00 pm

Westminster streets to be cleaned with EVs

In the UK, Westminster City Council (central London) and its waste contractor Veolia have unveiled a 60 strong fleet of new and ‘upcycled’ electric vehicles. This means that street cleaning services in London’s famous West End are now completely fully electric.

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Sep 29, 2021 - 11:37 am

Britain’s self-made fuel crisis

Because an estimated 100,000 truck drivers have gone back to where they came from because of Brexit, petrol is becoming increasingly scarce at British petrol stations. Panic buying has been going on for days. Now apparently soldiers are to help deliver the fuel.

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Sep 23, 2021 - 03:30 pm

Battery lifespan project takes shape in the UK

The battery analytics specialist Silver Power System partnered with Imperial College, London EV Company (LEVC) and JSCA, the research and development division of Watt Electric Vehicle Company, on an electric vehicle battery research programme designed to predict battery lifespan.

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Sep 21, 2021 - 02:34 pm

Addison Lee to electrify fleet with ID.4s by 2023

London’s largest taxi and hire car company Addison Lee has announced that it will only use purely electric cars from 2023. Addison Lee already has 650 electric cars in service. From November, 200 VW ID.4s are to be added every month.

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Aug 26, 2021 - 12:36 pm

Connected Kerb expands to South London

Connected Kerb is working with the London borough of Lambeth in the South of the British capital. The partners want to install 22 EV chargers across eleven council estates for drivers who do not have access to off-street parking.

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Aug 9, 2021 - 03:28 pm

NHS develops electric ambulances with Ford

The British National Health Service (NHS) is planning to purchase a fleet of fully electric ambulances. For this purpose, the NHS will cooperate with Ford and the Venari Group to develop a corresponding vehicle based on the Ford Transit.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 03:11 pm

Lyreco receives Renault electric vans in the UK

In the UK, Lyreco has just received 17 Renault Master E-Tech electric delivery vans.  Renault says “Europe’s leading distributor of workplace products” has chosen the all-electric light commercial vehicle for its London multidrop operation.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/06/fastned-opens-fast-charging-station-in-london/
06.06.2022 18:16