Tag: London

Oct 14, 2019 - 04:34 pm

22 more BYD-ADL electric buses for London

BYD’s British partnership with ADL has delivered another 22 electric buses to Transport for London (TfL) operator Go-Ahead London. The latter has now received a total of 98 electric buses from BYD ADL with a new model being on the way.

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Aug 15, 2019 - 07:46 pm

BP opens first 150kW chargers at UK service station

BP Chargemaster has opened its first 150kW chargers on BP forecourts in the Greater London area. The plan is for BP service stations across the UK to get 400 of the so-called Ultracharge 150 units by 2021 as part of the Polar network.

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Jul 27, 2019 - 03:07 pm

Forsee Power delivers batteries to London

The French company Forsee Power will equip 34 electric buses from Portuguese manufacturer CaetanoBus with its battery systems. The buses are to be delivered to London from the first quarter of 2020, where they will serve two electric bus routes.

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Jul 20, 2019 - 02:48 pm

Royal Mail rolls out another 190 electric vans

In London and the South East, Royal Mail is rolling another out 190 electric vans, which will join the 100 electric van fleet already operating in the area. Notably, vans in this fleet will be painted green, unlike the traditional red colour of Royal Mail.

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Jul 3, 2019 - 10:58 am

What should an electric vehicle sound like?

From July 1, 2019, electric road vehicles in the European Union (EU) must be equipped with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) so that especially visually impaired pedestrians may hear them approach – but what should they sound like?

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May 13, 2019 - 06:24 pm

London: TfL orders 20 fuel cell double-decker buses

Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 fuel cell double-decker buses from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus. The transit operator will use the hydrogen-powered buses in the British capital starting next year on routes 245, 7 and N7.

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May 10, 2019 - 12:18 am

DPD UK takes charge of ten eVito electric vans

Mercedes-Benz has registered further interest in its electric vehicles at home and abroad: DPD will add ten eVito to its British fleet, a first in the UK. Moreover, clients in Germany have procured hybrid transporters and also join the growing circle of eActros truck testing companies.

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Apr 25, 2019 - 02:02 pm

Siticars presents electric mini car for London’s ULEZ

The London startup Siticars has introduced a small electric car for journeys in London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone. The BEV is called Me, and also comes as a pickup and panel van. Performance is strictly down to use case with a top speed of around 80 km/h and a range of about 150 km.

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Mar 2, 2019 - 02:55 pm

London: Ubitricity to add 200 streetlamp EV chargers

Over 200 public electric vehicle chargers will go up on lampposts in London’s green borough of Richmond, provided by Ubitricity. The project was funded with a £300,000 grant from the Go Ultra Low City Scheme run by the Department for Transport.

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Feb 25, 2019 - 08:23 pm

London opens £23m van scrappage fund

First promised late last year, London has opened its scrapping fund to help microbusinesses and charities get rid of their older vans and minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles. Worth 23 million pounds, the “scrap for cash” options are more attractive than expected.

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Feb 17, 2019 - 06:43 pm

London Mayor announced black cab EV investment

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to electric vehicles. The plans will more than double the TfL’s existing £18m fund. Additionally, grants will be restructured to provide more payments at higher levels.

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Feb 7, 2019 - 03:50 pm

DriveNow expanding UK fleet by 130 BMW electric cars

The BMW subsidiary car-sharing service DriveNow has announced that they have expanded their London fleet by another 130 new i3s, as part of their plan to become “an 80% all-electric club by 2025”. The fleet now consists of 180 electric vehicles in nine London Boroughs.

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Jan 31, 2019 - 01:12 pm

UK company LEVC lays off 70 employees

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is to lay off 70 temporary employees, according to information from the BBC. Reasons were not given, but it is likely that Brexit has played a role.

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Jan 24, 2019 - 07:42 pm

London: Electric car club Zipcar delivers e-Golf data

Car club Zipcar says it runs the UK’s largest electric vehicle fleet in London using Volkswagen electric vehicles. And, since the offer has grown to include a total of 325 e-Golf since summer last year, Londoners have shared the electric cars rather eagerly.

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Dec 20, 2018 - 05:22 pm

London against pollution and congestion

London tackles air pollution with further restrictions and subsidies. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have made changes to the congestion charge that applies to central London roads. PHEVs and private hire vehicles such as Uber cars will lose their exemption after 2021.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 05:54 pm

London Mayor launches £23m scrappage scheme for vans

London is ready to spend £23 million to help take the most polluting vans off London roads. The new scrappage scheme has been launched to prepare small businesses for the ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) due to go into effect in April next year.

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Nov 29, 2018 - 02:49 pm

Insensible urban aesthetics

The Zipcar car club that runs 325 VW e-Golf in London complains about the slow expansion of fast-charging infrastructure in the British capital. That is nothing new, unfortunately, but Zipcar makes a new argument.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/10/15/bp-chargemaster-continues-uk-charging-station-roll-out/
15.10.2019 17:39