Jan 31, 2023 - 01:59 pm
London introduces scrappage scheme
The City of London has launched a £110 million scrappage scheme for combustion engine vehicles. This follows the announced extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London from 29 August 2023. The scrappage subsidies target economically vulnerable groups.
Jan 17, 2023 - 04:16 pm
Hertz to deliver 25,000 BEVs for Uber in Europe
Hertz and the ride-hailing company Uber are expanding their US partnership to Europe. Accordingly, Hertz wants to provide up to 25,000 electric cars for Uber drivers in European capitals by 2025. London, Paris and Amsterdam were explicitly mentioned so far.
Jan 17, 2023 - 03:56 pm
UK issues plan to expand V2G charging infrastructure
The government of the UK and Ofgem published the ‘Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan’ today, setting out steps to seize on the significant potential of smart EV charging and make it the preferred method of long-duration charging by 2025.
Nov 28, 2022 - 12:31 pm
London to be fully covered by the ULEZ
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that he will expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide. The expansion will come into effect on Tuesday 29 August 2023 and will operate across all of London up to the existing Low Emission Zone boundary.
Nov 26, 2022 - 02:16 pm
London EV charging infrastructure update
City Hall and TfL this week announced the release of land for 100 new ultra-rapid public charging points on London roads. The first 25 of these will be put out to tender on 30 November, and 75 more will follow by late April next year, aiming for all 100 to be operational by the end […]
Oct 27, 2022 - 04:06 pm
Go-Ahead orders 20 Irizar ie tram electric buses for London
The London transport company Go-Ahead has ordered 20 electric buses and charging infrastructure from the Spanish manufacturer Irizar. The order includes 20 examples of the Irizar ie tram 12-metre electric bus with right-hand drive, as well as two 450 kW pantograph chargers and 100 kW depot chargers.
Oct 14, 2022 - 03:46 pm
Addison Lee scores deal with BP Pulse in London
Addison Lee, a British chauffeur and courier company, has teamed up with BP Pulse, giving Addison Lee’s EV fleet enhanced access to over 3,000 ultra-fast and rapid EV charge points. The private hire company has pledged to transition to an all-electric fleet by 2023.
Sep 29, 2022 - 04:13 pm
Westminster targets over 2,000 on-street charge points
Westminster Council has turned to Siemens again to build out lamppost charging in the London borough. 500 new Ubitricity charge points shall link up to the existing network by spring 2023, impressively bringing up the total number of chargers in Westminster.
Sep 1, 2022 - 02:19 pm
Low-cost EV financing for Uber drivers through Moove
Moove, an African-born fintech start-up, has struck a deal with Uber in London. Moove will provide Uber drivers with electric vehicles through its latest rent-to-buy model. Moove aims to be the largest EV partner on Uber’s platform in London, with plans to scale to 10,000 cars by the end of 2025.
Aug 17, 2022 - 01:28 pm
Loop Energy is setting up a factory in the UK
Canadian fuel cell specialist Loop Energy will extend its presence in Europe later this month by expanding into the UK. The company plans to set up a production facility just outside of London to produce fuel cell components.
Aug 1, 2022 - 01:05 pm
Dennis and di Grassi win the London Formula E races
Andretti driver Jake Dennis and Venturi driver Lucas di Grassi won races 13 and 14 of the Formula E season in London. In the battle for the championship, Stoffel Vandoorne and his Mercedes team were the big winners even without a race win.
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 […]
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.
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.
Mar 24, 2022 - 07:20 pm
RATP Dev London granted HSBC loan for electric buses
In the UK, the public transport operator RATP Dev London wants to purchase another 75 electric buses, including 54 double-deckers and 21 single-deckers. This is made possible by a loan of 30 million pounds taken out with the bank HSBC.
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.
Mar 11, 2022 - 05:15 pm
Uber invests £5 million installing 700 chargers in London
In London, the boroughs of Brent, Newham and Redbridge are cooperating with Uber to install 700 chargers for electric cars on London streets. Uber is investing £5 million in the chargers, which will be branded by Uber but available for all drivers to use.
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 […]
Feb 4, 2022 - 02:53 pm
Thames Clippers to introduce hybrid ferries in London
Thames Clippers is building the UK’s first hybrid high-speed passenger ferries, set to launch in autumn 2022 and spring 2023. The service is part of ‘Uber Boat’ and will function as a public transport network across the Thames river.
Jan 14, 2022 - 06:21 pm
Shell converts London petrol station to charging hub
Shell has now officially opened a very special fast-charging park in the London borough of Fulham. The location is a former petrol station that has been converted to exclusively offering charging power for electric cars and vans.
Dec 19, 2021 - 01:47 pm
London Borough of Barnet to install 500 EV charge points
Barnet Council says they have secured over £3.5Mn (about €4.1Mn) in grant funding to deliver 500 on-street electric vehicle charge points by November 2022. The North London borough currently claims the second-highest EV ownership rate in London.
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.
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.
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.