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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 26, 2021 - 12:27 pm
Mercedes driver de Vries takes the lead in Formula E
After races 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship. Two 2nd places were enough for the Dutch driver. The races were won by Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra.
Jul 22, 2021 - 04:49 pm
Fisker to open brand centres in EU & USA in 2022
The Californian electric car manufacturer Fisker gives more details about its plans for branches in the USA and Europe. A series of sales locations is to open starting in L.A, followed by more locations in the USA and Europe.
Jun 24, 2021 - 12:52 pm
London launches England’s first hydrogen bus fleet
England’s first fleet of hydrogen-powered double-decker buses has gone into service in London today. Twenty fuel cell vehicles by Northern Ireland’s Wrightbus will serve the number 7 route between East Acton and Oxford Circus.
Jun 17, 2021 - 03:15 pm
BYD-ADL scores largest e-bus order in the UK to date
The electric bus cooperation between BYD and ADL announces the largest order in the UK to date. The public transport operator, RATP Dev in London, ordered 195 new electric buses from BYD-ADL, including 127 double-deckers and 68 solo buses.
Jun 9, 2021 - 10:50 am
London discovers a different kind of quick getaway
London is the latest UK city to trial electric kick scooters. However, there is an unexpected dark side to the technology: In 9 months, the London police say electric scooters were involved 574 recorded crimes in London.
Jun 7, 2021 - 02:28 pm
London borough Lambeth adds Renault e-vans to the fleet
The Council of Lambeth has taken delivery of six Kangoo E-Tech vans in South London, Renault announced. The new zero-emission vans are the first the Council purchased and complement an all-electric Renault Zoe E-Tech car already in the fleet.
May 16, 2021 - 03:13 pm
Largest charging park in the UK yet to open in north London
Franklin Energy wants to install a 236-bay electric vehicle charge hub at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London, potentially making it the largest facility of its kind in the UK. The hub will become part of Franklin’s LiFe Network and use chargers by EVBox.
May 5, 2021 - 10:39 am
Genesis to release three all-electric cars in Europe
Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has announced details of its European debut this year. Sales will launch in Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain this summer, initially with combustion models. From the end of 2021, Genesis promises three pure electric cars are to follow.
Apr 28, 2021 - 04:48 pm
Siemens and Westminster City Council reach 1K chargers
In the UK, Westminster City Council and Siemens have installed more than 1,000 on-street EV charging points in the City of Westminster, London. The council, working in partnership with Siemens GB&I, installed the 1,000th EV charging point in April 2021 and are on track to deliver another 500 chargers by April 2022.
Mar 30, 2021 - 05:09 pm
Uber Green launches in London
The ride-hailing service Uber has launched its ‘Uber Green’ service in London. Uber users in central London can now request zero-emission vehicle instead of wholly or partly fossil-fuelled cars.
Mar 10, 2021 - 01:21 pm
UK announces zero-emissions innovation fund
In the UK, innovative ideas for zero-emission vehicles could benefit from a share of a £20 million funding pot announced by the British Department for Transport today. The DfT plans to launch a research and development competition in the field of e-mobility.
Feb 13, 2021 - 05:58 pm
Zerro: First hydrogen ambulance with fuel cell REx
The first hydrogen ambulance will come to London later this year built by conversion specialist Ulemco. Named Zerro (short for Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations), Ulemco teams up with Lyra Electronics, Ocado and Promech Technologies for realising the fuel-cell-range-extended EV.