BP Chargemaster chosen as Mercedes partner in UK
The Mercedes Benz electric car charging service in the UK is now hooked up with BP Chargemaster’s Polar network. This gives British customers access to the network on a single subscription. BP Chargemaster will also install private and business charging points for Mercedes customers.Weiterlesen
Peugeot offers electric bonus in the UK
In order to boost sales, Peugeot UK will offer an extra £500 towards new fully electric vehicle purchases. This follows the Government announcement that it would reduce the current Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) from £3,500 to £3,000 starting on 12 March.Weiterlesen
Six months free charging for UK Peugeot customers
Peugeot has announced that a free six-month subscription to the Polar Plus charging network will be included with each new electric or plug-in hybrid car sold. This coincides with the launch of their new hybrid vehicle range and their first fully electric vehicle on the UK market.Weiterlesen
BP Chargemaster continues UK charging station roll out
BP Chargemaster installed four new 150kW rapid chargers at their retail site in Hammersmith, London. Their plan is to furnish their Polar charging network with another 400 ultra-fast-charging units by 2021.Weiterlesen
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.Weiterlesen
UK: Pay contactless at BP Chargemaster/ Polar network
The BP subsidiary BP Chargemaster has announced its intention to equip all 50 kW rapid and 150 kW ultra-fast chargers on the Polar network with contactless card payment. All existing 50 kW chargers will also be retrofitted.Weiterlesen
UK: BP Chargemaster to install chargers at 200 pubs
BP Chargemaster has been tasked with installing rapid charging points at 200 of Mitchells & Butlers pubs to receive rapid chargers across the UK. 50 installations of the 50 kW charging stations are expected by October.Weiterlesen
UK: BP Chargemaster open large rapid-charge hub
BP Chargemaster and its network arm Polar have opened what they claim to be Britain’s biggest rapid-charge hub in Milton Keynes. Up to eight electric vehicles can charge with up to 50 kW at the multi-standard stations. The set-up uses existing facilities.Weiterlesen
East London borough installing 24 EV charging bays
The London borough of Waltham Forest decided to install 24 charging bays, which will be reserved for charging EVs exclusively. ChargeMaster will take care of the installation and the stations are to become part of the Polar network.Weiterlesen
Polar Network, Balearic Islands, London.
Polar late start: The Polar Network charging provider in the UK, had planned to switch its billing scheme from flat-rate charging to charging per use two days ago. However, users found they could still charge their cars as usual while the new website appears anything else but ready. The few infos found by Transport Evolved leave room for speculation whether personal data of future Polar users will be shared with BMW.
Charging stations on Balearic Islands: With two million euros funding from the institute for alternative energy (IDAE), the Spanish government wants to install 2,000 EV charging points on Mallorca and other islands. The bidding process is soon to begin.
finanzas.com (in Spanish), mallorcazeitung.es (in German)
Testing the new cab for London: Finally, the Range Extended Electric Metrocab (we reported) got into the right hands – its future drivers. According to the video of the first rounds of testing, the cabbies are loving it.
Massachusetts, Highway Code, Polar Network, Hamburg.
EV incentives in Massachusetts: Governor Deval Patrick announced plans to start offering rebates for electric car and plug-in hybrid purchases similar to those in California. Buyers could thus get 2,500 dollars at the point of sale. At the same time, Massachusetts will continue to provide funding for institutions and businesses in its existing EV programme.
Highway Code update: RightDriver.co.uk has found that almost 65% out of 1,056 driving instructors would like to see hybrid vehicles included into the standard UK driver’s guide. More than a third believe that specifically all-electric vehicles belong into the Highway Code while 68% wish to see more information on alternatively-fuelled vehicles in general.
Charging for charging: Just ahead of the launch of new tariffs for charging at Polar Network stations in the UK today, the company seemed to have lowered its prices. However, customers are still indignant with some considering boycotting the network altogether.
Leafs for bus company: The Hamburger Hochbahn company has acquired eleven electric Nissans. The Leafs will be driven by mechanics and supervisors in the German city of Hamburg. There, they will certainly catch some attention as they bare the slogan “Wenn ich groß bin, werde ich ein Hochbahn-Bus” (“When I grow up, I will be a Hochbahn bus”). The company already has 36 alternatively-fuelled buses in its fleet.
newstix.de (in German)