Tag: Scotland

Jun 8, 2023 - 11:40 am

Volvo takes select PHEVs off the UK market

Volvo has taken several plug-in hybrid variants of some of its most popular models off the market in the UK as part of a major cull. The Swedish brand announced that it will affect PHEV variants of its XC40 SUV, as well as the S90 saloon and Cross Country-badged estates in the UK.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 03:32 pm

Edinburgh takes a stand against ICEing

Edinburgh is taking consistent action against charging point blockers. From May 2022 to April 2023, a total of 4,625 fines were imposed on motorists in the Scottish capital who had exceeded the maximum length of stay at charging stations for electric vehicles.

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Apr 24, 2023 - 09:44 am

B-ON to hit the streets in the UK

The StreetScooter successor B-ON is joining forces with International Motors Limited (IML). Starting later this year, the latter will import and distribute B-ON’s all-electric commercial vehicles to the UK.

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Apr 20, 2023 - 02:05 pm

Apcoa launches 500 EV charge points at car parks in the UK

Parking provider Apcoa says it opened its first Urban Mobility Hub in the UK. The charging hub offers five AC chargers (22 kW) and twelve Tesla Superchargers of the latest generation. The opening is part of Apcoa pushing 500 EV charging points across the UK.

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Apr 18, 2023 - 02:55 pm

ScottishPower & HiTrans team up to expand ChargePlace Scotland

ScottishPower and the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HiTrans) have agreed to boost the EV infrastructure across western Scotland through 24 new rapid charging stations. The Scottish utility will manage the installations with a focus on underserved areas and with external funding.

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Apr 6, 2023 - 11:07 am

ADL to expand electric bus production capacities

British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced an expansion of its electric bus production. The ADL headquarters in Larbert, Scotland, will build the new Enviro400EV double-decker model from August 2023.

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Feb 28, 2023 - 03:42 pm

Swarco announces plans for new HPC network in the UK

UK charging infrastructure provider Swarco Smart Charging announces the roll-out of an HPC charging network across England, Scotland and Wales. Under the name PoGo, over 2,000 ultra-fast charging stations are to be built at public facilities such as grocery shops and cafés over the next four years.

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Dec 19, 2022 - 02:16 pm

Dundee scraps hydrogen fuel cell buses

The Scottish city of Dundee has scrapped a project that would have seen twelve hydrogen fuel cell buses joining public transport. The Council said it needed the cash elsewhere since costs had gone up, for example, in construction, so hydrogen became “less of a priority”.

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Dec 6, 2022 - 05:43 pm

Munro reveals hand-built off-road EV for tough terrain

In Scotland, the Glasgow-based electric heavy-duty 4WD vehicle manufacturer Munro Vehicles has unveiled its first vehicle, the Munro Mk_1. The off-road all-electric 4×4 is built to navigate challenging terrain and operate for up to 16 hours on a single battery charge.

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Nov 4, 2022 - 01:17 pm

Spot-check shows Scottish chargers woefully under-maintained

Almost a quarter of Scotland’s public charging points for electric vehicles were faulty when BBC Disclosure did spot-checks on the network. A snapshot over a six-week period of the state of the 2,200 chargers installed using Scottish government grants uncovered issues at 535 units.

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Aug 30, 2022 - 01:59 pm

Munro Vehicles secures US sales & leasing with Wyre

Glasgow-based electric heavy-duty 4WD vehicle manufacturer Munro Vehicles has struck a deal with Wyre, a US electric vehicle sales and leasing specialist. The agreement secures exclusive rights for the sale, leasing and distribution of the Scottish-built EV in the US and Canada.

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Aug 7, 2022 - 03:36 pm

AMTE Power names Dundee as preferred site for UK plant

AMTE Power says that Dundee now was its „preferred site“ for its battery cell production. The proposed „MegaFactory“ at the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) would ensure the business can rapidly scale up, so the company. Financing remains uncertain.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 03:07 pm

Scotland budgets £28m to foster niche heavy-duty ZEVs (ZEMIF)

The Scottish Government is providing £28 million (€32.6Mn) across the next four years to accelerate the manufacturing and deployment of heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles. The Zero Emission Mobility Innovation Fund (ZEMIF) comprises two component funds and was designed with input from the industry.

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Jun 7, 2022 - 04:24 pm

Scotland reissues grant funding for e-car clubs and used EVs

The Scottish Government is providing over £30 million this financial year to accelerate the shift to zero-emission transport. The grant funding scheme this time focuses on community transport and car clubs in addition to interest-free loans for electric vehicles.

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Jun 2, 2022 - 01:31 pm

First Bus opens the UK’s largest charging depot in Scotland

Glasgow is now home to the largest fast-charging centre for electric vehicles in the UK after First Bus completed the transformation of its Caledonia bus depot. The depot in the south of Glasgow has seen 160 fast-charging points installed over the past nine months. And, this was just phase 1.

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May 4, 2022 - 01:14 pm

McGill’s places follow-up order with Yutong

McGill’s Buses has ordered a further 41 battery-electric buses from Yutong. They will be part-funded by the Scottish Zero Emission Bus (ScotZEB) fund and take to 96 the number of Yutong zero-emission buses with the operator in Scotland.

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Apr 24, 2022 - 04:04 pm

NHS Lothian spends £525,000 on new electric vehicles

NHS Lothian in Scotland has invested over half a million pounds into its electric fleet. £525,000 recently bought the National Health Service in Lothian 58 electric vehicles and 46 charging stations and brought up fleet electrification to 25 per cent.

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Apr 13, 2022 - 09:21 pm

Aberdeen receives 22 electric double-deckers

In Scotland, Stagecoach Bluebird has unveiled 22 BYD-ADL Enviro400EV electric double decker buses. The public transport provider will put the fully electric buses into operation in the city of Aberdeen at the end of this month.

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