Tag: Scotland

Sep 9, 2021 - 05:24 pm

BP Pulse opens ultra-fast charging sites in Scotland

BP Pulse has opened two new ultra-fast charging sites on the M8 motorway at bp pulse’s Harthill services in Scotland. Situated on the Edinburgh to Glasgow corridor, the sites feature ten 150-kW chargers servicing the east-and west-bound carriageways near Harthill, Lanarkshire.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 03:43 pm

Seven UK police forces trialling Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford has unveiled a Mustang Mach-E police concept at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham, following several requests from forces around the country to evaluate the electric SUV. Seven UK forces have either tested the fully electric patrol car or have inquired about the specially-built prototype.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 02:50 pm

Scottish bank invests in Forev

The Scottish National Investment Bank has invested two million pounds in charging network operator Forev. The capital will help Forev to build a network of over 1,700 charging points at public locations across Scotland.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 11:56 am

UK sets sights on ICE truck sales ban in 2040

The British government has presented a plan to decarbonise the transport sector. It includes the goal to stop the sale of all road vehicles with combustion engines by 2040. The end date for passenger cars was already set for 2030 – now there is also a roadmap for commercial vehicles.

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May 25, 2021 - 05:01 pm

UK invests £300 million in charging points

UK energy regulator Ofgem approved a £300 million investment (around 348 million euros) for over 200 low carbon projects to get Britain ready for more electric transport. This will see the instalment of 3550 EV chargers across the UK as part of a £40 billion investment in greener energy.

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May 17, 2021 - 02:59 pm

Bear Scotland adds new e-vans to South-East fleet

Road maintenance company Bear Scotland says it took delivery of six new electric vans. This brings the number of EVs in its Scottish fleet to thirteen. The Renault transporters will charge at company charge points in South-East Scotland.

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Apr 1, 2021 - 12:45 pm

First Bus order 125 electric buses from BYD-ADL

UK electric bus partners BYD and ADL have received another major order from Scotland. The operator First Bus has ordered 126 electric buses for use in Glasgow. These are 91 double-decker and 35 single-deck buses, which are to operate in Glasgow from March 2023.

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Mar 31, 2021 - 03:54 pm

Electric buses coming to Aberdeen, Perth and Kilmarnock

Following the launch of Scotland’s e-bus funding SUBLEBS, Stagecoach has released further information in its current order. They ordered 46 electric buses from BYD ADL for use in three Scottish cities. The 24 electric single-deck and 22 double-deck buses will be deployed in Aberdeen, Perth and Kilmarnock.

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Mar 8, 2021 - 03:34 pm

Scotland’s forestry agencies just became greener

The Scottish Government’s forestry agencies have delivered the latest batch of electric vehicles as part of their electrification efforts. Eight Kia Niro electric cars and three Nissan eNV200 light commercial vans have arrived to serve across the Scottish woodlands.

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Sep 22, 2020 - 08:22 pm

Scottish Council to receive 141 Renault Zoe

Renault will deliver 141 units of its electric model Zoe to South Lanarkshire Council in Scotland. With 104 of the vehicles, the Council’s pool vehicle fleet will be converted from diesel to electric. The remaining 37 Renault Zoe will be used for a range of community services.

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Sep 14, 2020 - 05:54 pm

Used EVs to qualify for Scottish Transport Loan

Starting on 28 September, the Scottish Low Carbon Transport Loan will be extended to include coverage for used electric vehicles. So far, the programme has provided over £85 million in funding to to help locals switch to ultra-low emission and electric vehicles.

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Aug 11, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Scotland opens largest EV charging park yet

The largest electric vehicle charging facility built in Scotland so far was officially opened this week at Falkirk Stadium. Ten 50kW rapid charging stations are accompanied by sixteen 22kW fast charging bays, providing capacity for 26 electric vehicles.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Transport Scotland funds eBike Grant round 4

Another £900,000 were committed by Transport Scotland towards the eBike Grant Fund for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Round four of the grant programme is now available to assist the adoption of eBikes, eTrikes and electric cargo bikes in Scotland.

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Nov 17, 2019 - 07:49 pm

NHS Scotland to add 112 electric vehicles

NHS Scotland has been granted £1.36 million of available support through the Transport Scotland Switched on Fleets Fund for 112 new electric cars. The Scottish health service may thus increase the number of EVs by 80%.

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Oct 28, 2019 - 05:08 pm

Lidl installs fast-chargers across UK stores

Lidl has announced that it will install fast chargers at over 300 stores in the UK over the next three years. New branches will only be built with charging stations, and existing stores will also be retrofitted.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/10/15/glasgow-city-councils-evs-languish-in-parking-for-years/
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