Tag: UK

Dec 7, 2021 - 08:08 pm

SEA Electric to convert 10k US school buses

SEA Electric, a provider of electric commercial vehicles originally from Australia and now based in Los Angeles has received another major order: US school bus dealer Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE) wants SEA to convert 10,000 existing school buses to electric vehicles.

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Dec 7, 2021 - 01:15 pm

Toyota announces hybrid & BEV platform for Europe

The Japanese carmaker Toyota plans to develop a new vehicle platform, with the abbreviation ‘E3,’ exclusively for European vehicles with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric drive systems. To speed up the process, the Japanese company will apparently partly use existing technology.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 04:37 pm

Nissan to install over 600 charge points in Europe

Nissan is going to significantly expand the charging infrastructure at its dealerships in Europe through two major collaborations. Allego will install DC chargers at Nissan dealers in 16 countries. In Germany and the United Kingdom, Nissan dealers will build infrastructure with E.ON.

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Dec 2, 2021 - 02:07 pm

Skoda UK improves charging for the Enyaq iV

Škoda UK is reducing the time new Enyaq iV owners will spend charging by equipping all new models with upgraded DC fast charging as standard. The charging capacity for all models was more than doubled from the previous 50kW charging capacity.

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Dec 1, 2021 - 07:15 pm

Tesla hearse conversion enters real-life operations in the UK

The UK sees a fully electric hearse based on the Tesla Model S coming to the south of England. The car is driven by Southern Co-op, operator of almost 60 funeral homes in Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. It is, however, not the first we hear of it.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets

A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 02:25 pm

UK funds zero-emission buses with £71 m.

The British government is funding five local transport authorities with a total of almost £71 million to support the introduction of up to 335 zero-emission buses as part of the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area programme.

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Nov 28, 2021 - 02:43 pm

Charging prices rise in the UK over December

From 1 December, new prices are being applied across the BP Pulses’ UK network. The cost per kWh of energy for subscribers has risen from 23p to 32p for the standard public chargers with AC 43kW/DC 50kW and from 29p to 38p for registered users.

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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.

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Nov 17, 2021 - 05:41 pm

Virgin Media O2 orders 280 Vauxhall e-Vivaros

The British mass media and telecommunications company Virgin Media O2 has ordered 280 Vauxhall e-Vivaros. This is the first step towards the company commitment to transition its entire 4,300-strong fleet off fossil fuels by 2030.

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Nov 17, 2021 - 03:12 pm

Connected Energy to give old Forsee batteries a 2nd Life

The French battery manufacturer Forsee Power is cooperating with Connected Energy, a company that builds stationary energy storage systems based on spent electric vehicle batteries. The aim is to recycle Forsee batteries after they have been used in electric buses.

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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.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 02:14 pm

Renault Retail Group replaces courtesy cars with EVs

The Renault Retail Group is switching all its courtesy cars to the Renault Zoe. The move affects 143 vehicles spread across the 15 official Renault and Dacia dealerships in England and Wales the Group comprises. The new EVs join 21 Zoe E-Tech that already exist on the 164-strong courtesy car fleet.

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Nov 15, 2021 - 12:34 pm

UNECE wants minimum durability for batteries

The EU, the USA, China and other countries want to oblige carmakers to commit to a minimum durability of the batteries installed in their electric and hybrid cars. This was agreed in principle by the countries at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations in Geneva.

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Nov 12, 2021 - 12:36 pm

Ballard buys UK fuel cell specialist Arcola

The Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems acquires Arcola Energy, a British specialist for the integration of fuel cell systems in heavy commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks and trains. Both sides had previously worked together for years.

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Nov 11, 2021 - 04:41 pm

Saint-Gobain to install 4,500 Rolec charge points

Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland – one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and distributors of building solutions –  has signed a partnership with the charging manufacturer Rolec to support the delivery of a network of 1,000 charge points across Saint-Gobain’s sites, offices and retail branches over the next 5 years.

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Nov 11, 2021 - 01:37 pm

Johnson Matthey withdraws from battery business

The British chemical company Johnson Matthey has surprisingly announced its withdrawal from the business with battery materials for the automotive industry. Johnson Matthey cites growing competition as one of the reasons for its decision.

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Nov 8, 2021 - 02:16 pm

Connected Kerb to install 190,000 charge points

The British charging infrastructure company Connected Kerb has said it will install a total of 190,000 publicly accessible AC chargers in the UK by 2030. The company specialises in standard chargers with 7 to 22 kW for overnight street parking.

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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.

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Nov 4, 2021 - 07:48 pm

Bedeo buys in-wheel motor specialist Protean from NEVS

In-wheel motor specialist Protean Electric is getting a new owner. The British EV supplier and manufacturer Bedeo is taking over from National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), an Evergrande subsidiary that is currently feeling the parent company’s troubles.

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Nov 3, 2021 - 02:34 pm

GlasGo Cabs orders 360 Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Glasgow-based taxi and hire car company GlasGo Cabs has ordered 360 Nissan Leafs to replace existing internal combustion models with its fully electric vehicles. The 360 electric cars are to be delivered over a period of three years, the first eleven of which will arrive this year.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 04:15 pm

World leaders get the e-bus at COP26 in Glasgow

While the world looks to COP26 in Glasgow to turn the tides on catastrophic climate change, we look at change happening on the ground – the decarbonisation of public transport, a field where host nation UK and specifically Scotland may actually shine. Local manufacturers are building unique electric vehicles and are increasingly banking on both […]

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/12/07/sea-electric-to-convert-10k-us-school-buses/
07.12.2021 20:02