Tag: UK

May 5, 2021 - 02:04 pm

Moto deepens commitment to the UK Electric Highway

Motorway service station operator Moto has confirmed plans to install ultra-rapid EV chargers at all its UK sites. The installations will form part of the Electric Highway, which is among the oldest fast-charging networks in the UK.

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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.

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May 4, 2021 - 01:41 pm

Kia EV6 now available to order in Europe

The Kia EV6 can now be configured and ordered at local dealers across 24 nations in Europe. During the reservation phase, which has now ended, Kia recorded 7,300 reservations for the electric model in Europe. This indicates – as already with the e-Niro – long delivery times.

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May 4, 2021 - 12:28 pm

Arrival and Uber to develop dedicated ride-hailing EV

The British electric vehicle developer Arrival is cooperating with the ride-hailing company Uber as they aim to build an electric car specifically for ride-hailing services. However, the electric car will probably not be exclusive to Uber.

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May 2, 2021 - 12:48 pm

Electric Highway goes high power charging

The Electric Highway, tge UK’s longest-standing fast-charging initiative, has opened its largest high power charging site at a Moto pitstop, Rugby Services, at Junction 1 of the M6. The new facility includes 12 ultra-rapid chargers from Tritium, able to charge supported vehicles at 350kW.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 05:39 pm

York builds 2 ultra fast-charging sites with ABB

In the UK, ABB technology has announced that it will be providing ultra-fast charging and high availability for EV drivers in York as part of a £2.2 million scheme. The scheme was developed to meet the growing demand for chargers as the city’s existing charge points are almost at capacity.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 04:50 pm

GO Sharing to use €50m for multi-modal expansion

GO Green, the parent company of the Dutch e-scooter sharing provider GO Sharing, has raised 50 million euros in a new financing round. At the same time, the start-up announced that it has just launched operations in the Belgian city of Antwerp with 500 e-scooters.

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Apr 29, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Geely subsidiary Lotus to become dedicated EV brand

The British Geely brand Lotus also sees its future in battery-electric cars. That is why the Emira, which is to be presented in the summer, will be the last Lotus sports car with an internal combustion engine. From 2028, Lotus plans to sell only electric cars.

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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.

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Apr 26, 2021 - 11:39 am

CAM study finds PHEV sales rose in Europe over Q1

An analysis by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) found that new registrations of BEVs and PHEVs increased strongly in Europe and China in the first quarter of 2021. China remains the largest electric market, just ahead of Europe. What is striking is the enormous increase in new PHEV registrations in Europe.

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Apr 20, 2021 - 08:26 pm

Mitie orders 655 Vivaro-e from Vauxhall

The British facility service provider Mitie has ordered 655 Vivaro-e from Vauxhall. The first example of this large order has already been handed over to Mitie and is already the 1,000th electric vehicle in the company’s fleet.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 04:38 pm

Newport orders 16 more Yutong electric buses

The Welsh port city of Newport is increasing its electric bus fleet from 16 to 32 vehicles. The operator Newport Transport has ordered 16 more electric buses from the Chinese manufacturer Yutong, which are to be delivered by the end of this year. The 16 existing electric buses are also from Yutong.

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Apr 19, 2021 - 02:21 pm

Johnson Matthey to build cathode plant in Finland

British chemical company Johnson Matthey has announced the construction of a new factory for the production of its nickel-rich eLNO cathode materials. This will be built as part of a strategic partnership with Finnish Minerals Group (FMG) in Finland.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 11:12 pm

Uber drivers get special deals on Hyundai EVs

Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe. Through this cooperation, Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 03:29 pm

Octopus Electric Vehicles launches UK leasing

In the UK, Octopus Energy Group‘s EV arm, Octopus Electric Vehicles has launched a new leasing service called Electric Dreams. The service aims to help employees make the switch to clean driving easier and cheaper.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 01:46 pm

JLR invests in battery recycling startup

Jaguar Land Rover is among the investors in a new 20 million US dollar funding round for US start-up Battery Resourcers. The company is developing a special process that not only recovers the materials but also formulates new active material.

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Apr 13, 2021 - 11:58 am

Polestar adds front-wheel-drive and new battery variants

Polestar is expanding the range for its purely electric hatchback Polestar 2. Three drive trains are now available. In addition to the already available dual-motor drive with 300 kW output and a 78 kWh battery, there are now also two variants with front-wheel-drive.

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Apr 9, 2021 - 01:19 pm

Hyundai UK makes price adjustment for Ioniq

Hyundai Motor UK has reduced prices of its electric car range following changes to the government’s Plug-In Car Grant. This includes both the Kona and Ioniq EV adjusted to meet the requirements, excepting only the top-specced version as too expensive.

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Apr 8, 2021 - 04:37 pm

Jaguar I-Pace Rapid Response Vehicle (RVV) released in UK

British Vehicle Conversion Specialist, VCS for short, has unveiled an electric car for first responders based on the Jaguar I-Pace. The zero-emission Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) has been delivered to the West Midlands Ambulance Service and is the second EV in the line of duty.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/05/05/moto-deepens-its-commitment-to-the-uk-electric-highway/
05.05.2021 14:59