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20.03.2019 - 23:35

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.

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20.03.2019 - 15:46

Windsor Castle installs two charging points

It seems the Royals now require a couple of charging point for their modern steeds. Prince Charles purchased an electric car last September and Prince Harry’s used a Jaguar-E Type Concept Zero for his royal wedding, but Prince Philip was already onto it when he drove one of the first prototype electric vehicles in the […]

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19.03.2019 - 17:30

JLR installs 166 NewMotion charging points

Jaguar Land Rover has had NewMotion (Shell) install 166 charging points at their development centre in Gaydon. The 7 kW chargers are ready for employee use. JLR will also install charging stations in the Gaydon visitor car park and later at other locations in the UK.

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16.03.2019 - 19:37

Fastned wins UK charging tender

Fastned, the Dutch fast charging operator, has won a second tender in the UK from the North East Joined Transport Committee. It includes the installation of five fast charging sites in Gateshead, Blyth, Whitley Bay, Washington and Kingston Park, each equipped with two 50 kW charging stations.

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13.03.2019 - 17:00

Volvo electric buses ordered across Europe

The Dutch city of Leiden has put five Volvo electric buses into operation on their roads, which are part of an order from last year for 23 electric buses by the public transport operator Arriva. The Birmingham Airport has also ordered six of the Volvo 7900 Electric buses.

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09.03.2019 - 21:03

Edinburgh kicks-off on-street charging network plan

In Scotland, Edinburgh City Council has given the green light for a plan to build 66 on-street EV charging points in 14 hubs across the city by 2020. This is only the first phase of what is called the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Business Case.

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07.03.2019 - 22:35

Electric vehicle sales in Great Britain: ups and downs

The market for electric cars or all plug-ins in the UK has been a tough one. The former grande auto nation remains reluctant to buy into e-mobility, partly because models with left-hand drive were slow to arrive. But when they did, sales went up as our graph shows.

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07.03.2019 - 16:43

Highways England award charging network contracts

Highways England has awarded contracts worth a total £2.8 million, for the installation of more than 50 electric vehicle charging points across the country within the next nine months. BP Chargemaster and Swarco will share the work.

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06.03.2019 - 15:51

Lagonda presents “All-Terrain” e-SUV concept

Aston Martin’s electric car outlet Lagonda has brought a preview of its first production model to Geneva. The “All-Terrain Concept” will be produced at the new St. Athan plant in Wales from 2022. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not yet revealed any technical details in its otherwise imaginative description.

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26.02.2019 - 12:38

European debut of next-gen Kia Soul EV in Geneva

Kia will bring the third-gen e-Soul to the Geneva Motor Show next week. The Koreans’ updated electric car classic boasts a larger range and significantly increased torque with two motor and battery options. Kia says the e-Soul will be available in “selected European markets” this spring.

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25.02.2019 - 20:51

London opens £23m van scrappage fund

First promised late last year, London has opened its scrapping fund to help microbusinesses and charities get rid of their older vans and minibuses and switch to cleaner vehicles. Worth 23 million pounds, the “scrap for cash” options are more attractive than expected.

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17.02.2019 - 18:31

London Mayor announced black cab EV investment

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced plans to invest an extra £24m to help more black cab drivers switch to electric vehicles. The plans will more than double the TfL’s existing £18m fund. Additionally, grants will be restructured to provide more payments at higher levels.

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14.02.2019 - 14:43

Swindon Powertrain electrifies original Mini

The British company Swindon Powertrain is currently presenting a retrofitted electric version of the original Mini in London and will manufacture this in a small series. The Swind E Classic Mini is fully restored and fitted with a custom electric powertrain.

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13.02.2019 - 15:11

‘Plug In Suffolk’ launches with 100 stations

In England, EO Charging and Suffolk County Council are launching a charging network called ‘Plug-In Suffolk’ with 100 charging stations, which will be installed by local businesses across the county. This is the fully open public charging network in the UK, meaning that EV drivers make contactless payments with no need to register with networks […]

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11.02.2019 - 16:14

Audi e-tron up for order in the UK

Audi has officially opened the UK order books for the e-tron. Customers can choose between two versions, the base e-tron and the e-tron Launch Edition. Pricing positions the Audi below the Tesla Model X and above Jaguar’s I-Pace electric car.

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07.02.2019 - 15:17

DriveNow expanding UK fleet by 130 BMW electric cars

The BMW subsidiary car-sharing service DriveNow has announced that they have expanded their London fleet by another 130 new i3s, as part of their plan to become “an 80% all-electric club by 2025”. The fleet now consists of 180 electric vehicles in nine London Boroughs.

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06.02.2019 - 17:43

UK Government funds charge points for electric cabs

The British government has set aside a pot of more than six million pounds, to help set up more than 300 charging points for electric taxis in 17 local authorities. Additionally, the winners of a £14M hydrogen mobility competition were announced.

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31.01.2019 - 13:01

UK company LEVC lays off 70 employees

The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is to lay off 70 temporary employees, according to information from the BBC. Reasons were not given, but it is likely that Brexit has played a role.

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29.01.2019 - 12:42

Virgin Media testing alternative charging stations

The British telecommunications provider Virgin Media, which is owned by Liberty Global, is testing a secondary use for their broadband cabinets, to harness the infrastructure for EV charging. If tests prove successful, thousands of stations could follow in the UK.

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25.01.2019 - 19:46

Europcar adds additional Zoes to fleet

Europcar has added an additional 85 Renault Zoe electric vehicles to their fleet in the UK. Some of the vehicles are destined for the E-Car Club, a car-sharing business by Europcar, as well as collection and delivery operations.

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24.01.2019 - 19:24

London: Electric car club Zipcar delivers e-Golf data

Car club Zipcar says it runs the UK’s largest electric vehicle fleet in London using Volkswagen electric vehicles. And, since the offer has grown to include a total of 325 e-Golf since summer last year, Londoners have shared the electric cars rather eagerly.

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23.01.2019 - 19:42

VW e-Up order stop due to delivery issues

Volkswagen will disable orders for the VW e-Up on their internal dealer system beginning this Friday as the carmaker admits being unable to keep up with demand. Electrive was able to confirm this in Germany and also in the UK; the word is out.

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23.01.2019 - 12:54

Dyson hires ex-Infiniti president Roland Krüger

British vacuum-cleaner firm Dyson has hired former BMW and Infiniti manager Roland Krüger to head their electric car project. The company already announced they will be manufacturing their EVs in Singapore. Now Dyson headquarters will move from Britain to Singapore where Krüger will oversee Dyson’s electric car project.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/21/uk-royal-mail-to-trial-solar-electric-trikes/
21.03.2019 22:31