Tag: UK

May 16, 2022 - 02:25 pm

UK gov’ pushes £200Mn towards zero-emission HGVs

The UK government says it will release over £200 million in funding for a major zero-emission road freight demonstrator programme. Vehicle manufacturers, energy suppliers and fleet and infrastructure operators will be asked to showcase their technology on UK roads.

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May 13, 2022 - 03:23 pm

Onto adds Fiat 500e cars to the fleet

British electric car subscription service Onto has bought 600 electric Fiat 500 for the rental fleet, including some convertibles. The 600 electric cars join Onto’s long list of orders from the Stellantis Group.

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May 12, 2022 - 03:35 pm

Shell to install 100K charge points in the UK by 2030

Shell has announced that it will install a total of 100,000 public charging points for electric cars in the UK by 2030, 11,000 of which will be fast chargers. The latter are to be installed at petrol stations, among other places, but also in supermarket car parks.

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May 12, 2022 - 03:23 pm

DHL orders more electric trucks from Volvo

Deutsche Post DHL has announced that it will procure 44 new electric trucks from Volvo for its European operations. Both companies have signed a cooperation agreement “to accelerate the transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles”.

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May 10, 2022 - 01:57 pm

Green Lithium to refine lithium in the UK

The lithium processing company Green Lithium has published plans to build the UK’s first lithium refinery in the north of England. For the project, the company is cooperating with the raw materials trader Trafigura.

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May 5, 2022 - 02:38 pm

Gridserve opens rapid charging hub on UK’s busiest motorway

Gridserve and Moto have just unveiled the latest High Power Electric Super Hub on the UK’s busiest motorway. The company says the latest electric vehicles can now add the 117 miles of range required to drive around London’s Orbital Motorway in less than 15 minutes charging time.

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May 5, 2022 - 02:12 pm

DPD UK orders 1000 Ford E-transit vans

The parcel delivery company DPD is expanding its fleet in the UK by 1,000 Ford E-Transit to a total of over 2,500 electric vehicles. The first of the 1,000 Ford E-Transits ordered are to be delivered to DPD later this month.

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May 4, 2022 - 01:45 pm

Royal Mail rolls out 43 zero emission delivery vans

The British post service Royal Mail has replaced the entire fleet with electric vans at its delivery office in Leighton Buzzard, a town in Bedfordshire, England. 43 new EVs will charge at twelve charging columns Royal Mail installed on site. The acquisition is part of the company’s plan to increase the number of EVs tenfold.

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May 3, 2022 - 03:03 pm

Osprey to expand UK network with DC chargers from Tritium

Tritium has announced a deal to supply over 250 rapid chargers to the Osprey Charging Network. The 150 kW chargers will equip 100 new locations and expand Osprey’s UK network by 50 per cent. The move follows Osprey’s December 2021 announcement of ordering another 100 Tritium chargers.

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May 2, 2022 - 01:49 pm

Connected Kerb launches new on-street charge point Chameleon

Connected Kerb, a British EV charging provider, has launched a new on-street charge point for EV users without driveways. The Chameleon is a charger in the style of a bollard and requires no planning permission. It is available as a single or dual charge socket in both 7 kW and 22 kW and follows the […]

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Apr 29, 2022 - 01:57 pm

VW and BP put first joint charging station into operation

With the inauguration of the first charging station in Düsseldorf, Volkswagen and BP have now officially launched their strategic partnership announced last year. In the first step of this cooperation, up to 4,000 additional fast charging points will be set up at petrol stations over the next 24 months.

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Apr 28, 2022 - 01:42 pm

New UK fleet roaming network announced and led by Paua

Today, Paua, a newcomer to the e-mobility space announced in 2020, published a milestone. The roaming business says it has now signed up companies amounting to access to 10,000 charge points across the UK. Their clients include leading providers such as Osprey, Fastned, Ionity, Connected Kerb, Char.gy, and Mer.

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Apr 25, 2022 - 04:27 pm

ZipCharge reveals mobile charging hub

London-based EV charging startup ZipCharge has revealed the GoHub, a portable EV charging station for shared, public use. The company claims it allows for significantly cheaper charging and installation than conventional fixed charging points.

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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 24, 2022 - 02:15 pm

Switch Mobility to set up shop in the UK

Switch Mobility has announced plans to invest £300Mn across the UK and India to develop its electric buses and light commercial vehicles. The British subsidiary of India’s Ashok Leyland has similar targets for Europe, where a new facility is under construction in Spain.

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Apr 24, 2022 - 01:52 pm

UK: Skoda cuts Enyaq 60 due to supply issues

Skoda has dropped the Enyaq 60 with the small battery from its UK line-up. A spokesperson cited high demand as well as supply chain issues due to the war in Ukraine but added it was an interim measure. Volkswagen’s Czech subsidiary had made similar cuts in other markets earlier.

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Apr 19, 2022 - 04:16 pm

BP orders a thousand Tritium fast chargers

Australian charging infrastructure manufacturer Tritium has signed a multi-year contract with BP for the supply of DC charging stations and associated services. BP is placing an initial order with Tritium for almost 1,000 fast charging stations for the UK, Australian and New Zealand markets.

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Apr 18, 2022 - 05:40 pm

Tevva orders fuel cell systems from Loop Energy

Canadian fuel cell specialist Loop Energy has received an order from British electric truck developer Tevva. Loop Energy will initially supply its 50 kW FC system T505 for use as a fuel cell range extender for Tevva’s electric 7.5-tonne platform, while the two companies negotiate a comprehensive supply agreement.

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Apr 14, 2022 - 11:39 am

Mustang raises Mach-E prices in the UK

The entry price for the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV in the UK has been hiked up by more than £6000. The Ford Mustang Mach-E now starts at £47,530, up from its original launch price of £41,330.

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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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Apr 12, 2022 - 03:51 pm

Osprey & GreenFlux sign roaming agreement

EV charging software and services provider GreenFlux has signed a roaming agreement with Osprey Charging Network. The companies say this will open the UK rapid-charging network to nearly 90,000 EV drivers.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/16/uk-gov-pushes-200mn-towards-zero-emission-hgvs/
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