Tag: UK

Nov 30, 2020 - 06:46 pm

Nine hours for 130 miles in a Porsche

A couple from Kent said it took more than nine hours to drive 130 miles home from Bournemouth as they struggled to find a working charger. Most were either broken, occupied or too slow to provide a meaningful charge on the powerful EV.

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Nov 30, 2020 - 02:43 pm

Optare Group now called Switch Mobility

In New Delhi, India’s second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland announced that its fully-owned UK subsidiary Optare Group would be renamed Switch Mobility as part of an expanded focus on electric and sustainable transport.

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Nov 26, 2020 - 09:41 pm

£3.5m for 150 new charge points in Cornwall

England’s southwestern tip, Cornwall, will see the installation of 150 charge points. It is like a last goodbye from Europe as the Council secured £2.9m through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Council is committing the remaining £725,000.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 09:39 pm

SmartSTEP: smart charging trial enters new phase

Energy consultancy Element Energy is to lead a government-funded consortium to deliver new on-street charging infrastructure enabled by smart meters. The consortium includes Trojan Energy, Octopus Energy, and Landis+Gyr, a provider of energy management solutions.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 08:44 pm

Royal Household not amused over common charging

A couple living in a property belonging to the Royal Household have said they are facing eviction over electric car charging. Having been forced to spend more time at home in lockdown, they used a common socket without permission.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 06:10 pm

Electric Nation installs 100 V2G chargers in the UK

Electric Nation installed the first 100 chargers as part of its latest Vehicle to Grid trial, to demonstrate a solution to potential electricity network capacity issues as the numbers of electric vehicles increases. So far, more than 450 EV drivers applied to join the trial.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 07:38 pm

CTEK & EVC plan 100,000 charging stations in the UK

Sweden’s CTEK, an early maker of battery management solutions, and Brighton-based EVC announced a new partnership to supply EV charging equipment and services in the UK. The order includes 100,000 units which EVC apparently wants to roll-out for free.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 07:00 pm

Arcola Energy presents hydrogen powertrain platform

The British Arcola Energy announced a new proprietary fuel cell powertrain platform, designed for heavy-duty vehicle applications. The ‘A-Drive’ architecture offers a “drop-in replacement” for diesel-based powertrains and is scalable, according to Arcola.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 05:29 pm

Kia UK partners with BP Chargemaster & Pod Point

Kia Motors UK has teamed up with both BP Chargemaster and Pod Point to offer electric car drivers preferential terms for the provision of a home charge point. Kia says home charging would cost less than £3 depending on tariffs.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 03:26 pm

Project RECOVAS to commercialise battery reuse in UK

A British consortium looks to establish a circular end-of-life supply chain ending in the UK’s first recycling facility for automotive battery packs on a commercial scale. Granted support through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), project RECOVAS collects most of Britain’s remaining automotive players and specialists.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 09:23 pm

FCA & Kaluza to build smart charging for Fiat 500 in UK

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has teamed up with energy platform Kaluza to develop smarter charging services for its customers. The first stage of development will see a new charging service offered to Fiat 500 EV customers, using the Kaluza platform.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:08 pm

UK bans sale of pure combustion engines from 2030

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it official: the government will bring forward the ban on the sale of cars with combustion engines by five years to 2030. This measure is part of a new ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 03:46 pm

Onto subcription service orders 600 PSA EVs

Onto, a British subscription service for electric cars, has ordered 300 e-208 electric cars from Peugeot. A follow-up order has been received from Hull, UK where the municipal service provider Kingstown Works Limited, has ordered 13 purely electric Peugeot e-Experts.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:41 pm

Greenpeace asks Boris Johnson to quit playing around

Greenpeace activists showed that protest is possible even in times of social distancing with an unusual move in London. They steered two remote-controlled electric toy cars to the seat of government at 10 Downing Street to deliver their message.

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Nov 6, 2020 - 05:25 pm

Major UK fleet operators renew call for ICE ban by 2030

The UK’s four biggest fleet operators, BT and Openreach, Centrica, DPD UK and Royal Mail, today called on the British Government to commit to 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030. The demand comes trough the UK Electric Fleets Coalition, run by The Climate Group.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Swindon offers electrification kit for the classic Mini

The British company Swindon Powertrain now offers a kit for converting the classic Mini to electric drive. Swindon Powertrain had already presented such an E-mini last year. The Classic Mini Kit will be available from December at prices starting at 8,850 pounds net.

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Nov 4, 2020 - 04:05 pm

UK providing £92 million for 49 e-mobility projects

Government and industry have together filled a funding pot in Great Britain with 92 million pounds (around 102 million euros) to subsidise 49 concrete electrification projects in the country. The funding program is coordinated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

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Nov 3, 2020 - 02:02 pm

Total Germany acquires Digital Energy Solutions

Total Germany has acquired the business activities in the field of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles from the Munich-based company Digital Energy Solutions from the Viessmann Group with effect from 1 November. Total is thus taking over around 1,400 charging stations with over 2,000 charging points at B2B locations.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 12:21 pm

LEVC starts production of hybrid van model VN5

The Geely subsidiary LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has started production of the new VN5 van model in Anstry near Coventry and has meanwhile integrated another partner in Germany into its local dealer network.

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Nov 3, 2020 - 11:10 am

VW cleans up their advertising

Volkswagen is advertising its ID.3 electric model in six cities in Great Britain with a special campaign. Large murals in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol, and Glasgow were painted using a paint called Airlite, that “eats” pollution found in the ambient air.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 02:06 pm

London borough prepares for fleet electrification

The Council of the North London borough Islington has received its first six Renault Zoe. The arrival of the new vehicles also coincides with the upgrade of its fleet charging infrastructure. The rest of the 500 vehicle fleet is to follow in further electrification efforts.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 01:32 pm

UK: NewMotion & Osprey announce roaming partnership

The charging network operator NewMotion has announced a roaming partnership with the British charge point operator Osprey Charging, formerly known as Engenie. Under the partnership, 259 rapid connections will be added to NewMotion’s public UK charging network.

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Nov 2, 2020 - 11:28 am

The UK Department of Transport slow to cut CO2 in own fleet

It turns out that the UK Department for Transport has only 1% of its fleet made up of zero-emission vehicles, making for a total of 134 hybrid vehicles and only 22 are pure electric vehicles, out of the 1,860 vehicle fleet. The vast majority of 1,326 are diesel, while another 43 are petrol.

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Oct 29, 2020 - 01:09 pm

UK vehicle production down 5% for September

It appears that Brexit is starting to have some serious effects on UK manufacturing capabilities as manufacturers still await the final word. UK car production fell in September, with output down by 5%, to register the worst performance for that month in 25 years.

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