Tag: UK

Aug 4, 2021 - 04:27 pm

BMW points for PHEVs driving electric in the UK

In the UK, BMW has launched its programme BMW Points rewarding PHEV customers for each electric mile driven. Customers are given charging credit for each electric mile driven in the UK or abroad, and rewards customers who drive electric miles within designated eDrive Zones with double points.

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Aug 4, 2021 - 03:11 pm

Lyreco receives Renault electric vans in the UK

In the UK, Lyreco has just received 17 Renault Master E-Tech electric delivery vans.  Renault says “Europe’s leading distributor of workplace products” has chosen the all-electric light commercial vehicle for its London multidrop operation.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 03:01 pm

Mercedes launches branded ‘Juice Booster’

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new ‘Flexible Charging System’ designed to enable charging at various outlets and sockets using adapters. However, this Juice Booster comes from the Swiss company Juice Technology, now with Mercedes labelling.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 03:42 pm

SPIE UK en route to fleet decarbonisation by 2025

British energy and communications firm SPIE UK announces the first step in its fleet electrification effort. The company purchased 60 Nissan e-NV200 vans and says it aims to replace 98 per cent of its fleet with alternative fuel vehicles by 2025.

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Aug 2, 2021 - 02:18 pm

EDF launches V2G service for Nissan fleet customers in the UK

EDF is launching a new commercial charging service in the UK using vehicle-to-grid technology established through its joint venture, Dreev with Nuvve, in 2019. Nissan is on board and will offer the new V2G service exclusively to fleet customers of the Leaf and e-NV200 models.

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Jul 31, 2021 - 11:44 am

UK reservations open for the Peugeot 308 SW

The first hybrid Peugeot 308 is now available to order in the UK, with two different hybrid powertrains available upon launch. Deliveries of the PHEV are expected in early 2022. Prices start at £34,200.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 02:50 pm

Scottish bank invests in Forev

The Scottish National Investment Bank has invested two million pounds in charging network operator Forev. The capital will help Forev to build a network of over 1,700 charging points at public locations across Scotland.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 02:01 pm

Nottingham adds Toyota Proace to ‘Electric Van Experience’

The new Toyota Proace Electric is joining a new city electric vehicle initiative that lets businesses test zero-emission vans before deciding on a purchase. The Electric Van Experience (EVE) funded by Highways England, in this case, sees Nottingham City Council take delivery of nine Toyota e-vans.

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Jul 29, 2021 - 01:06 pm

Continental & Siemens to cooperate on truck pantographs

Continental Engineering Services (CES) and Siemens Mobility will cooperate in the development and production of pantographs for trucks. The duo has in mind the electrification of road freight transport by means of so-called eHighways, as they are currently being tested in three regions in Germany.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 04:14 pm

Onto raises €148Mn to expand EV subscription service

UK electric car subscription service Onto says it has raised 175 million dollars in a new financing round. Alfvén & Didrikson and Pollen Street Capital led the Series B funding round, with the most prominent investor being TotalEnergies. The investment follows Onto’s significant growth in recent months.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 10:10 pm

Asda to convert all company cars to electric by mid-2025

The British supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will convert its fleet of over 600 vehicles completely to electric cars by June 2025. The company is thus a few years ahead of the British government’s target of only allowing new zero-emission cars from 2030.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 09:19 pm

Octopus Energy & Mer agree UK roaming deal

A new roaming agreement between EV charging experts Mer and green energy provider Octopus Energy sees British EV users signed up to Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network charge at any of Mer’s over 200 chargers in the UK.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 02:42 pm

Magtec to build drive plant in Rotherham

UK-based engineering firm Magtec is opening a factory for the design, manufacture and integration of its drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. The company has commissioned a 65,000 sq ft facility in Rotherham, South Yorkshire to scale up production and meet growing international demand for its innovative technologies.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Mercedes driver de Vries takes the lead in Formula E

After races 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship. Two 2nd places were enough for the Dutch driver. The races were won by Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra.

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Jul 26, 2021 - 10:58 am

Dynamo Motor announced growth plans

The British Dynamo Motor Company has presented its growth plans. The company plans to hire 275 new employees and increase their conversion capacity to 10,000 vehicles annually by 2026.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 04:49 pm

Fisker to open brand centres in EU & USA in 2022

The Californian electric car manufacturer Fisker gives more details about its plans for branches in the USA and Europe. A series of sales locations is to open starting in L.A, followed by more locations in the USA and Europe.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 01:35 pm

Shell Recharge coming to Waitrose stores across the UK

Petrochemical giant Shell announces plans to build hundreds of charging points for electric cars at Waitrose stores in the UK over the next few years. The British supermarket chain specifically plans to host up to 800 charging stations at up to 100 Waitrose stores across the UK by 2025.

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Jul 22, 2021 - 12:09 pm

New MG 5 EV variant released in the UK

The MG 5 EV has gained a new variant with a larger 61.1 kWh battery in the UK, which the Chinese firm says gives it a 250-mile range. Prices for the new range-topping electric estate start at £26,495 for Excite trim, while the Exclusive starts from £28,995 (post-grant).

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Jul 22, 2021 - 11:56 am

UK: Pivot Power & Wärtsilä install new Energy Superhubs

UK-based Pivot Power has announced a deal with technology company Wärtsilä to deliver two new grid-scale battery storage facilities in the West Midlands. The so-called Energy Superhubs at Coventry and Sandwell will each provide 100MW of battery storage and high power charging facilities.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 01:47 pm

British Gas & RAC team up for home charging offer

The UK motoring organisation RAC and British Gas have joined forces to facilitate EV drivers installing home charging points. The new partnership also includes a special electricity tariff, while Alfen will deliver the charging equipment.

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Jul 19, 2021 - 12:44 pm

UK battery industrialisation centre opens in Coventry

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has now been officially opened in the English industrial city of Coventry. The £130 million, 18,500 square metre facility is designed to support UK industry in the development of battery technologies for electrification.

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Jul 18, 2021 - 11:19 pm

Octopus Energy goes for Peugeot e-Expert vans

The British energy provider and charging network operator Octopus Energy is taking delivery of 23 all-electric e-Expert vans from Peugeot. The vehicles will be used in the company’s service fleet to install charging stations in London.

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https://www.electrive.com/2021/08/04/bmw-points-for-phevs-driving-electric-in-the-uk/
04.08.2021 16:25