20.04.2018 - 19:18

Vattenfalls sights European charging network

The Swedish utility Vattenfall has started a new business unit with the purpose of becoming a leading provider of EV charging infrastructure within the next five years. The energy firm aims to expand its charging solutions Europe-wide.

19.04.2018 - 18:47

OVO presents home V2G charger

The British energy provider OVO Energy has presented a Vehicle to Grid charger for use at home with a 6 kW charge. In the first step, it will be handed out for free to 1,000 Nissan Leaf owners this summer.


10.04.2018 - 12:09

Police confused about fueling

The British police forces seem confused with the choice of cars they are being offered, as officers misfueled their tanks 299 times last year. It seems that even traditional combustion motors are too complicated for some, which is especially rich compared to arguments regarding the usability of EVs. 


08.04.2018 - 17:04

UK government extends operating licenses for vans

The British government changed the laws regarding driving permits to make alternative energy vans more attractive to the wider public. The normal drivers license now allows for drivers to drive a hybrid or electric transporter weighing up to 4.25 tons, instead of the previous 3.5 tons.

01.04.2018 - 14:11

Skansa supplies UK HQ with 67 chargepoints

The construction company Skansa has equipped its UK headquarters in Hertfordshire with 67 new chargepoints. They were installed in only 2 weeks by Pod Point and word is that the 7-kW chargepoints are only the beginning.

28.03.2018 - 19:14

UK: Ultra Low Emission bus scheme worth £48m

The British government has setup a pot worth 48 million pounds to help England and Wales buy greener buses. Local authorities and operators will be ask to bid for their share of the fund to buy low-emission buses and charging infrastructure.

28.03.2018 - 14:03

BMW i3 sales hit 10,000 unit milestone in UK

BMW says it has sold the 10,000th of its electric car i3 in Great Britain. The Bavarian’s first all-electric model went on sale with a left-hand drive in 2014 and sales have since increased by about a thousand units every year.

26.03.2018 - 17:03

£8.8M OLEV funding to improve H2 infrastructure in UK

A consortium including ITM Power, Shell, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai has won £8.8 million in funding from the British Department for Transport. They are to improve the UK’s network of hydrogen filling stations by improving existing ones and also installing new sites.

24.03.2018 - 23:59

Zap-Map launches Air BnB for charging stations

British EV charging point mapper Zap-Map has launched two new services that allow both businesses and private households to share their charging facilities with the public. Zap-Home and Zap-Work could open up 60,000 existing charging stations potentially.

21.03.2018 - 16:23

London updates rapid-charging for electric cabs

The Mayor of London marks the installation of the 100th fast-charging station in the UK capital. 51 of those charge points are reserved for electric black cabs. Also London’s boroughs say they’ve made progress in their patchy EV infrastructure.

20.03.2018 - 17:32

Wales invests 2 million pounds to extend charging network

The Welsh government has announced their plan to invest 2 million pounds into the expansion of a charging network for electric vehicles in their borders. Currently there are 439 public charging ports available in Wales to service the approximately 2,500 BEVs and PHEVs.

20.03.2018 - 17:25

Daimler delivers first Fuso eCanter to UK customers

Daimler Trucks has now delivered the first fully-electric Fuso eCanter to customers in the United Kingdom. The courier service DPD, the logistics company Wincanton and the bakery supplier Hovis were the first to receive some of the total of 9 trucks for their fleets.

19.03.2018 - 16:07

UPS installs 2nd life charging system in London

UPS has launched the ‘Smart Electric Urban Logistics’ (SEUL) initiative in London together with UK Power Networks and Cross River Partnership. Its new technology enables them to recharge an entire fleet of electric vehicles at the same time, thanks to stationery battery units.

19.03.2018 - 16:55

Rolls-Royce to look into supercap technology

Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Superdielectrics, a UK startup that has been working on novel polymers. Together they want to create what they call “very high energy storage technology,” in other words, supercapacitors.

14.03.2018 - 17:56

UK prolongs Plug-In Car Grant just in time

The British Government seems to have missed the end of its current plug-in subsidy, which formally runs out this month. The Department for Transport was quick to assure though that the current grant will apply throughout April and that a follow-up is imminent.

11.03.2018 - 17:22

Audi is taking deposits for the e-tron in UK

Audi readies its first all-electric SUV to hit the road later this year and the UK joins the growing number of countries that has opened the e-tron order books. Those wanting to buy can leave a 1,000 pound deposit online or at UK stores.

05.03.2018 - 15:28

Details on William’s concept platform for lightweight EVs

Williams Advanced Engineering has been working on a platform for lightweight electric vehicles and released extensive technical details. Features of the scalable yet compact chassis include a highly integrated battery pack design, cooling systems and mutually enforcing structures.

26.02.2018 - 20:38

London’s Wandsworth to install EV charging at lampposts

The London borough of Wandsworth has decided to install 700 charge points. The solution uses existing street furniture as the chargers will be installed in lampposts. For half of them, residents driving an electric car may apply for the chargers to be close to their homes.

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