Tag: UK

Jun 8, 2023 - 11:40 am

Volvo takes select PHEVs off the UK market

Volvo has taken several plug-in hybrid variants of some of its most popular models off the market in the UK as part of a major cull. The Swedish brand announced that it will affect PHEV variants of its XC40 SUV, as well as the S90 saloon and Cross Country-badged estates in the UK.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 03:25 pm

Shell charged with greenwashing in the UK

Dutch oil and gas corporation Shell has been banned from running certain advertisements in the UK. In the campaign, Shell advertises its efforts to provide renewable energy and expand charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 01:59 pm

Leeds to launch an e-bike hire scheme this autumn

Leeds, a city in the northern English county of Yorkshire, has signed off a new electric bicycle scheme. More than 650 e-bikes will be available for hire via Beryl Bikes, with the system launching in Leeds later this year.

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Jun 7, 2023 - 12:16 pm

Wales increases funding for EV charging stations

The Welsh Government will invest £15m to increase the number of EV charging points across Wales ahead of fossil fuel vehicles being phased out in 2030. The funding, confirmed today by Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters, builds on earlier advances of the UK country.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 03:32 pm

Edinburgh takes a stand against ICEing

Edinburgh is taking consistent action against charging point blockers. From May 2022 to April 2023, a total of 4,625 fines were imposed on motorists in the Scottish capital who had exceeded the maximum length of stay at charging stations for electric vehicles.

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Jun 6, 2023 - 01:30 pm

Tesla announces scrappage scheme bonus in the UK

Tesla has launched a new car scrappage scheme in the UK for customers who trade in an older petrol or diesel car model. Over June, customers whose car is valued at less than £2,000 will get £2,000 off the purchase of a new Model 3 or Model Y.

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May 31, 2023 - 10:58 am

Octopus funds charging network in Northern Ireland with £50 mn

Weev, the Belfast-based startup on a mission to bring better charging to Northern Ireland, has received a funding boost. Octopus Investments, part of the Octopus Energy Group, is investing up to £50 million and says the capital was to address the shortage of charging infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

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May 25, 2023 - 02:06 pm

Econ launches electric gritter truck in the UK

Yorkshire-based company Econ Engineering has launched a new electric gritter truck. The company says the truck can be operated year-round thanks to a range of demountable body options, which allow it to switch between fleet roles.

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May 25, 2023 - 11:35 am

Tata to pick the UK over Spain for new battery plant

Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors appears to have opted for the UK to construct its planned battery cell factory. Previous plans for Europe saw Tata also eyeing Spain, yet the latest BBC reports consider talks in Britain well advanced, including a location.

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May 15, 2023 - 11:25 am

UK: Ford spearheads H2 consortium

Ford is testing hydrogen fuel cell technology for its E-Transit. The carmaker is spearheading a consortium in the UK to test whether the technology suits customers with “energy-intensive use cases”.

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May 12, 2023 - 03:29 pm

Monte orders 30 all-electric passenger planes

Manufacturer Eviation will deliver 30 of its all-electric planes Alice to UK-based regional aircraft lessor Monte. The two companies have signed a letter of intent, putting total orders for the Alice plane at more than $4 billion.

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May 12, 2023 - 11:14 am

Maxus brings two new EVs to Germany

SAIC brand Maxus has opened the order books for its Mifa 9 electric passenger van. The seven-seater comes with a 180 kW electric motor and a 90 kWh battery, allowing it to go up to 440 kilometres on one charge.

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May 9, 2023 - 02:36 pm

APC to invest £77 million in e-mobility research

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is investing £77 million in seven UK-based automotive collaborative research and development projects. The funding pot is made up of £38.4 million from the government, combined with £38.7 million from the automotive industry.

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May 2, 2023 - 10:50 am

Ora presents unnamed EV for the UK

Great Wall Motors’ brand Ora has presented its newest model for the UK. The new model is yet to be named and is a fully-electric saloon with a range of more than 300 miles (482 km). It will go on sale in early 2024.

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Apr 28, 2023 - 01:51 pm

Lunaz to electrify Biffa’s refuse truck fleet

The UK-based companies Biffa and Lunaz have signed a fleet electrification and upcycling agreement. Lunaz will help electrify Biffa’s diesel refuse truck fleet over the next decade through its proprietary upcycling and electrification process and technology.

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Apr 28, 2023 - 01:18 pm

UK charging providers set up lobby group ChargeUK

In the UK, 18 of the country’s leading charging infrastructure providers have joined forces in a new organisation called ChargeUK. The companies want to invest more than six billion pounds in developing and operating charging infrastructure in the UK by 2030.

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09.06.2023 14:50