Tag: UK

Feb 7, 2023 - 01:40 pm

Gridserve installed 32 new HPC in January

After a track record of over 100 high-power chargers installed in 2022, Gridserve is accelerating into 2023 with 32 new high-power chargers opened at four new Electric Super Hubs in January.

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Feb 7, 2023 - 12:09 pm

Tata starts looking for European battery site

Tata Motors is apparently searching for a location for its European battery cell factory in Spain or Great Britain. In Spain, the Indian manufacturer is considering an industrial site in Zuera near the city of Zaragoza.

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Feb 7, 2023 - 09:03 am

Great Wall Motors extends retail network in the UK

The Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) announced three new Sales and Service Centers for its Ora brand in the UK in Belfast, Chorley, and Exeter. The first showroom to feature the Ora model will be the Charles Hurst Group in Belfast which will open its doors on 6 March. The other two locations will […]

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Feb 2, 2023 - 02:07 pm

Oxford Bus Company orders 104 Wrightbus electric buses

The Oxford Bus Company, which is part of the Go-Ahead Group, has ordered 104 electric buses from Irish manufacturer Wrightbus. The order comprises five single and 99 all-electric double-decker buses. Eight double-decker will have an open top and can be used as sightseeing buses.

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Jan 31, 2023 - 05:29 pm

Fastned opens 13th charging hub in the UK

Fastned has launched its latest ultra-rapid charging hub in the UK. Based off the A183 on Parsons Road, the new Fastned hub in Washington comprises eight charging bays of up to 300 kW and will serve EV commuters to and from South Tyneside, as well as Sunderland.

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Jan 31, 2023 - 02:26 pm

Arrival lays off 50% of employees and appoints new CEO

The crisis-stricken British electric vehicle developer Arrival is laying off half of its employees and changing its CEO to Igor Torgov. While production is not expected to start at the company’s US microfactory in North Carolina until 2024, this will require fresh capital.

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Jan 31, 2023 - 01:59 pm

London introduces scrappage scheme

The City of London has launched a £110 million scrappage scheme for combustion engine vehicles. This follows the announced extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to the whole of London from 29 August 2023. The scrappage subsidies target economically vulnerable groups.

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Jan 28, 2023 - 12:53 pm

National Express to procure 300 electric buses for West Midlands

The English bus operator National Express West Midlands is investing 150 million pounds in 300 electric buses to be delivered and deployed in the West Midlands by the end of December 2024. This means that more than a third of the operator’s fleet will be emission-free by that time.

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Jan 26, 2023 - 02:03 pm

Onto raises £100 mn to continue EV subscriptions

Electric car subscription service Onto raises £100 million (nearly €114 mn) from global investment group CDPQ and asset manager Pollen Street. This will enable Onto to expand the UK fleet; however, internationalisation appears to be on the back burner.

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Jan 25, 2023 - 05:33 pm

Europe tackles greenwashing

Climate activists recently put up 400 fake advertising posters for BMW and Toyota in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, calling for a ban on advertising for fossil-fuelled vehicles, especially SUVs. The European Commission is also aiming to tackle greenwashing.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 02:35 pm

Nanotech to set up battery production the UK

The US battery manufacturer Nanotech Energy has announced its intention to build a gigafactory in the UK that could be worth up to one billion pounds. According to the company, seven sites are currently being examined for this purpose.

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Jan 24, 2023 - 12:22 pm

Tritium garners large order from Evyve in the UK

In the UK, the Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has now become the preferred hardware supplier for charging provider Evyve. The British charging provider aims to install around 10,000 electric car chargers in the UK by 2023.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 05:35 pm

Volkswagen and OVO Energy launch V2X trial in the UK

INFLEXION is a new consortium comprising Volkswagen UK, OVO Energy, and its platform provider Kaluza. Using hardware by Indra, the partners aim to launch vehicle-to-everything solutions that could save drivers over £420 a year, and Ovo told us more.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 03:56 pm

Hitachi completes major fleet charging trial Optimise Prime

In the UK, the fleet charging project Optimise Prime has come to an end. The trials began in July 2021, led by Hitachi Europe and UK Power Networks, with over 8,000 electric vehicles from Centrica, Uber and Royal Mail. The findings will help all parties to understand better what large-scale rollouts require.

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Jan 20, 2023 - 03:27 pm

ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric aircraft takes off for testing

ZeroAvia, an electric aircraft propulsion specialist, has achieved the next milestone as the company announces the maiden flight of its testbed hydrogen aircraft HyFlyer II. The plane took off from Cotswold Airport in England and remains the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft.

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Jan 19, 2023 - 01:55 pm

Vanwall presents compact EV with racing genes

The revived car brand Vanwall, a former English Formula 1 racing team, has presented an electric compact model to be built in Germany. The Vanderwell is said to stand out with its sporty look and will be delivered from the third quarter of 2023.

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Jan 19, 2023 - 12:42 pm

Liverpool to add 300 charge points hidden in streetlamps

Liverpool in North West England has chosen Ubitricity to triple the city’s charging network with lamp posts doubling as charge points. Founded in Berlin, Ubitricty is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil giant Shell and has ambitious targets in the UK.

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Jan 18, 2023 - 05:05 pm

BP places major charging station order with Tritium

Australian charging station manufacturer Tritium has received the largest order in its history. The new order comes from BP and includes fast charging stations of the RTM product series with 50 kW and PKM with 150 kW for use by BP Pulse in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.

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Jan 18, 2023 - 12:19 pm

Britishvolt files for insolvency

The battery start-up Britishvolt has to file for insolvency and has laid off most of its employees with immediate effect. According to British media, negotiations with several potential investors to save the company have failed.

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Jan 17, 2023 - 04:16 pm

Hertz to deliver 25,000 BEVs for Uber in Europe

Hertz and the ride-hailing company Uber are expanding their US partnership to Europe. Accordingly, Hertz wants to provide up to 25,000 electric cars for Uber drivers in European capitals by 2025. London, Paris and Amsterdam were explicitly mentioned so far.

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Jan 17, 2023 - 03:56 pm

UK issues plan to expand V2G charging infrastructure

The government of the UK and Ofgem published the ‘Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan’ today, setting out steps to seize on the significant potential of smart EV charging and make it the preferred method of long-duration charging by 2025.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/02/07/british-borough-applies-for-funding-to-install-charging-stations/
07.02.2023 13:35