Tag: UK

Jul 6, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Europe’s addiction to fossil fuels

EU states as well Great Britain, Norway and Switzerland subsidise fossil fuels with at least 137 billion euros annually, as research from Investigate Europe shows. Germany is the biggest contributor with fossil fuels subsidies of at least 37 billion euros annually.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 01:32 pm

Renault launches charging subsidiary

Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. A branch office in France is already operational.

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Jul 3, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Transport Scotland funds eBike Grant round 4

Another £900,000 were committed by Transport Scotland towards the eBike Grant Fund for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Round four of the grant programme is now available to assist the adoption of eBikes, eTrikes and electric cargo bikes in Scotland.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 08:02 pm

AC Cars electrifies the iconic AC Cobra Series 1

British specialist automobile manufacturer AC Cars is launching a limited edition run of zero-emission cars, the first-ever electric cars to bear the AC marque. This model is called the AC Cobra Series1 Electric and only 58 reservations will be taken.

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Jul 2, 2020 - 07:34 pm

JCB reveals H2 excavator prototype

JCB has just presented its prototype of a hydrogen-powered excavator. According to the manufacturer, the 20-tonne 220X excavator equipped with a fuel cell system is the first of its kind in the industry. The excavator has been tested on JCB’s test site for more than a year.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 04:05 pm

Engie launches waste partnership with Biffa

The UK-based Engie has agreed to launch a partnership with waste management company Biffa to provide electric vehicle charging facilities across their UK sites. This is to support Biffa’s ‘Resourceful, Responsible’ sustainability strategy.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 04:29 pm

McDonalds to connect chargers in UK locations

McDonald’s wants to set up hundreds of fast charging points for electric cars branches in Great Britain in cooperation with InstaVolt. The rapid chargers are designed for charging capacities of up to 125 kW. New Aldi branches in the UK are also to receive charging points – but at a much slower rate.

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Jun 24, 2020 - 06:38 pm

UK government boosts electric automotive sector

The UK government has awarded £73.5 million in funding through the Advanced Propulsion Centre. This includes ten projects in the automotive sector to develop technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. A significant proportion of the money is being spent on furthering electric vehicle production and technology.

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Jun 24, 2020 - 05:25 pm

Hyundai promises UK customers delivery within days

Hyundai Motor UK has confirmed the supply of “thousands of electric vehicles in 2020”, in its aim to become one of the UK’s largest provider of electric cars. Customers looking for an all-electric Hyundai can now order their car with delivery in as little as a few days.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 06:51 pm

UK: Engenie to install HPC at Brookhouse sites

Retail estate developer Brookhouse Group has opened high power charging points (HPC) at seven of its busiest retail parks and unveiled plans to turn three more locations into charging sites by the end of 2020. Engenie will install the chargers.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 05:40 pm

ZeroAvia completes fully-electric maiden flight

ZeroAvia, which specialises in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has now completed the maiden flight of a six-seater battery-electric aircraft at Cranfield Airport as part of the HyFlyer project supported by the British government.

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Jun 23, 2020 - 02:14 pm

Jaguar I-Pace adds 11-kW onboard charger

The new model year of Jaguar’s only all-electric car I-Pace now includes a three-phase AC charger for faster charging and a new infotainment system. The latter has extended functionalities for planning a route including charge stops. The company has also adjusted its pricing.

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Jun 21, 2020 - 05:24 pm

SAIC brand Maxus brings electric van to the UK first

Maxus, formerly LDV and a British brand of China’s SAIC, is now taking orders for the E Deliver 3, its first compact electric van, in the UK. The E Deliver 3 had debuted as EV30 before the Maxus re-brand and is expected to arrive in September.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Water Witch switches workboats to Torqeedo drives

The Liverpool-based boat builder Water Witch has announced that it will replace its existing outboard motors with electric drives from Torqeedo. The company has been building specialized cleaning boats for over 50 years and uses around 200 workboats to remove waste and refuse in harbours and waterways around the world.

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Jun 18, 2020 - 03:02 pm

Danfoss announces deals with MHO-Co & Infineon

Danfoss will supply the Danish shipbuilder and operator MHO-Co with hybrid drive systems for the first two so-called Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) in the UK. Also, the Danish technology group announces the signing of a contract with Infineon.

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Jun 17, 2020 - 12:18 pm

UK has double the EV chargers over fuel pumps

According to official figures, there were just under 18,000 public charging points in the UK on 1 April 2020. This means that there are now more than twice as many charging facilities for electric cars on the island as there are petrol stations (just over 8,000).

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Jun 15, 2020 - 04:13 pm

Britishvolt & AMTE planning UK battery plant

The start-ups Britishvolt and AMTE Power have provided details of their plans to build a battery cell factory for electric cars with a capacity of 30 to 35 GWh with the support of the British Government. The first stage is set for completion by 2023.

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Jun 12, 2020 - 03:22 pm

Renault UK offer Zoe with cash and wallbox

Renault UK is offering new car buyers money off its range of electrified models, with up to £1,000 to switch to an all-electric New Zoe, or £500 towards the deposit on All-New Clio Hybrid and All-New Captur Plug-in models.

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Jun 11, 2020 - 03:06 pm

BP Chargemaster chosen as Mercedes partner in UK

The Mercedes Benz electric car charging service in the UK is now hooked up with BP Chargemaster’s Polar network. This gives British customers access to the network on a single subscription. BP Chargemaster will also install private and business charging points for Mercedes customers.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 05:50 pm

BYD & JLR consider battery factory in the UK

According to insider information, BYD is considering building a battery cell factory in the UK to supply Jaguar Land Rover. Corresponding talks between BYD and JLR are currently underway. However, the unclear future trade relationship of Great Britain with the EU is delaying BYD’s decision.

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Jun 8, 2020 - 10:17 pm

UK scrappage scheme and Tesla Giga Bristol rumoured

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering a premium of up to £6,000 for the exchange of a diesel or petrol car for an electric vehicle with an official announcement expected on 6 July. There are also rumours that Tesla might plan a Gigafactory on the Isles.

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Jun 5, 2020 - 03:12 pm

London & Regensburg home to new electric trucks

Electric trucks are becoming a reality as two real-life trials progress in the UK and Germany. At Infineon’s Regensburg site, a purely electric truck now made it into regular operation after two weeks of successful testing. Daimler has also delivered another Fuso eCanter in London – for a special purpose.

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Jun 4, 2020 - 06:40 pm

UK launches next phase of ‘Electric Nation’

The next phase of the UK EV charging project ‘Electric Nation’ has been launched, with new Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) trials starting across the Midlands, South West, and South Wales. Participants are to receive free smart chargers for evaluation.

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Jun 4, 2020 - 06:14 pm

Manchester orders electric refuse trucks

The English city of Manchester will replace almost half of its refuse collection vehicles with electric alternatives. Following an agreement on the financing, the company responsible has ordered 27 electric refuse collection vehicles.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/06/europes-addiction-to-fossil-fuels/
06.07.2020 13:06