Tag: UK

Dec 9, 2020 - 02:13 pm

EDF announces affordable charging tariff

The UK-based energy company EDF Energy has announced a new EV tariff following the decision to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK from 2030. According to the company, the zero-carbon renewable GoElectric 35 tariff offers the cheapest off-peak rate on the market.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 02:04 pm

Bolt Technology invests in London electrification

The Estonian ride-sharing company Bolt Technology plans to channel £250,000 into measures to encourage UK drivers from their network to transition to electric vehicles, including the installation of 500 new charging points in London.

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Dec 9, 2020 - 12:47 pm

‘Green’ plates officially introduced in UK

On 8 December, Great Britain officially launched the announced introduction of special license plates for electric vehicles. The plates are supposed to make it easier for local authorities to issue special regulations.

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Dec 8, 2020 - 04:40 pm

British Gas & Centrica go for Alfen charging stations

Britain’s largest energy supplier British Gas has signed a three-year contract with the Dutch charging infrastructure provider Alfen to supply charging equipment for its own business, for its parent company Centrica and for its customers.

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Dec 8, 2020 - 02:13 pm

First Electric Forecourt opens near Braintree

The UK’s first Electric Forecourt near Braintree, Essex, is now open for business. The site is the first of over 100 planned Electric Forecourts being built by Gridserve over the next five years, which aim to help pave the 2030 transition to an electric transport environment.

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Dec 6, 2020 - 02:21 pm

Opel-Vauxhall Mokka-E selling out rapidly

The Opel-Vauxhall Mokka-e won’t reach customers until March 2021. At the same time, demand is so high, some variants of the compact and all-electric SUV are sold out way into September next year.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 09:09 pm

InstaVolt strikes a deal with KFC UK & Ireland

The charging station operator InstaVolt announced a significant partnership with the fried chicken fast-food giant KFC, which will see rapid chargers installed at up to 450 KFC drive-thru restaurants at locations across the UK and Ireland.

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Dec 3, 2020 - 03:36 pm

Wales to boost public charging by 2025

The Welsh Government has published its strategy to increase the number of electric car charging points in the region. The guiding vision states that “by 2025, all users of electric cars and vans in Wales are confident that they can access electric vehicle charging infrastructure when and where they need it.”

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Nov 30, 2020 - 06:46 pm

Nine hours for 130 miles in a Porsche

A couple from Kent said it took more than nine hours to drive 130 miles home from Bournemouth as they struggled to find a working charger. Most were either broken, occupied or too slow to provide a meaningful charge on the powerful EV.

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Nov 30, 2020 - 02:43 pm

Optare Group now called Switch Mobility

In New Delhi, India’s second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland announced that its fully-owned UK subsidiary Optare Group would be renamed Switch Mobility as part of an expanded focus on electric and sustainable transport.

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Nov 26, 2020 - 09:41 pm

£3.5m for 150 new charge points in Cornwall

England’s southwestern tip, Cornwall, will see the installation of 150 charge points. It is like a last goodbye from Europe as the Council secured £2.9m through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Council is committing the remaining £725,000.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 09:39 pm

SmartSTEP: smart charging trial enters new phase

Energy consultancy Element Energy is to lead a government-funded consortium to deliver new on-street charging infrastructure enabled by smart meters. The consortium includes Trojan Energy, Octopus Energy, and Landis+Gyr, a provider of energy management solutions.

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Nov 25, 2020 - 08:44 pm

Royal Household not amused over common charging

A couple living in a property belonging to the Royal Household have said they are facing eviction over electric car charging. Having been forced to spend more time at home in lockdown, they used a common socket without permission.

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Nov 24, 2020 - 06:10 pm

Electric Nation installs 100 V2G chargers in the UK

Electric Nation installed the first 100 chargers as part of its latest Vehicle to Grid trial, to demonstrate a solution to potential electricity network capacity issues as the numbers of electric vehicles increases. So far, more than 450 EV drivers applied to join the trial.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 07:38 pm

CTEK & EVC plan 100,000 charging stations in the UK

Sweden’s CTEK, an early maker of battery management solutions, and Brighton-based EVC announced a new partnership to supply EV charging equipment and services in the UK. The order includes 100,000 units which EVC apparently wants to roll-out for free.

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Nov 23, 2020 - 07:00 pm

Arcola Energy presents hydrogen powertrain platform

The British Arcola Energy announced a new proprietary fuel cell powertrain platform, designed for heavy-duty vehicle applications. The ‘A-Drive’ architecture offers a “drop-in replacement” for diesel-based powertrains and is scalable, according to Arcola.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 05:29 pm

Kia UK partners with BP Chargemaster & Pod Point

Kia Motors UK has teamed up with both BP Chargemaster and Pod Point to offer electric car drivers preferential terms for the provision of a home charge point. Kia says home charging would cost less than £3 depending on tariffs.

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Nov 22, 2020 - 03:26 pm

Project RECOVAS to commercialise battery reuse in UK

A British consortium looks to establish a circular end-of-life supply chain ending in the UK’s first recycling facility for automotive battery packs on a commercial scale. Granted support through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), project RECOVAS collects most of Britain’s remaining automotive players and specialists.

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Nov 19, 2020 - 09:23 pm

FCA & Kaluza to build smart charging for Fiat 500 in UK

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has teamed up with energy platform Kaluza to develop smarter charging services for its customers. The first stage of development will see a new charging service offered to Fiat 500 EV customers, using the Kaluza platform.

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Nov 18, 2020 - 12:08 pm

UK bans sale of pure combustion engines from 2030

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made it official: the government will bring forward the ban on the sale of cars with combustion engines by five years to 2030. This measure is part of a new ten-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”.

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Nov 16, 2020 - 03:46 pm

Onto subcription service orders 600 PSA EVs

Onto, a British subscription service for electric cars, has ordered 300 e-208 electric cars from Peugeot. A follow-up order has been received from Hull, UK where the municipal service provider Kingstown Works Limited, has ordered 13 purely electric Peugeot e-Experts.

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Nov 12, 2020 - 07:41 pm

Greenpeace asks Boris Johnson to quit playing around

Greenpeace activists showed that protest is possible even in times of social distancing with an unusual move in London. They steered two remote-controlled electric toy cars to the seat of government at 10 Downing Street to deliver their message.

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Nov 6, 2020 - 05:25 pm

Major UK fleet operators renew call for ICE ban by 2030

The UK’s four biggest fleet operators, BT and Openreach, Centrica, DPD UK and Royal Mail, today called on the British Government to commit to 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030. The demand comes trough the UK Electric Fleets Coalition, run by The Climate Group.

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Nov 5, 2020 - 03:38 pm

Swindon offers electrification kit for the classic Mini

The British company Swindon Powertrain now offers a kit for converting the classic Mini to electric drive. Swindon Powertrain had already presented such an E-mini last year. The Classic Mini Kit will be available from December at prices starting at 8,850 pounds net.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/12/09/edf-announces-affordable-charging-tariff/
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