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APCOA plans 100,000 EV charging stations across Europe

APCOA plans 100,000 EV charging stations across Europe

APCOA Parking has announced plans to deploy up to 100,000 new electric vehicle charging stations in its parking facilities across Europe by 2035. As part of its... continue

29 Sep 2022EVolution News
Westminster to install 500 more on-street EV chargepoints

Westminster to install 500 more on-street EV chargepoints

Westminster City Council has appointed Siemens to install a network of an additional 500 Ubitricity electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints in the borough by the end of March 2023. The additional chargepoints are set to grow to the... continue

29 Sep 2022EVolution News
The case for reforming vehicle taxation

The case for reforming vehicle taxation
Mark Moran

Half of people in Britain support replacing fuel duty and vehicle excise duty with a pay-as-you-drive scheme,... continue

29 Sep 2022EVolution News
British car production rises 34%

British car production rises 34%

UK car manufacturing output rose for the fourth consecutive month in August, up 34.0% year on year to 49,901 units,... continue

29 Sep 2022EVolution News
IAM RoadSmart calls for an end to 'e-scooter carnage'

IAM RoadSmart calls for an end to 'e-scooter carnage'

The government must do more to drive down the number of death and injuries on Britain’s roads, says IAM RoadSmart. The road safety charity was responding to Department for Transport’s (DfT) latest... continue

29 Sep 2022EVolution News
Edinburgh's charger network goes live

Edinburgh's charger network goes live

A network of on-street electric vehicle chargers has gone live in Edinburgh as the nation marks Scotland’s Climate Week. The network was... continue

28 Sep 2022EVolution News
SSE Energy Solutions opens rapid EV charging hub in Glasgow

SSE Energy Solutions opens rapid EV charging hub in Glasgow

SSE Energy Solutions has opened its first ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging hub as part of an initiative to deliver 300 such hubs across the UK and Ireland within the next five years. Located on Glasgow’s Castlebank... continue

28 Sep 2022EVolution News

Newcastle is UK’s EV hotspot

The UK’s journey to mainstream adoption of electric cars is accelerating fast, with annual EV sales surging tenfold in the wake of the COVID pandemic, says Volkswagen Financial Services UK. The car finance specialist reports that annual finance cases for all forms of electric vehicles (BEV,... continue

27 Sep 2022EVolution News
DB Schenker tests full-electric Volta Zero in Paris

DB Schenker tests full-electric Volta Zero in Paris

Volta Trucks, a manufacturer of full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer is working with international logistics company DB Schenker on the first on-road test phase of the full-electric Volta Zero... continue

27 Sep 2022EVolution News

US government approves 50 states' EV charging plans

The US Transportation Department (USDOT) has approved the electric vehicle charging station plans for all 50 states along with Washington and Puerto Rico. The approvals cover about 75,000 miles (120,700 kms) of highways. The November 2021 $1 trillion infrastructure bill provides $5 billion to help... continue

27 Sep 2022EVolution News
Nottingham’s wireless charging electric taxi trial goes live

Nottingham’s wireless charging electric taxi trial goes live

People in Nottingham are now able to ride in unique taxis that have been specially modified with the latest, highly efficient, wireless charging technology, to make them easier for drivers to recharge. The Wireless Charging of Electric... continue

27 Sep 2022EVolution News
Mina report reveals real-world EV costs and trends

Mina report reveals real-world EV costs and trends

Real-world home charging costs for EVs have risen 30%, while public charging is 19% more expensive. These are among the findings in a new report published by Mina. EV charging payment specialist Mina... continue

26 Sep 2022EVolution News
Nissan electrifies UK-built Qashqai and Juke models

Nissan electrifies UK-built Qashqai and Juke models

Nissan is now producing electrified verions of its Qashqai and Juke models in Sunderland. The Nissan Qashqai is now offered with Nissan’s e-POWER system, a first for the company in Europe. Its... continue

26 Sep 2022EVolution News
Which? calls for improvements to EV charging networks

Which? calls for improvements to EV charging networks

Which? is calling for urgent improvements to the UK’s charging infrastructure to allow drivers to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) with confidence, as new research reveals significant flaws with the... continue

23 Sep 2022EVolution News
FairCharge and public chargepoint operators call for VAT cut

FairCharge and public chargepoint operators call for VAT cut

Over 20 chargepoint operators have signed an open letter to HM Treasury and new Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng calling for an immediate cut in VAT on public charging. The FairCharge campaign coordinated the letter, which has... continue

23 Sep 2022EVolution News
First Bus Scotland commits £35m to electric bus investment

First Bus Scotland commits £35m to electric bus investment

First Bus Scotland will be invested £35m in 74 brand new electric buses and supporting infrastructure in the latest step on its decarbonisation journey. The electric buses have been purchased for service in Glasgow and... continue

22 Sep 2022EVolution News
Kleanbus seeks funding public investment via Crowdcube

Kleanbus seeks funding public investment via Crowdcube

Bus repower company Kleanbus has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to further accelerate business growth. Utilising Crowdcube, Kleanbus has already hit more than 80 percent of its £250,000 target, with... continue

22 Sep 2022EVolution News
Zap-Map partners with Nissan Motor GB

Zap-Map partners with Nissan Motor GB

Purchasers of Nissan’s electric vehicles will be provided with a Zap-Map Premium subscription that includes in-car support via Apple CarPlay... continue

22 Sep 2022EVolution News
EQUANS delivers EV charging hub for Morrisons green store

EQUANS delivers EV charging hub for Morrisons green store

An electric vehicle charging hub forms part of a new Morrisons lower environmental impact store in Little Clacton, Essex. Available for use by anyone in the local area or those visiting the store, the hub offers customers the... continue

22 Sep 2022EVolution News
Charge Collective project tackling EV charging inequality

Charge Collective project tackling EV charging inequality

Eliminating electric vehicle charging inequality is a key focus of the Charge Collective project being led by UK Power Networks. Working with, Cambridgeshire County Council, Norfolk County Council, Cambridge City Council and... continue

22 Sep 2022EVolution News
Seal-Driver joins Be.EV

Seal-Driver joins Be.EV

Public electric vehicle charging network Be.EV has appointed Joseph Seal-Driver as its new... continue

21 Sep 2022EVolution News

Third of British drivers cannot afford commute if fuel costs keep rising

The impact of Britain’s cost of living crisis has been revealed as new research shows that a third of British drivers will not be able to afford their commute if the cost of fuel keeps rising.   A study by Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) has found that 32% of the nation will... continue

13 Sep 2022EVolution News
Drivers find lack of EV roaming frustrating, says CTEK

Drivers find lack of EV roaming frustrating, says CTEK

There has been significant shift towards out-of-home electric vehicle charging, as public and destination charging facilities start to step up to meet growing demand, a survey suggests. However, a lack of EV... continue

13 Sep 2022EVolution News
West Midlands Gigafactory appoints Moore to lead global strategy

West Midlands Gigafactory appoints Moore to lead global strategy

The West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has appointed battery industry technology expert Richard Moore to spearhead its strategy and global contact with leading cell manufacturers. Moore is an automotive battery expert with more than 20 years of... continue

8 Sep 2022EVolution News
Zap-Map raises £9m Series A funding from Fleetcor

Zap-Map raises £9m Series A funding from Fleetcor

The Zap-Map EV charging app and mapping service has raised £9m in a Series A fundraising round. The company has secured investment from global fleet fuel card provider Fleetcor and further... continue

8 Sep 2022EVolution News

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