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Energy Superhub Oxford opens

Energy Superhub Oxford opens

The Energy Superhub Oxford has been officially completed. The charging hub will initially offer fast and ultra-rapid charging for 42 vehicles at once at Oxford’s Redbridge Park & Ride. The charging hub will be powered entirely by renewable energy. With 10 MW of installed capacity on site,... continue

5 Jul 2022EVolution News
Supply shortages hold back new car market, but EV sales continue to grow

Supply shortages hold back new car market, but EV sales continue to grow

UK new car registrations fell -24.3% in June, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The month saw 140,958 new vehicles registered, the weakest June performance since 1996. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) continued their... continue

5 Jul 2022EVolution News
First rise in 11 months for UK car production, says SMMT

First rise in 11 months for UK car production, says SMMT

UK car production grew for the first time since June 2021 in May, up 13.3%, with 62,284 units leaving factory gates, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders... continue

30 Jun 2022EVolution News
Electric cars dominate UK forecourt sales in June

Electric cars dominate UK forecourt sales in June

The current surge in fuel prices seems to be having an impact on consumer buying behaviour as new market data shows used electric cars are flying off UK forecourts. Not only are they currently... continue

30 Jun 2022EVolution News
Current programmes will not deliver net zero, warns CCC

Current programmes will not deliver net zero, warns CCC
Mark Moran

There is little evidence that the UK government is... continue

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29 Jun 2022EVolution News
Siemens and Volkswagen invest in Electrify America

Siemens and Volkswagen invest in Electrify America

Electrify America has obtained new financial backing Siemens and additional investment from Volkswagen. Launched in 2016 with backing from Volkswagen Group, Electrify America is a public ultra-fast... continue

28 Jun 2022EVolution News
Vehicle-to-grid reduces home energy bills, says Electric Nation

Vehicle-to-grid reduces home energy bills, says Electric Nation

Electric vehicles provide a nationwide battery resource which can store green energy and feed electricity back into the grid during times of peak demand, suggests the Electric Nation project. Western Power Distribution (WPD) in partnership with... continue

26 Jun 2022EVolution News
Gridserve opens hubs at Moto Severn View and Heston

Gridserve opens hubs at Moto Severn View and Heston

Gridserve and Moto have opened two more High Power Electric Super Hubs. The vehicle chargers been installed at Moto Severn View and Moto Heston provide road users with access to chargers capable of... continue

24 Jun 2022EVolution News
Diode teams up with Anglo Scottish Asset Finance

Diode teams up with Anglo Scottish Asset Finance

Diode, an electric vehicle (EV) suitability assessment software platform, is partnering with Anglo Scottish Asset Finance. The companies aim to provide a full circle service for businesses... continue

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23 Jun 2022EVolution News
Last-mile logistics EV ‘dark hub' launched in London

Last-mile logistics EV ‘dark hub' launched in London

Technology company Port has launched a ‘dark hub' providing a range of electric vehicles that can be hired by couriers making last-mile deliveries in central London. The EVs are locked and charged in... continue

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23 Jun 2022EVolution News
Fastned raises €23m to finance further growth

Fastned raises €23m to finance further growth

European fast charging company Fatsned has raised nearly €23m with the issue of new bonds. In addition, investors have extended over €7m worth of investments from... continue

23 Jun 2022EVolution News
Connected Kerb’s West Sussex network takes shape

Connected Kerb’s West Sussex network takes shape

Electric vehicle charging points are being rolled out across West Sussex by Connected Kerb. West Sussex County Council, Adur and Worthing Councils, Arun District Council, Crawley Borough... continue

23 Jun 2022EVolution News
School meals to be delivered by drone

School meals to be delivered by drone

Pupils in remote parts of Scotland could soon have their school meals delivered by drone. In what is being billed as a UK first, Argyll and Bute... continue

22 Jun 2022EVolution News
Gridserve proposes Electric Forecourt as a sustainable  gateway to Liverpool

Gridserve proposes Electric Forecourt as a sustainable gateway to Liverpool

Gridserve is submitting a planning proposal application to Liverpool City Council for an Electric Forecourt would more than double the number of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the area. The proposed Edge Lane site would be the first dedicated EV charging facility of its kind in the area, with over... continue

21 Jun 2022EVolution News

Cenex wants to hear about chargepoint procurement experiences

Independent research consultancy Cenex is conducting research into local authorities’ electric vehicle chargepoint procurement experiences. The project is part as part of Cenex’s work supporting the the local electric vehicle infrastructure (LEVI) scheme. The survey is designed to help... continue

21 Jun 2022EVolution News
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Dorset Council uses renewable energy to boost charging power

Dorset Council uses renewable energy to boost charging power

EV charging company Mer will install and operate an additional 27 fast and rapid charging stations for Dorset Council. This phase extends the number of Mer chargers across the county to over 52. The increased coverage will help to satisfy... continue

20 Jun 2022EVolution News
Fastned sets new charging targets for 2024

Fastned sets new charging targets for 2024

Electric vehicle charging company Fastned aims to double the size of its European network to at least 400 stations by the end of 2024. This is expected to require... continue

17 Jun 2022EVolution News
Workplace chargepoints boost Britain’s network

Workplace chargepoints boost Britain’s network

There are nearly as many workplace chargepoints than public chargers for electric vehicles in the UK – nearly doubling the amount of infrastructure available to drivers,... continue

17 Jun 2022EVolution News

Nottingham is best place to rapid charge an electric vehicle

The Midlands as a hotspot for the provision of rapid electric vehicle charging, a survey suggests. Admiral Car Insurance has teamed up with the Zap-Map to highlight the towns and cities that are currently best served for the two quickest types of charging points – known as rapid and... continue

17 Jun 2022EVolution News
DMUK seeks views on accessible EV charging

DMUK seeks views on accessible EV charging

Disabled Motoring UK has been granted a small amount of funding from the Lottery to research the preparedness of disabled people for the switch over to EVs.  It... continue

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17 Jun 2022EVolution News
Volvo Energy invests in battery energy storage specialist

Volvo Energy invests in battery energy storage specialist

Volvo Energy is investing in British second-life battery energy storage specialist Connected Energy. Volvo Energy will be paying approximately SEK 50m (£4m) for 10% in the company, which is based in... continue

17 Jun 2022EVolution News

North Yorks makes £2m bid for EV charging funding

A £2m bid will be made for North Yorkshire to be included in a government pilot to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The government has launched a £10m pilot fund and invited competitive bids to test the design of its £400m Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure... continue

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InstaVolt secures £110m of debt funding

InstaVolt secures £110m of debt funding

InstaVolt has received £110m in senior debt financing from Santander, Lloyds Bank, Investec, Natixis and NIBC to continue its expansion of rapid EV... continue

14 Jun 2022EVolution News

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