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March new car market sees growth as manufacturers shore up electrified demand

March new car market sees growth as manufacturers shore up electrified demand

The UK new car market clocked up its 20th consecutive month of growth in March, with a 10.4% rise in registrations. In what is typically the busiest month of the year due to the new numberplate, 317,786 new cars reached the road... continue

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4 Apr 2024EVolution News
Demand for new vans surpasses 50,000 units

Demand for new vans surpasses 50,000 units

Electric van uptake reached its highest volume on record for a new plate month, but the automotive sectors says a national plan for van-suitable public chargepoints... continue

4 Apr 2024EVolution News
FairCharge launches Little Book of EV Myths

FairCharge launches Little Book of EV Myths

EV campaign group FairCharge has published the definitive EV guide to set straight most of the myths, misunderstanding and misinformation centred around electric cars. As... continue

28 Mar 2024EVolution News
Six consecutive months of growth for UK car production

Six consecutive months of growth for UK car production

UK car production rose again in February, up 14.6% to 79,907 units, according to new figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). It was the sixth consecutive month of growth and best... continue

28 Mar 2024EVolution News
Government consults on hydrogen-powered farming and construction vehicles

Government consults on hydrogen-powered farming and construction vehicles

Tractors, diggers and forklifts powered by hydrogen could become a regular sight on building sites and agricultural businesses under government plans. New regulations, set out in a consultation launched today, would allow hydrogen-powered tractors, diggers and forklifts to be used on roads... continue

28 Mar 2024EVolution News
Polestar Charge offers access to over 650,000 charging points in Europe

Polestar Charge offers access to over 650,000 charging points in Europe

Electric vehicle maker Polestar and Plugsurfing are launching a new public charging service in Europe called Polestar Charge. With over 650,000 compatible electric car charging points, Polestar Charge gives Polestar drivers access to charging networks in Europe, including the Tesla... continue

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ElectrAssure installs 1,000th National Grid vehicle chargepoint

ElectrAssure installs 1,000th National Grid vehicle chargepoint

ElectrAssure has installed 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints to support the National Grid’s commitment to operate a 100% electric fleet by 2030. The collaboration has seen EV chargers across 100 substations and office sites since... continue

26 Mar 2024EVolution News
Baroness Randerson backs mandating of accessible EV charging infrastructure

Baroness Randerson backs mandating of accessible EV charging infrastructure

Calls for all public electric vehicle (EV) charging sites to have accessible charging mandated are growing louder with Baroness Jenny Randerson backing the likes of ChargeSafe, Motability Foundation and RECHARGE UK in calling for government action. Jennifer Elizabeth Randerson is a Welsh Liberal... continue

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26 Mar 2024EVolution News
ASDA switches off electric car charging points

ASDA switches off electric car charging points

Retailer ASDA has switched off more than a 100 electric vehicle charging points at its stores after it ended a partnership with chargepoint operator bp pulse New figures from the RAC... continue

25 Mar 2024EVolution News
New ZEBRA funding will provide over 950 zero-emission buses, says DfT

New ZEBRA funding will provide over 950 zero-emission buses, says DfT

A total of 25 councils will receive funding to decarbonise their bus fleets, with rural areas prioritised, says the Department for Transport. Transport secretary Mark Harper has confirmed that £143m will be made to finance 955 zero-emission buses. The funding comes... continue

22 Mar 2024EVolution News
East of England Co-op partners with Osprey Charging

East of England Co-op partners with Osprey Charging

The East of England Co-op is collaborating with Osprey Charging on the provisjon new EV rapid charging facilities at its stores. The initial phase of this collaboration has seen the launch of two... continue

21 Mar 2024EVolution News
Electric bus charging hub launched at Sheffield Interchange

Electric bus charging hub launched at Sheffield Interchange

An electric bus charging hub for South Yorkshire’s first zero emission buses which will start operating in Sheffield in April. The vehicles will convert the Sheffield Connect route in the city centre to an all-electric operation... continue

21 Mar 2024EVolution News
Connected Kerb to roll-out 2,100 chargepoints in North Tyneside

Connected Kerb to roll-out 2,100 chargepoints in North Tyneside

Connected Kerb plans to more than double the number of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in North East England via a partnership with South Tyneside Council. The company will deploy up to 2,100 new chargepoints, making it the single largest installation... continue

20 Mar 2024EVolution News
Automated driving: Volkswagen Group deepens collaboration with Mobileye

Automated driving: Volkswagen Group deepens collaboration with Mobileye

The Volkswagen Group has accelerated its development efforts in the field of automated and autonomous driving. The German car giant is deepening its partnership with Mobileye to bring automated driving functions to series production. Mobileye is to provide technologies for partially... continue

20 Mar 2024EVolution News
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Forum launched

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Forum launched

The UK government has launched the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Forum to encourage collaboration between government and industry. The forum, chaired by ministers and AA president,... continue

20 Mar 2024EVolution News
Call for automakers to align vehicle emissions with science-based 1.5°C targets

Call for automakers to align vehicle emissions with science-based 1.5°C targets

Automakers can now align their largest source of emissions, those from customers driving vehicles, with science-based 1.5°C targets. The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), an international organisation enabling climate action from the private sector, is releasing updated guidance for land vehicles,... continue

20 Mar 2024EVolution News

Q-Park introduces EV charging to Aberdeen

Q-Park has installed eight EV charging points at Q-Park Trinity Centre parking facility in Aberdeen city centre. Q-Park took over the Trinity Centre car park in 2010. Eight 7kW EV charging points are operated by Blink Charging and are available on a pay as you go basis, they are on Level 3 of the... continue

19 Mar 2024EVolution News
EV drivers in Solihull to get 500 charging points

EV drivers in Solihull to get 500 charging points

Up to 500 electric vehicle charging points are to be installed across Solihull as part of a new contract to supercharge the borough’s EV charging network. Following a competitive tender... continue

19 Mar 2024EVolution News
FOR:EV installs chargers for Scottish retail sites

FOR:EV installs chargers for Scottish retail sites

EV infrastructure provider FOR:EV has rolled out over 20 rapid charging points at four retail sites across Scotland. The Edinburgh-headquartered provider installed chargers four sites... continue

19 Mar 2024EVolution News
Future of Flight action plan launched

Future of Flight action plan launched

Flying taxis, crime-fighting drones and critical 999 care deliveries could all be in the air by 2030, predicts the Future of Flight action plan... continue

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19 Mar 2024EVolution News
Oxfordshire to triple public electric vehicle charging provision

Oxfordshire to triple public electric vehicle charging provision

Oxfordshire will receive £3.6m to triple its number of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers after the county’s Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) bid was approved. Money from the Department for Transport will seed fund a roll-out of... continue

18 Mar 2024EVolution News
Octopus Energy and Addison Lee offer cheaper EV charging to drivers

Octopus Energy and Addison Lee offer cheaper EV charging to drivers

Minicab drivers will get easier and cheaper electric vehicle (EV) charging on the public network through a new partnership with Octopus Energy. Drivers at Addison Lee, a London-based private hire, courier and black taxi provider, will get access to Octopus... continue

18 Mar 2024EVolution News
Nowell returns to EVA England’s board of directors

Nowell returns to EVA England’s board of directors

Electric vehicle drivers’ group Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England has marked three years of being open to members. Founded during lockdown in 2020, the non-profit community interest... continue

18 Mar 2024EVolution News
Over 40 councils receive LEVI funding to boost chargepoint roll-out

Over 40 councils receive LEVI funding to boost chargepoint roll-out

Over 40 local authorities across England will receive funding to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure for their communities. The funding forms part of the £381m LEVI fund to councils seeking to install chargepoints in their local area. Following the... continue

18 Mar 2024EVolution News

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