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25 Jul 2021EVolution News
Supply of motorway electric vehicle chargepoints under investigation

Supply of motorway electric vehicle chargepoints under investigation
Mark Moran

Suspected breaches of competition law relating to long-term... continue

24 Jul 2021EVolution News
Charging EVs should be as simple as filling up with petrol or diesel, says CMA

Charging EVs should be as simple as filling up with petrol or diesel, says CMA
Mark Moran

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has set out measures to ensure a... continue

23 Jul 2021EVolution News
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13 Jul 2021EVolution News

Search is on for a new British design icon
Mark Moran

The Department for Transport is funding a project to find an “iconic British design” for public chargepoints to be unveiled at COP26 in Glasgow this November. The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) put out a tender to find a design team capable of reinventing electric vehicle... continue

13 Jul 2021EVolution News
Funding boost for electric vehicle projects

Funding boost for electric vehicle projects
Mark Moran

Projects to support the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) have received a funding boost through the UK government’s... continue

13 Jul 2021EVolution News

NHS trusts are rolling out chargepoints
Mark Moran

Just over half of NHS trusts have installed electric vehicle charging infrastructure on their sites, a survey suggests. The research by power management company Eaton revealed 51% of trusts are providing EV chargers for staff, patients and the wider community to use A further 43% either plan to... continue

13 Jul 2021EVolution News
ENGIE brings EV charging to Farnham

ENGIE brings EV charging to Farnham
Mark Moran

Electric vehicle rapid chargers have been installed in the Surrey town of Farnham as part of an... continue

13 Jul 2021EVolution News
Zap-Map launches subscriber service

Zap-Map launches subscriber service
Mark Moran

Electric vehicle mapping service Zap-Map is launching a new subscription service for drivers that... continue

13 Jul 2021EVolution News

Argyll & Bute will be tapping into local knowledge when expanding EV network
Mark Moran

Argyll and Bute Council in Scotland is planning to grow its network of electric vehicle charging points as part of a commitment to tackling climate change.Local members and the public will be consulted on a long list of potential sites for new EV charging points across the area. These will then be... continue

13 Jul 2021EVolution News
13 Jul 2021EVolution News
Shell plans first  EV-only station

Shell plans first EV-only station
Mark Moran

Shell is converting a conventional fuel service station in west London into an electric vehicle... continue

13 Jul 2021EVolution News
Nissan and Envision unveil EV36Zero plan for Sunderland car plant

Nissan and Envision unveil EV36Zero plan for Sunderland car plant
Mark Moran

Nissan is to expand electric vehicle production at its car plant... continue

5 Jul 2021EVolution News

Voi adds artificial noise to e-scooters

E-scooter operator Voi is adding artificial engine noise to 60 of its hire scheme vehicles in Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol. The pilot is being carried out with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to increase safeguards for pedestrians with sight loss. Data from pilot areas will... continue

15 Jun 2021EVolution News
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15 Jun 2021EVolution News

EV drivers associations form global alliance

Electric vehicle (EV) drivers associations from 24 countries have joined together to form the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance. They are calling for every new car and light-duty truck sold in their countries to have a plug by the end of this decade.  One of the first joint activities of the... continue

15 Jun 2021EVolution News
Glasgow bus depot will be largest EV charge station in UK

Glasgow bus depot will be largest EV charge station in UK
Stuart Render

Second-round funding from the Scottish Ultra-Low... continue

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15 Jun 2021EVolution News
BPA’s Harper joins EV firm Easee

BPA’s Harper joins EV firm Easee
Mark Moran

Rebecca Harper has left the British Parking Association (BPA), where she was membership... continue

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8 Jun 2021EVolution News
Slow uptake of chargepoint grants but demand is rising

Slow uptake of chargepoint grants but demand is rising
Rhodri Clark

In the past four years fewer than 700 on-street... continue

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3 Jun 2021EVolution News

£300m investment will rewire Britain, says Ofgem
Mark Moran

A £300m investment could help boost the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network, Ofgem has announced. The funding will go towards more than 200 low carbon projects across the country, the energy regulator has pledged. The move, which is part of a wider £40bn plan, will help... continue

3 Jun 2021EVolution News

Electric taxis abandoned in Rhyl

A taxi company in Rhyl, Wales, has returned two electric taxis because of a shortage of rapid chargers in the area. Chargers available at a taxi rank were too slow, taxi operator Steve Derby told the Daily Post. The only suitable rapid charger in the area was often in use in late afternoon, when he... continue

3 Jun 2021EVolution News
EV newcomer Arrival targets cities and fleet operators

EV newcomer Arrival targets cities and fleet operators
Stuart Render

EV developer Arrival is using a new method for the... continue

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3 Jun 2021EVolution News

Kent’s parishes to get EV chargepoints
Mark Moran

Kent County Council is increasing the accessibility of electric vehicle charging across Kent Parish sites, with some 40 EV chargers to be installed in poorly served areas across the county. This will give residents, businesses and visitors the ability to charge EVs in small towns and villages... continue

3 Jun 2021EVolution News

VAT applies to public chargers

HM Revenue and Customs has clarified the tax policy concerning the VAT treatment of the charging of electric vehicles (EVs) via public chargepoints and at home. The use of electric vehicle charging points is becoming more common in public places. HMRC said it has received requests from businesses... continue

3 Jun 2021EVolution News

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