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New car market ends five months of decline ahead of plate change

New car market ends five months of decline ahead of plate change
Mark Moran

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) made up a 14.5% market share of new car registrations in August, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)... continue

6 Sep 2022EVolution News
Driverless technology needs education, says IAM RoadSmart

Driverless technology needs education, says IAM RoadSmart

Driverless cars will not eliminate crashes as a lack of real-world testing and over-reliance on technology could lead to unsafe driving behaviours without further training. Instead, road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, is urging... continue

26 Aug 2022EVolution News
Technology is driving a fresh look at career in car sales

Technology is driving a fresh look at career in car sales

A significant shift in how we buy vehicles is giving industry bosses the opportunity to shake off old car dealer stereotypes and promote an innovative new career path to future Sunderland graduates. A group of senior executives... continue

25 Aug 2022EVolution News
25 Aug 2022EVolution News
UK car production rises for third consecutive month, says SMMT

UK car production rises for third consecutive month, says SMMT
Mark Moran

UK car production rose for the third consecutive month in... continue

25 Aug 2022EVolution News

Lunar Energy acquires smart battery specialist Moixa

UK-based smart battery company Moixa has been acquired by newly launched US company Lunar Energy. Lunar said it will leverage and scale London based Moixa’s GridShare software to manage the world’s batteries across Europe, Japan, the US and beyond. Through Lunar, GridShare will supply... continue

25 Aug 2022EVolution News

LEVI cash boost for Midlands EV roll-out

Five Midlands local authorities will receive central government funding to provide around 300 on-street EV chargers into areas with limited off-street parking The partnership worked along alongside sub-national transport body Midlands Connect in the bid for almost £1m of funding. The bid was... continue

24 Aug 2022EVolution News

Government announces £20m EV chargepoint boost

Around 1,000 new electric vehicle chargepoints will be rolled out across the country via a pilot backed by £20m of government and industry funding. Working through the Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot scheme, local authorities and industry will work together to create commercial EV... continue

24 Aug 2022EVolution News
Clipper Automotive converts Oxford cabs to electric

Clipper Automotive converts Oxford cabs to electric

Clean tech company Clipper Automotive has converted diesel-powered black cabs into all-electric taxis with the vehicles set to serve the residents of Oxford. Oxford City Council have removed barriers to... continue

24 Aug 2022EVolution News
23 Aug 2022EVolution News
Northern Ireland gets £1.3m in OZEV charger funding

Northern Ireland gets £1.3m in OZEV charger funding

Northern Ireland has received a £1.3m funding boost for electric vehicle chargepoints in residential areas from the UK Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV). The funding award of... continue

23 Aug 2022EVolution News
Metrocentre expands solar panel usage

Metrocentre expands solar panel usage

The Metrocentre Gateshead shopping centre in Tyneside has announced that stage two of its solar panel project is underway, with installation... continue

19 Aug 2022EVolution News

UK government has funded over 368,000 domestic chargers

The UK government has funded almost 370,000 electric vehicle chargepoints in residential settings via its Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) scheme. Over 2,800 on-street residential chargers have been funded via the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS). In addition, it has funded... continue

19 Aug 2022EVolution News
Government unveils plan to roll out self-driving vehicles on UK roads

Government unveils plan to roll out self-driving vehicles on UK roads
Mark Moran

The government has set out plans for legislation which will allow... continue

19 Aug 2022EVolution News
Public will expect high standards of safety for self-driving vehicles, says CDEI

Public will expect high standards of safety for self-driving vehicles, says CDEI

Self-driving cars are currently not allowed on UK roads, but the government has announced that the first such vehicles could be on UK roads by 2025. It is even possible cars, coaches and lorries with self-driving features could be operating on motorways in the next year. The government says it will publish policy... continue

19 Aug 2022EVolution News
11 Aug 2022EVolution News
UK Power Networks provides grid connection for Moto Medway charging stations

UK Power Networks provides grid connection for Moto Medway charging stations

Electricity network operator UK Power Networks is upgrading power capacity for new electric vehicle charging station at Moto Medway services near Junction 4 of the M2 in Kent. The company is installing 4km of new electrical cabling from a nearby substation to EV charging points located in the car parks... continue

11 Aug 2022EVolution News
Used car market falls despite electric boost

Used car market falls despite electric boost
Mark Moran

The UK’s used car market shrank by -18.8% during the second quarter of 2022, with 1,759,684 transactions taking place,... continue

10 Aug 2022EVolution News
Ubitricity plans to fund Scottish EV charging expansion

Ubitricity plans to fund Scottish EV charging expansion

Dedicated funding and resources are to be part of Ubitricity’s next phase of growth in Scotland. With over 5,500 kerbside charging points, Ubitricity claims to operate the largest public charging network in the... continue

8 Aug 2022EVolution News

Midlands councils launch EV planning tool

Midlands Connect has launched a new electric vehicle planning tool set to improve the process of deploying public charging points. The tool, which has been developed for local authorities across the Midlands, analyses data about local residents, their lives and behaviours to pinpoint sites where... continue

8 Aug 2022EVolution News
Infracapital invests £200m in Gridserve

Infracapital invests £200m in Gridserve

Gridserve has secured an initial £200m investment from Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G. The funding will... continue

8 Aug 2022EVolution News
New car registrations fall as supply issues continue to bite, says SMMT

New car registrations fall as supply issues continue to bite, says SMMT
Mark Moran

UK new car registrations fell by -9.0% to reach 112,162 units in July,... continue

5 Aug 2022EVolution News
UK passes 200,00 charging locations, says Zap-Map

UK passes 200,00 charging locations, says Zap-Map

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Zap-Map have been released, detailing both new car registrations and the growth of electric vehicle charging... continue

4 Aug 2022EVolution News
Jaguar Land Rover launches EV and connected cars test facility

Jaguar Land Rover launches EV and connected cars test facility

Jaguar Land Rover is opening a UK facility to test the next generation of vehicles for electrical and radio interference. The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) laboratory at Gaydon will ensure future vehicles meet current and future legislation... continue

2 Aug 2022EVolution News
Battery EVs 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars, reports Fleet Assist

Battery EVs 22% cheaper to service than ICE cars, reports Fleet Assist

Fleet Assist has released servicing and maintenance trends for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) versus ICE (internal combustion engine) cars based on the 850,000 fleet cars and vans using its 5,200-strong franchised and independent garage network. According to Fleet... continue

2 Aug 2022EVolution News

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