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UK car registrations fall by 15%

UK car registrations fall by 15%

UK new car registrations fell by -15.8% to 119,167 units in April, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Despite showrooms being open for the entire month, unlike the previous year which saw lockdown restrictions in place until 12 April, global... continue

9 May 2022EVolution News
Global supply challenges wipe 100,000 cars from UK automotive output

Global supply challenges wipe 100,000 cars from UK automotive output

As manufacturing costs soar, the automotive sector is calling for measures to shore up UK’s global competitiveness and secure the UK supply-chain. UK car manufacturing declined -32.4% during the first three months of 2022, with almost 100,000 fewer units made than... continue

29 Apr 2022EVolution News
E-scooter sales will require approval, Shapps tells MPs

E-scooter sales will require approval, Shapps tells MPs

The government could allow the sale of electric scooters that can be used on roads in England, transport secretary Grant Shapps has told the House of Commons Transport Committee. Legislation enabling retailers to sell... continue

28 Apr 2022EVolution News
Campaigners call for e-scooters to be legalised to improve safety

Campaigners call for e-scooters to be legalised to improve safety

Voices from across the transport, retail, manufacturing, legal, research and university sectors have joined forces to call for e-scooters to be legalised across the UK to dramatically improve safety. Nine organisations have written an open letter to urge... continue

28 Apr 2022EVolution News
E-scooters are ‘five times safer’ than bicycles, RoSPA study finds

E-scooters are ‘five times safer’ than bicycles, RoSPA study finds

E-scooters are significantly less risky than many other forms of transport on Britain’s roads, suggest a new study into the safety of e-scooters has by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The report recorded an incident rate... continue

28 Apr 2022EVolution News
Transport planning apprentice wins ITS (UK)’s national essay competition

Transport planning apprentice wins ITS (UK)’s national essay competition

Leora Wilson, a first-year transport planning technician apprentice, has won the ITS (UK) Essay Award for her entry on the use of intelligent transport systems to improve the environmental impact of transport. The annual competition is organised by ITS (UK), an independent membership... continue

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Fully Charged LIVE to showcase over 200 vehicles

Fully Charged LIVE to showcase over 200 vehicles

The world’s biggest EV and clean energy show, Fully Charged LIVE, will be held at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre between 29 April and 1 May. The event is a spin-off... continue

21 Apr 2022EVolution News
DriveElectric website makes EV leasing clearer

DriveElectric website makes EV leasing clearer

A new website to provide clearer information about the leasing of electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by DriveElectric, a UK electric vehicle leasing company. Motorists are... continue

21 Apr 2022EVolution News
UK’s public chargepoint provision stands at 30,290

UK’s public chargepoint provision stands at 30,290

The number of public electric vehicle charging devices continues to grow, reveals latest statistical bulletin from the Department for Transport (DfT). The total number of chargepoints available to... continue

21 Apr 2022EVolution News
Simply Electric returns to Beaulieu

Simply Electric returns to Beaulieu

The Simply Electric show will take place in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu  in Hampshire on 29 May. This... continue

21 Apr 2022EVolution News
Sloman becomes Paythru’s director of future fleet

Sloman becomes Paythru’s director of future fleet

Payments technology company Paythru has appointed Sara Sloman as director of future fleet. She joins the company from Elmtronics, where she held the role of head of future mobility... continue

20 Apr 2022EVolution News
Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in battery technology pioneer StoreDot

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in battery technology pioneer StoreDot

Volvo Cars has made an investment in StoreDot, an Israeli company developing extreme-fast-charging battery technology for electric cars. The investment has been made through the car maker’s Volvo Cars Tech Fund venture capital arm. StoreDot is working on a... continue

20 Apr 2022EVolution News
Zero-Emission Flight Delivery Group launched

Zero-Emission Flight Delivery Group launched

A group of aviation experts across industry and government will work together to make zero-emission flight a reality. The UK’s Zero-Emission Flight (ZEF) Delivery Group... continue

20 Apr 2022EVolution News
Automotive leaders will gather to drive electrified vehicle manufacturing in North East

Automotive leaders will gather to drive electrified vehicle manufacturing in North East

The heads of some of the UK’s biggest electric vehicle, battery and component manufacturers will gather in Sunderland next month to discuss how best to secure the future of the automotive industry in the North East, by delivering investment, growth and jobs for the region. They will be joined by hundreds of local businesses at the Society... continue

20 Apr 2022EVolution News
20 Apr 2022EVolution News
Edinburgh brings in fees for charging points

Edinburgh brings in fees for charging points

City of Edinburgh Council is introducing tariffs for using its electric vehicle chargers from 1 May. The fees, which will be displayed at existing charging points, were agreed... continue

15 Apr 2022EVolution News
Electric vehicle car hire launches in County Durham

Electric vehicle car hire launches in County Durham

Residents in County Durham can now hire an electric vehicle for the day, as part of a new car club service.  The county council has been working with Derwent Valley Car Club to help it launch the... continue

15 Apr 2022EVolution News
DigiGo electric on-demand minibus service launched in Essex

DigiGo electric on-demand minibus service launched in Essex

A fleet of electric on-demand minibuses have embarked on a trial run for residents in Braintree and surrounding areas of Essex. The DigiGo shuttle bus service is aimed at residents who do not have access to a private vehicle, have... continue

14 Apr 2022EVolution News
GreenFlux and Osprey establish roaming connection

GreenFlux and Osprey establish roaming connection

European electric vehicle drivers will be able to use their existing apps and payment cards when in the UK following a roaming agreement being signed between GreenFlux and the Osprey Charging... continue

13 Apr 2022EVolution News
DfT launches transport decarbonisation toolkits

DfT launches transport decarbonisation toolkits

The UK government has published an online toolkit offering advice to local authorities on planning and taking measures to reduce carbon emissions from transport. Transport Decarbonisation... continue

13 Apr 2022EVolution News
Extra MSA builds network of high-power IONITY chargers

Extra MSA builds network of high-power IONITY chargers

Extra MSA Group has partnered with the Ionity charging network to launch a network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas (MSAs) across the UK. The... continue

12 Apr 2022EVolution News
Gridserve upgrades all Electric Highway's legacy chargers

Gridserve upgrades all Electric Highway's legacy chargers

Gridserve says it has upgraded all the chargers across on the UK motorway network just 10 months after acquiring the Electric Highway from Ecotricity. The original Electric Highway network was created in the early days of... continue

8 Apr 2022EVolution News
DfT consults on policy design features for zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate

DfT consults on policy design features for zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate

The Department for Transport is seeking views on some of the design features that could be included in car and van regulations relating to a mandate that sets out how many zero-emission vehicles should be built each year. In July 2021, alongside the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, the DfT published a green... continue

7 Apr 2022EVolution News
REE Automotive appoints Tech as operations chief

REE Automotive appoints Tech as operations chief

REE Automotive has appointed Josh Tech as its chief operations officer (COO). Tech joins REE after serving on Tesla’s operations leadership team as head of the new product/manufacturing... continue

6 Apr 2022EVolution News

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