EV battery market ‘worth $10bn in 2020’

The battery market for plug-in vehicles is forecast to rise to $10 billion (£7.5bn) by the end of the decade. New research suggests the six large carmakers – Tesla, BYD, Volkswagen, General Motors, Renault-Nissan and BMW – will account for 90% of the battery demand. Among battery makers, Panasonic is expected to keep its lead […]

£43m to boost more plug-in vehicles

It’s going to get easier to charge electrical vehicles when out and about. That’s because the Department for Transport is setting aside £43 million to develop charge points for plug-in vehicles across the UK. Around £32m of the pot will go towards infrastructure support including new charge points on major roads and across towns and […]

DfT gives £37m to spread electric car charging points

A new £37 million package of funding to expand the UK’s network of charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) has been announced today. As part of the programme, the Government will provide 75% of the cost of installing new charge points for home and on-street charging and for plug-in vehicles at railway stations. The funding […]