UK fuel stations must provide EV charge points

Motorway services and large fuel stations will be required to install charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) under plans announced by the UK Government. All charge points will have to be “smart”, which means they can interact with the grid in order to manage demand for power across the country. It is one of the […]

UK urged to accelerate EV infrastructure plans

The UK must speed up its progress on developing infrastructure to support the drive in electric vehicles (EVs). The call from Energy UK comes as its new report suggests more than 105,000 EVs were on UK roads last month and around 600 million vehicle miles per year are now powered by electricity. It believes EVs […]

London to plug in 1,500 more EV charge points

Up to 1,500 new standard-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging points are to be installed in residential areas across London. Almost £4.5 million has been allocated to 25 boroughs for the EV charge points – boosting it from the current 2,000 installed across the city – to make EVs an easier and more practical option for […]

New EV owners in Milton Keynes to get free chargers

New electric vehicle (EV) owners in Milton Keynes could receive a smart charge point for free. Electric Nation is providing the charging infrastructure as part of a trial project to gather data and feedback from up to 700 participants, with the eventual goal of working out how local electricity grids can cope with increased demand […]

Bright new idea for EV charging in Kensington

Streetlights are now being used to charge EVs during daylight hours in an innovative new trial. The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, UK Power Networks (UKPN) and Ubitricity have partnered to convert three streetlights in London, which will allow local EV owners to charge their cars near their front door rather than having to […]