‘World’s first’ pop-up EV charger trial underway in Oxford

Six prototypes of the charging point, which retracts when not in use, have been installed

Smart meter financing firm Calvin Capital to buy Lowri Beck

The deal will enable the firms to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ offering that will be available to energy suppliers

First Utility rebranded as Shell Energy and offers 100% green power

It comes a year after Shell bought First Utility, one of the largest challenger energy suppliers in Britain

Forecourt owner teams up with EV charging specialist

InstaVolt is currently installing rapid chargers at a number of GOFUELS’ forecourt locations

India’s Tata Power unveils EV charging points

Tata Power has installed its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the Indian state of Mumbai. The chargers at the Tata Power Receiving Station are able to monitor the car battery status and units consumed while charging a vehicle. The company plans to set up more charging stations at other locations in the city. […]

UK’s largest EV charging network goes 100% green

The UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network is to be supplied by 100% renewable energy from August. The electricity usage of the POLAR network, which includes Charge Your Car sites, will be certified and matched to energy generated from green sources, enabling its 40,000 members to charge their vehicles without using fossil fuels. Operator […]

EV charging network ChargePoint raises $50m

ChargePoint, which operates a network of public electric vehicle charging stations in 17 countries, has secured $50 million (£34.5m). That brings the total funding it has raised to more than $164 million (£113m) from investors including Siemens, BMW iVentures and Statoil Energy Ventures. Chargepoint operates charging stations and provides cloud-based technology to property owners, governments […]

Eden Project flicks switch on first EV charge point

The Eden Project’s first rapid electric car charging point has officially been unveiled in Cornwall. The public will be able to use the plug-in infrastructure to charge their cars in as little as 30 minutes. It is part of 16 charge points being installed in the region this summer. The Department for Transport has provided […]

ABB and Volvo team up for electric bus charging

Engineering giant ABB has joined forces with Volvo Buses to develop a network of new electric bus charging points. The companies will work together to roll out a city-wide “fast” recharging network for plug-ins in Luxembourg in 2015 as part of their efforts to cut emissions from the city’s transport system. The buses could be […]

90% of trial drivers would recommend EVs

More than 90% of drivers who took part in the UK’s “largest” trial of electric vehicles (EVs) said they would recommend it to others. The 12-month programme provided a range of test EVs to private and corporate fleet drivers to use every day, with more than 300 cars covering over 276,000 trips and clocking up […]