Energy UK consults on standards for smart EV charging

Smart charging will allow drivers to charge their vehicles at the lowest price, through time of use tariffs for example and reduce potential impact of EVs on the grid

Chargemaster expands EV charging network

Chargemaster is set to expand its charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), with 2,000 more planned for 2018. It installed 33 rapid chargers on the POLAR network in January and is investing in providing charging points in key locations, including hotels, petrol stations, sports clubs and shopping centres. By the end of 2018, the company […]

Lancashire Council to get 150 EV chargers

  Lancashire County Council is to install 150 electric vehicle (EV) charging points. They will include 18 rapid chargers and 66 dual-socket fast chargers, with the first units to be installed in early 2018. They will be part of Chargemaster’s EV charging network POLAR, which already has more than 5,500 chargers nationwide. The project follows […]

Shell teams up with carmakers for EV charging

Shell has joined forces with car manufacturing giants to offer high-speed charging points for electric vehicles across Europe. It has signed an agreement with IONITY, a joint venture between BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, which was formed to create a network of 350kW chargers next to […]

London lamp posts to power electric vehicles

A new project which allows residents to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) by plugging into lamp posts has been launched. Kensington and Chelsea Council has joined forces with OVO Energy and Berlin-based Ubitricity to install an extra 50 SimpleSockets, which are charging points that fit directly into existing lamp posts. It follows a trial by […]

Carmakers plan supercharging highway for EVs

Major carmakers across Europe have joined forces to create a supercharging highway for electric vehicles (EVs). IONITY, a joint venture between BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche, aim to develop and implement a High-Power Charging (HPC) network to make long distance journeys easier for EV drivers. The companies have set […]

Fuel station operators offered free EV charge points

A Basingstoke-based company is offering to install rapid chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) on forecourts and motorway services for free. InstaVolt says it will install and maintain the charging points at no cost and landowners who house the chargers will be given a rental income, saving them from having to make significant investments. The firm […]

Shell buys electric vehicle charging firm

Shell has signed an agreement to buy one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging providers. NewMotion operates more than 30,000 private EV charge points for homes and businesses in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK. It also provides access to a network of more than 50,000 public charging points across 25 European countries. […]

BEIS Committee launches EV inquiry

An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has been launched by the Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. It will look into the challenges EVs represent for the energy infrastructure and the actions needed to support the development of this market. The inquiry will build on the work of the previous inquiry, which was interrupted […]

Royal Mail unveils new electric vans

Royal Mail is to start trials of nine all-electric vans in London this month. It has unveiled the commercial vehicles produced by Oxfordshire-based carmaker Arrival, which recently opened a new factory in Banbury. The postal operator will begin the trials with six-tonne, 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne vans. They will be based at Mount Pleasant Mail Centre […]