London mayor launches new taskforce to boost EV infrastructure

It brings together representatives from business, infrastructure, energy and councils from across the capital

London Assembly: Parking for EVs should be free or discounted

Its Environment Committee is also calling on Mayor Sadiq Khan to install more charging points across the capital

New York announces $4.2m to boost rapid EV charging

It is part of an initiative which aims to install 10,000 charging points by 2021

Oxford Council trials ‘world’s first pop-up’ EV chargers

Householders are being encouraged to nominate their street to take part in the project

UK councils light up with subsidy-free and ‘smart’ solar

The top 10 local authorities have invested around £80 million in solar projects

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 […]