UK’s EV charging points ‘could top 100k by September’

There are now more than 85,000 domestic chargepoints across the UK and 6,152 public charging locations

New project to turn car parks into power stations

The interconnected units will be made up of solar panel canopies, EV charging points and battery units

Electric black cabs hit London roads

The greener vehicles are expected to help black cab drivers save money on fuel and running costs compared to polluting diesel taxis

Dundee’s emissions-slashing project gets EV boost

The equipment will manage peak loads, use renewable energy and buy electricity when it is at its cheapest

Skanska installs EV chargers at UK head office

The smart units will be able to monitor usage and set custom electricity tariffs

Petrol stations hit the gas on electric chargers

A garage forecourt owner and operator has announced plans to install rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers across England. Cornwall Garage Group is working with EV infrastructure firm InstaVolt to install and maintain the equipment at nine of its sites, including in Bristol, Exeter, Essex and Coventry. InstaVolt has installed the chargers for free and will […]

Scotland offers £60m for low carbon infrastructure

The Scottish Government is launching a £60 million fund for low carbon infrastructure projects. Projects that deliver low carbon heating solutions, integrated energy systems and ultra-low emission vehicle charging infrastructure can apply for up to £100,000 of funding. Firms can also apply for up to 50% of the total value of a project up to […]

Data from London’s cabbies to help plan EV network

Data from London’s black taxis is to be used to help plan the city’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network. UK Power Networks has launched a project to establish what investment is needed and help prepare for a future when all of London’s cabbies have made the switch to zero-emission capable vehicles. The project aims to […]

Smart EV charging research in Edinburgh offered £80k

Organisations are being invited to apply for a share of £80,000 to examine how low carbon and smart electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure could be introduced in Edinburgh. The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking projects that combine onsite generation of renewable energy, battery storage and smart meters with innovative software systems to control everything. […]

New EV energy deal hits the road

A green energy firm and an electric vehicle (EV) charging point manufacturer have launched a new bundle deal. Ecotricity and Rolec’s new energy tariff recognises EV drivers use more power than the average home and has created a new billing structure it says will save the average owner around £120 a year compared to Big […]