And now for some very grave news… a Tesla hearse to die for

If you thought other electric cars sounded great, this one is simply heavenly

EU invests €116m in climate and environmental projects

They include the development of sustainable public transport and infrastructure for cycling and electric vehicles

Mitsubishi snaps up 20% stake in OVO Energy

The supplier will use part of the investment to accelerate the development of its intelligent energy technologies unit

Gamification
Could video gaming take grid balancing to the next level?

Northern Powergrid stresses balancing supply and demand is to become increasingly important

Preferred bidder to manage £400m charging infrastructure fund

Subject to negotiations, the fund is expected to be launched in Spring 2019

Network operators commit to cut red tape for EVs and heat pumps

They have launched new reforms that will reduce paperwork to connect new installations to the grid

Suffolk to plug in UK’s ‘first fully open’ EV charging network

Drivers will be able to pay by contactless payment without having to register with networks or apps or become members of organisations

EU lends €26m to develop innovative parts for low emission vehicles

Cikautxo specialises in rubber and plastic components for the automotive sector

E.ON buys stake in connected car platform developer

Vinli provides information, such as when and where an electric vehicle needs to be charged and help monitor oil changes, tire pressure and brake performance

Electricity pylon
Utilities ‘must invest in new grid tech now’

Smarter Grid Solutions says this is vital to to cope with the growth of renewables and electric vehicles