EV sales soar by 73% during UK car sales turmoil in June

Over this period, petrol engines have seen a 40% decline, while diesel car sales have dropped by almost 60%

British Gas to add 1,000 electric vans to fleet with ‘largest-ever’ UK commercial BEV order

The energy provider, which has the third-largest commercial fleet in the country, has committed to fully electrifying its vehicles by 2030

You’ve got ‘electric’ mail! Royal Mail trials electric taxi van for deliveries

The low emission vehicle trial is expected to start this week in Hockley, near Birmingham and will then be rolled out in Derby, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bristol

Majority of UK public want EVs to rule the streets by 2025

The research suggests 38% of people would be willing to support a 1% increase in tax to fund EV infrastructure and 32% would support up to a 5% increase

Government pumps £140m into zero-emissions tech projects

A new zero-emissions water taxi project will benefit from the funding announced by BEIS

‘The number of EVs on the world’s roads could reach 10 million by 2020’

In a recent study, the IEA notes an increase in EV sales despite the Covid-19 pandemic

Government to launch green number plates for EVs in Autumn

The green number plates are likely to unlock benefits for drivers such as parking discounts and free access into zero-emission zones

South Wales will become the home of ‘UK’s first gigafactory’

The plant, which is expected to cover 80 plus hectares land, will produce green lithium-ion batteries for use in electric vehicles

Smart EV charging ‘could have helped save £133m in power grid costs during pandemic lockdown’

That’s the suggestion from the Flexibility First Forum, which includes organisations from across the cleantech industry such as Kaluza, Octopus Energy, Centrica, E.ON, Moixa and the Solar Trade Association

OVO commits to all-electric fleet by 2030

The firm has also pledged to install charging infrastructure at its sites to support EV uptake by its employees