Labour Party promises to electrify UK’s bus fleet by 2030

Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the move, which will be paid for out of the party’s Green Transformation Fund, will bring “bus services into the future” and boost UK manufacturing

More than a third of UK motorists to buy hybrid or EV as their next car

New research from Siemens suggests the nation’s public have an increasing awareness of their carbon footprint and deepening concerns regarding poor air quality

General Motors and LG Chem team up for $2.3bn EV battery factory

The collaboration is expected to drive down battery costs while improving the technology for customers

EDF Energy to power ubitricity’s EV charging network

The energy supplier will power all 1,800 public charging points in 10 local authorities, including Liverpool, Portsmouth and Westminster

UK energy storage sector sees ‘massive growth’

The total capacity of battery storage planning applications has soared from nearly 6,900MW a year ago to more than 10,500MW today

Centrica teams up with NCP to trial ‘charge parks’ for EVs

They aim to create potential ways of charging commercial fleets and taxis in public spaces

Virgin Media owner to plug in 1,200 EV charging points

Liberty Media will transform existing Virgin Media street cabinets and ducts across 600 streets and connect them to its digital network

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EIB charges up Spanish EV development with €17m of new funding

The money is being offered to QEV Technologies to support its research and development activities surrounding electric powertrains, fast charging systems and electric racing technologies

EV battery gigafactory in Poland granted €250m

The €2.8bn LG Chem facility in Wrocław is expected to have a total production capacity of around 65GWh to 70GWh a year by 2022

Lidl to plug in EV charging points at 300 stores

It includes a total investment of more than £25m