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 […]

UK’s largest EV charging network goes 100% green

The UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network is to be supplied by 100% renewable energy from August. The electricity usage of the POLAR network, which includes Charge Your Car sites, will be certified and matched to energy generated from green sources, enabling its 40,000 members to charge their vehicles without using fossil fuels. Operator […]

Antarctic research stations to get £100m upgrades

The UK’s Antarctic research stations are to get £100 million of upgrades. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) announced the investment to modernise the sites after the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) commissioned the move. The money will be spent improving a number of different research stations in the region but will focus on the Rothera Research […]

Volvo teams up with British Gas for world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid

Volvo has teamed up with British Gas to help drivers of the world’s first plug-in diesel hybrid keep theirs cars charged and on the road. British Gas is to provide a free car charging package to anyone who buys the new V60 D6 AWD (pictured) before 2015. It includes a home charge point and access […]

Would you like a free EV charging point?

Do you own an electric vehicle (EV)? Would you like to have a charging point installed in your home free of charge? Energy supplier British Gas has launched its first free nationwide charging package and access to the POLAR public charging network provided by Chargemaster whilst on the move. The offer, available until 31st March […]

200 New EV charging points for London

Private & public sectors join forces to increase London’s EV charging network. The electric vehicle (EV) charging point network POLAR and Transport for London (TFL) have announced plans to install 200 new EV points in the capital. The POLAR charging points are expected to charge at more than twice the normal speed. London currently has a […]

Oxford becomes the “electric car” hub of Europe

Oxford, known as a city of bicycles, could soon become Europe’s hub for electric cars. That’s after a network with the most amount of charging points in one area in Europe was launched there today. Chargemaster Plc, a supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging points, launched its POLAR network with an initial 64 charging points […]

Southampton starts up electric car charging network

Southampton has set up more than 40 charging points for electric cars (EVs) across the city. The charge spots are in NCP car parks, shopping centres, supermarkets and restaurant chains. The port city’s EV points form part of a membership scheme called POLAR that aims to link 4,000 points in at least 100 city centres […]