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Octopus Electric Vehicles launches DriveFree EV leasing program in Texas

UK-based EV leasing company Octopus Electric Vehicles has launched its DriveFree plan in the Houston area. The program, which customers access online, includes the lease of a pre-owned EV, as well as a maintenance contract and smart home charging through Octopus Energy. “With DriveFree, we wanted to address all the concerns people have about switching… Read more »

EST-Floattech delivers Octopus Series battery system for SFK’s ferry Laboe

Dutch battery manufacturer EST-Floattech has supplied its Octopus Series battery system to German ferry operator SFK for its ferry Laboe, which was recently delivered to SFK by Holland Shipyards Group. The Laboe will transport commuters around the city of Kiel. It is capable of switching between use of generators and EST-Floattech’s 560 kWh Octopus High… Read more »

myenergi integrates zappi smart charger with Intelligent Octopus Go for lower-cost charging

British EV charger manufacturer myenergi’s zappi smart charger now integrates with UK-based renewable energy group Octopus Energy’s Intelligent Octopus Go tariff, which allows access to six hours of low-cost energy each night. The zappi charger is certified as fully compliant with the UK Electric Vehicle Smart Charge Point Regulations. It was already capable of integrating… Read more »

Weev receives £50 million from Octopus Investments to expand EV charging points across Northern Ireland

UK-based Octopus Investments has invested £50 million in charging network Weev, which plans to expand its network of EV chargers in Northern Ireland. According to Weev, the UK government’s commitment to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 highlights the need of Northern Ireland’s disproportionately underserved EV drivers. “This investment… Read more »

Octopus Energy Generation funds EV charging infrastructure in the North of England

Octopus Energy Generation plans to invest up to £110 million on behalf of its Sky fund in Manchester-based EV public charging network Be.EV to install new charge points in the UK. Octopus Energy says it already supplies all of Be.EV’s chargers with 100% green electricity. Be.EV currently has 150 public charge points in its network,… Read more »

Octopus Energy’s roaming service now includes over 1,000 chargers across the UK

Octopus Energy, a UK retail supplier of renewable electricity, launched a roaming service for EV charging called the Electric Juice Network in May—charter members included charging providers and Osprey (formerly Engenie). Now four more charging firms—Franklin Energy LiFe, Hubsta, Alfa Power and Plug-N-Go—have joined the Electric Juice Network, bringing the total number of participating… Read more »

Be.EV to deploy thousands of new EV charge points in the UK

London is a very charged city these days, but EV advocates point  out that other areas of the UK are sadly lacking in charging infrastructure. EV charging network operator Be.EV aims to address this situation, deploying thousands of new charge points across the UK, many of them in the Midlands. The company, which is backed… Read more »

Amazon to invest a billion euros to electrify its fleet in Europe

Amazon is moving full speed ahead to electrify its European vehicle fleet. The delivery diva will invest a billion euros ($975 million) over the next five years in electric vans, trucks and low-emission package hubs in Europe. Amazon said the plan is to expand its electric van fleet in Europe from the current 3,000 vehicles… Read more »

Osprey’s charging software enables hardware-agnostic interoperability

The UK-based Osprey Charging Network prides itself on its open and accessible network, and emphasizes roaming and interoperability features. The company has developed a proprietary software platform, which it uses to operate its network of public charge points, and to integrate directly with roaming partners and fleets. “We chose to develop [the software] ourselves so… Read more »

New update for Tesla Powerwall—another step towards building a virtual solar utility

Tesla’s ambition is to build a “decentralized global electric utility.” The potential is enormous—CEO Elon Musk has said that Tesla Energy, the company’s energy generation and storage division, could someday outgrow its automotive business. The idea is that Solar Roofs generate renewable electricity, and Powerwalls provide storage and interface with the electric grid. The Powerwall… Read more »