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Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in UK

UK home charging company EVIOS secures £5.8 million investment

EVIOS, a British provider of residential charging, has secured significant new external investment within weeks of launching. The company has now raised some £5.8 million. EVIOS is the brainchild of David Martell, founder and former CEO of Chargemaster, which was sold to bp for £132 million in 2018. Of the 66 new investors in EVIOS,… Read more »

UK to invest £200 million to evaluate technologies for zero-emission trucks

The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has announced over £200 million of new funding for a demonstrator program aimed at determining which zero-emission technologies are best suited to the heaviest road vehicles. The 3-year project will begin later this year, and initial competitions for battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology will be launching “shortly.” An… Read more »

Switch Mobility to supply 12 Metrocity electric buses to London’s Tower Transit

Switch Mobility, a manufacturer of electric buses and light commercial vehicles, will supply a fleet of 12 Metrocity E-Buses to London’s Tower Transit. The fleet of Metrocitys will be deployed on Route 339, operating out of Lea Interchange and running between Shadwell and Leytonstone. Switch Mobility was formed from the EV elements of commercial vehicle… Read more »

UK’s Electric Highway completes upgrade of all its charging stations

Last July, UK energy provider Gridserve took over an existing public charging network, which had earned a reputation for being unreliable (not the only network in the world to suffer from this affliction). Gridserve renamed the network the Electric Highway, and set about upgrading all the charging stations. That process has now been completed. The… Read more »

UK grocery chain Tesco installs free public chargers at 500 sites

Charger manufacturer and public charging provider Pod Point, in partnership with Volkswagen and UK grocery chain Tesco, plans to install free charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK. Pod Point’s network, which the company says uses only renewable energy, now includes 1,000 chargers at 500 Tesco supermarkets in the UK. 100 of these are… Read more »

Mini offers factory EV conversions in the UK

For those who want to go electric, but have an attachment (sentimental or otherwise) to a particular vehicle, and have the money to pay for what they want, an EV conversion is the way to go. Until recently, conversions have been the exclusive province of independent specialty shops, but the lively scene is starting to… Read more »

Many questions remain about the UK’s proposal to require EV chargers in all new homes

The UK government has introduced legislation that would require new homes and certain other buildings in England to install EV charging points. New supermarkets and workplaces would come under the new law, as would major renovations to sites with over 10 parking spaces. The government said the new policy should result in the addition of… Read more »

UK firm Connected Kerb installs 10,000 public chargers in 2021

UK charging infrastructure specialist Connected Kerb is rolling out on-street chargers at an impressive pace. The company has installed 1,000 chargers so far this year, and expects to have 5,500 installed across the UK, with contracts secured for 30,000 more, by the end of 2022. By 2030, the company hopes to have 190,000 chargers installed…. Read more »

All new London buses to be zero-emission

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that all new Transport for London (TfL) buses will be carbon-neutral. TfL has committed to only ordering zero-emission buses from now on, and says that by the end of next year, ten percent of London’s buses will be zero-emission. “London will no longer procure new diesel or… Read more »

UK charging platform Bonnet raises $1.3 million in new funding

UK startup Bonnet has raised £920,000 ($1.3 million) in new funding, including £850,000 in an equity financing round led by Ascension Ventures and a £70,000 grant from Innovate UK and OZEV (government-funded entities that promote the British EV industry). Bonnet is a charging platform designed to simplify paying for public charging. There are currently over… Read more »