Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in UK

London firms partner to convert 1,000 storage units to EV charging hubs

The plight of urban dwellers who have no assigned parking spaces is emerging as the next big roadblock to faster EV adoption. In London, an estimated 78% of households have no private parking spaces, and Mayor Sadiq Khan has set a target of deploying 50,000 charging points in the city by 2025. With encouragement from… Read more »

EDF partners with UK Royal Mail Group to deliver EV charging solutions

The UK’s Royal Mail Group, the owner of one of Europe’s largest vehicle fleets, has signed a deal with electric utility EDF to deliver electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. Under the 3-year agreement, EDF will provide charging points, associated maintenance and ancillary items such as signs, bollards and wheel stops. In the first phase, the company… Read more »

Siemens Mobility leads build-out of local charging network in West of England

Following the launch of local public charging network Revive, Siemens Mobility is working with Alfen and ENGIE EV Solutions (formerly ChargePoint Services) to deliver new charging hubs and more than 120 new EV connections across the West of England. Revive is a public charging network that will feature four dedicated charging hubs around Bristol, Bath,… Read more »

UK proposes to zero out tax rate on electric company cars

In the UK, a company car is a common perk for salaried employees. According to Electric Vehicle Charging Point Quotes, an agency that helps EV drivers set up charging stations, there are around a million company car drivers in the UK, and this number has been stable for many years. These cars aren’t exactly free… Read more »

UK supermarket chain plans network of 100 ultra-fast chargers

Supermarket chain Morrisons has plans for what it calls the UK’s largest network of ultra-fast chargers. This week, Morrisons unveiled its first 50 GeniePoint rapid chargers at stores across the UK. It plans to install a further 50 by 2020. Customers must join the organization, which is free, to use the GeniePoint chargers. There is… Read more »

UK to invest £400 million in expanding EV charging infrastructure

The government of the UK plans to invest over £500 million (about $626.4 million) in green technologies, including £400 million to develop rapid charging points across the country. The initial investment of £70 million will be used to create 3,000 rapid charge points by 2024. The UK currently has around 2,000 rapid charge points. The… Read more »

InstaVolt installs 400th rapid charger in the UK

InstaVolt has begun construction of its 400th rapid charger, making it the UK’s largest owner-operated network of rapid chargers in the UK. It expects to have 600 rapid chargers in service by next spring. InstaVolt installs its chargers at no cost to the location owners, and takes care of the entire process, from planning to… Read more »

UK encourages homegrown EV tech with £500-million loan guarantee for JLR

At a roundtable with CEOs and other leaders in the car and energy industries, former UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined the government’s commitment to the country’s struggling auto industry and called for the UK to stay at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of EVs. May confirmed that Jaguar Land Rover will receive… Read more »

Hyperdrive opens new battery manufacturing facility in UK

UK-based battery maker Hyperdrive Innovation has opened the doors to HYVE, a new battery manufacturing facility at the company’s Sunderland UK home base. Hyperdrive says the new facility will allow it to produce up to 30,000 battery packs annually. Since moving to Sunderland in 2014, the company has invested £7 million in its manufacturing capabilities…. Read more »

UK lags behind Europe on home EV charging speeds

When you think of roadblocks to EV adoption, vision-challenged automakers, uneducated dealerships and SUV-loving consumers make for convenient culprits. However, in many parts of the world, arcane technical and political issues also present major challenges. In the UK, a technical issue having to do with the electrical grid is emerging as a limitation on home… Read more »