Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in UK

New survey finds only 40% of UK drivers likely to consider an EV

UK parking app provider RingGo recently conducted a survey of UK drivers, which found that only 40% of respondents would consider an EV for their next car. Price appears to be the main objection, but charging infrastructure and range are also factors—almost a third of respondents who are open to EVs said they want to… Read more »

London V2G pilot includes 28 electric double-decker buses

V2G is one of the hottest topics in the EV world. Using EVs as a giant virtual battery is a promising prospect for electric utilities—it would offer them an efficient, cost-effective way to manage demand and facilitate the integration of more renewable energy sources into the grid (and create a powerful incentive for them to… Read more »

UK utility EDF aggressively pushes EVs to its customers

Electric utilities have always been pretty keen on EVs, for obvious reasons. However, now that the possibilities of V2G technology are coming into focus, some utilities are becoming fervent EVangelists. Aggregating large numbers of EVs into giant “virtual batteries,” which is already taking place in pilots around the world, facilitates the integration of renewable energy… Read more »

Plug-in market share powers past 8% in the UK, Germany and France

What a difference a few years (and some judicious government policy) makes. Back in 2014, the US was the center of the EV scene, and sales in Europe had yet to crack the one-percent mark. Now the Continent has left us behind. In June, the market share of plug-in vehicles exceeded 8% in all of… Read more »

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 »