Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in UK

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 »

Faraday Battery Challenge to fund 17 new tech projects

The Faraday Battery Challenge, a project initiated by the UK government to promote advanced battery technologies, has announced a new £10-million round of funding, which will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. The funded projects cover a wide range of topics, including a new sodium nickel… Read more »

ZEV provides UK-made charging cables to reduce carbon footprint of UK EVs

The British firm Zero Emission Vehicles Ltd (ZEV) supplies charging cables to automakers—in 2020 the company provided over 35,000 individual lead sets to OEMs, to be included with their production EVs and PHEVs. Now ZEV has released a new range of British-made EV charging cables. The new cables are designed to be flexible and easy… Read more »

Shell to install 800 chargers at Waitrose UK supermarkets

Oil companies (we’ll consider using the term “energy companies” when products other than petroleum make up at least half their revenues) are starting to invest in EV charging, and Shell is at the forefront of this trend. Now the company is expanding its partnership with the UK supermarket chain Waitrose. The companies are targeting the… Read more »

Gridserve plans 50 charging hubs in UK, with 350 kW chargers

Sustainable energy provider Gridserve has unveiled plans to develop a £100-million EV infrastructure project in the UK. The Gridserve Electric Highway will offer a network of over 50 electric hubs, each with between six and twelve 350 kW chargers. Ten of these hubs are scheduled to go into service this year. The company also plans… Read more »

London bus operator orders 195 electric buses from Alexander Dennis and BYD

Five years ago, Alexander Dennis (ADL), a subsidiary of global bus manufacturer NFI Group, formed a partnership with BYD UK to build electric buses, using BYD’s battery-electric driveline technology and ADL’s British-built, customizable bodies. There are now over 400 BYD ADL electric buses operating in London alone, and another 300 vehicles are on order. Now… Read more »

Tesla and Fastned to build massive co-branded charging station in Oxford, UK

Netherlands-based charging network Fastned is teaming up with Tesla to build a huge dual-branded charging station in Oxford. Fastned has deployed some 137 fast charging stations in several European countries. Early on, the network tried to appeal to Tesla drivers by adding Tesla CHAdeMO adapters to its stations. Now that Tesla uses the CCS standard… Read more »

UK charging provider offers free TOU charging powered by renewable energy

The UK is generating an increasing amount of its electricity from renewable sources, but, depending on the day-to-day relationship between supply and demand, some of that energy goes to waste. Why not allow EV owners to take advantage of some of that “excess energy?” That’s the premise of a new service from clean power company… Read more »

Irish charging provider to convert 180 telephone boxes to charge points

Irish charging operator EasyGo, which boasts a network of 1,200 charge points and 7,000 customers, has formed a partnership with telecom company Eir to replace 180 telephone kiosks around Ireland with Tritium DC fast chargers. EasyGo Director Gerry Cash said the idea of transforming phone boxes came about because of their locations around the country…. Read more »

European truck-makers pledge to phase out internal combustion vehicles by 2040

Several of Europe’s largest truck manufacturers have promised to stop selling ICE vehicles by 2040. The chief executives of Daimler, Scania, MAN, Volvo, DAF, IVECO and Ford have signed a pledge to phase out combustion engines and focus on hydrogen, battery technology and “clean fuels.” The industry will invest some 50 to 100 billion euros… Read more »