Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in UK

Zap-Map lets EV owners share their charging stations

The UK firm Zap-Map has launched two peer-to-peer EV charging networks – Zap-Home and Zap-Work – designed to allow charging station owners to share their devices with other EV drivers. According to Zap-Map surveys, almost 50% of EV drivers are willing to share their home chargers with other users. This means around 60,000 charge points… Read more »

Fourth London bus route goes electric with Alexander Dennis/BYD e-buses

London’s world-famous red buses are steadily going electric. Route 153 serves many of the City of London’s most congested streets, between Finsbury Park in the north and Moorgate in the heart of the financial district. This route will be the fourth in the capital to go fully electric, with a new fleet consisting of eleven… Read more »

EO charging installs 40 smart chargers for London logistics firm

UK-based EVSE manufacturer EO Charging has completed the installation of 40 EO smart chargers for London-based logistics firm Gnewt Cargo. Gnewt Cargo, a last-mile city logistics operator that has its main depot in the Bow area of London, has commissioned a total of 63 EO smart chargers, connected by two eoHUBs, to keep its 100%… Read more »

UK budget includes £400 million for charging infrastructure and £100 million for EV purchase incentives

The UK’s Autumn Budget, recently presented to Parliament, includes a number of measures designed to support electromobility and renewable energy. The government proposes to establish a new Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund with an investment of £400 million ($530 million), half of which is to be provided by matching private investment. The budget also includes £100… Read more »

Royal Mail to test 9 electric trucks from UK firm Arrival

Royal Mail has begun a trial of 9 commercial EVs in partnership with Oxfordshire-based Arrival (formerly Charge Auto). The postal operator is testing the 3.5-, 6- and 7.5-ton trucks at its Mount Pleasant depot in central London. They will be used to transport packages between mail distribution centers in the city and surrounding area. The… Read more »

Electric double-decker bus begins trial in York

The historic city of York has become the first UK city outside London to test a fully electric double-decker bus. Local bus manufacturer Optare delivered the first Metrodecker EV, which will join several e-buses already operating in the city, in a ceremony attended by members of the City of York Council. Optare’s Metrodecker EV, unveiled… Read more »

Royal Mail orders 100 Peugeot electric delivery vans

The UK’s Royal Mail has agreed to purchase 100 Peugeot Partner L2 Electric vans, to be used as delivery vehicles. The vans will go into service from December 2017 at delivery offices around the UK, supported by a rollout of charging infrastructure. This is the first major fleet order for the Partner L2 Electric, which… Read more »

UK to ban new ICE vehicles from 2040

Following announcements by Norway, the Netherlands, India and France, the UK government has announced that new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned after 2040. Ministers have also unveiled a £255-million fund to help local councils tackle emissions. Compared to other countries that have announced an end to fossil vehicles, the UK’s timeline… Read more »

Allego to operate fast charging at Shell stations in Netherlands and UK

Netherlands-based charging operator Allego has partnered with Shell to install and operate DC fast chargers at selected Shell stations in the Netherlands and the UK. The new 50 kW chargers are expected to be operational by the end of 2017. The first locations will be in Greater London, Derby and Randstad in the western Netherlands…. Read more »

New survey finds Brits warming up to EVs 

Consumer awareness of EVs in the UK has grown significantly over the past few years. A 2014 government survey found little interest in going electric: 56 percent of those questioned hadn’t thought about buying an EV, 14 percent said they had decided against it, and 23 percent said nothing could ever convince them to buy… Read more »