Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in UK

UK to invest half a billion quid to promote EV adoption

The UK is becoming one of the most EV-friendly countries in Europe – its government announced this week that it will invest £500 million between 2015 and 2020 to boost what it calls the ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) industry. Noting that the automotive sector is worth £11.2 billion to the economy, and that ULEVs… Read more »

Nissan and British Gas launch UK’s largest commercial EV pilot

British Gas will be testing 28 Nissan e-NV200 vans through the coming Blighty winter to determine the future viability of EVs as part of its fleet. Also involved are Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions, which manages BG’s fleet, and Gateshead College, which has trained the drivers in the proper care and feeding of the 100%… Read more »

Nissan to lead UK fast charger project

Nissan is getting behind fast charging in a big way. Shortly after unveiling a new incentive program for installers of CHAdeMO-compatible chargers in the US, the Japanese EV-maker has announced that it will help to build a network of rapid chargers throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Rapid Charge Network (RCN) will include 74… Read more »

UK railway to test battery electric train

The UK’s Department for Transport, together with railroad operator Network Rail and equipment manufacturer Bombardier, is developing a prototype battery-powered locomotive as part of a study into the feasibility of using battery electric trains on parts of the railway which have not been electrified. According to Network Rail, electric trains are quicker, quieter, and more… Read more »

Nissan and Ecotricity roll out 13 more DC fast chargers at UK motorway service stations

British EV drivers now have 13 more places to stop for a lovely cup of tea and a DC fast charge. Nissan and Ecotricity have announced the deployment of 13 new rapid chargers at Welcome Break service stations at motorway sites across the country. There are now 16 fast chargers available at Welcome Break service… Read more »

UK to invest 500 million pounds to support EVs and hydrogen vehicles

The government of the UK has announced that it will invest £500 million ($763 million) between now and 2020 to support “ultra-low emission vehicles” (ULEVs), including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell electric vehicles. This is in addition to £400 million in investment previously committed. The announcement appears in a new plan from the… Read more »

Nissan and Ecotricity install fast chargers at UK motorway service areas

  When one is on a long car trip in the UK, and is ready for a cup of tea and a bun, one stops at a motorway service area. These are the equivalent of what US Interstate drivers call rest areas, except that they also have restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations – and now… Read more »