charging infrastructure

New EV chargers rolled out in Banbury and Kidlington

18/05/2022

Drivers of electric vehicles will soon be able to top up their batteries at 22 new park and charge sites in Banbury and Kidlington.

Somerset council launches new funding round for EV charge points

17/05/2022

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council has launched a new round of grant funding to support the installation of electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs) across the district.?

DfT spent 15 times more on private than public EV chargers

12/05/2022

An analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) figures has revealed that public money spent on installing off-street residential electric vehicle (EV) chargers is over 15 times what has been spent on public on-street residential chargers.

Electric vehicle charging contractor appointed by Wealden

09/05/2022

Wealden District Council has appointed a provider to boost public electric vehicle charging availability in the district.

April sees record increase in electric vehicle chargers

06/05/2022

Last month saw a record number of new charging devices installed across the UK bringing the total number of charge points to over 30,000.

Vast majority of EV drivers use public chargers

21/04/2022

The majority of electric vehicle (EV) drivers use public charge points with 40% using them once a week, a new survey has revealed.

West Yorkshire’s charge point journey

12/04/2022

Local authorities thinking about making the transition to electric fleets require reliable EV charging infrastructure. EQUANS EV Solutions and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have been working together to deliver just that. LAPV reports.

GreenFlux and Osprey agree to offer charge points to 90,000 drivers

12/04/2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist GreenFlux has signed a roaming agreement with Osprey Charging Network, opening the UK rapid-charging network to nearly 90,000 EV drivers.

A springboard for action

01/04/2022

Neil Isaacson, CEO of public charge point operator Liberty Charge, discusses why the Government’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy is an important step in the right direction, and where it can go even further to support the immediate action required of local authorities.

Shapps launches £10m pilot EV charging fund

01/04/2022

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has written to local authority chief executives to launch a pilot £10m bidding scheme to boost local EV infrastructure.

New EV charge point pilot launched

28/03/2022

Flowbird Smart City UK has completed its first local authority electric vehicle (EV) charge point pilot project for Wokingham Borough Council.

Council chiefs welcome £1.6bn EV charge point strategy

25/03/2022

Local authorities have welcomed a new Government strategy designed to boost the roll-out of 300,000 electric vehicle charge points by 2030.

Ratio of public chargers to EVs ‘rapidly deteriorated’

24/03/2022

The ratio of public standard chargers to electric vehicles has ‘rapidly deteriorated’, the automotive industry has warned.

Industry leaders call for ‘step change’ in EV charger roll-out

22/03/2022

Industry leaders have called for a ‘step change’ in the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging roll-out to deliver the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars.

Glasgow council fleet to be emissions free by 2029

22/03/2022

Glasgow City Council is aiming to ensure its 2,000 strong fleet will be emissions free by the end of the decade, the local authority says.

New fast electric vehicle charging points unveiled in Sunderland

22/03/2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities in Sunderland have been given a boost with the unveiling of new fast EV charging points.

Waltham Forest Council announces new plans for EV charge point roll out

14/03/2022

Electric vehicle (EV) charge point infrastructure in Waltham Forest is set for a boost with the installation of new on-street charge points, owned and operated by Liberty Charge and delivered via its sister company Virgin Media O2.

Northamptonshire councils join forces to deliver 82 EV charge points

02/03/2022

A partnership between two Northamptonshire councils has led to the provision of a new portfolio of on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.

New guide launched to help councils deliver charging points

23/02/2022

Local authorities are being urged to do more to ensure electric vehicle users have easy access to a reliable charge point in their area.

Government needs to ‘level up’ charging infrastructure

18/02/2022

Government needs to ‘level up’ the public charge point picture, says Fleet Evolution founder and managing director, Andrew Leech.

Automotive industry calls for mandated targets to boost EV infrastructure

16/02/2022

The UK automotive industry has called for mandated targets for the roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure supported by ring-fenced funding for local authorities.

Government urged to ‘level up’ public charge point infrastructure

10/02/2022

The Government has been urged to ‘level up’ charge point infrastructure after reports that the London Borough of Westminster has more public charge points than six major UK cities combined.

Safe and Secure: protecting EV charge points

28/01/2022

As the government pushes forward with its plans for an electric vehicle (EV) future, Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager at Brandsafe, considers the necessity of protecting charge point installations from impact damage.

Electric car owners face different regional costs when using council-owned chargers

26/01/2022

Drivers in the South are being charged over a quarter (28%) more to charge their electric cars using council-owned chargers than those in the North, new research has revealed.

Barnet to install 500 EV charge points

16/12/2021

Barnet Council has secured over £3.5m in grant funding to deliver 500 on-street electric vehicle charge points by November 2022.

Government criticised for plug-in grant cut

16/12/2021

The Government is facing criticism for its decision to cut the plug-in car and van grant by up to £1,000 and change the eligibility criteria.

Coventry council awarded £700,000 in charge point funding

07/12/2021

Coventry City Council has been awarded over £700,000 by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) to fund the installation of 155 on-street electric vehicle charge points.

Argyll and Bute Council launches electric charger consultation

03/12/2021

Argyll and Bute Council has launched a consultation which seeks the views of residents on where to position future electric vehicle chargers.

Charge point deployment struggling to keep up with EV sales

30/11/2021

The ratio of vehicle charge points to plug-in cars deteriorated by nearly a third in 2020, new data shows.

Work starts on UK’s largest charging hub

29/11/2021

Work started last week on the UK’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Redbridge Park & Ride, which will see the installation of fast and ultra-rapid EV chargers for drivers.

New building regulations to deliver 145,000 charge points a year

22/11/2021

New homes and buildings such as supermarkets and workplaces, as well as those undergoing major renovation, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from next year, the Government has announced.

Counties warn of a 'chasm' in electric vehicle chargers

08/11/2021

There are more publicly available charging points in London than in England's counties combined, new analysis has shown.

Over 50% of councils spent nothing on EV chargers in 2021

29/10/2021

Over half of the UK’s local authorities spent nothing on electric vehicle charge points in the last 12 months, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Councils join forces to install 600 new charging points

26/10/2021

Kent County Council is working with other local authorities in Kent to bring one of the largest networks of consistent charging points for electric vehicles to the county.

Rolling out chargepoints the smart way

22/10/2021

Geoff McGrath, Managing Director at CKDelta, discusses how smart data can support local authorities in the rollout of electric vehicle charge points.

Wiltshire Council approves EV charging infrastructure scheme

13/10/2021

Wiltshire Council's cabinet yesterday agreed to approve a new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure plan that will see more chargers delivered in the local area.

Councils face legal obligation to plan and deliver for EVs

05/10/2021

The Government is considering imposing a statutory duty on local authorities to plan and deliver for electric vehicle infrastructure.

Council to trial electric car club with induction charger

29/09/2021

Buckinghamshire Council has become one of the first local authorities in the country to trial an electric car club with an induction charger.

Free online tool to boost chargepoint installations launched

29/09/2021

SP Energy Networks has announced the official launch of the Charge Project’s ConnectMore Interactive Map (CIM).

TfL opens £2m EV charging hub in Woolwich

02/09/2021

Transport for London (TfL) has opened a new rapid charging hub in Woolwich.

Game-changing project in Lambeth addresses EV inequality

02/09/2021

The London Borough of Lambeth has worked with Connected Kerb, the electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist, to provide public EV charging infrastructure to under-represented communities.

Shell aims to install 50,000 EV chargepoints

01/09/2021

Shell has announced that it aims to install 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers through their company ubitricity across the UK by the end of 2025.

Global traffic technology group announces SWARCO Smart Charging

18/08/2021

SWARCO, the global traffic technology group, has launched SWARCO Smart Charging, a dedicated business aimed at addressing the electric vehicle charging needs of customers, including those within local authorities.

NatWest enlists EQUANS for national roll out of EV chargers

12/08/2021

EQUANS has been appointed by banking group NatWest to deliver more than 600 high power GeniePoint electric vehicle charging points across its office locations in the UK.

How to plan the right EV infrastructure for your local authority

04/08/2021

Asif Ghafoor, part of the team working to deliver Greater Manchester’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, shares practical advice for local authorities on how to plan an effective network.

Charge points go live as EVs added to council pool car fleet

29/07/2021

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) has now completed the installation of five charging points in partnership with EV charge point supplier, InstaVolt.

Charging Forward: tackling the UK’s electric car charging deserts

15/07/2021

Greg Archer, the director of Transport & Environment, looks at what councils should do to bring an end to the postcode lottery in charging infrastructure.

Allstar Business Solutions announces new partnership with EB Charging

15/07/2021

Allstar Business Solutions has announced a new partnership with the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure provider, EB Charging.

Electric vehicle charging points trial rolled out across Bruntwood’s network

08/07/2021

Property company Bruntwood is to trial the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across its North West portfolio as part of Greater Manchester Local Energy Market Project (GM LEM).

Oxford City Council to deliver Europe’s most powerful EV charging Superhub

24/05/2021

Oxford City Council, and Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, have joined up with Fastned, the European electric vehicle (EV) fast charging company, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea to deliver Europe’s most powerful EV charging Superhub in Oxford.

Ofgem announces £300m investment in charging infrastructure

24/05/2021

Ofgem today announced that it is investing £300m in new infrastructure to support the roll out of 1,800 ultra-rapid charging points at motorway service areas.

Kent’s hard-to-reach communities given access to EV infrastructure

20/05/2021

Electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist, Connected Kerb, is working with Kent County Council on a project that will provide a blueprint for local authorities looking to provide EV infrastructure to hard-to-reach communities.

Westminster first UK council to install 1,000 EV charge points

28/04/2021

Westminster City Council is the first local authority in the UK to install more than 1,000 electric vehicle charge points.

Crowdfunding platform launches offer to roll out EV chargers in Greater Manchester

19/04/2021

Crowdfunding platform Abundance Investment Ltd has launched an offer to fund the roll out of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the Greater Manchester area.

Liberty Charge to install charging points across Waltham Forest

13/04/2021

Liberty Charge, the joint venture created by Liberty Global and Zouk Capital to rollout on-street electric vehicle charging points in the UK, has today announced the successful completion of its first UK installation in the London borough of Waltham Forest.

Doncaster Council continues its drive to support a fleet of electric vehicles

08/04/2021

Plans for a new 20 space car park to support the council’s 100% electric vehicles have been approved at Planning Committee.

EV consumer association launches public charging survey

24/02/2021

EVA England has launched a drivers’ survey to improve confidence in the electric vehicle public charging experience.

Allstar adds 110 new chargepoints to EV network

03/02/2021

Allstar Business Solutions has added 110 new chargepoints to its electric vehicle (EV) network through its new partnership with Gronn Kontakt.

UK needs to install EV chargepoints ‘five times faster’ than current rate, think tanks says

02/02/2021

The UK needs to install public electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints five times faster than the current rate at an estimated cost of between £5bn and £10bn by 2030, a think tank has said.

Councils urged to bid for extended electric vehicle chargepoints funding

02/02/2021

Local authorities are being urged to apply for a share of £20m funding to help increase the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints.

Councils join forces with electricity network operator to end EV charging blackspots

26/01/2021

Five local authorities are joining forces with the UK’s biggest electricity network operator in a bid to end electric vehicle (EV) charging blackspots.

Councils plan to install 35 on-street EV chargers each by 2025

20/01/2021

Councils are planning on installing just 35 on-street electric vehicle chargers each by 2025 on average, an investigation has revealed.

Coventry and Oxford prepare to run UK’s first all-electric bus services

07/01/2021

Coventry and Oxford are set to receive up to £50m to help them become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services, the transport secretary has announced.

Tesla revealed as UK’s top ranking electric vehicle network

05/01/2021

Tesla has retained its top spot as the country’s most appreciated EV charging provider, according to a new survey.

PM outlines 10 point plan for green revolution

18/11/2020

The prime minister has outlined a 10 point plan for a 'green industrial revolution' including bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030.

Data sharing between fleets and councils important for EV uptake, study says

16/11/2020

A new study has called for enhanced data sharing between fleets and local authorities in order to ensure the uptake of electric vehicles becomes a widespread reality.

The egg is hatching: The UK must improve its EV charging infrastructure

16/11/2020

Thus far 2020 has been a great year for electric vehicle (EV) sales. In April and May Tesla’s Model 3 was the best-selling model of car in the UK, whilst October figures show that despite an overall decrease in new car registrations of 1.6% year on year, sales in EVs increased dramatically across the board.

Scottish councils ‘outstrip’ English counterparts when it comes to EV funding

05/11/2020

Local authorities in Scotland and Wales are receiving much more funding per capita to spend on electric vehicle charging than councils in England, a new report has revealed.

SP Energy Networks to run ‘major trial’ of electric vehicle charging solution

04/11/2020

SP Energy Networks is seeking participants to take part in a major trial of an electric vehicle (EV) charging solution across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales.

Over 500 new chargers per day needed to achieve zero emission car market

07/09/2020

A new survey has revealed that despite the billions that have been invested in the development of electric vehicles (EVs), UK buyers are still reluctant to buy them and hundreds more charge points are needed.

Number of public charging devices increases five-fold, Government reveals

11/08/2020

The number of public charging devices has increased five-fold over the last half a decade, according to the latest Government figures.

Birmingham council to roll out rapid charging network for electric vehicles

10/08/2020

Birmingham City Council has announced it will start the roll-out of 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charge points across the city from Autumn 2020.

Investment company announces £50m agreement to buy over 100 EV charging stations

06/08/2020

SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc (SEEIT) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Electric Vehicle Network Limited (EVN) to acquire 112 rapid and ultra-fast EV charging stations across the UK for £50m.

Taunton confirmed as site for DC Share project trial

30/07/2020

Taunton, Somerset, has been confirmed as the site for a trial of new DC technology which could help deliver an estimated 217,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in urban spaces.

Cardiff council pilots the rollout of rapid EV chargers

28/07/2020

Cardiff City Council has joined forces with Engenie to rollout a rapid EV charging network across the city. LAPV reports.

New transport model designed to anticipate EV uptake unveiled

22/07/2020

A new transport model designed to anticipate and map electric vehicle (EV) uptake across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Shropshire, and North and Mid-Wales has been unveiled by electricity distributor SP Energy Networks.

SWARCO plans for five more EV charging points on its E.Connect Network

22/07/2020

SWARCO eVolt is set to add five more electric vehicle charging points on its E.Connect network at key locations across Basildon and Rochford to support the uptake of electric vehicles by local taxi fleets.

Councils could 'save millions' with help of electric charger surgeries, company claims

22/07/2020

UK Power Networks says that local authorities could collectively save millions if they use the electricity company’s free advice surgeries when installing electric vehicle chargers.

Wales moves closer to hosting UK’s first battery gigaplant

20/07/2020

The UK’s first battery gigaplant moves a step closer as manufacturer Britishvolt and the Welsh government sign a landmark memorandum of understanding.

Major businesses call for all car and van sales to be electric by 2030

15/07/2020

A coalition of major businesses has called for all new car and van sales to be fully electric by 2030.

Mitie launches service to share electric vehicle expertise

15/07/2020

The facilities?management?and?professional services?company Mitie has launched a new service to share its electric vehicle expertise with fleet operators looking to switch to electric vehicles.

New charges for drivers could pay for sustainable transport, report argues

07/07/2020

Campaigners have called on ministers to accelerate the shift to sustainable transport by introducing new charges for drivers and improving public transport, walking and cycling.

EV experts join forces to cut costs and emissions

18/06/2020

Electric vehicle (EV) optimisation experts The Algorithm People have signed a partnership agreement with Elmtronics to help vehicle operators reduce costs and cut carbon emissions.

First electric forecourt in a £1bn network to open this summer

11/03/2020

The first electric charging forecourt in a network of 100 similar sites is set to open this summer with the support of Braintree Council and Essex Council.

Vehicle remarketing companies face ‘charging crisis’ due to electric vehicles

12/02/2020

A potential ‘charging crisis’ could soon emerge among vehicle remarketing companies as electric vehicles start to make their way onto the used market in larger numbers, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) warns.

Green energy - the linchpin of EV success

12/02/2020

Despite the UK’s charging infrastructure receiving a welcome boost in 2019, there exists a hum-drum of concern around electric vehicles, particularly over range anxiety and vehicle cost.

Fleet sector ‘must act’ to safeguard plug-in van grant, trade body says

11/02/2020

The fleet sector must act now to safeguard the Plug-in Car and Van Grants, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) says.

Northern Powergrid launches innovative tool to accelerate EV uptake

05/02/2020

Northern Powergrid has launched a free, online tool set to revolutionise its electric vehicle (EV) connections process.

West Yorkshire council launches EV trial scheme

24/01/2020

Leeds City Council has launched a new scheme giving businesses, organisations and charities in West Yorkshire the opportunity to drive electric vans free of charge for up to two months.

Whitehall announces £3.4m investment in wireless charging tech

17/01/2020

The Government has announced that it is investing £3.4m in wireless charging technology trials at taxi ranks in Nottingham.

Taskforce says EV revolution ‘can be boon’ to energy system

16/01/2020

A Government-backed taskforce has concluded that an effectively managed integration of electric vehicles with the energy system can ‘significantly improve’ electricity network efficiency.

Islington Council launches electric vehicle charging partnership

16/01/2020

The first stage of an electric vehicle charging partnership with Islington Council was launched yesterday as part of the north London borough’s push to reduce harmful air pollution.

Study reveals insights into the next generation of charging technologies

13/01/2020

The next generation of charging technologies is set to be dominated by fast-charging, vehicle-to-home, and vehicle-to-grid models, a new study argues.

Making the right choice for your fleet

18/10/2019

Diesel is dead – or it will be by 2040 – but what is going to replace it? Phil Clifford considers the options currently available for fleets and concludes that what the industry needs most is more information to make the right choices. Luckily, Future Fleet Forum is just around the corner.

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