electrification

Women in engineering

23/06/2022

To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Terri Logan, electric vehicle charging project engineer for public charge point operator Liberty Charge, spoke to LAPV about prejudice in education, being the only woman on her engineering degree, why diversity is important, and why she finds electric vehicle charging engineering so fascinating.

The unique challenges to electrifying the coach sector

09/06/2022

Steven Meersman, co-founder and director of Zenobe, looks at the challenges to electrifying the coach sector – and how to overcome them.

Bath council installs 30 new charge points

09/06/2022

Drivers in Bath can use 30 new electric charging points following the expansion of the Revive vehicle charging network across Bath and North East Somerset.

Solar system supports council's fleet electrification journey

08/04/2022

Bassetlaw District Council is one step closer to being able to transition its fleet to electric vehicles (EV) thanks to the installation of its new charging points.

Energy storage can future proof EV charging against grid constraints, Connected Energy says

23/03/2022

Storage solutions can help fleet managers avoid the costly impact of grid limitations, Connected Energy says as grid capacity challenges top the bill at a CENEX and Welsh local authorities meeting.

ODS partners with Webfleet Solutions

01/03/2022

Urban infrastructure maintenance providers Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has teamed up with telematics specialist Webfleet Solutions to support a trailblazing fleet electrification project for Oxford City Council.

Record levels of lithium discovered in Cornwall

12/08/2021

The energy company Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) yesterday announced that it had discovered record levels of lithium in its geothermal waters.

Kick starting Oxford’s EV revolution

29/07/2021

Oxford City Council’s capital programme project manager Tina Mould and Oxford Direct Services’ (ODS) transport manager Owain Pearce explain how the council and ODS are working together to decarbonise transport across the city.

Reading council submits expression of interest for electric buses

12/07/2021

Reading Borough Council has submitted an official expression of interest to the Government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area fund (ZEBRA) to roll out electric buses across Reading.

Hereford set to introduce a fleet of electric buses

08/06/2021

The Government has announced the latest round of towns deals, which will see 26 towns across England share over £600m.

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.

Refuse Vehicle Solutions invest in second site to meet demand for EV conversions

13/05/2021

The Gloucestershire-based firm’s new premises are dedicated entirely to the production of environmentally-friendly, zero-emission vehicles for the refuse industry – and, for the first time, other sectors, too.

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.

Green Lithium secures over £600,000 for UK’s first large-scale lithium refinery

22/04/2021

The mineral processing company Green Lithium has secured a £631,000 grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre's (APC) Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Studies (ATF FS2) to support its plan to build Europe's first large-scale lithium refinery in the UK.

Scotland’s model EV city

19/04/2021

Dundee City Council is a trail blazer when it comes to EV adoption. How have they done it? LAPV reports.

Dundee gets Scotland’s first eCollects and orders more

16/04/2021

After taking delivery of the first two eCollects in Scotland earlier this year, Dundee City Council has ordered four more of the eRCVs.

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.

AFP launches EV transition training course

18/02/2021

A new training course designed to help businesses transition to electric vehicles has been launched by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).

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.

Whitepaper published to drive electrification

17/12/2020

The driver training provider DriveTech has launched a new whitepaper to help fleets transition to electrification.

Spending Review: Fleet welcomes EV investment

26/11/2020

The fleet and leasing industry welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to zero emission road transport in yesterday’s Spending Review.

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.

Teletrac Navman launches new AI tool to help switch to electric vehicles

21/10/2020

Teletrac Navman has launched a new web-based tool to help fleet operators switch to electric vehicles.

Smarter Grid Solutions zero carbon energy management platform goes live in Thames Valley

26/08/2020

The first phase of a project being delivered by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), the Glasgow-based energy software specialist, and involving technology giants O2 and Siemens, has gone live.

Britishvolt appoints new Project Director for Britain’s first battery gigaplant

13/08/2020

Battery technology specialists Britishvolt has announced the appointment of Ray Macera as Project Director for the construction and implementation of Britain’s first battery gigaplant.

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.

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.

Manufacturer announces collaboration to build UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant

29/07/2020

The manufacturer Britishvolt today announced a collaboration with the Italian design house Pininfarina to build the UK’s first large-scale battery gigaplant at a former RAF base in Bro Tathan, Wales.

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.

e-Highways could ‘almost completely decarbonise UK road freight’, study says

27/07/2020

The UK could dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road freight by installing overhead charging cables for electric lorries on e-Highways, a new white paper says.

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