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Government-funded chargepoints must be 'smart' from next July

All government-funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles will have to use ‘smart’ technology from July 2019, the government has announced, fulfilling the commitment in the Road to Zero Strategy published earlier this year.

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Super charging hub given planning consent in Norwich

Planning permission has been granted for a £25m large-scale battery and electric vehicle (EV) supercharging hub in Norwich.

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FreeWire is also trialling its equipment at BP forecourts
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FreeWire trials mobile charging service for commercial fleets

FreeWire Technologies, which is trialling chargers for electric vehicles on BP forecourts, has teamed up with Centrica for another feasibility study.

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EV charging network partners retail park company

Engenie, the electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging network, has partnered with M7 Real Estate to install rapid EV chargers across all of M7’s out-of-town retail warehouses.

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Super charging hub given planning consent in Carlisle

Planning permission has been granted for a £25m large-scale battery and electric vehicle (EV) super charging hub in the north of England, close to the M6.

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ASA rules Nissan claims on Leaf charging times were misleading

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints against Nissan regarding charging times for its Leaf electric car.

David Newton, chief operating officer at BP Chargemaster
David Newton, chief operating officer at BP Chargemaster
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BP to roll-out electric chargers widely over next 12 months

BP customers in the UK can expect to access BP Chargemaster chargers rolling out at scale on forecourts over the next 12 months, on both company owned and dealer channels.

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Gofuels installs electric vehicle chargers at two sites

North-eastern forecourt retailer Gofuels is working with electric vehicle charging firm InstaVolt to give customers access to pay-as-you-go, contactless charging.

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BP launches UK trial of FreeWire rapid charging service

A UK trial of BP’s FreeWire electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging service has been launched in Hammersmith.

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Average driver will wait nine years to buy electric car

Drivers in the UK say on average they will wait nine years to buy an electric car, according to research by the automotive marketplace Auto Trader.

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The charge in liquid batteries could be topped up in seconds
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Scientists develop liquid battery to speed up EV charging

Scottish scientists have developed a liquid battery for electric cars which could be charged in seconds by filling it up at a service station.

Powerswap on forecourt

Swedish firm unveils quick solution to EV charging

Powerswap AB, a Swedish start-up, believes it has come up with a radical solution for charging electric vehicles.

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