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Government requires home chargers to be 'smart'

Roads minister Michael Ellis has announced that all government-funded home chargepoints installed in the future must be ‘smart’.

electric chargers at Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House, Snowdonia
Electric chargers at Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House, Snowdonia
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Go Ultra Low highlights extent of UK charging network

Go Ultra Low, the joint Government and car industry campaign to encourage motorists to switch to an electric vehicle (EV), is launching a campaign to change perceptions about the extent of the UK’s EV charging network.

Gridserve's Braintree electric forecourt concept

Gridserve applies for planning consent for first electric forecourt

Gridserve has submitted a planning application to build an ‘Electric Forecourt’ in Braintree, Essex, the first of more than 100 sites it proposes to develop across the UK with the aim to make charging an electric vehicle (EV) as easy as using a petrol filling station.

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Government told it needs to supercharge EV strategy

The Government needs to supercharge its electric vehicle strategy if it is to have any chance of meeting its new ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050 pledge, according to the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), which represents the UK vehicle rental and leasing industry.

Business and energy secretary Greg Clark
Business and energy secretary Greg Clark
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Government invests £23m in battery research

Companies across the country are set to benefit from £23m government investment in developing the latest electric vehicle technology.

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Ferrari's first electric hybrid provides 1,000 horse power

Ferrari has dipped its toe in the electric vehicle market with the introduction of its first series-production PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), the SF90 Stradale.

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Shortage of facilities blamed for risky charging practices

A majority of EV users who responded to a survey have admitted they have charged dangerously, and blamed it on an absence of local public charging points.

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Number of public charging sites exceeds petrol filling stations

There are now more public charging locations in the UK than petrol stations, according to data from Zap-Map, an online service for electric charger users.

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Government launches design competition for EV chargers

The government has launched a competition for 7 to 19-year olds to design the electric vehicle chargepoints of the future.

CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn
Carolyn Fairbairn CBI director-general
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CBI director general calls for single regulator for EV chargers

The head of the CBI has called for the formation of a single regulator to oversee development of electric vehicle chargers across the UK.

RAC van with charger

RAC introduces mobile chargers for stranded electric vehicles

The RAC has responded to the expected rise in electric vehicles (EVs) by introducing a mobile EV charger capable of giving stranded out-of-charge cars a power boost from one of its standard roadside rescue vans.

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Google Maps adds real-time EV charger availability

Google Maps has added a facility in the UK and US to help electric vehicle (EV) drivers to find available chargers for their cars.

Fastned's Sunderland charging station

350kW fast charging station opens in Sunderland

Fastned, an electric vehicle charging company which is building a European network of fast charging stations, has opened its first fast charging station in the UK.

BP to roll-out rapid 150kW EV chargers to dealers

BP is preparing to offer dealers the opportunity to introduce 150kW ultra-rapid charging on their forecourts.

Simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
Simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
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Gridserve unveils plans for 100 large-scale charging sites

Gridserve has announced plans to build a UK-wide network of more than 100 Electric Forecourts designed specifically for the needs of electric vehicle (EV) drivers, delivering convenient, ultra-fast, low-cost charging for all types of EVs.

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Ford accelerates plans for electric car production

Ford is expanding production of all-electric vehicles after deciding that rapid growth in the market means it needs to accelerate its plans.

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BP opens UK's largest universal rapid charging hub for EVs

The UK’s largest universal rapid charging hub for electric vehicles has been inaugurated by Milton Keynes Council and BP Chargemaster, which is operating the hub on Polar, the largest public charging network in the UK.

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Government set to miss 2040 target warns Auto Trader report

The Government will not reach its target of phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, according to a report by Auto Trader magazine.

simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
Simulation of an Electric Forecourts site
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Gridserve unveils plans for two large-scale charging sites

Funding has been secured for two solar farms schemes which will include large-scale super charging facilities for electric vehicles (EVs).

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Report claims electric cars are cheapest to run

Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel alternatives in the UK, according to The Guardian.

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£6m funding package to provide charge points for taxis

The Government has awarded more than £6m to support ultra-low emission taxis across the country.

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Volkswagen to produce chargers for electric vehicles

Volkswagen Group has announced it will start series production of its flexible fast charging station from 2020 onwards.

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Hydrogen cell powered EV charger demonstrated

An electric vehicle charger than can generate its own power using a hydrogen cell, and work even where there is no mains electricity, has been launched.

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Parliamentary committee chair slams Government's EV strategy

The Government’s strategy on encouraging the use of electric vehicles (EVs) has been attacked by the chair of an influential Parliamentary committee.

Kia e-Niro
Kia e-Niro
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Electric vehicle scoops Car of the Year award

The Kia e-Niro has been named the What Car? Car of the Year 2019, becoming the first electric car to win the award.

Alfa Power Ponton Main Service Station in Lincolnshire

Alfa Power launches EV charger at forecourt on A1

A service station in Lincolnshire has become the latest site to offer an Alfa Power electric vehicle (EV) charger.

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Electric and hybrid cars achieve most successful year

The Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign has released a report highlighting the record sales figures for electric cars in the UK.

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Government rejects MPs calls for earlier ban on petrol and diesel cars

The Government has dismissed calls by MPs to bring forward the date when sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned.

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Jaguar Land Rover invests for electric future

Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest vehicle manufacturer, has revealed plans to increase its investment in electric vehicles while shedding around 4,500 people in its global workforce.

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Retail estate owner installs rapid electric vehicle chargers

One of the UK’s largest owner/managers of convenience and community-focused shopping centres is installing rapid electric vehicle chargers at its sites.

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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.

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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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East132.2857.70140.12127.98
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North East129.66138.96126.73
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