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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.

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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.

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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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Shell opens first IONITY high power chargers in France

Shell has opened its first high-powered charging station in France, in partnership with charging network operator IONITY.

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Government pulls plug early on electric vehicle grants

The Government has pulled the plug on grants for electric vehicles early after the cash it allocated for the scheme ran out due to a rush of registrations.

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UK's first universal 60kW charger installed at Yorkshire forecourt

The UK’s first 60kW rapid charger available for all makes of electric vehicles has been installed by Alfa Power at Crown Service Station, Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

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Government slammed for cutting support for low emission vehicles

The government has been heavily criticised after announcing it is slashing the grants supporting purchase of electric vehicles, and scrapping grants for hybrids.

Nissan Leaf at Geneva Motor Show

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.

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Shell rolls out fast charger with easier payment system

Shell has installed a new fast charger for electric vehicles (EVs) that features an easy to use payment system, where users just tap the device with their credit card or smartphone.

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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The fuel cell is on the vehicle roof
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Breakthrough in fuel cell technology is demonstrated

Revolve Technologies has revealed the completion of a project to develop fuel cell technology using a printed circuit board (PCB) construction.

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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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Taskforce set up to oversee electric vehicle provision

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has been appointed to facilitate the Government’s new Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July.

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Prime Minister announces £106m boost for low emission vehicles

A £106m package for projects developing green battery, vehicle and refuelling technology has been announced by the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Summit.

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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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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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Weekly retail fuel prices: 11 February 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East129.19130.05120.11
East Midlands128.65131.85119.33
London129.24131.37119.84
North East127.7068.90130.13117.97
North West128.32130.18118.59
Northern Ireland127.09126.23118.23
Scotland128.8953.70129.16118.91
South East129.5158.90131.97120.32
South West129.0567.90129.30119.93
Wales128.13126.45118.37
West Midlands128.4366.90133.17119.18
Yorkshire & Humber128.09132.66118.58

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