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    Swarco eVolt extends EV charging network to support taxis

    2020-08-03T14:17:00Z

    Swarco eVolt is expanding the Swarco E.Connect EV charging network with the addition of 14 rapid chargers in Kent for registered taxis and private hire vehicles to help encourage further uptake of electric vehicles while supporting the local authority’s clean air strategy.

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    PRA slams proposals to bring forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans

    2020-08-03T09:21:00Z

    The PRA has voiced strong opposition to the proposal to bring forward the ban on sales of new petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035 or earlier.

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    Electric overhead cables proposed to power electric lorries

    2020-07-31T14:26:00Z

    Electric cables over the inside lanes of motorways could be used to power electric lorries, according to a report written for the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (CSRF).

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    Swarco to add five EV charge points in Basildon and Rochford

    2020-07-22T10:41:00Z

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

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    New EV transport model aims to drive charge-point investment in NW

    2020-07-22T10:23:00Z

    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.

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    Grant Shapps highlights ‘green’ opportunity of Covid-19, as LowCVP changes focus to ‘zero’ carbon

    2020-07-16T11:52:00Z

    Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps believes the Covid-19 pandemic has provided a unique opportunity to rethink the way we travel and to accelerate development of clean technologies. 

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    Moto to trial ‘breakthrough’ rapid charging solution with WPD

    2020-07-13T11:57:00Z

    A breakthrough in rapid charging technology from Western Power Distribution (WPD) could make charging electric vehicles at motorway service stations quicker and easier in future.

  • Introduction of E10 welcomed by UK fuel distributors
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    Introduction of E10 welcomed by UK fuel distributors

    2020-05-19T00:00:00Z

    The introduction of E10 petrol has received the full support of the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), the trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry, which has submitted its views on the government’s consultation on the introduction of E10 petrol at filling stations across the UK. ...

  • Ex-McDonald’s director joins Engenie to enhance EV charging
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    Ex-McDonald’s director joins Engenie to enhance EV charging

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Rapid electric vehicle charging specialist Engenie, has appointed former global product director at McDonald’s, James Wehner, as its new chief technology officer (CTO), to make EV charging as easy as possible. During his five years at McDonald’s, Wehner was responsible for designing and introducing McDonald’s’ revolutionary digital self-service kiosks, ...

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    Keeping it real

    2019-09-09T00:00:00Z

    There’s no doubting the need for us to take alternatives to fossil fuels seriously. However the reality of using, say an electric vehicle, doesn’t always live up to the hype. Take the example of one pure electric car driver Geoff Hands, a chap who featured in a very interesting ...

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    The need for speed

    2019-03-11T00:00:00Z

    If you’re a BP dealer, this summer could be an exciting time for you as BP Chargemaster is starting the roll out of its ultra-fast 150kW electric vehicle (EV) chargers that it expects to be capable of delivering 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. And the primary focus ...

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    Seismic change ahead

    2018-11-12T00:00:00Z

    The automotive sector is facing a global seismic change, warned Philippa Oldham, head of National Network Programmes, Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), at last month’s Westminster Energy, Environment Transport Forum on the next steps for low emissions vehicles. Against the backdrop of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

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    Investment in Tritium gives Gilbarco Veeder-Root entry into EV charging market

    2018-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Gilbarco Veeder-Root has made a minority investment in Tritium, a privately held electric vehicle (EV) charging manufacturer. Tritium specializes in the design and manufacture of DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles. Established in 2001, it launched its first DC fast charger in 2014, since when it has become a ...

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    Leading the charge

    2018-03-20T00:00:00Z

    When it comes to electric vehicles (EVs) their capabilities and how they’ll be charged there always seems to be more questions than answers. An Office for National Statistics survey published last summer found that the most significant barrier to purchasing an EV surrounded the battery, and specifically a perceived ...

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    Fuelling change

    2017-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Fuel retailers have experienced unsettling times recently. For years there has been steady growth of diesel vehicles versus petrol, but this has suddenly gone into reverse. Then there were lurid headlines claiming the end was nigh for the industry when the government announced plans to deal with air pollution, and ...

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    OPW develops new range of simple fill solutions

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    OPW has developed a new range of Fibrelite GRP below ground remote fill systems, after BP approached it to provide a simple fill solution for its more compact UK sites. Due to site layout constraints, BP required a below ground remote fill with opposing pipe exit positions to ensure consistent ...

  • Shell identifies sites for its first electric  fast chargers
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    Shell identifies sites for its first electric fast chargers

    2017-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Shell and Dutch charging point operator Allego have revealed the locations where the first fast chargers for electric vehicles will be installed at selected Shell service stations. The two companies are working together to install and operate the fast chargers, and the project will include sites at Shell stations ...

  • Topaz to spend €26m on rollout of miles fuel
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    Topaz to spend €26m on rollout of miles fuel

    2017-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Irish fuel and convenience retailer Topaz has unveiled its new miles fuel brand in Ireland at an official launch event at its flagship service station at Junction 5 on the M9 Dublin/Waterford Road, Rathcrogue, County Carlow. In doing so, Topaz also announced an investment of €26m across its network ...

  • Hydrogen fuel producer signs supply deal with Honda (UK)
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    Hydrogen fuel producer signs supply deal with Honda (UK)

    2017-07-12T00:00:00Z

    The energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power has signed a fuel contract with Honda (UK), which will purchase hydrogen at £10 per kg. The contract covers fuel dispensed across ITM Power’s hydrogen refuelling network. The refuelling network has been financially supported by Innovate UK, Office for Low ...

  • Government invests £20m to back smarter energy systems in EVs
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    Government invests £20m to back smarter energy systems in EVs

    2017-07-12T00:00:00Z

    The government is investing £20m to support development of electric vehicles (EVs) capable of returning electricity to the grid. The new investment will support vehicle-to-grid projects as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy and create a smarter energy system, while increasing the numbers of electric cars on UK roads. ...