electric

Two thirds of councils haven’t published EV strategy

Research from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has revealed that 63% of local authorities are yet to publish an electric vehicle (EV) strategy and 40% haven’t engaged with the fleet sector when considering EV charging needs. The information comes from BVRLA’s  new Fleet Friendly Charging Index, which highlights the scale of the […]

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Opcharge opens Diocese of Oxford EV charging station

Opcharge has announced the opening of its first EV charging stations in the UK – at the Diocese of Oxford head office. This marks the beginning of Opcharge’s mission to grow substantially in the UK’s public charging network by 2030. The charging station for the Diocese of Oxford – one of the largest in the […]

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Indra secures investment for bidirectional charging growth

Indra has announced  that it has received over £20million of fresh investment following its oversubscribed Series B funding round. The additional investment will help Indra expand the development of its technology in the bidirectional electric vehicle (EV) charging space. elemental recently ran a webinar with Indra about vehicle-to-grid charging technology, which you can watch on […]

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OVO Energy launches Charge Anytime

OVO Energy has launched a home electric vehicle (EV) charging plan. OVO says that Charge Anytime offers savings of up to £350 a year for its EV customers. Eligible customers will be able to access a charging rate of 10p per kWh (equating to 3p a mile), which is three times cheaper than the national […]

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DIGITAL FESTIVAL: Integrated EV Solutions

This week elemental is running a digital festival on EV solutions and how charging infrastructure is integrated into wider net zero plans. First up, on Wednesday 22nd February, we have a session on how businesses and organisations can transition to an EV fleet. This session will cover some of the steps organisations need to take […]

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Octopus Energy manages over 100MW of EV charging via its smart tariff

Octopus Energy now manages over 100MW of electric car charging power via its smart tariff ‘Intelligent Octopus’ – more than the largest battery on the grid. Intelligent Octopus is the UK’s first 100% flexible car charging tariff, providing cheap, clean electricity for 10p per kilowatt hour (kWh) when it is best for the grid. This […]

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Compleo installs EV chargers at the Faraday Institution

Compleo Charging Solutions UK has helped fellow Oxfordshire-based research organisation, the Faraday Institution, install EV chargers for its staff, its pool car and visitors. Compleo has installed fast-charging, 3 Phase 22kW AC units at the Faraday Institution’s designated parking spaces at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus HQ in Oxfordshire. These are already being well […]

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Liverpool trebling on-street EV charge points

Liverpool City Council has appointed ubitricity to install a network of 300 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charge points – with the locations chosen by residents and businesses. The additional charge points will boost the existing netw­ork of 150 charge points to 450, which will make Liverpool the third largest public charging network in the UK […]

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Government reveals plans for smart EV charging

The government and Ofgem have published the Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Action Plan, which sets out steps being taken to make smart charging the preferred method of long duration charging by 2025. Smart charging allows drivers to charge electric vehicles when electricity is cheaper or cleaner, allowing consumers to power their home using electricity stored […]

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Isle of Wight to increase public EV charging

Mer and Joju Charging are working with the Isle of Wight Council to provide different types of charging, which includes the upgrade and expansion of some historic infrastructure. The project includes the installation of 10 dual on-street fast chargers, which are tailored towards local resident use and supported by OZEV and IWC funding. Charger locations […]

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Nearly half of UK homes “unsuitable” for electric cars

Research from Lloyds Bank has found that 44% of UK homes are “unsuitable” for electric vehicle ownership.  Electric Vehicle registrations rose 38% in 2022 but those without garages, driveways or dedicated parking have no obvious place for that vital electric car charging point.   Lloyds Bank mortgage data shows that around 30% of people applying for […]

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Octopus partners with Stellantis to encourage switch to EV

Octopus Energy has announced a strategic partnership with car manufacturer Stellantis. The deal encourages customers of Stellantis’ brands to make the switch to an EV. Six of the brands under the Stellantis umbrella – Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, DS, Jeep and Alfa Romeo – will offer customers access to the Octopus EV bundle. This includes the […]

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