Tag: Electric vehicles

“Rapid adoption of existing technology and accelerated innovation can deliver Net Zero by 2050”

A new report by independent research group Energy Systems Catapult has found that accelerating deployment of key technologies such as offshore wind and solar, large-scale nuclear, and the electrification of heating in our homes and buildings is essential to propel us to a Net Zero future.

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Octopus launches vehicle-to-grid tariff

Octopus Energy has launched a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) tariff – Octopus Power Pack – which guarantees free charging for drivers.

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The future of electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicle (EV) charging is witnessing a remarkable era of innovation, reshaping how we think about energy consumption, infrastructure, and sustainability, says Jess Shanahan.

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Taking steady steps to fleet electrification

Nottingham City Council is managing the challenges to EV adoption, putting it ahead of many other local authorities, says Jess Shanahan.

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One new EV registered every 60 seconds in July

The new car market grew 28.3% in July with 143,921 new vehicles registered, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Electric vehicles accounted for more than a third (35.4% of the market). Hybrid (HEV) volumes grew, although their overall market share fell to 11.3%. Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) registrations […]

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Majority of Brits confused about petrol car phase-outs

A survey from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) by FocalData has found that 74% of British adults believe the phase-out of petrol-fuelled cars is due to happen sooner than is actually the case. Nearly half the respondents (45%) said they thought that petrol and diesel cars would be phased out within the next […]

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Electric Renault 5 to come with bidirectional charger

Renault has launched the future electric Renault 5 – its first car to come with a bidirectional on-board charger. The bidirectional charger, when combined with the Mobilize Powerbox bidirectional charging station and the Mobilize vehicle-to-grid (V2G) service, will mean drivers can cut electricity costs by selling power back to the grid. It also means that […]

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Government announces funding for zero-emission vehicle projects

Projects developing clean transport technologies have received £77 million in new funding. The projects include battery-powered buses and a hydrogen-powered version of the Ford Transit van. Industry and Economic Security Minister Nusrat Ghani said: Zero-emission cars, vans and taxis are increasingly common, but this cutting-edge work is going to mean clean, green vehicles designed and […]

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IKEA partners with Mer for EV charging project

IKEA has announced a £4.5million electric charging infrastructure investment, providing charging points for electric delivery vehicles across the country. This project will see IKEA install 196 chargers, of which 53 will be rapid, providing full charge on vehicles in under an hour. The chargers will be located at IKEA stores and across the country, as […]

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Oxfordshire EV club pilot starts

An Oxfordshire electric vehicle (EV) sharing pilot scheme is starting, with 14 new EVs available for people to hire on an hourly or daily basis. Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Cherwell, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse and West Oxfordshire district councils have partnered with car club providers Co Wheels, Enterprise CarClub, and Thame EV Car Hire to […]

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LEVI fund launches for EV chargepoint rollout

The Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) fund has launched, with £381 million in funding for local authorities across England. The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) and the LEVI Support Body (Energy Saving Trust, Cenex and PA Consulting) are providing ongoing support and guidance to all LEVI funding applicants. Last August, the government held a […]

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Hackney Council plans EV charging rollout

Hackney Council has signed a contract with Zest to provide and operate a rollout of 2,500 fast and slow chargers across the borough’s seven square miles. The council is also set to agree a further contract for up to 150 rapid chargers across the borough, which fully charge EVs in under an hour. This will […]

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