Ubitricity charging post demonstrator at CENEX show (Image: T. Larkum)

Portsmouth City Council to roll out street light charging for electric vehicles

Portsmouth City Council has become the latest local authority to take up street light charging as part of its electric vehicle infrastructure plans, which will see around 50 new charge points installed over the next few months. Working with German firm ubitricity, the council has plans to roll-out the technology on 34 roads identified via

Electric shock! Diesel cars to be overtaken by electrics by July 2020

New forecasting research, based on analysis of trends revealed in Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) sales data, predicts that electric car sales will surpass those of diesel in July 2020. Diesel cars have continuously slumped following the VW emission scandal last year and the government announcement that they will be banned by 2040.