Volkswagen ID.3 electric car (Image: Volkswagen.com)

Drivers can now charge their electric cars for free while doing their weekly shop

Volkswagen, Tesco and Pod Point are determined to provide shoppers with free charging points as motorists increasingly turn to electric vehicles as they become more and more convenient to run Electric car drivers can now charge their vehicles for free while doing their weekly shop at over 100 supermarkets across the UK. Volkswagen has partnered

Conservatives outline fresh £500 million pledge for electric vehicles

A new Conservative government would plough an additional £500 million into EV charging infrastructure and new electric vehicles, ensuring there was a chargepoint within 30 miles of each home in England and Wales. That was the central pledge within Conservative leader Boris Johnson’s latest election speech, delivered late Wednesday afternoon, alongside increased investment in R&D

Connected Kerb on-street charging (Image: Connected Kerb)

Connected Kerb and Vattenfall unveiled as partners in project to ‘revolutionise’ on-street charging

Vattenfall and Connected Kerb have been unveiled as partners for a new project that utilises Virgin Media’s infrastructure for on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging. The Virgin Media Park & Charge project is being run by a consortium consisting of Vattenfall, Connected Kerb, SMS, Cenex, Ginger Town, Fully Charged, DETA and Loughborough University. Several local authorities

BP Chargemaster Rapid Charger at Milton Keynes Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

BP Chargemaster lauds first 150kW ultra rapid charging hub in London

BP Chargemaster is laying claim to the first 150kW ultra-rapid charging hub in London as its nationwide roll out continues. Four 150kW chargers have been installed at BP’s retail site in Hammersmith in London, making the site the first ultra-rapid charging hub in London. The chargers join the rest of BP Chargemaster’s Polar network and

Government EV charging fund to help ‘unleash the power of the market’

The government’s EV charging fund is to have a broad scope, looking at “all geographical areas” of the UK, all charging speeds and a variety of use cases. The £400 million Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF), which is managed by Zouk Capital, was formally launched today (7 October 2019). The government is providing £200 million,

Kia e-Niro EV (Image: Kia)

Is it just laziness that stops me from switching to an electric car?

The practical reasons against electric are disappearing – and now councils are stepping in to help This feels like one of the “You’re the expert” questions that appear in Guardian Money every week. I have an old-ish petrol-fuelled car, sitting parked outside my terraced home, which I use only at weekends. And I have a

GeniePoint Network Joins North Devon to Major Routes

Rapid EV Charging for Torridge District Council ChargePoint Services has been working alongside Torridge District Council to link them with the national GeniePoint Network. Four GeniePoint rapid chargers have been installed at strategic locations across the area, ensuring drivers living and working in Torridge, visiting the area or just passing through, have easy access to