SWARCO eVolt is supplying 45 charging units, including 11 of its Rapid Chargers capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously in 30 minutes, across 28 sites in East Lothian (Image: eVolt)

Huge boost to UK car charging: Plans revealed to upgrade motorway network with 300 rapid devices to make electric cars feasible for more drivers

Plans to significantly bolster the nation’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure were revealed this morning – and it make will plug-in vehicle ownership more feasible for an increasing number of drivers. Gridserve, the British firm behind the UK’s first dedicated charging forecourt for electric cars opened in Essex, in December, has today announced plans to revolutionise

EV charge point provision is ‘stopping’ adoption, says business secretary

Lack of electric vehicle (EV) charging points is preventing more people from adopting EVs, according to business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. Speaking at the Virtual Smart Transport Conference, Kwarteng said that EV infrastructure was an issue that “comes up all the time”. He said: “Anecdotally, lots of people out there want to adopt electric vehicles. But

Ubitricity Electric Avenue project lamppost charging (Image: Siemens)

How on-street charging is bridging the EV uptake divide between early adopters and lower income households

With any transformation of an industry – and in particular an industry that relies so heavily on consumer habits and preferences – there are a myriad of questions to be answered and hurdles to be solved. Anyone familiar the decarbonisation of transport could probably give you a list as long as your arm: the availability

The Electric Highway offers an 80% charge in half an hour for compatible vehicles

Ecotricity ‘hands the baton’ to GRIDSERVE as it acquires the Electric Highway

Following the acquisition of a 25% stake in March, GRIDSERVE has now fully taken on Ecotricity’s Electric Highway electric vehicle (EV) charging network. When it took its initial stake in the network, GRIDSERVE announced it would be replacing all existing Electric Highway chargers, as the existing infrastructure had become outdated in the decade since it

Britain’s electric vehicle charging network to become bigger and faster thanks to £300m boost

The UK’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure network is about to get bigger and faster thanks to a £300m investment that will see 1,800 new ultra-rapid charge points, tripling the current network of 918 across the country. Ofgem, the government regulator for gas and electricity markets in Great Britain, announced the funding boost with 39 motorway