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Tax policy for electric vehicles makes ‘zero sense’

Gerry Keaney, chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), has called on Government to “get its act together” and address the “obvious failures” in its short-term tax policies for electric cars. The current company car tax and VED rates act as “a positive disincentive” to fleet operators and drivers who want

Solar EV Charging Hub on Princes Street, Dundee (Image: eVolt)

eVolt installs rapid charging units for first solar power hub in Dundee

eVolt UK, the nationwide supplier of electrical vehicle (EV) charging units, has installed the latest versions of its rapid charging units for the first and largest purpose-built charging hub in the UK that includes solar power and energy storage. The hub is located on Princes Street in Dundee city centre and features rapid charging units,

Smart charging mandated by law as Automated and Electric Vehicle Bill passes

The UK has taken ‘a major step’ towards the electric vehicle revolution according to the government after the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act completed its passage through parliament. First published in its draft form in October 2017, the AEV Bill constitutes the government’s main route to greater provision of charging infrastructure, which it sees as

eVolt Rapid Chargers installed in Aimer Square, Dundee (Image: eVolt)

Take a look around the ‘globally impressive’ new electric car hub in Dundee

The transformation of a once-vacant Dundee yard into a site dedicated to electric vehicles is “globally impressive” and could inspire cities across the globe, it has been claimed. A new Princes Street facility complete with with solar canopies, charging points and electrical infrastructure, designed to meet all the needs of those taking to the roads

Figure 4: Charging on Christmas Day (Image: T. Larkum)

Smart charging to enable 11 million EVs by 2030 with limited impact on grid

The increased peak demand from as many as 11 million electric vehicles on UK roads by 2030 could be just 8GW thanks to the use of smart charging technologies, according to National Grid’s latest forecasts. The much-anticipated Future Energy Scenarios 2018 was launched today, outlining a range of four potential scenarios for the future of