Milton Keynes 'Mushrooms' Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Electric revolution: There are MORE UK public charge points for plug-in vehicles than petrol stations for the first time ever

New figures show there are 8,471 charging locations across the UK as of 22 May In comparison there are currently 8,400 petrol stations in the country The electric car revolution is well and truly taking shape as new stats reveal there are more public charging locations for plug-in vehicles than there are fuel stations in

Octopus Energy and IONITY partner to bring ultra-rapid EV charging network to the UK

Octopus Energy and EV charging firm IONITY have announced a partnership which sees the latter’s ultra-rapid charging technology installed in the UK for the first time. The deal will see Octopus supply IONITY’s 350kW, high power charging (HPC) stations with 100% renewable electricity. It comes just two months after Octopus Energy launched its Electric Juice

The Future of Transportation Is Electric

It’s clearer every day: the future of transportation is electric. We should be cheering this transition—and encouraging it, because along with the benefits for drivers, electrifying transportation is going to be a critical piece of fighting climate change. Unfortunately, for many observers, skepticism about electric vehicles (EVs) has become something like an article of faith.

Fastned brings fast charging to UK with country’s maiden 350kW charger

Fastned’s has laid claim to installing the UK’s first 350kW capacity fast charger in Sunderland. The station has two 175kW chargers which are enabled for 350kW charging for all full electric vehicles when required, in addition to four 50kW chargers. All electricity supplied to drivers will be sourced from solar and wind, with solar panels

OVO Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging (Image: T. Larkum/Fuel Included)

V2G potential ripe to ‘smooth out’ UK renewables intermittency, Octopus EV chief says

Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could “smooth out” the intermittency issues of renewables within the next ten years, says Octopus Electric Vehicles CEO Fiona Howarth. With a new partnership between Octopus Energy, Octopus Electric Vehicles, Engenie and Marston’s, Octopus Electric Vehicles has expanded its EV portfolio. Eight charge points at Marston’s pubs will be powered with renewable

Just about to finish at Cherwell (Image: T. Larkum)

Supermarket Morrisons turns to ChargePoint Services for nationwide EV charging rollout

Supermarket chain Morrisons is to install rapid EV chargers at its sites nationwide after partnering with EV charging provider ChargePoint Services (CPS). CPS, which owns and operates the GeniePoint Network, will install 50 – 100kW specification rapid chargers at supermarkets up and down the country. The first are to be installed by the end of