BMW says EV owners can turn i3 into ‘cash cow’, use more solar power

Over the past 3 years, BMW has been running a trial of its ‘ChargeForward’ program with BMW i3 owners willing to automatically delay the charging of their vehicle at the request of their local electric utility, PG&E, in order to offset peak demand. BMW is presenting the results of the trial and says that electric

Electric cars to become main form of mobility in few years

BONN – Electric vehicles will be the main form of mobility in the coming years, and the challenge of making smart charging technology using weather conditions is becoming increasingly pressing, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) officials told reporters on the sidelines of its Innovation Week in Bonn. “Electric mobility will become the main form of

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

Scottish government pledges to roll out 1,500 electric vehicle chargers

The Scottish government is to invest £15 million in the deployment of 1,500 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across homes, businesses and the public network under plans outlined officially today (4 September 2018). First minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled her Programme for Government this afternoon, which included measures designed to ensure Scotland reaches its 2032 target

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

Myths And Shibboleths About Electric Vehicles: The Long Tailpipe Theory

One of the most frequent comments spouted by critics of electric vehicles is “the electricity they use is produced by fossil fuels, so actually they’re more polluting than petrol or diesel vehicles.” The long tailpipe theory, repeatedly trashed by science, is still the fallback argument for the ill-informed. Where does it come from? The two

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

Siemens to deploy London’s street light electric vehicle chargers with ubitricity

Siemens has partnered with electric vehicle charging solutions provider ubitricity to transform hundreds of London’s street lamps into new on street chargers. The company was one of eight to win a place on a city-wide framework contract hosted by Transport for London (TfL), the Greater London Authority and London Councils. It will work with the