Response to BEIS Committee report on electric vehicles

Following the release of the Commons’ Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS) report into the future of electric vehicles published today, a number of interested parties have responded. On the whole, the response has been positive, with the main criticism being that the government needs to be doing a lot more now to boost

Rapid Chargers next to Milton Keynes Central railway station parking (Image: T. Larkum)

BP to buy Chargemaster electric car charging network

BP to add EV fast chargers at its 1,200 filling stations with its new BP Chargemaster venture Oil giant BP has announced that it intends to buy the UK’s biggest electric vehicle charger suppliers Chargemaster. The Luton-based company operates the Polar charging network with over 6,000 charging points across the UK, covering home, workplace and

Slow Charging the ZOE at Highgate (Image: T. Larkum)

‘Milton Keynes Promise’ underway with first charge point installed for on-street charging

Milton Keynes has delivered the first charging point under the council’s ‘MK Promise’, which sets out to provide overnight electric vehicle (EV) charging within a short walk of a new EV owner without off-street parking facilities. The Chargemaster Fastcharge unit has been installed at Wavendon House, a 17th-century Grade II-listed former outpost of Bletchley Park,

Rapid Chargers next to Milton Keynes Central railway station parking (Image: T. Larkum)

Electric Car Charging Networks 2: Chargemaster’s Polar Network

This is the second part of an occasional series covering national charging networks (the first was Ecotricity’s Electric Highway). POLAR Network (including Charge Your Car and Source East) Websites: POLAR Plus, POLAR Instant Operated by: Chargemaster PLC Online Maps: POLAR Plus, POLAR Instant Smartphone App: POLAR Instant Operator’s Description “We run POLAR, the UK’s biggest

POLAR charging network to be powered with 100% renewable electricity

UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network switches to 100% renewable energy Electric drivers benefit from a reduced emissions footprint from POLAR charging points Cost of POLAR network membership remains the same with no price increase The UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, POLAR, which includes Charge Your Car sites, is switching to 100% renewable

Electric Avenue: MK City Centre Hub

Electric Car Heaven 4: Future Benefits

In January 2016, Milton Keynes was awarded Go Ultra Low City status alongside Bristol, London and Nottingham and secured multi-million pound investment from the UK Government. The cities and regions each received a share of £40 million funding by proposing innovative ideas to encourage drivers to choose an electric car. Milton Keynes Council received £9