Rapid Charging Step 1: Access the Rapid Charger (Image: T. Larkum)

Government to end Ecotricity’s service station charge point monopoly

Motoway service station charge points are set for an overhaul as the Government plans to intervene with new legislation to remove monopolies and ensure chargers are reliable and accessible by all. Ecotricity currently holds an exclusive contract to provide charging provision along the motorway network, but this is set to change according to Transport Minister

IONITY rapid charge points at Leeds Skelton Lake Services (Image: IONITY)

Make oil firms install electric car chargers in petrol stations, says thinktank

Proposals to accelerate electric car rollout also call for grants towards buying secondhand electric vehicles Oil companies should be required to install rapid chargers for electric cars in all their petrol stations above a certain size by 2023 in order to speed up the rollout of vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions, according to thinktank Bright

Ubitricity Electric Avenue project lamppost charging (Image: Siemens)

Government to extend On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme with £20m extra funding

Funding for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) will continue into 2021/22, as local authorities are urged to take advantage of a new £20 million funding boost. ORCS was launched in 2017, and already 140 local authority projects have received funding from the scheme, helping to install nearly 4,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints around the

Ubitricity Electric Avenue project lamppost charging (Image: Siemens)

Warwickshire to get more than 100 new residential charging points

The West Midlands will get a significant boost to its residential charging infrastructure. This follows Warwickshire County Council’s award of a £584,000 contract to bp pulse. A total of 118 new 7.4kW on-street chargers will be installed across North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Stratford-on-Avon, and Warwick. As part of the bp pulse network, these chargers