Ubitricity Electric Avenue project lamppost charging (Image: Siemens)

£1 million funding to support development of EV chargers across five Midlands areas

Five local authorities in the Midlands are set to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers in areas with limited off-street parking, courtesy of almost £1 million in government funding. The bid, launched in June 2022, aims to deliver “hundreds” of new EV charging sites across the Midlands in order to support the integration of clean vehicles

Comment: Connecting EV batteries to the grid is key to solving energy crisis

To solve the energy crisis and green the grid, we need to massively ramp up battery storage to help power the national and international grid; the successful trials of ‘Vehicle to Grid’ technology proves that electric vehicles could do just that, argues Aidan McClean, CEO of UFODrive. Through charging the vehicle during periods of low

Charging Hub with eVolt Rapid Chargers (Image: SWARCO eVolt)

Electric car charging points: Why 1,000 new chargers probably still aren’t enough for all the EVs in the UK

Charge points will be built in nine local authorities across England but the rising use of EVs might outpace the installation of chargers Drivers will have access to more than 1,000 new on-street charging points for their electric vehicles thanks to a £20m pilot scheme unveiled by the Government today. Charge points will be built in nine

Europe’s ‘most powerful’ EV charging hub opens in Oxford

Pivot Power has opened Europe’s “most powerful” electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Oxford, with 42 fast and ultra-rapid chargers. As part of the Energy Superhub Oxford project, the hub located at Redbridge Park and Ride could scale up to provide charging for 400 vehicles as EV adoption increases. It will be entirely powered with renewable energy,

High-power EV chargers rolled out at all Extra MSA Group motorway sites in IONITY deal

High-power electric vehicle (EV) charging is now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas (MSAs) across the country. IONITY has installed 38 charging points with a high-speed charging capacity of up to 30kW across all eight of Extra MSA Group’s MSA locations. More are to follow at existing and proposed new MSA developments,

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

InstaVolt launches ‘one of the UK’s largest’ EV charging hubs with Banbury expansion

InstaVolt has said its electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Banbury, Oxfordshire is now one of the UK’s largest following the installation of eight new 150kW chargers. The Alpitronic chargers have been installed alongside an existing eight 125kW chargers at the site, with work on the new chargers beginning in January 2022. InstaVolt said this

Tesla Supercharging Station at Westfield, London (Image: Tesla)

Britons buy more electric cars in March than in whole of 2019

Overall new car sales slump as petrol and diesel prices soar in Ukraine crisis British drivers bought more electric cars in March alone than in the whole of 2019 even as the broader market slumped, according to figures that underline the accelerating pace of the UK’s transition away from internal combustion engines. There were 39,315

More battery electric vehicles sold in March than entirety of 2019 – SMMT

March 2022 was the best ever month for sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In the month, there were 39,315 sales of new BEVs, a 78.7% increase on March 2021, when there were 22,003. This represented a 16.1% market share compared to 7.7%. These figures

BP Chargemaster Rapid Charger at Milton Keynes Charging Hub (Image: T. Larkum)

Government EV charging plan a ‘missed opportunity’ for drivers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published plans outlining how it seeks to significantly increase the UK’s electric vehicle charging capacity. Funding for the £1.6 billion Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy has previously been announced. The DfT has now detailed exactly how the allocated money will be used. At its core is the aim to have 300,000 public