Hundreds more rapid charging points installed in UK to help drivers go electric

Fast charging stations that allow for longer journeys are being added in regions beyond London Charging companies are plugging the gaps in the UK’s high-speed charger network, with hundreds added this year outside London in a shift that will help end the “range anxiety” that holds back some would-be electric car buyers. The capital and the south-east

I travelled the UK and Ireland in an electric car, and what a shocker: nothing went wrong

Despite being an EV convert, fearmongering made me anxious before my holiday. But the summer road trip reaffirmed my faith When my son suggested a road trip this summer around the UK and Ireland, I wasn’t sure. He wanted to go from our home in Brighton to Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Dingle on Ireland’s west

One electric vehicle sold every 60 seconds in July after price cuts

One electric vehicle was sold every 60 seconds in July after carmakers cut prices to attract cash-strapped drivers, industry data shows. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed an 88pc year-on-year increase in the sale of battery-powered vehicles last month, as deliveries hit 23,000. This comes after manufacturers, such as Elon Musk’s

InstaVolt submits plan for ‘largest’ ultra-rapid charging hub in Brentford, London

UK public charging network InstaVolt has announced plans for London’s largest ultra rapid charging hub in Brentford. The site, at Syon Park, is close to the A4 and M4, will provide rapid charging for people travelling into and out of the West of London. InstaVolt is aiming to install 10,000 rapid chargers by 2030. InstaVolt

Zapmap statistics show EV charge point installation up more than 80%

Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoint mapping service Zapmap has published mid-year statistics showing that the rate of chargepoint installations has increased 82% since the first half of 2022. Cornwall Insight recently published a report suggesting that the rate of increase in chargepoints had reached 70% over the past year, but now Zapmap says deployment of chargers is taking

New rules to make it easier to use public electric car chargers

Motorists are currently forced to use multiple smartphone apps or membership cards to access different charging networks. Electric car drivers will only need one app to pay for public chargepoints operated by different companies, under legislation laid in Parliament. Motorists are currently forced to use multiple smartphone apps or membership cards to access different charging

A standards war? A win for consumers? What the Ford and GM Tesla deals mean

And imagine if EV charging eventually follows the gas station model. The news that rocked the electric transportation world earlier this month — General Motors’ deal to give its drivers access to the Tesla Supercharger network — is no doubt a big turning point for EVs in the U.S. It followed an identical deal in May between Ford

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Osprey Charging opens ‘South West’s largest EV charging hub’

Osprey Charging has opened the “South West’s largest [electric vehicle] EV charging hub” consisting of 16 ultra-rapid chargepoints. The EV charging hub is located on the A38 Devon Expressway at Salmon’s Leap in Buckfastleigh and designed to support EVs of all types. Each charger is capable of providing 300kW charging for vehicles able to accept