Osprey opens first dynamic EV charging hub ahead of nationwide rollout

Osprey Charging’s first electric vehicle (EV) dynamic charging hub has opened in Wolverhampton today (30 November) . The site has four high powered chargers, and is the first in the UK to use smart charging Kempower technology according to Osprey. These chargers are designed to optimise charging across multiple vehicles when more than one EV

Community car share scheme launched

THE Southwest’s leading shared mobility organisation, Co Cars, launched its electric car club in Bude on Friday, November 12. This has been thanks to Community Infrastructure Levy funding from Cornwall Council and the support of Bude-Stratton Town Council, Bude Coastal Community Team CIC, and the local community. This is the first on demand shared electric car scheme of its kind in Cornwall.   The two electric Renault Zoe cars with dual charging points are located at the

An extra stop at Sedgemoor (Image: T. Larkum)

National Highways to invest £11m in energy storage for rapid motorway EV charging

Around 20 energy storage systems (ESSs) are to be deployed at service stations where the grid supply isn’t enough for rapid charging infrastructure, the government has said. National Highways is to make an £11 million investment into ESSs, with the intention of alleviating range anxiety through the provision of more rapid chargers.   The ESSs

An extra stop at Sedgemoor (Image: T. Larkum)

Competition for EV charging at motorway services after CMA investigation

Fleets and company car drivers will benefit from competition on pricing for electric vehicle charging at motorway services after exclusive agreements were ruled out as part of Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation. Gridserve, which acquired the Electric Highway from Ecotricity in June, has offered legally-binding assurances, known as commitments, to the CMA. It says


Electric cars could one day power your house – here’s how to make it happen

Electric cars could help to power millions of households in the coming years, simply by harnessing their battery power. The electricity in the vehicle’s battery could be plugged back into the grid, instead of being stored. The technique was pioneered in Japan and our research will help understand how best to use it in the

New UK charge points (Image: Department for Transport)

Grant Shapps reveals new design for electric car charge-points

A new design to make electric vehicle (EV) charge-points “instantly recognisable” has been revealed. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the design “could become as iconic as the Great British postbox or black cab”. Consultancy firm PA Consulting, which created the design in partnership with the Royal College of Art, said it has “an instantly recognisable