Volkswagen Group and bp to join forces to expand ultra-fast electric vehicle charging across Europe

bp and Volkswagen Group agree to strategic collaboration on EV charging in Europe Plan to develop ultra-fast EV charging network at bp retail sites bp’s charging networks to be integrated into VW Group vehicles Volkswagen and bp today announced they intend to work together on extending and speeding up the deployment of ultra-fast electric vehicle

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

GRIDSERVE to spruce up Ecotricity’s Electric Highway with new chargers as it takes 25% stake

GRIDSERVE has taken a 25% stake in Ecotricity’s Electric Highway network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, with plans to replace the current infrastructure. Firstly, all existing Electric Highway chargers are to be replaced by GRIDSERVE, offering all three connection types – CCS, CHAdeMO and AC – and doubling the capacity, according to the company. Contactless

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