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

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Tata Group confirms plans to build gigafactory for batteries in the UK

The company says the £4bn investment will create up to 4,000 new direct jobs and thousands more in the wider supply chain. The owner of Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled plans to build an electric car battery factory in the UK. Tata Group says it’s planning to invest more than £4bn, with Prime Minister Rishi


As electric car sales skyrocket, there are some tough questions to answer, writes Danny Chivers. Owning an electric car could double your chances of getting a date. This eye-catching claim – from car dealers Big Motoring World – gives a sense of the buzz around electric vehicles (EVs) right now. And whether or not they can ignite your love life,

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

Matt Prior: Should electric sports cars have engine notes?

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N simulates engine revs and gearchanges in ‘Ignition’ mode How involved would you like to be? You might remember that last year Toyota filed a patent for a battery-electric vehicle with an H-pattern gearshift, so that an electric powertrain would respond like a manual internally combusting car, complete with a clutch pedal that

Used electric vehicle prices down 19% year-on-year

June marked another month of contracting prices for used electric vehicles (EVs), with the average retail value (£31,430) falling 19.1% year-on-year, new data suggests from the Auto Trader Retail Price Index. It makes June the sixth consecutive month of year-on-year decline, with average EV prices falling by around £5,000 since January (£36,179) and nearly £9,500