APPG Chair calls for EV charge point operators “to embrace interoperability”

In an open letter on Twitter on Wednesday 16 October, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Electric Vehicles (EV) Matt Western has called on the UK’s leading public EV charge point operators “to embrace ‘interoperability,’ which will help make drivers’ experience more seamless.” In response to the public…

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Labour to offer scrappage scheme to subsidise EV purchase

Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long Bailey MP announced that the next Labour government will subsidise the purchase of new electric vehicles (EVs) when drivers trade in cars over 10 years old. Announced on Monday 23 September, the scheme will initially be available for one year and will aim to replace…

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Labour commits to interest-free loans for EVs

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell announced that Labour will introduce 2.5mn interest-free loans for the purchase of electric vehicles (EV). Speaking on Saturday 21 September, he said the loans of up to £33,000 will allow low income households, those living in rural areas, independent contractors and SMEs to save on EVs.…

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DNV GL: half of passenger vehicles in world will be electric

Registrar society DNV GL published its Energy Transition Outlook 2019, providing an analysis of the future of the world energy mix by 2050. The report, published on Wednesday 11 September, predicts that half of passenger vehicles in 2032 will be electric; and this uptake will increase to 73% by 2050,…

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Battery electric vehicle registrations reach record levels across August

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on Thursday 5 September have revealed that zero emission cars saw a 377.5% rise to 3,147 units as new models and ongoing demand have increased registration figures, while 4,014 hybrid electric cars also joined UK roads, an uplift of…

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Plymouth City Council to take part in E-Flex electric vehicle project

Plymouth City Council have confirmed plans to trial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology to accelerate the city’s transition from traditional industrial combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), provide greater support the city’s power network and work towards “a future proof energy system.” Published on Tuesday 3 September, phase one will…

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Bridging the gap to zero emission HGVs may call for hybrid vehicles

A new report by the Energy Technologies Institute has explored how the UK can decarbonise the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) sector in the context of the wider energy system. Published on 29 August, it stated that zero carbon emission vehicles “are likely to be required from 2030 to meet current…

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BEV registrations up 158% across July

Recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations rose 158.1%, gaining the highest monthly market share on record. Published on Monday 5 August, the data also showed that registrations of hybrid electric vehicles rose by 34.2%, with 7,758 joining UK…

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EDF Energy and Nuvve team plan to install 1,500 smart EV chargers

Plans to install up to 1,500 vehicle to grid (V2G) chargers in the UK have been announced by EDF Energy, in partnership with green technology company Nuvve. V2G chargers allow a two-way flow of electricity between electric vehicle (EV) and charger. Business customers will be able to sell any unutilised…

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