EV charging

Government to invest £3.4mn in wireless charging trials for taxis in Nottingham

On Friday 17 January, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that the government will invest £3.4mn in wireless charging for electric taxis in Nottingham. The project will be a collaboration between organisations, including Cenex, Sprint Power, Shell, Nottingham City Council, Parking Energy, Transport for London and Coventry University, and will look…

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Octopus and EO launch partnership with EV charging solution

Octopus Electric Vehicles (EV) has partnered with EO Charging to launch a new EV home charging solution. Announced on Tuesday 14 January, the package includes the EO Mini Smart Home charger and the Octopus GO EV driver tariff. Octopus claimed that the charger will be fully interoperable with its Octopus…

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Pod Point becomes Groupe PSA’s exclusive chargepoint supplier in UK

Pod Point announced on Tuesday 10 December that it has reached an agreement to become Groupe PSA’s exclusive electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint supplier for its Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall brands. Groupe PSA Head of Electric Vehicles & Connected Services Helen Lees said: “We partnered with Pod Point as…

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ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks launch new climate roadmap

ScottishPower and SP Energy Networks have issued a roadmap which illustrates how local communities can play a key role in reaching the UK’s net zero goals. Published on Wednesday 23 October, Zero Carbon Communities provides forecasts from Capital Economics, which reveal that the UK will need to install more than…

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Good Energy launches EV charging service for UK business

Good Energy has launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging offering for UK businesses, alongside the first the pilot scheme with Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. Announced on Tuesday 15 October, One Point will see Good Energy recommending, installing and maintaining charging services to save businesses money, and help to…

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NewMotion and Ford to team up to provide European EV charging

Electric vehicle (EV) charging company NewMotion and Ford have reached an agreement to provide European drivers with access to their electric vehicle charging networks. Announced on 11 September, the partnership aims to make charging more accessible to drivers, granting European Ford plug-in hybrids access to NewMotion’s charging network which is…

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Additional £2.5mn funding provided for on-street EV charging

On Monday 12 August, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that an extra £2.5mn for residential charge points. The funding will support the on-street residential charge point scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking. Commenting on the announcement, Policy…

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West Yorkshire launches EV rapid-charging network

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority announced that its electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging network went live on Friday 2 August, with the switch-on of the first chargepoint. It is the first of 88 being installed across West Yorkshire as part of the £3mn-plus scheme, where ENGIE will install, own and operate…

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DfT: all new rapid chargepoints should offer card payment by 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced on Monday 15 July that it wants to see all newly installed rapid and higher powered chargepoints provide debit or credit card payment by spring 2020. Future of Mobility Minister Michael Ellis said: “It is crucial there are easy payment methods available to improve…

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Government consults on new-build and smart technology EV chargepoints

All new-build homes could be fitted with an electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint, the government has outlined in a public consultation on changing building regulations in England. Published on Monday 15 July, the proposals aim to support and encourage the growing uptake of EVs, making charging easier, cheaper and more convenient…

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