The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership confirms new working practices

On Thursday 26 March, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced that following the outbreak of Covid-19, the company has adopted working practices in accordance with isolation rules announced by government and will continue to focus on its mission to support the transition to lower carbon vehicle and fuels in…

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Centrica announces EV enablement partnership with Volkswagen

Centrica has been selected to install home charging stations and provide aftersales services to Volkswagen Group customers across UK, the company announced on Wednesday 4 March. The three-year deal will see Elli, the central provider of charging hardware and related services for the main Volkswagen Group, work exclusively with British…

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Government urged to incentivise EV uptake

MPs urged the government to incentivise road users to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) during a debate on net zero and decarbonising transport. During the Tuesday 4 February debate, an SNP spokesperson on Transport, Infrastructure and Energy highlighted that EVs made up 60% of car sales in Norway and that…

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Northern Powergrid launches tool to accelerate EV uptake

Northern Powergrid launched a free, online tool on Tuesday 4 February aimed at improving its electric vehicle connections process. The AutoDesign tool is underpinned by real-world network data and provides users with an indicative connection cost in minutes. It uses green, amber and red indicators to guide users towards the…

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DPD to house the UK’s “largest” electric vehicle fleet

DPD confirmed on Thursday 30 January that it will utilise 300 new electric Nissan e-NV200 vans by May 2020. The order will take DPD’s electric fleet to 450 vehicles, alongside plans to exceed the firm’s stated target of 500 electric vehicles (EVs) by the end of the year, which it…

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EV trading scheme Private Members Bill has first reading

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Trading Scheme and Road Usage Duty (Consultation) Bill received its first reading on Thursday 23 January. Introduced by Baroness Worthington, it is a Bill to provide for a public consultation on the introduction of a trading obligation on vehicle manufacturers to increase the proportion of EVs…

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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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EV Energy Taskforce urges better EV and electricity sector interoperability

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Energy Taskforce published a report, making recommendations to the government on EV and energy policy. Published on Tuesday 15 January, the report identified priorities: including the urgency of developing standards and codes of practice to enable interoperability and the sharing of data within the EV sector…

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UKERC: Demand for SUV’s continues to surpass BEV sales figures

On Monday 9 December, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) published its annual review, which examines some of the challenges of meeting 2050 net zero emissions and puts forth 10 key policy actions for the next government. The review finds that there have been 1.8mn SUV sales over the past…

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Centrica and Citygate launch an EV technology partnership

On Monday 2 December, Centrica and Citygate announced an electric vehicle (EV) technology partnership, which will enable Centrica to install the latest charging technology at 10 Citygate dealerships across London and the south-east and provide aftersales support on EV accessories and charging products, including home charging installations. The duo will…

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