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Polar offers support for NHS and emergency services

The Polar network is providing free EV charging and subscriptions to the emergency services during the Covid-19 outbreak. At the same time, it is offering taxi drivers free credit for those carrying NHS workers. The public EV charging network is providing...

MG donates 100 ZS EVs to NHS for six months

MG will supply up to 100 of its ZS EV pure-electric crossovers to NHS agencies to help battle the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK. The intention is for the electric vehicles to aid safe travel for key workers, boosting transport capacity at low cost. The...

VW reveals e-Bulli concept

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled the e-Bulli - a concept that showcases the company's electric vehicle expertise in the classic VW T1. Fitted with a 61 kW electric motor, which replaces the existing 44 hp four-cylinder boxer engine, the e-Bulli...

Updated: Manufacturers top up Plug-in Car Grant for customers

Updated Car makers Peugeot, Renault, and MG have announced that they will be boosting the Plug-in Car Grant to previous levels for customers, so they don't lose out as a result of changes made in the Budget earlier this week. The announcement that...

Changes made to Plug-In Car Grant

The UK Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) will now offer a subsidy of £3,000 per vehicle, and there's a new restriction limiting funding available for models costing up to £50,000. As announced in the yesterday's Budget (Wed 11th March), the PiCG has been...

NGC Budget Report: Boost for UK electric vehicle market

Next Green Car's summary of the Chancellor's Budget 2020 as it affects vehicle tax, fuel duty, BIK rates and other motoring taxes and incentives. Chancellor Rishi Sunak made the following motoring-related announcements in the Budget 2020 (extracts reproduced...

One million Tesla models produced

Tesla has produced its 1 millionth vehicle - and of course all of them are pure-electric. It is the first manufacturer to reach the EV milestone, with significant growth in recent years thanks to the Model 3 joining the established Model S and Model X in...

Gridserve starts work on ultra-rapid Braintree hub

Work is underway at Gridserve’s first ultra-rapid EV charging hub - based at Braintree, Essex - with the Electric Forecourt due to open this summer. Capable of charging up to 24 vehicles at the same time, Gridserve’s Electric Forecourts will offer 350...

VW Group agrees EV charging deal with British Gas

The Volkswagen Group has agreed a deal with British Gas’ parent company Centrica to offer customers a one-stop shop for EV charging. The three-year deal will see British Gas engineers fit fast home charge points to at customer’s properties, and switch...

Electric stars (supposed to be) at the Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus, but that hasn't stopped us covering the show that never was. The manufacturers haven't just abandoned plans to reveal their latest models however, and over the past couple of...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th Mar 2020