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EVs help Leasing.com record best-ever September

Leasing.com has recorded its biggest-ever month of sales enquiries for its advertising partners in September. Motor manufacturers, leasing companies, brokers and motor retailer partners all benefited from the record month on Leasing.com in what is a hugely...

EV charging network Pod Point to go public

Electric vehicle (EV) charging network Pod Point has announced plans to list on the London Stock Exchange. The company is majority-owned by energy company EDF, and said that it plans a premium listing, with a free float of at least 25%. The company...

LEVC electrifies BP pulse fleet

LEVC has agreed to supply 30 new VN5 electric vans to bp pulse, for use by the EV charging network’s electricians when installing charge points across the UK. The range-extended electric van uses the same platform and powertrain as the popular TX5...

Pending legislation requires new buildings to be EV-ready

If pending UK legislation becomes law, all new home construction will include EV charging installations. New office buildings are part of the plan too - and will need to provide charging infrastructure for every five parking spaces. An online consultation...

Plug-ins make up 18% of new car sales in August

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have been released today that detail new car registrations in August. At a time of year when absolute numbers tend to be lower, August 2021 was a relatively good month in terms of market...

Mercedes announces its first performance PHEV

With the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance, Daimler has presented its first high-performance plug-in hybrid. The vehicle has a system output of 620 kW. However, the purely electric range is just twelve kilometres. The German carmaker announced at the...

Increase in electric car sales counters mild-hybrid surge

The latest figures on new car registrations in July have today been released by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). It seems July 2021 was a good month for battery-electric vehicles (BEV), which played a significant role in overall...

Morrisons EV charging partnership at major milestone

Supermarket chain Morrisons and national electric vehicle (EV) charging network GeniePoint have reached a major milestone thanks to their EV charging partnership. So far, the partnership has enabled customers to save 2,000 tonnes of carbon and has dispensed...

GRIDSERVE takes over the Electric Highway

Sustainable energy solutions company GRIDSERVE has today completed the purchase of the Electric Highway – the world’s first national charging network for electric cars – from green energy supplier Ecotricity. The Electric Highway has played an...

New battery concept is significantly easier to recycle

Automotive engineering company IAV has announced that it has successfully developed a battery concept that is significantly easier to recycle than existing battery systems, with a considerably better CO2 balance. According to IAV - which designs products...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:8th Oct 2021