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A chance to win a month of free EV charging

Leading EV charge point mapping service Zap-Map is offering users the chance to win a month of free charging. From 9th September to 9th October inclusive, every instance of a charge using the company's cross-network payment service, Zap-Pay, will go into...

Experian research shines light on EV adoption in UK

New research from Experian and Zap-Map has shown that the UK’s burgeoning electric vehicle market will only continue to grow if the right infrastructure is in place to meet demand. The study, conducted in partnership with Zap-Map, shows adoption of...

MFG EV Power charging network now uses Zap-Pay

MFG EV Power, the ultra-rapid charging network belonging to Motor Fuel Group (MFG), is the latest to go live on Zap-Pay, the simple way to pay for EV charging across networks from within Zap-Map, the UK’s leading EV mapping service. The MFG EV Power...

Research reveals wide variations in public charging access

A new report has revealed a significant increase in the number of households living close to public chargers, but with wide variations between local authorities. New research from Field Dynamics, in partnership with Zap-Map – the UK’s leading EV...

Ford robot charger aims to help disabled EV drivers

Automotive manufacturer Ford is developing a prototype robot charging station, which drivers can operate using a smartphone from inside their EV. The technology hopes to enable disabled drivers to stay in the car while charging, or leave the car while the...

How to run your electric car for £11 a month

As household spending comes under more pressure than ever, smart charging your electric vehicle means the average British driver could run their car for £11 a month, according to EV smart charging provider Ohme. With petrol and diesel pump prices already...

Citroen survey finds EVs best to help children sleep

A new survey from Citroën UK has found that parents who have switched to an electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid vehicle say that their current car is more effective in helping young children fall asleep than their previous petrol or diesel car. The...

Government closes plug-in car grant to new orders

The government has this week, 14th June, closed the plug-in car grant scheme to new orders. Instead, the government will refocus funding for use in public charging and the purchase of other road vehicles, such as vans, where the switch to electric requires...

Arena del Futuro circuit charges EVs as they drive

Stellantis and its project partners, after months of testing at the “Arena del Futuro” circuit, have demonstrated the capability of Dynamic Wireless Power transfer (DWPT) technology to wirelessly recharge electric vehicles (EVs) as they travel over specially...

BMW launches iX1

BMW has released details of its new X1 range, which will include the pure-electric iX1 for the first time. The pure-electric compact SUV will be offered in iX1 xDrove30 specification, which allows for a range of up to 272 miles on a charge thanks to...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Sep 2022