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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...

Pure-electric cars reach a quarter of a million in UK

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has shared the latest figures for sales of new cars in May 2021. Although the effect of the lockdown in May last year still provides some anomalous comparative figures, it is worth noting that May 2021 was a...

Ofgem gives green light to ultra-rapid charging infrastructure

Ofgem has announced that key trunk road locations and motorway service areas across the UK will receive the cabling necessary to install 1,800 new ultra-rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging points. The announcement will come as welcome news for EV drivers...

Connected Kerb aims to provide EV charging equality

Kent County Council is working with electric vehicle (EV) charging specialist Connected Kerb to provide a blueprint for local authorities across the UK to deliver accessible, affordable and sustainable EV charging infrastructure to out-of-town communities...

Costa Coffee partners with InstaVolt to install EV chargers

Costa Coffee and electric vehicle (EV) charging network InstaVolt have announced a partnership to install rapid EV charging devices at up to 200 Costa Coffee Drive-Thru sites up and down the UK. The news of the forthcoming installations comes after...

Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme starts in Birmingham

The Birmingham Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme has gone live today. Motorpoint, an independent car retailer, was recently selected by Birmingham City Council to help deliver the £10m Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme. People...

Bristol Cars to revive fortunes with electric four-seater

Bristol Cars is planning to revive its fortunes by launching an electric four-seater in 2025. Its new investor, Jason Wharton, wants to make Bristol Cars a “leading British electric vehicle company” for its 80th anniversary in 2026. Wharton acquired...

The AA partners with InstaVolt to support EV drivers

The AA, the UK’s largest motoring organisation, has announced it is joining forces with electric vehicle (EV) charging network InstaVolt in order to offer EV drivers support on a 24/7 basis. The agreement between the AA and InstaVolt aims to give...

There are over 500,000 plug-in vehicles in the UK

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) has released figures that detail new car registrations in April 2021. The impact of 2020's April lockdown ensures some interesting comparative percentage change this month. However, there are certainly...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Jun 2021