Reading secures funding for network of EV charging points

Thousands of on-street electric vehicle charging points will be installed across Reading after the Council secured £866,000 funding. The money will also pay for up to 150 pavement gullies to allow cables to safely cross footpaths to enable on-street vehicle charging from homes. The programme aims to remove a significant barrier to people choosing electric […]

Oxfordshire awarded £3.6 million to triple public EV charging provision by 2025

Oxfordshire will receive £3.6 million to triple its number of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers after the county’s Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) bid was approved. Money from the DfT will seed fund a major rollout of infrastructure worth over £10m that will see more than 1,300 public chargers delivered in the county by the end of 2025. The […]

New plans for electric vehicle charging and improving air quality in Reading

Plans to create a comprehensive charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and improve air quality in Reading are due to be discussed next week. Members of the Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport (SEPT) committee will be asked to adopt both the Council’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) strategy and Air Quality Action Plan at a meeting […]

Industry campaigners urge Chancellor to cut VAT on public charging

Electric vehicle campaign group FairCharge and a number of industry backers have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of this Wednesday’s Budget to demand a reduction in VAT on public charging. Electric vehicle drivers who can charge at home pay just 5% VAT on their energy bill, but 38% of those without driveways are forced […]

Yunex Traffic assures availability of 50 ESB chargers in Birmingham

Charge point operator ESB Energy has awarded a contract to EVCI service provider Yunex Traffic to maintain a further 50 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Birmingham and so ensure the chargers’ ongoing reliability and availability. The company will provide an enhanced warranty service including improved response times, and at the end of the warranty period, […]

Scotland sets out vision for “world class” public EV charging network

The Scottish Government has published its Vision for Scotland’s Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network, as a new study suggests that uptake of electric vehicles in Scotland could be up to 16% higher than UK Government statistics indicate. The Vision sets out what an ideal public charging offer for cars and vans in Scotland should look […]

Shropshire awarded almost £1m for new electric vehicle charging points

Shropshire Council has won funding of almost £1m to install more on-street electric vehicle charging points in its communities. A total of £902,940 has been awarded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, with support of the Energy Saving Trust, to enable the installation of on-street charge points for local residents wishing to charge their […]

Andy Burnham issues personal statement over Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has published a statement on his personal website over comments regarding the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone. It regards allegations to do with perceived conflicts of interest over the zone, electric vehicle charging and work his wife does related to it. Within the message, Mr Burnham refers to […]


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