UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040 and unveils new chargepoint design

All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040, the government has confirmed. This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a world-leading pledge to end the sale of all polluting road vehicles within the next two decades. The UK will become the first country in the world to […]

UK’s largest public EV charging project set to help deliver EV revolution

The UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint deployment by a local authority has been announced by West Sussex County Council, providing a blueprint for local authorities across the UK to deliver affordable, reliable, and accessible chargepoints in their thousands to help the 40% of drivers nationally without off-street parking to go electric. One in four […]

New drive to accelerate use of electric vehicles in Norfolk

A new drive to accelerate the use of electric vehicles in Norfolk is being considered by the county council’s cabinet. A report says more charging points could be provided on Norwich streets, at village halls and community hubs and in parking spaces for every new house. In April there were already 2,631 electric vehicles registered […]

Worcestershire County Council investigates plan to install more charging points

Plans to install more on-street charging points for electric vehicles across the county will be investigated by Worcestershire County Council has agreed to explore the idea of investing in more charging facilities on the county’s roads to allow more people to make the switch from petrol to electric. Worcester currently has 20 public electric vehicle […]

Lancashire County Council to invest £3 million in vehicle charging points

Almost £3m is being invested into new electric vehicles and charging points after Lancashire County Council aims for a ‘cleaner, greener future.’ The first service to go electric will be the county council’s parking enforcement team, who will be given 12 new vehicles to minimise the emissions produced during the many miles they cover each […]

TfL opens new electric vehicle charging hub in Woolwich

TfL has opened a new rapid charging hub at Glass Yard in Woolwich. The ‘petrol station’ for electric vehicles allows drivers to charge up in 20-30 minutes and with eight charging points, which means a space is more likely to be available. The facility in south London is part of TfL’s strategy to have a rapid […]

Yunex Traffic rapid chargers at heart of new EV hub in Somerset

Yunex Traffic has installed and commissioned two rapid charging units for a new electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in Portishead, Somerset. Yunex, which is the new name for Siemens Mobility’s Intelligent Traffic Solutions business, worked with North Somerset Council to install two 50kW rapid DC charging units serving four parking bays, the hub forms part […]


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