Lords call for “rapid recharge” in EV strategy

The Environment and Climate Change Committee of the House of Lords has published its report ‘EV strategy: rapid recharge needed’. It says progress in EV take-up is not happening fast enough, and major barriers remain. In the report it points out EVs make up about only three per cent of all cars currently on UK […]

BT pilots EV charger repurposed from street cabinet

The startup and digital incubation arm at BT Group, Etc., has announced it will power up its first EV charging unit built from a street cabinet traditionally used to store broadband and phone cabling. It says the announcement marks the first step in the rollout of new technical trials, exploring the potential to upgrade up […]

Hundreds more EV charging points to be rolled out across Hillingdon

APCOA has been selected by Hillingdon Council to deliver a high quality, accessible and convenient electric vehicle charging network across the borough by 2030. As part of increasing, improving and managing EV infrastructure, the programme will include the introduction of new public charging points at off-street council property to help meet demand as more drivers […]

New laws passed to make charging an electric vehicle easier and quicker

New laws have been approved by MPs aimed at ensuring that prices across Electric Vehicle chargepoints are transparent and easy to compare, and a large proportion of new public chargepoints have contactless payment options. Providers will also be required to open up their data, so drivers can easily find an available chargepoint that meets their […]

RAC urges Chancellor to consider refreshed plug-in car grant

The RAC has called for the Chancellor to consider a refreshed plug-in car grant to help more drivers afford to be able to switch to electric cars sooner, Following new figures out this week from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on new car registrations, RAC spokesperson Rod Dennis said: “Following a record-breaking […]

East Dumbartonshire introduces EV charging tariff

An cost for charging electric vehicles using council-owned charge points in East Dumbartonshire will be introduced next month. Installation of charging points began in 2016, with the Council now operating 17 across the area, and was initially funded by Transport Scotland, while the usage until now has been subsidised by the Council to encourage people […]

RECHARGE UK calls for EV accessibility standards to be mandated

RECHARGE UK is calling for all public electric vehicle charging sites to have accessible charging mandated. The group, which is the EV arm of the REA (Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology), says that mandating accessibility requirements for public electric vehicle chargepoints will ensure wheelchair users always have equal access to charge their vehicle. […]

Moto predicts Saturday to be Britain’s heaviest ever EV charging day

The UK’s largest motorway services operator Moto Hospitality is predicting nearly 400,000 electric vehicle drivers will be on the road over the weekend, with “Surge Saturday” being the busiest day for EV charging on UK roads ever. It says significant increases in EV ownership in recent years, combined with one of the busiest holiday getaway […]


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