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Natalie Middleton

EV ranges incorporated into routing and scheduling software

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Paragon’s routing and scheduling software can now accommodate electric vehicle ranges to help with transport planning.

Smaller electric vans hit parity with diesels

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Running costs for smaller electric vans are already on a level as diesel rivals, enabling an extra 80,000 to take to Europe’s roads, a new study has indicated.

Switch to EV pool cars saves Salford City Council thousands

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A Salford City Council scheme to replace grey fleet usage with EV pool cars has generated savings of £400,000 in the first 18 months.

Forecourt firm deploys rapid EV chargers

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Cornwall Garage Group is to install rapid EV chargers from InstaVolt at half of its 18-strong forecourt network.

Parliamentary group to drive electric and autonomous vehicle agenda

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A new Parliamentary group has formed to generate cross-party support for electric and autonomous vehicles, including looking at the grid infrastructure.

Government funding to help explore V2G for fleets

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Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies that could enable electric cars and other vehicles to deliver electricity back to the smart grid have secured multi-million development funding from the Government. 

IBC Solar and EVBox team up EV charging with solar energy

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Electric vehicle charging infrastructure firm EVBox is to develop charging stations combined with solar energy and power storage under a partnership with IBC Solar.

South European project to bring ultra-fast charger network from late 2018

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A new project that will bring a high-power electric vehicle charging network from late 2018 is now underway.

Yorkshire Water puts 2020 electric vehicle plans in motion

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Yorkshire Water has deployed its first electric vans as well as switching to renewable energy in line with its plans for 20% of its van fleet to be electric by 2020.

Southampton City Council deploys first EVs

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Southampton City Council has deployed six Nissan e-NV200 vans as part of its plans to convert 20% of its fleet to electric vehicles by 2020.

Consultation opens on Bristol EV charging network expansion

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Businesses and individuals based in the Bristol area can now have their say on the future direction of the local electric vehicle charge point network ahead of expansion plans.

Polar network to grow by 2,000 charge points

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Chargemaster is accelerating the expansion of its Polar electric vehicle charging network with the addition of 2,000 charge points this year.

Polestar drives EV plans under new appointment

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Polestar has named Hans Pehrson as head of research and development and electric propulsion strategy as it ramps up for first orders of its Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid.

Renault Kangoo Van Z.E.33 now available on £2k scrappage deal

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Renault customers can now get £2k off the price of a new Kangoo Van Z.E.33 under the carmaker’s new scrappage deal.

Alphabet enhances EV portfolio under StreetScooter partnership

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Alphabet has been named as the preferred operational leasing partner for StreetScooter GmbH in Germany and the Netherlands, expanding its electric vehicle portfolio.

Audi to lighten grid load under EV pilot project

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Audi is following in the footsteps of carmakers such as Tesla, Mercedes and Nissan in exploring energy storage technology as it overcome concerns of the impact of EVs on grid load.

UK awaits verdict in EU legal action over air pollution

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The UK and eight other EU Member States are waiting to see if they will face further legal action over persistent breaches of air pollution laws.

BP to roll out EV rapid chargers in Europe

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BP sites in the UK and Europe will get electric vehicle rapid chargers from later this year as the oil giant seeks to keep pace with the transition away from petrol and diesel.

Hackney and Islington councils consult on ULEV-only proposals

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A consultation that could see all but the cleanest vehicles banned from two zones in Shoreditch is now underway.

Consortium to trial domestic vehicle-to-grid charging in UK

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

A £7m project to trial large-scale domestic vehicle-to-grid charging in the UK has launched.