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Natalie Middleton

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

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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

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

Initial deliveries of EV80 electric vans commence

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Sales of the zero-emission EV80 electric van have commenced in the UK and Europe, under brands LDV UK market) and Maxus (European market).

InstaVolt to add further 400 rapid charge points to UK network

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Plans to launch a 200-strong UK rapid charge network from this spring are being bolstered with a further 400 units to go live this year.

Shoreham and EST to extend used EV training course to LCVs

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Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) is planning to roll out its dealer training scheme on electric vehicles to cover LCVs to equip dealers with more knowledge on selling used electric vans.

Free workplace charge points on offer

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Fleet Evolution is offering a free workplace charge point to new customers as it looks to drive uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs).

Smart charging to ensure UK grid can cope with mass uptake of EVs

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A total of 10 million EVs could be on Britain’s roads by 2035, putting the market well on the way to meeting government targets without impacting disastrously on the grid – provided EV charging … Read More »

Pan-European ultra-fast charging network to focus on urban areas

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Dutch charging firm Allego along with Nordic charge point operator Fortum Charge & Drive are planning to develop a pan-European interoperable charging network, focusing on metropolitan areas and along highways.

Allstar cards now accepted at ITM’s hydrogen fuel network

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Allstar Business Solutions’s fuel cards are now accepted at ITM Power’s network of hydrogen refuelling stations.