Schneider Electric and Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions have signed a five-year partnership that will see the companies work together to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions.
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The office of low emission vehicles has confirmed that it will extend the current plug-in grant offered to electric vehicles out to February 2016 at a minimum.
Electricity North West’s voltage reduction trial could presage problems for companies who have installed or sell voltage optimisation equipment.
The nationwide introduction of voltage control across the UK’s electricity network could reduce demand by 3GW, according to distribution network operator (DNO) Electricity North West.
The government will trial wireless charging for electric vehicles on roads later this year with a view to implementing the technology on the UK’s motorway and A road network.
Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA has announced that its entire range of lighting will be LEDs by September 2015.
Tesla has confirmed that its latest electric vehicle, the Model X, will be launching in September but warned that unforeseen problems with suppliers could impact planned production.
Southend-on-Sea has secured £8.2 million of funding from the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to help the borough’s green streetlighting makeover.
The government has reaffirmed its pledge to install 53 million smart meters across the UK by 2020 in its official response to the Competition Markets Authority’s (CMA) provisional findings in its energy market investigation.
The Conservative government’s move to close the Green Deal, although disappointing, should not come as a shock to the industry, according to energy solutions’ distributor Rexel.