Electric vehicle drivers in the UK are disadvantaged compared to the rest of Europe, according to the MP behind a private members’ bill aiming to standardise charge points and introduce interoperable payment systems.
Electric vehicle charging network operators “will need to change their mind” on operating closed systems according to ChargePoint’s European head, as the company announces a global comprehensive agreement with EVBox to provide open access to both companies' chargers.
US electric vehicle charging giant ChargePoint has called on its competitors to ‘follow suit’ after making the biggest commitment in the company’s history; to deploy 2.5 million EV charging points by 2025.
Pod Point has signed a deal to deploy electric vehicle chargers from pub and inn chain Fuller's over the next three years while Chargemaster is celebrating a new partnership to offer AA-approved establishments free infrastructure.
The search is on for a fund manager to manage the UK’s £400 million electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure investment fund (CIIF) after the Treasury launched a request for proposals via the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA).
The £130 million purchase of Chargemaster by BP will see the company “enhance and accelerate” its deployment programme and triple its manufacturing capabilities over the next 12-18 months, according to the company’s director of strategy.
BP is to snap up Chargemaster, the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging company, in a deal that it said would advance the transition to electric transport.
Milton Keynes has delivered the first charging point under the council’s ‘MK Promise’, which sets out to provide overnight electric vehicle (EV) charging within a short walk of a new EV owner without off-street parking facilities.
Transport is going electric, and at rates far quicker than previously thought. But to enable that change, the charging infrastructure – and the grid that powers it – must evolve in tandem. David Pratt investigates whether or not the UK is up to the challenge.