Lidl Ireland has pledged to deliver the largest network of electric vehicle chargers in the Irish supermarket sector after committing to install charge points at all new stores and across all major store refurbishment projects.
Pivot Power has had the first of its 2GW network of battery storage projects approved by Test Valley Borough Council, paving the way for the company’s first electric vehicle (EV) charging hub powered by energy storage to be just outside Southampton.
The government has launched a £40 million funding competition to develop new technologies and business models that demonstrate innovative ways of charging electric vehicles (EVs) on street or by using wireless charging.
Only 8% of electric vehicle charging will be carried out using public network infrastructure over the next decade, according to the newly formed EV research service at consultancy Delta-ee.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new taskforce to expand the capital’s electric vehicle infrastructure just one week after a London Assembly committee called on him to do more to boost the number of chargers on London’s streets.
Vattenfall is to make a play for dominance in the UK’s electric vehicle charging market with the launch of its open access InCharge concept next month.
The government is preparing to procure the services of a private fund manager to raise £200 million in support of its electric vehicle charging infrastructure fund announced as part of November’s Budget.
Kensington and Chelsea Council is investing in central-London’s largest network of lamp post electric vehicle chargers as part of its strategy to help reduce air pollution across London. Lead member for transport Cllr Gerard Hargreaves explains what lessons were learned from the roll-out, and why map post charging works for London.
Only five councils across the UK have taken advantage of a government scheme to fund the roll-out of public charging points for electric vehicles, prompting ministers to write to local authorities calling for more action.