Large-scale deployment of EVs is being curbed by a lack government support for charging infrastructure, as well as high production and purchase costs.
The government has confirmed that only ‘smart’ electric vehicle chargepoints can be installed from July next year.
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.
Shell has launched its first high-powered 350kW electric vehicle chargers in France, despite no vehicle currently on the market being able to take full advantage of the charging speed.
Total Gas & Power is to launch a new electric vehicle charging offer to the 175,000 business sites it supplies throughout the UK after agreeing a reseller partnership with ChargePoint.
Uber has teamed up with seven electric vehicle charging suppliers to offer its drivers cheaper prices for home charge points, while adding 15p per mile to each London journey to fund the switch to EVs across its London fleet.
A group of MPs has added their voices to calls to bring the planned 2040 phase out of petrol and diesel vehicles forward by several years, while calling for a review and new strategy into how local authorities can access funding for charging infrastructure.
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.
EO Charging, which briefly held the record for the biggest single site installation of electric vehicle chargers earlier this year, has secured £13 million of new investment from Zouk Capital to continue its growth.