SSE Enterprise has secured a £3.4 million government grant for a scheme to provide EV charging for drivers without off-street parking.
Current policy is insufficient for previous emissions targets and must be ramped up if net zero is to be reached, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said.
ULEV uptake targets are 'muddled', according to a report released by The Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), detailing the need for reductions in UK energy demand.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has re-committed to plans to ‘lead the way’ in the decarbonisation of transport with a 2030 target for central government fleet electrification. However, the DfT has a rocky history with decarbonisation and a stream of policy decisions that have not always been welcomed by the industry. Alice Grundy explores how the Chris Grayling-led department could restore its reputation.
Central planning from government in rolling out high speed electric vehicle charging infrastructure is “absolutely vital” to ensuring the UK is ready for the surge in EV ownership, a group of MPs has been told.
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.
2017 proved to a record year for electric vehicles in the UK, attaining the highest ever annual market share in a year that saw overall new car registrations decline for the first time in six years.