The electric vehicle (EV) charging market is “unlikely to deliver” the charging infrastructure needed in the UK to accommodate predicted take-up, according to National Grid’s strategy and corporate development lead for EVs.
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.
Smart charging of electric vehicles could cut the cost of integration into the UK power system by £1.6 billion compared to standard charging, according to a new report that also found running an EV could be ten times cheaper than a conventional car.
Energy regulators must address the rise of bundled distributed generation technologies, EV charging infrastructure and cyber security or risk impeding the clean energy transition, a new report from the Council of European Energy Regulators has said.
Pivot Power grabbed headlines last week after revealing it was to deploy 45 large scale batteries on the transmission system alongside rapid electric vehicle chargers. Directors Matt Allen and Michael Clark explain how their model offers something new to UK energy infrastructure.
A national network of high speed electric vehicle chargers and large-scale batteries connected directly to the transmission network has been unveiled to offer a new business model to the country’s energy storage market.
Engenie is aiming to install 1,500 electric vehicle chargers nationwide able to charge up to 150kW having secured investment from international banking group Investec last month.
The Vehicle to Grid Britain consortium will develop driver-centred business models to support the rapid roll out of vehicle-to-grid V2G technologies, enabling millions of electric car batteries to become a vital part of the UK energy system. Chris Wright, the chief technology officer of UK home battery company Moixa, talks us through the mission behind V2GB and the potential impact of the study.