Addison Lee Group is to pilot the new Audi e-tron as part of its London fleet of taxis.
London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) came into effect yesterday in a bid to reduce the capital’s emissions and improve air quality, but infrastructure upgrades are still required for the transition to take hold.
The energy transition is walking the UK into a ‘two-tier economy’ where communities and businesses in whole regions of the country are left behind with higher bills and less access to new technologies.
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.
Siemens has partnered with electric vehicle charging solutions provider ubitricity to transform hundreds of London’s street lamps into new on street chargers.
UKPN is to utilise domestic battery capacity to deliver local flexibility via a virtual power platform after signing what is thought to be the first commercial contract of its type using residential assets.
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.
London’s councils are expecting to install over 2,600 charging points across the capital in the next financial year following a call by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and London cab drivers to install more chargers throughout the city.
The roll out of central London’s largest lamp post electric vehicle charging network is nearing completion in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, with over 50 chargers ready for use.