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.
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has appointed Sweco UK’s Vijay Shinde as chair of its electric vehicle (EV) sector group to represent the member’s views within the association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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