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.
Recent cuts to the grants available for the purchase of electric vehicles are intended to move the sector away from “buyer subsidy”, according to energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry.
Energy secretary Greg Clark has triumphantly declared the energy trilemma to be over in a landmark speech which established a new set of principles to steer future development of the energy market.
There must be an “unprecedented global political and economic effort” to shift energy towards more sustainable means if climate targets are to be reached, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
ROUND-UP: EO Charging makes ‘smart’ partnership; Engenie chargers to meet customers’ demand; Instavolt celebrates latest milestone
EO Charging has partnered with eMotorWerks to integrate new smart functions into its home chargers; Engenie is to install rapid chargers at eight M7 Real Estate locations; and Instavolt has installed its 200th rapid DC charger a year after it began to roll out units across the UK.
Utilities, automakers and big oil companies will drive the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to a new report by EY, which warns that despite market uncertainty, investment needs to be made or “it’s highly likely they’ll be late to the party”.
The UK has slid down one place to eighth in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) amidst Brexit uncertainty.
ScottishPower has launched an ‘end-to-end’ electric vehicle deal alongside a car retailer to offer drivers an EV of their choice with an installation of a home charger, powered with green electricity.
Dutch fast electric vehicle charging provider Fastned has set its sights on the UK as one of four markets to be targeted following an €11 million (~£9.6 million) fund raising.