EV charging firm Engenie hires McDonald’s global product director

Electric vehicle charging network Engenie has hired former McDonald’s global product director James Wehner as chief technology officer. The company aims to tap Wehner’s customer...

WPD prepares for 16-fold electric vehicle increase in three years

Western Power Distribution is preparing for a 16-fold increase in electric vehicle chargers on its network by 2023. The distribution network operator (DNO) says flexibility...

Lotus and Centrica sign EV and smart grid tech deal

Niche carmaker Lotus has inked a deal with Centrica in a bid to develop electric vehicle and smart energy technology, including using the cars...

EV sales hold up as car market crashes

Sales of electric vehicles held up in April despite a coronavirus induced market-wide collapse, according to latest industry data. 1,374 battery electric vehicles were registered...

Tesla applies for UK power generation licence in VPP play

Tesla Motors has applied for a UK power generation licence. The company’s application, signed off by Tesla energy products sales director, Evan Rice, was published by...

Hitachi loans Gridserve money for batteries, solar and EV charging network

Hitachi Capital will to loan Gridserve money to develop its proposed network of EV charging stations, battery storage and solar farms. Gridserve said a 'multi...

Vauxhall claims electric Vivaro will do 188 miles on one charge

Vauxhall claims its first all electric van will do 188 miles on a single charge. The carmaker opens its UK order book in June for...

WPD and Nodes sign up ev.energy to flexibility trial

Smart electric vehicle charging firm ev.energy has signed up to take part in the IntraFlex market trial, being run by WPD and using the...

First EVs arrive for Oxford ‘superhub’ smart grid project

Oxford City Council has taken delivery of the first of 33 electric vehicles that will form part of its major smart grid project. The 'suberhub'...

Pod Point picks up shortfall on workplace electric vehicle charging grants

EDF-owned charging provider Pod Point is offering temporarily to make up subsidy cuts for workplace electric vehicle charging stations. OLEV last month trimmed grants under...

Business sector will drive electric vehicle growth from now on

UK electric vehicles are on the cusp of a boom, with new company car tax rules driving growth. To date, UK electric car drivers have...

Investors ‘lining up’ to fund UK charging networks

A second funding round in seven months has raised a further £80 million from private backers for a the government’s campaign to part finance...

Live twice: Honda spreads EV battery recycling network across Europe

Honda Motor Europe is continuing its expansion beyond transport. The firm is is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling operations, rolling out re-processing...

Government extends EV smart charging tender due to coronavirus

Government has extended a £5m electric vehicle (EV) smart charging invitation to tender for another two weeks due to coronavirus disruption. Beis is procuring two...

Good Energy inks RAW deal for EV charging

Good Energy has inked a partnership with electric vehicle chargepoint installers RAW Charging following a competitive tender. The installer, which guarantees operational uptime, is a...

Severn Trent joins EV100 in bid to go all electric

Water utility Severn Trent has joined the EV100 campaign, as it pursues its commitment to convert all its service fleet of 2,200 vehicles to...

UPS steps up smart grid approach to e-vans

Delivery firm UPS will use Moixa's smart grid platform to manage charging of 65 electric vans at its Camden depot. UPS has been working with...

DfT bets on high powered EV chargers and open data to cut carbon

Increased data sharing between operators of an expanded range of smarter, faster chargers are key planks in decarbonising UK transport, according to the Department...

Vattenfall exits EV charging in UK, sells charging network to Statkraft

Swedish state-owned energy firm Vattenfall has sold its British EV charging network to Norwegian state-owned Statkraft. The move follows its sale of UK energy retail...

Good Energy strikes big Ørsted deal as B2B and EVs power growth

Good Energy made further inroads into business energy supply in 2019, with B2B accounts outnumbering domestic customers for the first time. Posting full year results,...