Government cuts electric car grant

The government has reduced its financial incentive package available to purchasers of electric cars, the ‘plug-in car grant,’ from £3000 to £2500. Also, the grant...

New EV training courses for rental and leasing industry

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has launched two new training courses for those providing operational and technical support to business fleets...

Electric Vehicle Association England opens to members

Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) England, set up to offer a voice, services and representation to current and prospective EV drivers, has opened to members. The...

Q&A: Modern Fleet talks to Mark Barrett, general manager, Harris Maxus

Harris Maxus' general manager Mark Barrett on driving from China to Dublin, dinner with Kim Jong-un and how customers have changed from thinking EVs...

MFG plans £400m investment in EV chargers

Motor Fuel Group plans to invest £400m installing 2,800 ultra-rapid 150kW and 350kW EV chargers at 500 strategic locations across its UK network by...

Modern Fleet magazine – issue 2

Issue 2 of our new EV magazine Modern Fleet is available to ready today online or via the new App. The reaction to our first...

Gridserve and Ecotricity to upgrade ‘Electric Highway’

Gridserve is to help Ecotricity modernise its ‘Electric Highway’ network of charge points on UK motorways and major roads. Firstly, all existing chargers will be...

Centrica introduces ‘virtual fuel card’ for EV fleet charging

Centrica has launched an app enabling drivers to plug in to any standard home, workplace or on the road charger and be automatically reimbursed...

Government launches £20m EV innovation competition

The Government has launched its latest research and development competition, supported by a £20m fund, to find the most promising electric vehicle technology innovations. Businesses can...

BP Pulse to invest £2m upgrading old charging infrastructure

BP Pulse is spending £2m to help local authorities across the UK upgrade old public charging points with faster and more reliable units. The charging...

Williams builds battery for electric haul truck

Williams Advanced Engineering and Fortescue Metals Group have announced an agreement to design, build, test and integrate a battery system to power an electric...

Shell trials forecourt battery power storage system as it ramps up EV ambitions

Shell and Alfen have launched a pilot to trial an on-site battery-powered system to support ultra-fast electric vehicle charging at Shell’s Zaltbommel forecourt in...

Swarco eVolt to operate the ChargePlace Scotland network

Swarco eVolt has been awarded the contract to run ChargePlace Scotland - the country’s public EV charging network - from July 2021. It will take...

Instavolt’s M6 rapid charger hub opens

InstaVolt has installed an eight-bay hub at the Welcome Break service area on the northbound carriageway of the M6 at Corley in the Midlands. A...

Ionity joins Electric Juice Network

Ionity has become the latest EV charging network to join Octopus Energy’s Electric Juice Network (EJN). The company, based in Germany, has 350kW ultra-rapid chargers...

Volvo to be fully electric brand by 2030

Volvo Cars plans to roll out several additional EVs over the coming years and says by 2030, every car it sells will be fully...

Bp pulse sees record utilisation in 2021 despite lockdown

The amount of energy provided by bp pulse increased to more than 2,000,000 kWh in the first 40 days of 2021, a 19% increase...

Polestar appoints Gurney to key UK role

EV maker Polestar has appointed experienced fleet and used vehicle director Martin Gurney to head up its European fleet and business section, specifically looking...

EV drivers asked for views on charging points

The Electric Vehicle Association England has launched a driver survey on public charging, which will be used to shape its response to the current...

Kia launches integrated EV charging service

Kia Motors (UK) has launched an integrated public charging service, giving drivers of its EVs the opportunity to use to more than 13,900 charge...