Free 2020 EV report: The road ahead

The Energyst has produced a new, free report on electric vehicles and infrastructure. The 2020 EV report: The road ahead features a survey of business...

Transport and power: The revolution will not be fossilised

Graeme Cooper, project director for transport decarbonisation at National Grid, says electric vehicles and renewables are mutual enablers, while digisation of energy and transport...

Big firms push for 2030 petrol and diesel ban, EV mandates for carmakers

An alliance of UK firms have urged government to bring forward the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans to...

EVs: Moto and WPD trial ‘capacity in a box’ rapid charging solution

Western Power Distribution and Moto service stations are trialling new rapid charging technology that they think could cut costs by around £500k per site. The...

EVs: Range anxiety the least of fleet operators’ concerns

When it comes to electric vehicles, range anxiety appears to be the least of fleet operators’ concerns, for small vans and cars at least. Polled...

British Gas orders 1,000 electric vans

British Gas has ordered 1,000 electric vans from Vauxhall. The UK's third largest fleet operator said the Vivaro-e vans will be delivered over the next...

Electric vehicle registrations top 6 per cent as sales accelerate

New registrations of electric vehicles reached 6.1 per cent in June and have moved ahead of industry projections against a backdrop of steep overall...

Rapid EV charging network Engenie rebrands to Osprey

Rapid electric vehicle charging network Engenie is to rebrand as Osprey. The firm has to date installed 150 rapid chargepoints at 100 locations. It counts...

Aldi picks Shell’s NewMotion for EV chargers

Aldi has picked Shell's NewMotion division to install EV chargers at all new UK stores. The deal will see 140 chargers initially installed, with potential...

McDonald’s to install rapid chargers at drive-thrus across UK

McDonald's has inked a partnership with InstaVolt to install rapid chargers at its drive thru restaurants. The companies did not release details on numbers or...

Smart charging firm ev.energy wins UKPN flex contracts, eyes BM next

Smart charging platform ev.energy had 14 bids accepted by UK Power Networks in its latest flexibility procurement round. The firm’s technology optimises EV charging times...

Good Energy takes majority stake in Zap Map

Good Energy has taken a majority stake in Zap Map. The green energy company already held a 12.9 per cent stake following a deal...

V2G benefits ‘much bigger than FFR and arbitrage’

Non-cash benefits from vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology look set to exceed revenues based solely on power aggregation and trading, automotive energy researchers Cenex believe. It claims...

John Lewis and Air Liquide build biogas plant to fuel trucks

John Lewis is building a biogas plant to help decarbonise its distribution fleet of trucks. The Waitrose owner plans to switch its 4,800-strong fleet...

Arrival unveils electric bus ‘at same price as fossil equivalent’

Arrival has unveiled the next product from its modular range, the Arrival Bus. It says the zero emissions bus will cost no more than...

WPD offers free bi-directional chargers to drive vehicle-to-grid trial

Western Power Distribution is attempting to drum up participants in a vehicle-to-grid trial by offering free bi-directional charging systems worth over £5,000 to participants. The...

UK fleet operators push DfT for 100 per cent EVs by 2030

The UK's largest fleet operators are set to push government to bring forward its phaseout of combustion engine vehicles and provide incentives to the...

Arrival looks beyond electric vans to transport as a service and hydrogen lorries

UK technology company Arrival is planning to do way more than just make electric vans. It’s looking at “the whole vehicle ecosystem,” according to chief...

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...