electric vehicles

Ofgem announces £300m boost to support EV charging

24/05/2021

Ofgem has announced funding for 1,750 new charge points for electric vehicles (EVs), allocating £300m to 204 net zero projects across England, Scotland and Wales.

EV charging plans 'won't be enough'

03/02/2021

The UK needs to install public electric vehicle chargepoints five times faster than the current rate and spend up to eight times more, or £10bn by 2030, a think tank has said.

Sunak 'considers road pricing to plug tax gap'

16/11/2020

The chancellor is reportedly considering introducing road pricing to address a tax shortfall of up to £40bn that is expected to arise as drivers switch to electric cars.

Transport and energy must be planned together, councils told

28/10/2020

Councils have been urged to start developing local energy plans bringing transport and energy strategies together to support the expansion of electric vehicles.

Highways England grants £3m towards Bristol EVs

03/09/2020

Businesses in Bristol are set to enjoy free electric vehicle (EVs) loans thanks to a £3m grant from Highways England secured by Bristol City Council.

Shapps green lights EV number plate move

17/06/2020

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announceed that 'green' number plates for electric vehicles will be rolled out across the UK from the autumn.

'World first': Govt plans change in regs to put EV chargepoints in future homes

15/07/2019

The Government has announced plans to change its building regulations to ensure every new residential property with an associated car parking space has a electric vehicle chargepoint.

DfT lacks spark in electric revolution

21/06/2019

While the prime minister has made tackling climate change a key part of her legacy and parts of the UK have declared a climate emergency, Highways can reveal that the Department for Transport has failed to enact key aspects of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act, which would force major fuel suppliers to provide electric vehicle charging.

Charging interest

15/03/2019

Local authorities must be given financial and regulatory freedoms to advance the roll out of EV infrastructure in a way that advances inclusive growth, argues Localis’ Joe Fyans.

Tackling charge point anxiety

29/01/2019

As managers of most of the nation’s road network and a huge amount of off-street parking, local authorities have a key role in providing charging points for electric vehicles. Chris Ames looks at the procurement models available and some of the challenges.

Hydrogen fuel cell used to CH2ARGE electric car

17/01/2019

Alkaline fuel cell power company AFC Energy has announced the successful deployment of what it says is the world’s first Electric Vehicle Fuel Cell (EVFC) charger based on hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

Get smarter or Talkin’ bout a (quiet) revolution

10/01/2019

Local authorities must use their role as convenors of place to drive collaboration and fairness in how we fund, site and deploy infrastructure for charging electric vehicles, writes Localis’s Joe Fyans.

Vattenfall gets the wind in its sails with new EV charging deal

10/01/2019

Swedish Energy firm Vattenfall has won a tender from Canterbury City Council to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure, using power Vattenfall says is sourced from British wind farms.

Comment: CAVs are nearer than you think

11/12/2018

Paul Rose, technical director for Amey Consulting, makes a bold prediction: the mass-market adoption of self-driving cars will arrive on UK streets many, many years before we are persuaded in significant numbers into electric vehicles...told you it was bold.

Councils told to 'join the conversation' on roads revolution

22/05/2018

The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged councils to grasp the opportunities offered by the technological revolution in road transport, warning that decisions taken now could have a ‘profound effect' on communities of the future.

Retailers and services to be forced to provide EV chargepoints

23/10/2017

Motorway services and large petrol retailers will be required to install chargepoints for electric cars under plans announced by ministers as part of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill.

Comment: Public sector can power EV adoption

31/08/2017

Gareth Smith, category manager at ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation), discusses the role of the public sector in bringing about the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and a new purchasing framework launched by his organisation to help drive this forward.

Oxford launches car charging trial of ‘global scientific significance’

29/08/2017

Electric vehicle drivers in Oxford will benefit from a joint city and county council scheme to install approximately 100 electric vehicle charging stations in residential streets – using six different charging technologies.

£4 million awarded for UK traveller information technology solutions

22/02/2017

Apps that notify motorists of congestion and available parking spaces, and real time journey information for visually impaired passengers, are just some of the projects that will receive a share of £4 million government technology funding.

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