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.

Winners of Government low emission competition announced

12/01/2017

Vans will go electric and lorries will run on hydrogen dual-fuel under a £20 million government programme to cut emissions and improve air quality, the Transport Minister John Hayes has announced.

Record numbers choose electric vehicles

09/09/2016

New official figures show that a record number of new ultra low emissions vehicles (ULEVs) are on Britain’s roads.

Electric highways technology to be trialled off road

10/08/2015

The technology needed to power electric and hybrid vehicles on England’s major roads will be trialled later this year.

WPT technology could be used on strategic roads

12/03/2015

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) will undertake a feasibility study into whether wireless power transfer (WPT) technology can be used on England’s strategic road network, to prepare for and potentially encourage, greater electric vehicle (EV) take-up.

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