electric vehicles

Fears that almost a fifth of household EV chargepoints could be dangerous

A recently leaked audit report commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT) found that almost a fifth of household electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints inspected across the UK could be dangerous for users. The report was compiled in 2021 by the Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies (Cenex) for the Office for […]

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Government’s decision to cut the Plug-in-Car and Van-Grant funding branded ‘disappointing’.

Northgate Vehicle Hire has responded to the Government’s decision to cut the Plug-in-Car and Van-Grant funding as ‘disappointing’. Northgate believes the Plug-in-Van-Grant funding in particular could have been retained at its current level, as EV adoption for van operators remains behind that of car fleets. It thinks the grant reduction for 2.5 tonnes gross vehicle […]

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Two thirds of local authorities have no plans to install EV chargers

A freedom of information request (FoI) by the ECA has revealed that almost two thirds (66%) of local authorities do not have any plans to roll out electric vehicle charge points (EVCPs). With government plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035, the lack of charging infrastructure could prove a significant […]

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New ProInstall EV Cable from CEF

The new ProInstall EV Cable – the single cable that saves time and effort when installing smart EV chargers – is now available from CEF. The cable is described as a game changer for EV installers and at the moment, is only available at CEF. Combining power and Cat6a data inside a rugged, abrasion-resistant sheath, […]

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Government launches app to encourage switch to EVs

A new free app, backed by the UK Government, to encourage drivers to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) was recently launched on World EV Day. The ‘EV8 Switch’ app is designed to calculate how much money drivers could save by switching to an EV compared to their current petrol or diesel vehicle. Backed by £2.7 […]

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