EV charging

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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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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What the UK needs to do to get prepared for Electric Vehicles

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) looks at Electric Vehicles and the changing face of electric Britain: Have you ever thought about buying an electric car? If you have, you are not alone. With COP26 on the horizon, talk about the climate emergency is in the news every day. Buying an electric vehicle (EV) is one […]

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£50 million investment to develop ‘next generation’ of EV charging hubs

Electric Vehicle charging developer The EV Network and London based clean energy investor Sustainable Development Capital have agreed an initial £50 million investment out of a total £200 million to develop the EV charging stations. The EV Network, (EVN), a leading independent developer of high-powered EV charging stations, has secured funding for construction of its […]

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