Financial support available with the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

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The UK Government recently unveiled its plan to decarbonise transport, which outlines its commitment to end sales of ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars and vans by 2030, and hybrids by 2035.  To support this, there are a number of commitments to funding and installing charging infrastructure, including the workplace charging scheme, available to businesses, public sector, charities and […]

Changes to government grants for EV charging points

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Individuals and businesses hoping to benefit from government help to install charging points for electric vehicles are advised to hurry before new rules come into force.   The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has changed the grant for home and workplace charge points to £350 per socket, down from £500 to enable more individuals and businesses to […]

UK companies expected to spend £12bn switching to electric vehicles

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UK firms will likely spend more than £12bn switching their petrol vehicles for clean electric versions over the next two years, according to a new survey by Centrica. It also found that nearly half of UK businesses are planning to invest in chargeable cars and vans in advance of the government’s ban on sales of […]

Electric car drivers avoid Wales because of charging point shortage

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There are not enough rapid electric car charging points in Wales, making it hard to travel from south to north Wales, an energy co-operative boss has said. Neil Lewis, from TrydaNi, said only 60 of the 990 Welsh charging points are rapid ones – which can charge a car in less than an hour. The […]

Ban on petrol cars moved forward to 2035

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A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans. The change comes after experts said 2040 would be too late if the UK wants to achieve its target of emitting virtually zero carbon by 2050. Boris Johnson […]

Government doubles funding for on-street electric car charging

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Driving an electric vehicle will be easier, cheaper and more convenient in the future, after the government doubled the funding for more chargepoints on residential streets. There are also new plans to make sure drivers can easily access real-time information about places to charge their electric car. The Transport Secretary announced that government funding will […]

Demand for electric cars in Doncaster rockets

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Demand for electric cars in Doncaster – the home of Energise Energy – is soaring with ownership increasing by a staggering 489 per cent from 2018 to 2019. New data puts the town just behind Birmingham in a league table of the locations where ownership of plug-in cars is on the rise. Last year, registrations for pure electric […]

Wireless EV charging pads set to be installed next month

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British drivers could soon be able to charge their electric cars wirelessly at the roadside as new induction charging pads are set to be installed next month. The systems are to be trialled on residential streets, car parks and taxi ranks in Greater London, the Midlands and Scotland by charging infrastructure firm Connect Kerb. The […]

EV drivers can now find charging points via voice-activated commands

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Zap-Map, the electric vehicle (EV) charging digital platform, has launched a free voice-activated function on Google Assistant, allowing users to search for EV charge points using voice commands. Available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Google Home and in-car using the latest version of Android Auto, Zap-Map responds to customers’ commands such as ‘find a […]

First ‘pop-up’ electric car charging points installed in UK

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Oxford Council has installed the UK’s first ‘pop-up’ electric car charge points which rise from inside the pavement. Six of charging infrastructure supplier Urban Electric’s ‘UEone’ on-street vehicle charging points have been put in place on the north eastern end of Lonsdale Road in North Oxford. They offer fast charging up to 7kW. It’s the […]

New electricity tariff gives EV drivers 8,000 miles a year for free

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Electric vehicle owners who sign up to a new one-year fixed tariff will get the equivalent of 8,000 miles a year for free. SSE Energy Services launched a brand-new tariff designed specifically for Electric Vehicle (EV) owners that will give customers up to 2,000 kWh of electricity free per year when they charge their car […]

Volkswagen to install free EV charging points at 600 Tesco stores

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Volkswagen has announced plans to install 2,400 electric vehicle charging points at Tesco stores across the UK. The car manufacturer said the roll-out is already underway and EV drivers at 100 Tesco stores are now able to top up their battery for free while shopping. All electricity used to charge cars at the Tesco sites comes […]

Which regions have the most EV charging points?

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New league tables showing which regions of the UK have the most charging points for drivers of electric vehicles, have been published by the government. The most per 100,000 people are in London, followed by Scotland, while Yorkshire is the worst by that measure. Outside London, Orkney and Milton Keynes have the most. But Barrow-in-Furness […]

Benefit in kind tax

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The Government says that company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in 2020/21. Here are two new BIK tables for company car drivers; a table for those driving a company car registered after April 6, 2020, and one for those driving a company car registered before April 6, […]

Top ten electric cars that go the distance

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While electric cars are becoming more popular with UK drivers, to reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions some motorists are put off by fears the battery will run flat when behind the wheel. A recent breakdown by AutoExpress has revealed the top ten electric cars on the market that will last the distance. The investigation found the […]

New league table of electric car charging points

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More than 100 local authorities have fewer than 10 public electric vehicle charging devices per 100,000 population, a new league table has revealed. The data shows that London is leading the way with almost 4,000 public charging devices. Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Milton Keynes are amongst the best performing local authorities according to the league […]

Morrisons unveils ‘nation’s largest network’ of EV charging points

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Morrisons is to install what is thought to be the nation’s largest network of rapid charging points for electric vehicles. The charge points will allow customers to charge the majority of cars from flat to full battery in under 45 minutes. Last week the supermarket chain unveiled its first 50 GeniePoint rapid charging points at […]

Challenging the myths about electric vehicles

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The revolution towards electric vehicles continues apace with new fully electric car registrations up 122 per cent so far this year alone. There are now almost 245,000 electric cars on the road and that number is increasing by a factor of more than 4,000 a month. And, as the number of cars on the road […]

£3.6bn pledge to boost electric cars and charging points

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The Labour party will build a national network of charging points for electric vehicles at a cost of £3.6bn to spark a planned “green industrial revolution” if elected. The roll-out of rapid-charging stations on motorways and urban streets would be enough for more than 21m cars in the next decade, the party said. It would […]

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