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13 12 2020 | 06:46

GRIDSERVE opens UK’s first Electric Forecourt to support mass market EV charging

UK-wide network of over 100 Electric Forecourts® powered by net zero carbon energy will solve EV charging concerns and pave the way to mass EV adoption well ahead of 2030 petrol and diesel ban.…

13 12 2020 | 06:26

Kenya’s Sokowatch launches commercial electric tuk-tuks in Uganda.

Kenyan e-commerce platform Sokowatch has added electric tuk-tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.  Launched in Nairobi in 2016, …

13 12 2020 | 06:22

UK's first all-electric car charging forecourt opens in Essex.

Clean energy firm Gridserve has plans for more than 100 such sites over next five years. Britain’s first all-electric car charging forecourt is set to open for business in Braintree, Essex, to…

29 11 2020 | 07:05

Road pricing could offset loss of fuel duty from electric cars.

Rishi Sunak looking at how to recoup lost revenues after ban on new petrol and diesel cars potentially from 2030. The government is exploring options for dealing with a £40bn black hole in the…

28 11 2020 | 08:15

U.S. Utilities, Tesla, Uber Form Lobbying Group for Electric Vehicles.

A coalition launched the Zero Emission Transportation Association on Tuesday with plans to push for 100% EV sales across all sectors by 2030. The coalition of corporate entities that stand to…

26 11 2020 | 10:22

DHL unveils UK’s first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle.

DHL has announced it has begun operating the first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle in the UK.  The Volvo FL Electric 4x2 rigid is now part of DHL Supply Chain’s fleet in London, making…

20 11 2020 | 17:44

UK ban on new fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 'not enough' to hit climate targets.

Thinktank says deadline of 2026 is needed for government to meet its own carbon budget. The prime minister’s plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030…

16 11 2020 | 07:08

Bentley to stop making petrol cars by 2030 and go fully electric.

Luxury car brand promises to shift business to become ‘end-to-end carbon neutral’. Bentley, the luxury carmaker, will stop making fossil fuel cars by 2030 and aims to be completely carbon neutral at…

23 10 2020 | 12:01

Electric cars 'as cheap to manufacture' as regular models by 2024

Analysis by UBS suggests shift away from fossil fuel vehicles may be imminent. Electric cars will cost the same to make as conventional cars, with internal combustion engines, by 2024 and an…

05 10 2020 | 09:29

Are electric cars on a road to nowhere?

Readers respond to George Monbiot’s warning that electric vehicles are not the solution to the UK’s pollution and transport problems.

16 08 2020 | 08:47

‘World first’ full-electric delivery vehicle to be trialled in London.

DPD and Volta Trucks have joined forces to pilot a full-electric delivery vehicle in London. DPD and Volta Trucks have joined forces to pilot a full-electric delivery vehicle in London. Volta…

12 07 2020 | 08:28

VW to ditch petrol and diesel cars manufacturing at key factory.

Volkswagen is set to remove production lines for all internal combustion engine vehicles from one of its key factories this year, replacing them with electric vehicle production capacity.EURACTIV’s…

12 07 2020 | 07:44

Royal Mail trials electric taxi van for parcel and letter deliveries.

The trial of the zero-emission van forms part of the Company’s efforts to continue to reduce emissions associated with its operations. Royal Mail has partnered with London Electric Vehicle Company…

07 07 2020 | 08:08

We must not miss this glorious chance to address the climate and biodiversity crises.

If the government plots a green recovery from coronavirus, the benefits are endless. If it doesn’t, we’re screwed.

29 06 2020 | 07:26

Firms start to believe in a battery afterlife.

By 2040, one out of every three passenger cars around the world is predicted to be electric-battery powered. But the power packs that drive those vehicles do not last forever, so what will become of…

29 06 2020 | 07:16

Electric Car Charging Stations Are Finally About to Take Off.

With EV sales poised to rebound faster than traditional autos, charge point networks are suddenly an attractive investment.

14 06 2020 | 14:44

OVO commits to an all electric fleet by 2030.

Energy giant commits to EV100 and EP100 initiatives, as company fortifies its Plan Zero decarbonisation strategy. OVO has pledged to strengthen its Plan Zero decarbonisation strategy by deploying a…

01 06 2020 | 07:36

Europe secures record €60bn investment in electric cars and batteries.

Last year, Europe surpassed China in investment for electric vehicles and batteries, analysis found. Driven by the EU’s CO2 car targets, industries and governments have invested 3.5 times more…

25 04 2020 | 12:42

Running a car costs much more than people think — stalling the uptake of green travel

Car owners underestimate total vehicle costs. Giving consumers this information could encourage the switch to cleaner transport and reduce emissions.

25 04 2020 | 12:13

Norway and the A-ha moment that made electric cars the answer.

A country fuelled by hydropower has become the world’s electric vehicle leader. In 1995, the lead singer of the 1980s band A-ha and the head of the Norwegian environmental group Bellona climbed…