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Parcels delivered using electric charged vans

Parcels delivered using electric charged vans: The delivery service supplier DHL Express has increased its UK group by adding 50 new electric vans. The firm said it will bring in 50 additional EVs before the end of the year as well as a further 220 before the end of 2022. The new vehicles will be…
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Winners & losers in the ‘Postcode lottery’ for EV charging

Winners & losers in the ‘Postcode lottery’ for EV charging: Last month the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its final report on its market study into the electric vehicle (EV) charging in the UK. It raised concerns about charge point deployment, stating that access to suitable charging can be a “postcode lottery” and that…
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To meet UK net zero more steps on EV charging needed

To meet UK net zero more steps on EV charging needed: New measures must be established to guarantee electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure fulfils demand before the 2030 ban on selling new petrol & diesel cars. That’s reported by the new study from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which recognises the advancement made with…
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Ofgem £300m investment for EV change

Ofgem £300m investment for EV change With a £300m investment into the switching of Electric vehicles, has Britain got enough charge to make the big switch? With an investment aimed to be delivered within the next two years, Britain looks to accelerate its efforts in the manufacturing of the infrastructure needed to ready itself for…
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Half of EVs still eligible for Plug-in Car Grant

Half of EVs still eligible for Plug-in Car Grant: In March this year, the government reduced the Plug-in Car Grant by £500 to £2,500 for cars priced £35,000 (previously £50,000). However, despite the cut to the Plug-in Car Grant by the government, more than half of the current electric vehicle (EV) models are still eligible…
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Resources for charging base for electric vehicles launched

Resources for charging base for electric vehicles launched: An Abundance Investment and Iduna Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure has been launched across Greater Manchester where  there was an offer to fund the rollout of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVS) Delivered in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Iduna is seeking to raise £4 million…
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EVs cost more to run believed by almost 26% of drivers

EVs cost more to run believed by almost 26% of drivers: Running an electric vehicle (EV) is more expensive than the other fuel-powered counterparts is incorrectly believed by over 25% of drivers. Car dealer group Robins & Day in a new report, finds EVs cost the same to run as their petrol or diesel-fuelled equivalent…
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Lidl’s EV charging breakthrough on rollout

Lidl’s EV charging breakthrough: Lidl has reported it attained the 100th rapid electric vehicle (EV) charger breakthrough on its national rollout, succeeding the installation of a 50kW charging point at a shop in Hillington, West London. Ever since the initial installations went live, EV drivers making use of Lidl’s chargepoints have saved over 1.77 million…
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Almost 42% of Brits hope to drive an EV in the next 5 years

Almost 42% of Brits hope to drive an EV in the next 5 years: Nearly 42% of British drivers expect to be driving an electric vehicle (EV) within the next five years. That’s reported by a new survey from the British pub and retail business Marston’s & rapid EV charging network Osprey, predicting that over…
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Demand for more charging infrastructure as EV ownership increases

More charging bases needed as EV owners increase

More charging bases needed as EV owners increase: Analysis by Cornwall Insight shows the number of public electric vehicle (EV) charge points per EV has fallen to its lowest level since 2018 (when Cornwall Insight records began). In fact, for every one EV in the UK, there are 0.28 public charge points. This decline is…
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