Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?

Could COVID-19 positively impact future EV sales?: Research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data by Cornwall Insight shows Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019.   SMMT recorded the lowest September car sales this century at 328,041 vehicles, down 4.4% on…
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John O’Groats to Land’s End EV charging time record

John O’Groats to Land’s End EV charging time record: A new record for the shortest charging time in an electric vehicle (EV) while driving from John O’Groats to Land’s End has been set by a UK charity. The record-breaking time of one hour 31 minutes and 32 seconds on 12th September 2020, smashing the old…
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Electric Vehicle batteries to get a second life

Electric Vehicle batteries to get a second life: Science business Solvay has partnered with resource management company Veolia to develop resource efficiency for critical metals used in lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The extraction and purification of critical metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium will be optimised by Solvay and transform them into raw…
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McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging

McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging: Hungry customers who pop into one of McDonald’s drive-in branches, will soon be able to have their electric vehicle (EV) rapidly charged while waiting for their Big Mac. This comes after a collaboration between InstaVolt and the fast-food giant. Both new and existing drive-through restaurants will be included…
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Good Energy buys majority stake in EV charging map app

Good Energy buys majority stake in EV charging map app: Good Energy will be increasing its share in Zap-Map, the app for electric vehicle (EV) charging sites it has announced. In March 2019 the energy supplier had previously invested £1.08 million in the company taking a 12.9% share in Zap-Map’s parent company Next Green Car.…
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EV’s must grow by 11,000% for net zero UK

EV’s must grow by 11,000% for net zero UK: There must be an increase of 11,000% in electric vehicle ownership if UK is to reach net zero. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have undertaken research with sustainable energy experts Regen, which forecasts electric vehicle ownership will increase to five million from 44,000 in the…
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Free EV charging for taxis from ENGIE

ENGIE is offering free charging to registered taxis and private hire vehicles and expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging network across West Midlands. 13 new EV chargers across the district won government funding via Bromsgrove District Council, for the deployment of EV charging taxi infrastructure who partnered with the energy company for installation. ENGIE will…
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Lockdown Smart EV charging could have saved £133m

Smart electric vehicle (EV) charging and other intelligent energy systems if they were more widely adopted could have saved as much as £133m in electricity grid costs during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Flexibility First Forum suggests, which includes organisations from across the cleantech industry such as Octopus Energy, Centrica, E.ON, Moixa  Kaluza and the Solar…
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