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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RAW Charging installs EV stations with GWR

RAW Charging installs EV stations with GWR: RAW Charging has announced this week installation has been completed of 26 smart charging points at the new Worcestershire Parkway Railway Station. Worcestershire County Council opened Worcestershire Parkway station in Norton, UK, to increase connectivity to London, the Midlands and South Wales. Part of Great Western Railway’s (GWR)…
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RAW Charging inks deal with Greene King

RAW Charging inks deal with Greene King to roll out ChargePoint EV charging solutions across its pub estate: London, 24th August 2020 | RAW Charging have selected ChargePoint, the world’s largest EV charging network, for their recently announced partnership with Greene King, the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging…
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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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Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels

Irish electric vehicles sales lag behind 2030 target levels: Research into Irish electric vehicle (EV) uptake by Cornwall Insight Ireland shows that EV sales are up 53% year-to-date. However, this still lags behind the Irish government’s Climate Action Plan 2019. The plan set a target to have 950,000 EVs on the road by 2030. The…
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