Electric car charging

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition has followed the lead set by French president Emmanuel Macron in increasing its grant funding for electric vehicle (EV) buyers as part of its COVID-19 stimulus measures. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed on a stimulus package worth Read more…

3d depiction of electric cars at charging stations

With new car sales falling off the cliff on the heels of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there is a some concern that the electric vehicle will lose its hard-won toehold in the personal mobility world of the future. Never fear, George Soros is here. The billionaire investor/philanthropist is part of Read more…

Pop up charging point

A new type of pop-up chargepoint has been designed to give owners of electric cars who have to park their EVs on the street the ability to recharge at home. Although there have been great leaps forward in home and public EV charging in recent years, one major obstacle to Read more…

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Electric cars and plug-in hybrids should be exempt from VAT to help stimulate their growth, according to the body which represents car makers in the UK. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has urged the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to remove the tax from zero-emissions capable vehicles in his Read more…

Artists impression of charging grid at Braintree

Work is underway at Gridserve’s first ultra-rapid EV charging hub – based at Braintree, Essex – with the Electric Forecourt due to open this summer. Capable of charging up to 24 vehicles at the same time, Gridserve’s Electric Forecourts will offer 350 kW ultra-rapid charge points. The site will include Read more…

parked cars near charging points

The UK government has brought forward its intention to end the sale of new combustion engine-powered cars and vans to 2035, fuelling concerns about the future of the automotive industry and the UK’s readiness for the advent of electric vehicles. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his decision Read more…

Graphic with green emission zone sign

The government could ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2032, three years earlier than previously suggested, the transport secretary has said. A consultation launched last week suggested all cars with internal combustion engines could be banned from 2035 but Grant Shapps told BBC radio on Wednesday the Read more…

Volvo XC40 Recharge

It is not a Swedish trait to be confrontational, so one might have missed the challenge Volvo recently issued to Tesla Motors and all the other producers of electric vehicles: the Chinese-owned Swedish brand intends to be a dominant player in the EV space. Volvo has said its goal is Read more…

Charging points on a street

The government plans to create more electric vehicle charge points and is looking at an open data approach that would open up real-time information to developers, so they can build route mapping applications that list chargepoint availability. The move came as the Department for Transport pledged to double the funding Read more…