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…

VW ID-3

Volkswagen has accelerated its push into electric cars, as company forecasts suggest the world’s largest carmaker will produce its millionth battery electric vehicle two years earlier than previously planned. The core Volkswagen brand will have turned out 1m battery-only cars by the end of 2023 and will reach 1.5m by Read more…

e-tron Sportback

Audi revealed the e-tron Sportback as the German automaker begins to chip away at its plan to launch more than 30 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2025. The e-tron Sportback reveal ahead of the LA Auto Show follows the launch earlier this year of Audi’s first all-electric vehicle, the Read more…

Future of electric cars

Electric mobility may be growing at a rapid pace around the world, but it could be some time before e-cars go mainstream. Out of more than 5.1 million electric cars on the roads globally, nearly two million electric cars were sold in China, Europe and the U.S. last year. The Read more…