EV Chargers

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…

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…

Electric cars could save drivers £41,000 in their lifetime

EDF claims that drivers each spend £56,000 on petrol during their lifetime, but that the average cost of charging an electric car is £15,000 The average British motorist will spend over a staggering £56,000 on petrol in a lifetime, according to new figures. With the average lifetime cost of charging Read more…

Vehicles in snowy weather

As more affordable and longer-range electric cars hit the market, the long-predicted shift to battery-powered transportation seems poised to actually happen. But a serious challenge remains: battery-sucking cold weather. New research from AAA reveals that when the mercury dips to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the average driving range of an electric Read more…

Electric vehicle charging point

Free charging for electric cars will be available for customers at some Tesco stores from next year. Tesco, in partnership with Volkswagen, plans to install almost 2,500 charging bays at up to 600 stores by 2020. A standard 7kW charger will be available for free, but drivers will have to Read more…

Electric car being charged at a charging station

Scottish scientists have developed a liquid battery which could charge electric cars in seconds. A team at the University of Glasgow has created a prototype system that could revolutionise travel. The technology uses a metal oxide – described by researchers as an “exotic rust” – that can be charged with Read more…