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Electric vehicles (EVs) are said to cost 23% less to service and maintain than petrol models over three years/60,000 miles. Yet, there are still key hurdles to overcome before we can move to a full-scale deployment of...
UK Power Networks Services has introduced the first electric vehicles (EVs) and charge points in to its fleet at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airport depots, and EV charge points at its London City Airport depot.
By Stephen Joseph To the extent that there is any media coverage of buses, it tends to be bad news. The stories are about cuts in services leaving people isolated, declining use and fares increases. I’ve helped contribute to this...
Jérôme Faissat, co-founder, Andersen Look back ten or even five years and although there was an acceptance that EVs may one day become mainstream, few predicted a rapid rise. In 2010, only around 100 EVs were sold in the US,...
Selected primary schools are being offered a free electric vehicle chargepoint by manufacturer Pod Point as part of a campaign to spark excitement about electric vehicles (EVs) and the future of mobility. Pod Point’s Electric Schools campaign aims to raise...
The company’s UBESS (Universal Battery Energy Storage) systems have been deployed by UPS at its Camden depot. With the power demand from charging electric vehicles too great for the already buckling London power grid, Danny Jones, Founder and CEO of...
By Matt Allen, CEO, Pivot Power Climate change is making UK cities re-think how they source energy and power transport. In Birmingham, the city council is working to deliver tens of millions of pounds worth of cycling routes, while...
While the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) welcomes the new tax exemption for employees charging their personally owned electric car at work, it would like to see HMRC address the complicated tax rules of reimbursing employees for business travel...
A pioneering project aims to convert air-polluting diesel engines due for scrap into renewable power storage units that can charge electric bus and lorry fleets. The research is being carried out by the University of Nottingham with support from Volvo Trucks. While diesel engines are still viewed as economical and efficient...
Brian Foster, Head of Industry Finance at Siemens Financial Services in the UK Several UK cities are looking to implement smart projects and developments to improve the efficiency of local services, enhance sustainability and develop their competitiveness. Operating hybrid and...