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EV charge point rollout gets £185m boost

21/03/2024

Forty-four local authorities are set to receive a share of £185m to help accelerate the rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

Coventry to consider £35m for Gigapark investment zone

06/03/2024

Coventry City Council’s cabinet will discuss whether to accept up to £35m of government funding to develop a battery gigafactory as part a new investment zone.

Progress stalls on EV charge points

05/03/2024

Many local authorities have fallen significantly behind on their electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure plans, new research has found.

Council leader welcomes £4bn EV battery factory

29/02/2024

Somerset Council has welcomed the confirmation that Bridgwater in Somerset will be the location of a new £4bn electric vehicle (EV) battery factory.

UK risks being stuck in EV ‘slow lane’

06/02/2024

Government must do more to speed up the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) if it is to reach net zero, including extending charging infrastructure support.

Nearly 70% of EV owners unhappy with public chargers

01/02/2024

Nearly 70% of electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicle owners who have used the UK’s public charging network have said they are unhappy with it.

EVs only ‘part of the solution’, public health directors warn

03/01/2024

Directors of public health have welcomed the Government’s zero emission vehicle mandate but warned electric vehicles are ‘just part of the solution’.

£150k charging investment to support Hull’s EV transition

08/12/2023

Hull City Council has announced that it will invest £150,000 in new electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

Gov announces £70m charge point pilot

06/12/2023

The Government has launched a £70m pilot scheme to boost the rollout of ultra-rapid electric vehicle charge points in motorway service areas.

Autumn Statement: Planning system to prioritise EV charging

22/11/2023

The Autumn Statement gave a major boost to the electric vehicle (EV) market with £2bn of investment and a pledge to reform the planning system.

New partnership helps local authorities plan active travel and low carbon projects

20/11/2023

Esri UK has announced that AppyWay has joined its partner programme, giving customers easy access to digital kerbside data. Lambeth Council among first users.

County areas behind on EV charging

28/09/2023

The number of publicly available electric vehicle (EV) charge points in England’s county and rural areas lags ‘far behind’ major towns and cities, according to a report.

£5.5m for EV charging in West Sussex

27/09/2023

West Sussex County Council has received £5.5m to pay for the installation of up to 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

Cornwall exceeds EV charger installation target

26/09/2023

Cornwall has installed 184 electric vehicle charge points as part of a plan aimed to improve coverage in rural parts of the county.

‘Up to’ £129m announced in zero emission bus boost

08/09/2023

The transport secretary has announced ‘up to’ £129m to help local transport authorities introduce hundreds more zero emission buses.

Manchester charges forward with 200 EV connectors

05/09/2023

Plans to install 200 electric vehicle charging connectors in Manchester are gathering pace as the city council looks to help residents switch to cleaner cars.

Gloucestershire to roll out 1,000 EV chargers

24/08/2023

Gloucestershire County Council is set to begin the rollout of 1,000 electric vehicle charging points at the end of this month.

Majority of councils do not have on-street EV charging strategy

15/08/2023

More than 70% of local authorities do not have a published strategy in place for residential on-street charging for electric vehicles (EV).

MPs launch electric vehicle (EV) inquiry

09/08/2023

An inquiry into electric vehicles (EVs) has today been launched to help the Government better understand how the UK will reach net zero.

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