Ford trials robot charging station for disabled drivers

Ford has developed a prototype robot charging station that drivers operate via their smartphone from inside their electric vehicle, meaning they could stay in the car while charging. Disabled drivers have already identified ease of charging as a key ...

High power charging hub opens at MOTO Wetherby

A high power Electric Super Hub has opened at MOTO Wetherby by GRIDSERVE, making it the eighth one to be opened by the two companies. Initially, 12 chargers have been launched at this latest Super Hub at Wetherby services ...

First Hydrogen agrees vehicle trials with fleet consortium

First Hydrogen has announced it will be collaborating with the the UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium (AHFC) to trial its two demonstrator hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles (LCV) with fleet customers. First Hydrogen’s two MAN eTGE vehicles are integrated with ...

Jane Toogood becomes UK’s first Hydrogen Champion

Jane Toogood will be announced as the UK’s first Hydrogen Champion, at the Hydrogen Investment Summit later today. Jane will play a vital role in bringing industry and government together to realise the government’s hydrogen ambitions – including supporting ...

Trial shows how electricity networks cope with EV charging

The results from the Domestic Energy Balancing EV Charging project, delivered by CrowdCharge on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, have been released. The trial looked at the pressure put on electricity networks when increasing numbers of electric vehicles charge ...

EV enquiries reach record levels at Reflex Vehicle Hire

A record number of fleets are enquiring and ordering electric vehicles, Reflex Vehicle Hire has reported. At one recent event, 80% of van fleet enquiries received by Reflex included requests for information about plug-in cars and vans, while more ...

Government marks first year of Transport Decarbonisation Plan

The government has marked the first year anniversary of its Transport Decarbonisation Plan, with an outline of the progress its made – as well as the launch of two new consultations and the publication of its second Cycling and ...

Consultation on ending the sale of new petrol and diesel motorbikes

The government is launching a public consultation on phasing out the sale of new fossil-fuelled motorbikes and moped by 2035, or even earlier for some vehicles. The consultation proposes a 2030 end date for L1, L2, L3e-A1, L6 and ...

Half of local authorities not set target date for EV transition

Almost half of local authorities have yet to set a date for completing the transition of their fleets to electric vehicles, with 74% still operating fleets comprising more than 90% petrol and diesel-powered Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. This ...

Bidfood takes on electric truck for London deliveries

Foodservice wholesaler Bidfood has taken on a zero-emission FUSO eCanter, and is the first to have the vehicle fitted with a temperature-controlled body. This was built by Gray & Adams and is cooled by a Frigoblock eutectic refrigeration system ...

74% of local authorities still operating mostly ICE vehicles

Almost half of local authorities have yet to set a date for completing the transition of their fleets to electric vehicles, with 74% still operating fleets comprising more than 90% petrol and diesel-powered Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. This ...

Motor Parts Direct takes on 40 Citroën ë-Berlingo Vans

Motor Parts Direct has ordered 40 electric Citroën ë-Berlingo Vans, as well as 220 Berlingo Vans and Relay BlueHDi Diesel models to add to its 850-strong Citroën fleet, as it looks to operate more sustainably. Kevin Blazey, Marketing Director ...

Mer launches new guide to EV charging grants

Electric vehicle charging company Mer has published a new online guide to help fleet operators navigate changes to Government grants for EV charging infrastructure. Mer published its guide after the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) launched new grant ...

SG Fleet and Zoomo partner to electrify last mile fleets

SG Fleet and e-bike manufacturer Zoomo have announced a partnership which will enable fleets within SG’s customer network to expand and electrify in the last mile delivery segment.   Furthermore, the partnership offers collaborative R&D opportunities for both parties. ...

Carbon footprint of UK vehicle production falls to lowest ever level

The UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 compared with the previous year to reach its lowest level since records began, according to new research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). SMMT’s ...

Report calls for more cohesive approach to zero emission transport

A report commissioned by the Urban Transport Group and Connected Places Catapult suggests that a fragmented approach to decarbonising urban vehicle fleets puts decarbonisation targets at risk. It is calling for a more cohesive approach to accelerating the uptake ...

GRIDSERVE to host EV Awareness Day for businesses

GRIDSERVE is hosting an EV Awareness Day at its forecourt in Essex on 16 July, where local people and businesses can test drive electric vehicles and ask any questions they have. The next event is taking place at the ...

SYNETIQ helping Europcar with parts supply issues

SYNETIQ is helping Europcar Mobility Group UK navigate through parts supply chain issues with its ‘green parts’ solution. Complex parts manufacturer supply issues mean an increasing number of vehicles awaiting repair, with some items on backorder for over six ...

Arval UK more than doubles electric vehicles on fleet in a year

Arval UK has more than doubled the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on its UK fleet in the 12 months to the end of June. There has been a 102% growth from 11,225 to 22,630 units, meaning that EVs ...

OZEV publishes leaflet addressing EV misconceptions

The government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles has published a leaflet addressing common misconceptions about electric vehicles. The leaflet says that while EV technology, vehicles and infrastructure have developed rapidly in recent years, people still understandably have a lot ...

Bonnet to help DPD drivers with public charging network

EV chargepoint aggregator Bonnet is partnering with delivery company DPD to give its EV drivers with access to Bonnet’s app, helping to make public charging more efficient through standardised costing, and reliability around working chargepoints.   DPD has an ...

Electric Van Count launched to track switch to electric LCVs

New AutoMotive has launched an Electric Van Count (EVC) to track the UK’s transition of vans from diesel to electric.   The EVC will analyse progress in meeting the government’s ambition to phase out sales of diesel and petrol ...

Mercedes-Benz eActros makes UK debut at Road Transport Expo

The fully electric Mercedes-Benz Trucks eActros and new FUSO Canter were shown for the first time in Britain at the inaugural Road Transport Expo.   The 27-tonne eActros 400 is powered by four 112 kWh lithium-ion batteries and provides ...

Bristol Clean Air Zone to launch in November

Bristol’s Clean Air Zone will start operating on Monday 28 November 2022, which will charge older polluting vehicles that enter the zone. The council has £42 million of funding to help those that need to replace vehicles to meet ...

Gap between oil price and wholesale fuel price a "cause for concern"

A review of competition in the road fuel market has found cause for concern in the growing gap between the price of crude oil when it enters refineries, and the wholesale price when it leaves refineries as petrol or ...

Greener staff travel for SMEs

Shared transport schemes like car clubs and bike share are the key to SME decarbonisation plans, as they can contribute directly to cleaner air and better health, while also bringing other key benefits, including reduced costs. Richard Dilks, chief ...

Inconsistencies in local authority EV charging approach found

Despite growth in electric vehicle charging infrastructure over the past two years, a new report demonstrates by Field Dynamics, in partnership with Zap-Map, shows inconsistencies in approach and outcomes between local authorities, and highlights concerns for “On-Street” households, which ...

Energy Superhub Oxford opens with direct grid connection

Energy Superhub Oxford, which is reported to be Europe’s most powerful EV charging hub, has officially opened and will provide fast and ultra-rapid charging for 42 vehicles and has the capacity to charge 400. The hub was made possible ...

Programme launched to help businesses with low carbon transport

UK Power Networks has launched the Low Carbon Technology Customer Group, which will help businesses with their low carbon technology plans.   UK Power Networks is approaching the owners and managers of destination venues, property landlords and business workplaces ...

UK firms set to adopt 163,000 electric vehicles this year

UK businesses are set to adopt more than 163,000 electric vehicles this year, according to a new study by Centrica Business Solutions. The increase would see over a third (35%) more business operate EVs on the road by the ...

Tarmac orders zero-emission electric mixer truck

Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for a battery electric mixer truck as part of the company’s commitment to net zero.      Due to be delivered in Autumn 2022, the electric mixer will work at Tarmac’s ...

EV sales rise in June amid weak overall new car market

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have continued their growth streak in June, with a 14.6% increase in volume, as market share continued to grow, reaching 16.1%, up from 10.7% a year before. The SMMT figures show plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) ...

Van drivers concerned of losing work time charging an EV

Almost half (44%) of van drivers believe they wouldn’t be able to fit charging time into their working schedule, according to Ford’s latest Go Electric report. This may stem from a lack of charging options available, with only 20% ...

Connected Kerb joins Paua business EV roaming network

EV roaming network Paua has added Connected Kerb to its network. This will allow Paua users to find, charge, and pay for Connected Kerb’s on street public charging network. Paua and Connected Kerb have completed all contracts as well ...

Onto expands fleet with 600 new Peugeot electric vehicles

Electric car subscription service Onto is adding 600 new electric PEUGEOT cars to its fleet, with 300 e-208 Allure Premiums available for delivery and 300 more e-2008 GT models available from July. . Onto was founded in 2017 with ...

Network Rail expands EV fleet and installs depot charging

Network Rail has installed its first dedicated EV charging facilities at its Swindon and Bristol depots, and is conducting a trial of electric vans for use across its network. With support from Novuna Vehicle Solutions, the charging infrastructure installation ...

Amazon launches fleet of e-cargo bikes from new micromobility hub

Amazon has announced its first fleet of e-cargo bikes and walkers, which will work out of its first UK micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in Central London. E-cargo bikes and walkers from the new hub, along with Amazon’s ...

ChargePlace Scotland and Paua partner to support GB EV Rally

ChargePlace Scotland (CPS) and EV fleet fuel card provider Paua are partnering to provide a roaming solution for drivers on the Great British EV Rally in July this year. This is the first step in what could become a ...

Government launches Road Safety Investigation Branch

The government has launched the country’s first ever Road Safety Investigation Branch (RSIB), which will investigate incidents on country’s roads and provide insight into what needs to change to help save lives. The government will recruit a specialised team ...

Webfleet pledges to offset carbon footprint of GB EV Rally vehicles

Webfleet has pledged to remove 61 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere to offset the carbon footprint from vehicles participating in this year’s Great British EV Rally (GBEVR). The five-day rally, which starts from Castle & Gardens of Mey ...


Northgate launches fleet electrification programme

SMEs: Are electric vehicles your next logical step? launches EV servicing booking capability

Private Parking Code of Practice withdrawn

£10 million to accelerate hydrogen technology in Scotland

Government urged to alter salary sacrifice rules for lowest paid

Scotland trials drone-delivered school meals

68 per cent of SMEs considering EV salary sacrifice scheme

GRIDSERVE and Moto unveil latest EV charging superhubs

Auto Trader sees demand for EVs surge as fuel prices rise

Electric bike rental hub for last mile deliveries opens

British Gas drivers gain access to Osprey network

Smart grid integration of electric vehicles to be trialled

British Gas drivers gain direct access to Osprey network

Participants of Electric Nation V2G project slashed energy bills

Consultation on reforming the heavy goods vehicle levy

Nottingham has the most rapid & ultra-rapid EV chargers in the UK

Electric motorbike and off-road truck projects granted funding

Speedy decarbonises fleet with 150 new electric vans

First Mile launches fleet of electric bikes for recycling collections

Electric vehicle HyperHubs with solar canopies open in York

Electric vehicle HyperHubs open in York

Rising fuel prices fuelling shift to electric vehicles

New AA paper focuses on post-pandemic fleet excellence

Plug-in grant for electric cars ends with funding to focus on EV barriers

DHL introduces 20 bio-LNG trucks into its M&S fleet

British zero emission vehicle tech showcased at EVS 35 in Oslo

Polestar begins delivering electric vehicles to Hertz

Local authorities grow EV fleets almost fivefold in five years

Charge My Street joins roaming network Paua

Electric van registrations up 62.7% first five months of 2022

Workplace EV chargers outnumber public chargers

Workplace electric vehicle chargers outnumber public chargers

Hilti begins replacement of diesel fleet with Kia e-Niros

Fiat Professional launches E-Doblò electric van

Polestar to debut first electric performance SUV in October 2022

Mazda commits to making its factories carbon neutral by 2035

Battery electric vehicle uptake increases 17.7% in May

Grosvenor Leasing named Whistl’s 2022 supplier of the year

Humn and LEVL to offer data-driven insurance for electric fleets

Everyday items reused and recycled in ŠKODA ENYAQ iV

World Biogas Summit and Expo takes place 15-16 June

Cost to rapid charge an electric car rises by a fifth in eight months

Over £6 million announced to develop red diesel alternatives

Tackling grey fleet should be key part of decarbonisation plans

Fiat to stop selling fully petrol or diesel cars from July 2022

Three quarters of a million vehicles on UK roads can be plugged in

Best performing April for commercial vehicle production since 2016

East Midlands Ambulance Service takes on Kia e-Niros

Pop-up mini solar car park and EV charging hub launched

Punitive insurance rates hitting poorer electric vehicle drivers

Polestar to investigate extreme fast charging with StoreDot

E-bike scheme launched in Hammersmith & Fulham

Shell launches 'Accelerate to Zero' plan to support fleets

Octopus secures funding to grow salary sacrifice scheme

EV registrations double in the north of England

Meet The World's First Tesla-Powered Honda S2000

New partnership to bring EV charging to the education sector