The POLAR electric car charging network to be powered by 100% renewable energy

The POLAR electric car charging network to be powered by 100% renewable energy

From the 1st August, one of the UK’s largest electric car charging network, POLAR, which includes Charge Your Car sites, is switching to 100% renewable electricity. The electricity consumption of the POLAR network, operated by Chargemaster, will be certified and...
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Smart Charging the key to the extra 18GW required for electric cars by 2050

Smart Charging the key to the extra 18GW required for electric cars by 2050

Electric vehicles could create an additional peak electricity demand of up to 18GW by 2050, equivalent to an additional 30 per cent on top of today’s peak demand of 60 GW, according to one scenario in National Grid’s recently published...
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Oxford City Council to install £500,000 of electric vehicle charging points for taxis

Oxford City Council to install £500,000 of electric vehicle charging points for taxis

Oxford City Council plans to install £500,000 of electric car charging points for taxis and to phase out older, high-emitting hackney cabs from the city in another effort to reduce air pollution. The City Council is working closely with COLTA...
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eVolt reaches milestone installing new charge points at Heathrow

eVolt reaches milestone installing new charge points at Heathrow

eVolt’s 200th electric car Rapid Charge point has been supplied to Heathrow Airport, after the charge point supplier was awarded the contract to provide 18 units. The new chargers were installed using a specific newly designed quicker installation method dev...
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On-street electric car charging made easy by Ubitricity

On-street electric car charging made easy by Ubitricity

One common barrier to switching to an electric car is your ability to charge it.  Ideally, you would have a driveway or garage to park up overnight and plug-in.  In many town and cities this isn’t a luxury available to...
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Smart electric car charge point trial arrives in Nottingham

Smart electric car charge point trial arrives in Nottingham

On National Clean Air Day, 15th June, a Nottingham resident has become the first person in the city to have a home smart charger installed for his electric car. The smart electric car charger point has been installed free of...
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NewMotion snaps up electric car charging contract in North Somerset

NewMotion snaps up electric car charging contract in North Somerset

NewMotion, Europe’s leading charge point provider for electric vehicles has won a contract with charge point installers, Elmtronics and North Somerset council to convert existing charge points onto their charge network. NewMotion has converted the majority o...
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Bookable electric car charging service eyes international expansion

Bookable electric car charging service eyes international expansion

From today, electric car drivers can now use the world’s first dedicated and bookable peer-to-peer charging network – Chargie to book a charge at domestic chargepoints across the UK. Chargie will enable EV drivers to access the home chargepoints of o...
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Innovative new service lets you offer the use of your home electric car charge point – for a fee

Innovative new service lets you offer the use of your home electric car charge point – for a fee

Chargie is the world’s first dedicated and bookable peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging service, which will enable EV drivers to access the domestic, wall-mounted charge points of other EV owners signed-up to the service. Set up in a similar manner to Ai...
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Electric car charging schemes – which one should I join?

Electric car charging schemes – which one should I join?

The world of electric car charging schemes has become a bit of a minefield recently, particularly as they’ve almost all have started billing users. This short post is designed to limit the number of schemes you have to join, keeping...
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