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Charging Infrastructure

LeasePlan tackles EV charging etiquette with launch of dashboard timer

Launch follows the recent move by Aberdeen and Sheffield city councils to charge drivers who stay too long in EV chargepoints. More local authorities are expected to follow suit in a bid to cut down long queues caused by the growing number of EV registrations.

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Finding an EV-qualified technician is a postcode lottery

Data reveals the greatest proportion of EV qualified technicians in the automotive aftermarket workforce in some obvious locations such as London and the South East. However, it is a concern that there are also some big gaps in much of the central part of England as well as a number of London Boroughs

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EVs now account for a quarter of all new models available

The UK new car market posted its longest uninterrupted period of expansion for eight years, as registrations grew 16.7% in May to reach 145,204 units according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Despite 10 consecutive months of growth, registrations remain 21.0% below pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

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Charging Infrastructure

InstaVolt partners with Waypoint Asset Management to install rapid chargers

Collaboration marks the first time that Waypoint Asset Management will work with an EV charging network and feeds into the company’s wider sustainability goals of being committed to managing environmental impact in the most effective and responsible manner possible.

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Fleet operators call for ambitious and simple ZEV mandate

A group of 28 leading UK businesses with some of the largest fleets in the UK, Climate Group is calling for an ambitious ZEV mandate in a response to the third and final consultation on the issue.  Climate Group is urging the government to set bolder sales targets for cars and vans to encourage supply of electric vehicles (EVs) – the most efficient ZEV available with no emissions at the tailpipe – and give confidence to leading businesses that are already investing in the technology.  

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Discounts start to appear on EVs

Recent price cutting by Tesla and the arrival of new manufacturers from China were both helping to create a more competitive environment, alongside a gradual ramping up of production volumes following the pandemic. Some fleet managers reported that lead times on EVs were starting to fall, sometimes substantially – although this could create its own problems.

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Home EV charging costs drop – but drivers can easily lower them more

Market authority Ofgem has announced that the Standard Variable Tariff for domestic electricity rates would be lowered to 30p/kWh from 1 July. The reduction is down from the current 34p/kWh which has been in place since 1 October 2022. While the news will be welcomed by EV drivers keen to reduce their charging costs, Ohme is encouraging those same drivers to make even greater savings by switching to an off-peak EV tariff such as those from Octopus or Ovo.

Osprey Chargings 1.6 acre site at Salmons Leap is open and ready to serve the high volumes of seasonal traffic expected in Devon this summer

Boost for locals and holidaymakers as largest charging hub in the South West opens

Salmon’s Leap is Osprey’s first land acquisition. The car park has been re-designed specifically for EV charging: there are two extra-long bays for towing vehicles, extra-wide bays for full disabled access, and all bays are laid out in Osprey’s unique format that optimises space and charger ease-of-use, so that the hub accommodates all types of vehicle and driver.


Octopus Electroverse launches EV charging solution for businesses

Companies can view and download charging history details like where and when charges took place and how much they cost – all in one dashboard. It can be broken down by group or individual driver. All charges appear in one consolidated invoice, enabling a full overview of the business’ EV charges at the tap of a finger. 

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Leasing helps canny consumers save over £10,000 on new electric vehicles

Despite the cost-of-living crisis and interest rate increases, savvy consumers are seeking out online leasing offers to help manage their household budgets. saw a 32% increase in sales enquiries for electric vehicles in Q1 2023 compared to Q4 2022.




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