The new Pimlico hub, connected by UK Power Networks Services, significantly boosts the ultra-fast EV charging offer in central London. Previously, only thirteen ultra-fast charge points were publicly available across all charge point operators in 2023.
Transport Secretary Mark Harper said that the funding will cover some of the costs of upgrading the electricity grid at 10 motorway service areas to help ensure that ultra-rapid chargers will not have a long wait to connect to the grid due to capacity restraints.
bp pulse charge points are already live and charging EVs at 17 bp SPAR sites across Northern Ireland as well as at another four Henderson Retail SPAR sites. The full roll-out is planned to be finished by end 2025.
Vauxhall’s entry-level Design trim is now available across its latest electric passenger car models. This new entry point makes Vauxhall’s electric range more accessible to consumers looking to start their electric journey, whilst continuing to deliver a high level of specification, with features such as automatic LED headlights, parking sensors and cruise control included as standard.
New ‘e-roaming’ partnerships include the likes of Shell Recharge, Total, Ionity, Osprey, Charge Point inc, EVBox and Power Dot, among many others. And will offer Clenergy customers using its EV driver App the ability to locate, connect, and charge their EV instantly from a wider choice of charge points than last year. This means they can now take advantage of 250,000 charge points across 42 countries in Europe using the Clenergy EV app, their bank card, Apple or Google pay, or a pre-loaded Clenergy card in case of a wifi blackspot.
ustomers who purchase an A2 charge point from November 1st, 2023, are allocated a dedicated Personal Concierge Assistant who will provide guidance on all aspects of choosing the best electricity tariff and offering wide-ranging advice about EV charging set up throughout the whole life of the charger.
Of the 24,359 new BEVs reaching the road in November, 77.4% were taken on by fleets and businesses. While overall BEV volumes fell by 17.1%, leading to a reduced market share of 15.6%, last November was atypical with significant deliveries following supply chain disruptions. Year to date, BEV uptake is up 27.5% with a 16.3% market share – expected to rise to 22.3% next year.
Leasys is specialised in multi-brand operational leasing and innovative mobility solutions and Octopus makes public charging simple by offering a slick and easy charging experience through its award-winning electric vehicle (EV) public charging platform – Octopus Electroverse. The partnership will provide customers with the best mobility experience.
Funds from this deal will play a pivotal role in financing Octopus’ flagship EV salary sacrifice programme. Launched in 2021, this scheme empowers drivers to save 30-40% each month on a brand new electric vehicle. Octopus offers an easy all-in-one service, providing the brand new car, charger and discounted energy tariff.
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