According to government sources, the funding may double the number of on-street charging points enjoying its support to almost 8,000. UK transport secretary Grant Shapps announced the funding and the continuation of the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) on 2 February 2021.
In partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, the Department for Transport is welcoming applications from councils which are yet to apply for funding, as well as those that have already benefitted.
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RENAULT CAPTUR E-TECH PHEV
Renault’s first foray into plug-in hybrids has arrived with the Captur. Jonathan Musk drives.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Globally, Hyundai will launch more than 12 additional BEV models in the next four years starting with the IONIQ 5 you see here – proving that range isn’t the only thing that matters, instead it’s their charging time that counts.
Mazda reckons there’s more to selling EVs than offering long-range and straight line speed – but will potential customers agree?
CIT ROËN Ami
The Ami proves electric mobility doesn’t have to be expensive, provided you don’t mind sacrificing some luxuries…
With an end date set for combustion engines and plug-in sales accelerating in the UK, demands are ramping up for a widespread public charging infrastructure. So what do the companies tasked with deploying them see as the biggest hurdles ahead?
AN ABSOLUTE APPROACH
Chinese EV maker NIO offers smart technologies and a holistic view of the electric vehicle experience. Ahead of its arrival in the west, Autovolt talks to NIO Europe vice president Hui Zhang about the company’s innovative user concepts
2010 KIA VENGA EV
Kia is best known today for its electric e-Niro and Soul EV models, yet their roots reside with the Kia Venga EV concept car first displayed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. While Nissan was just getting its Leaf off the ground, Kia (and the wider Hyundai Motor Group or HMG) were busy reading themselves for their future too.
UK To Benefit From £20m On‑Street Charge Point Funding
LOCAL authorities have been urged to take advantage of a £20m UK government cash injection which will boost the number of on-street EV charge points.
Range Rover Evoque P300E
The first plug-in Evoque is impeccable tuned to a demanding segment, as Alex Grant explains.
KIA Sorento ‘2' 1.6 HEV
Good foundations mean Kia’s hybrid flagship is a worthy diesel alternative, says Alex Grant.
UBER TO RECRUIT 20,000 UK DRIVERS ON POST-LOCKDOWN DEMAND
Uber plans to recruit 20,000 more drivers in the United Kingdom to help fill swelling demand for rides as the country’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.
Secret Pentagon Warning
U.S. BRACES FOR WORLD WAR 3!
‘BRITCOIN' DIGITAL CURRENCY BEING CONSIDERED BY UK
British authorities are exploring the possibility of creating a new digital currency that Treasury chief Rishi Sunak touted as “Britcoin.”
CHEF JUDY JOO: We'll Be Back STRONGER THAN EVER
THE CELEBRITY COOK AND RESTAURATEUR TALKS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY— AND WHAT DINING OUT WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE.
The U.K. Wants to Clean Up Space
The amount of debris in orbit is an increasing danger—and a potential market opportunity
Bumper UK race fleets forecast
A bumper racing season in the UK is being predicted this summer as the easing of restrictions to social gatherings meets pent up appetite for competitive events. The largest is likely to be the Round the Island Race, which takes place on 3 July, followed by Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race in August, both of which could see boosted fleet numbers.
EPIC GAMES COMPLAINS ABOUT APPLE TO UK COMPETITION WATCHDOG
Epic Games submitted a complaint this week about Apple’s alleged “monopolistic practices” to the U.K. competition watchdog, which is investigating the iPhone maker over concerns it has a dominant position in app distribution.
There Must Have Been Something in the Water
If The Beatles never happened, if the British invasion never occurred, then music fans around the world would more than likely never have been exposed to some of the finest white blues singers that the U.K. produced between 1964 and 1970.
AI’S ROLE IN THE COVID VACCINATION PROCESS
UBER TO GIVE UK DRIVERS MINIMUM WAGE, PENSION, HOLIDAY PAY
Uber is giving its U.K. drivers the minimum wage, pensions and holiday pay, following a recent court ruling that said they should be classified as workers and entitled to such benefits.