Britain's largest energy supplier British Gas has signed a three-year contract with Dutch charging infrastructure provider Alfen to supply charging equipment for its own business, its parent company Centrica and its customers.
Tag : Großbritannien
Fiat Chrysler and NewMotion are collaborating to systematically provide FCA's business customers with access to NewMotion's charging ecosystems. The offering will be rolled out in 12 European countries - the first being France, Germany and the UK.
Coventry and Oxford could become the first UK cities to have all-electric bus fleets. The UK government now says it received 19 applications from across England for matching funding, from which the two cities were selected as finalists.
BMW and Daimler's Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve climate neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is providing more than €100 million in resources over the next five years to support the shift towards e-mobility.
Partners Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD's UK offshoot have announced plans to assemble the chassis of their electric solo and double-decker buses for the UK market directly at ADL's UK plants from the second half of 2021.
Nissan has launched a special edition of its Leaf electric model to mark its 10th anniversary. The Nissan Leaf10 is distinguished by its looks and a few tech gimmicks, but the powertrain and battery remain unchanged.
British hotel chain Premier Inn has contracted energy company Engie to supply up to 1,000 fast charging points for electric cars, with an initial plan to install 600 charging points with more than 50 kW capacity at 300 hotels over the next three years.
UK electric car subscription service Onto is adding another 275 electric cars to its fleet by March, having already ordered 1,100 Renault Zoe and 300 each of PSA's Peugeot e-208 and DS 3 Crossback E-Tense last year.
Statkraft makes another acquisition in the charging infrastructure sector: the Norwegian state-owned energy company announces the acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Swedish provider Bee Charging Solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Electric car startup Rivian, which is backed by Amazon and Ford among others, is looking for European locations for a new plant, according to informed sources, with Germany, the UK and Hungary among those under discussion.
Israeli eMobility startup Ree Automotive, which announced its IPO on the U.S. stock market a few days ago, is investing $92 million (about €76 million) in a new "Engineering Center of Excellence" in England, specifically in the central English county of Warwickshire.
Aston Martin will start making all-electric models at its current UK plants in 2025, with hybrids to be sold before then. So it seems Aston Martin, where it initially looked like an internal combustion focus after the entry of Lawrence Stroll's consortium and the demise of the Rapide E, is moving back towards eMobility after all.
British electric car subscription service Onto has expanded its fleet yet again, this time with the addition of 300 Audi e-tron. Onto already has a four-digit number of electric cars from various manufacturers - but so far none from the VW Group.
The British subsidiary of the French industrial group Saint-Gobain wants to convert its 3,000-plus company cars completely to electric and hybrid vehicles by the end of 2023, and Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has already flotted the first 100 VW ID.3s.
Hyundai Motor has entered into a strategic partnership with Uber in Europe, through which Hyundai will offer Uber drivers discounted access to its Ioniq Electric and Kona Electric models, as well as future all-electric vehicle models.
Geely's British brand Lotus also sees its future in battery-electric cars, which is why the Emira, due to be unveiled this summer, will be the last Lotus sports car with an internal combustion engine. From 2028, Lotus plans to sell only electric cars.
British electric vehicle developer Arrival is partnering with ride-hailing company Uber to build an electric car specifically for ride-hailing services, which is expected to go into production in the third quarter of 2023. However, the electric car is unlikely to be exclusive to Uber.
Hyundai's luxury Genesis brand has announced details of its European debut this year. The official sales launch for Germany, Switzerland and the UK is scheduled for the summer - initially with combustion models, but with three pure electric models to follow from the end of 2021.
British car brand Bristol Cars plans to launch an electric four-seater in 2025 with a new investor. By its 80th anniversary in 2026, investor Jason Wharton wants Bristol Cars to be a "leading UK electric vehicle company".
Gordon Murray Group has announced plans to develop its own electric car platform for small cars and vans, as part of a now-announced £300 million investment plan over the next five years.
UK electric car subscription service Onto has signed an agreement with Fisker to supply up to 700 examples of the Fisker Ocean in 2023, which would bring Onto's fleet to around 3,000 electric cars.
Tesla will begin deliveries of the new edition of the Model S on June 3, specifically the Plaid variant, for which Tesla is planning its own event at its factory in Fremont, California, on the aforementioned day.
Volvo has opened the order books for the C40 Recharge in the first European countries. The second electric model in the Swedes' current line-up is available to order now in the Netherlands and Norway and from June 3 in Sweden and the UK, with more markets to follow in the coming weeks.
Ford has temporarily suspended deliveries of its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV in the U.K. The automaker says it has discovered a "nominal safety risk" with the e-Call system.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is developing a prototype Land Rover Defender powered by fuel cells, which is due to begin testing in the UK later this year. The H2 off-road vehicle is being created as part of Jaguar Land Rover's research and development into future technologies.
South Korean carmaker SsangYong Motors has started series production of its first electric model, the Korando e-Motion, with export taking priority: the first vehicles are due to be delivered to Europe in August this year.
England's first hydrogen-powered fleet of double-decker buses has now entered service in London. 20 H2 double-deckers from the Northern Irish manufacturer Wrightbus will be used on route 7 between East Acton and Oxford Circus.
According to a media report, Audi also plans to sell its electric cars in the agency model from 2023, which VW has already been relying on since launching its electric offensive last year. At Audi, the changeover is to take place "in a staggered manner in key European markets from 2023".
Nissan has shown the first teaser images of its new all-electric crossover model based on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance's CMF EV platform, the model that will be built at its Sunderland plant in the UK.
The Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port (including the Opel Astra) is to become an electric site: Stellantis has announced that it will turn the plant into a production site for battery-electric commercial vehicles and passenger car models for the Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands.
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has ordered 500 Nissan Leafs through its offshoot NHS Fleet Solutions. The electric cars will be made available to healthcare staff and other public sector workers under a leasing scheme via deferred compensation.
UK energy provider and charging network operator Octopus Energy is taking delivery of 23 e-Expert all-electric vans from Peugeot. The vehicles will be used in the company's service fleet to install charging stations in London.
California-based electric car startup Lucid Motors plans to start delivering its cars in Germany next year, Germany CEO Roberto Russo confirmed to electrive.net. Deliveries are also set to start in other European countries in 2022.
Fisker has released details on its plans for offices in the U.S. and Europe, with the first so-called "Brand Experience Center" set to open in Los Angeles in the first half of 2022, followed by a center in Munich. In addition, Fisker is naming a price orientation for Ocean in Germany for the first time.
UK-based Dynamo Motor Company has unveiled its growth plans, with plans to hire 275 new employees and increase its conversion capacity to 10,000 vehicles annually by 2026.
After Rounds 12 and 13 of the season in London, Mercedes-EQ driver Nyck de Vries has taken the lead in the Formula E World Championship, with two second places enough for the Dutchman, with Jake Dennis in the BMW and Alex Lynn in the Mahindra winning the races.
UK supermarket chain Asda has announced plans to convert its fleet of over 600 vehicles entirely to electric cars by June 2025, several years ahead of the UK government's target of only allowing new zero-emission cars from 2030.
Continental Engineering Services (CES) and Siemens Mobility will cooperate in the future on the development and production of pantographs for trucks. The duo has its sights set on the electrification of road freight transport by means of so-called eHighways, as they are currently being tested in three regions in Germany.
Rivian has been negotiating with the UK government to build a plant near Bristol for several weeks, according to a media report, but the talks are not yet at an advanced stage.
US automotive supplier Dana is partnering with Switch Mobility (formerly Optare), the UK subsidiary of Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leylan. Specifically, Dana will become a preferred supplier of e-drive parts for Switch Mobility's bus and commercial vehicle range.
Cornwall, UK-based Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC) has unveiled plans to build up to 5,000 electric-powered commercial vehicles per year from 2023, using its PACES modular EV platform, which the company sees as the basis for future electric vans, trucks and buses.
The UK introduced special license plates for electric vehicles in December 2020 to make it easier for local authorities to enact special regulations, but inquiries by New Scientist have now revealed that in the nine months since the plates were introduced, none of England's 343 local authorities have enacted such special regulations.
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses from Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) for use on the city region's busiest route, the 10A between St Helens and Liverpool city centre.
Following the acquisition of Berlin-based charging infrastructure specialist Ubitricity, Shell has now announced its intention to install 50,000 Ubitricity charging points in the UK by 2025, for which the group also intends to assume part of the costs.
After US electric car startup Rivian twice delayed the start of deliveries for its R1T e-pickup, the time has apparently come: according to founder and CEO RJ Scaringe, the first customer vehicle has now rolled off the production line.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announces that from now on all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) for the UK capital will be locally zero emission.
London's largest taxi and for-hire company Addison Lee announces it will only use all-electric cars from 2023.Addison Lee already has 650 e-cars in service, and plans to add 200 VW ID.4s every month from November.
British electric drive specialist Equipmake and Spanish bus builder Beulas have unveiled a battery-electric double-decker bus that is said to have a range of up to 250 miles - the equivalent of around 400 kilometres - with a battery capacity of up to 543 kWh.
Swedish e-truck startup Volta Trucks is looking to expand its research and development team in the UK to accelerate the development of the Volta Zero, so the company is launching a hiring drive with the aim of employing more than 280 people by the end of 2021.
The all-electric crossover model based on the Alliance CMF-EV platform announced by Nissan in the summer is to replace the Nissan Leaf from around 2025, and will be built at the Japanese company's plant in Sunderland, England.