Solar car park investors hit 3ti funding target in under an hour

Within an hour of opening its first crowdfunding round publicly, 3ti, the UK’s leading designer, installer, funder and operator of Solar Car Parks (SCPs), has smashed its initial £500,000 investment target. The funding will accelerate the roll-out of the world’s first pop-up mini solar car park and electric vehicle charging hub, Papilio3, enable expansion of …

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GRIDSERVE unveils new Electric Super Hubs at Heston and Severn View

Sustainable energy company GRIDSERVE and Moto, the UK’s largest motorway services operator, have unveiled two new high-power Electric Super Hubs in Moto Severn View and Moto Heston Westbound as part of their ongoing nationwide effort to improve access to charging facilities. This year, Moto and GRIDSERVE have added 53 high-power chargers across six new Electric …

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SWARCO and Cornwall Council to deliver EV chargers across county

SWARCO Smart Charging, a UK provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, has signed a significant new partnership agreement with Cornwall Council to supply, install, maintain and operate EV charging points throughout the county over the next four years. These will be a mix of 7kW AC, 22kW AC and 50kW DC chargers. The agreement includes …

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New EV charger law for homes and buildings sees enquiries double

The arrival of a new piece of legislation sees the majority of new homes now required to have electric car chargers fitted. Indeed, the change in building regulation requirements means that most new residential developments, workplaces and supermarkets must install electric vehicle (EV) charging points as part of the initial build. The change, which came into …

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InstaVolt receives £110m funding boost for rapid charging expansion

Rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging provider InstaVolt has announced it has received £110m in senior debt financing from Santander, Lloyds Bank, Investec, Natixis and NIBC to continue its significant expansion of rapid EV charging infrastructure throughout the UK. This latest funding boost is a commitment InstaVolt’s significant infrastructure expansion and to the wider EV industry, as consumer …

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Staffordshire taxi drivers encouraged to go green with new charge points

Three Staffordshire councils have come together to install electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities within local authority car parks in order to support local taxis and private hire vehicles in switching to less-polluting vehicles. The project is supported by SWARCO Smart Charging, one of the UK’s largest providers of EV charging infrastructure, and the first sites …

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One every nine minutes – 60,000 electric cars registered in 2018 marking 7th consecutive year of growth

Electric vehicle market grew 19% in 2018 with almost 60,000 new plug-in electric cars registered in the UK One new electric car registered every nine minutes in the UK last year End-of-year figures show the seventh consecutive year of growth for the plug-in car market Total number of pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars registered …

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Polestar launches referral programme – Zap-Map

Polestar has rolled out a customer referral programme in a number of countries around the world, including the United Kingdom. The programme is available in certain European countries, South Korea, and North America as well, and applies to all new vehicle purchase models. Existing customers can generate a unique referral code in their Polestar account, …

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