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  • UK to introduce mandatory installation of EV chargepoints for all new homes


    The Government has published proposals that would implement a requirement for all new homes to be fitted with electric vehicle chargepoints and a call for evidence on the longer-term options for smart charging. In a raft of announcements to support the uptake of EVs, the Government has also promised that all public rapid chargers will be credit/debit card friendly by Spring 2020. Company Car BIK tax rates have also been confirmed with benefits for EV drivers.

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  • Study finds that GHG-reduction potential of electric vehicles is underestimated


    New research from Eindhoven University says that the greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is underestimated in the scientific literature. It says that over the life cycle of BEVs, there is a tendency to overestimate battery manufacturing-related emissions, underestimate battery durability and not to allow for the rapid decarbonisation of the electricity mix over the lifetime of the vehicle.

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  • EV Energy Taskforce Summer Stakeholder Workshops (July 4th/30th)


    As the EV Energy Taskforce begins the final stages of preparing its findings to report back to the UK Government, it will be holding a series of regional workshops around the country to gain feedback on the emerging themes from the wider stakeholder community. Events will be held in Leeds (4 July) and Coventry (30 July).

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  • New report identifies detailed opportunities and costs from Vehicle-to-Grid charging of EVs


    A new report from Cenex finds that bidirectional Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging, which sees vehicles provide energy from their batteries to the grid when plugged in, delivers greater value and revenues than unidirectional Smart Charging.

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  • UKPN in project to create UK's first smart charging market for electric vehicle drivers


    UK Power Networks (UKPN) has announced plans for trials to assess what is needed to implement a smart charging network for electric vehicles. UKPN says the new market will put EV drivers in control, enabling them to charge when and where they wish, rewarding drivers who choose to recharge at off-peak times.

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  • Electric Nation project completes largest EV smart charging trial


    The Electric Nation project has completed its smart charging trials and has concluded that smart charging can be a key solution to easing the impact of increasing numbers of EVs on the electricity network. The initial findings suggest that there is sufficient flexibility in EV home charging behaviours to manage changing away from peak demand periods.

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  • Government publishes response to BEIS Committee report on EVs


    The Government has published its response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee report into driving the EV transition which was published last October. The Government says "the UK’s low emission vehicle industry is a huge success story and a great source of strength in our economy. The Government wants to take advantage of the economic opportunities now emerging globally, as countries move towards a cleaner future for road transport".

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  • EV Energy Task Force stakeholder launch event - video published


    Over 100 representatives of key stakeholder organisations were represented at the public launch of the Government's new EV Energy Taskforce which is convened by the LowCVP and which was announced as a part of the ‘Road to Zero’ strategy in July. A new video to introduce the initiative which was filmed a the event has been published.

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  • EDF Energy announces plans to install 1,500 V2G chargers in UK


    EDF Energy has announced plans to install 1,500 vehicle-to-grid chargers for its business customers in UK through a joint venture with San Diego-based Nuvve. Meanwhile, the first vehicle-to-grid trial project from the £30 million Government competition, thought to be “the largest, most diverse” project of its kind in the world, will be completed in May 2019 according to Innovate UK’s lead on the project. (Note: Resources related to this topic from the LowCVP-facilitated EV Energy Taskforce are now available - see below.)

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  • BEIS Committee calls for sales of new diesel and petrol cars to end in 2032


    The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published a report which describes the Government's 2040 targets for zero emission cars as 'vague and unambitious'. It calls for the Government to bring forward a 'clear, precise target for new sales of cars and vans to be zero emission by 2032' (similar to the targets set in Scotland). Meanwhile, the Committee on Climate Change has also called for accelerated ambition on EV introduction.

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