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  • EV Energy Taskforce stakeholder engagement workshops 9 & 13 Sept

    29/08/2019

    The Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce is holding a series of regional stakeholder engagement workshops including upcoming events in Glasgow (9 Sept) and London (13 Sept). The Taskforce, which is facilitated by the LowCVP, has been formed at the request of the Government to help ensure that the UK's energy system is ready for and able to facilitate and exploit the mass take up of electric vehicles.

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  • Government announces additional funding for on-street residential chargepoints

    12/08/2019

    The Government has announced an additional £2.5 million to fund the installation of over 1,000 new residential chargepoints. It will support the on-street residential chargepoint scheme, launched in 2017, which helps people access charging infrastructure near their homes when they don’t have off-street parking.

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

    15/07/2019

    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

    03/07/2019

    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)

    20/06/2019

    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

    10/05/2019

    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

    19/02/2019

    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

    05/02/2019

    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

    12/01/2019

    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

    27/11/2018

    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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