Electric Vehicles

Find out the latest statistics, developments and arguments around a key plank of the drive towards net-zero emissions.

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How can the sector promote trust, fairness and legitimacy at the same time as tackling the urgent transformations linked to the net-zero journey and technological advances? A panel including Ofwat’s Jonson Cox, Lord Deben, Northern Powergrid CEO Phil Jones and Michael Lewis of Eon, gave their view as part of the New Deal for Utilities debate
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A new Future Homes Standard is to be introduced from 2025, aimed at meeting “world-leading energy efficiency standards”, the Conservatives have announced. The party has also pledged to invest up to £1 billion in green growth in the automotive industry and to develop a fusion plant by 2040.
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In the final part of the series, Adam John speaks to the winners of the Young Energy Professionals awards about how their generation considers the net-zero challenge.
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Former Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan has told Utility Week that Boris Johnson’s green plan has “shone the spotlight even more brightly on RIIO-ED2”. He pointed to the move to bring forward the ban on petrol and diesel car sales to 2030 as having major ramifications for DNO’s business plans for the next price control and said there will “inevitably be tensions” around the levels of investment required.
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Utility Week’s Tom Grimwood runs through the events of last week which saw National Grid issue two separate warnings over expected shortfalls in electricity supply and asks whether they are merely the odd blip or the sign of a deeper problem.
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Western Power Distribution has launched a new domestic flexibility trial that will see households paid to keep their electricity usage at or below a pre-agreed level during weekday peaks in demand. This is in contrast with most previous flexibility services which usually require providers to reduce their consumption by a specified amount.
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Octopus Energy Group is continuing its growth with the purchase of Manchester-based tech firm Upside Energy. The company, which includes Octopus Energy, Octopus Energy for Business, Octopus Electric Vehicles and Kraken Technologies, will use the acquisition to help with the establishment of its energy innovation centre.
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The government is failing to provide local authorities with enough funding to install and maintain the charging infrastructure that will be necessary to push electric vehicles into the mainstream, a new report has warned.
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SP Energy Networks has claimed that better site selection could lower the costs of installing public electric vehicle chargers across the UK by £310 million. The figure was extrapolated from the initial findings from a trial being conducted in partnership with the Scottish government, which will see 140 chargers installed at 40 locations across Lanarkshire by April next year.
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Eddie Flanagan and Mark Bartholomew, partners in the asset finance and energy teams at the law firm Shakespeare Martineau discuss the investment landscape for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure and how it will be affected by introduction of new regulations.
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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and UK Power Networks have launched a new project to bring together and share electric vehicle data from car dealerships, chargepoint operators and electricity networks. They said the Skyline partnership will help them to pinpoint when and where new demand from electric vehicle charging will emerge with “unprecedented accuracy”.
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If electric vehicles are to dominate the UK’s highways and byways then it is essential the charging infrastructure is accessible to all. That means finding a solution for the estimated eight million drivers in the UK who do not have access to off-street parking. Utility Week explores an innovative approach to this problem, which seeks to avoid tensions created by excessive street furniture.
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