• £2.2m award by Department of Transport to trial technology for charging electric commercial vehicles

    Transport minister John Hayes has announced Zapinamo has been awarded £2.2m by the Department of Transport, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and InnovateUK under the Low Emissions Freight Trial to work with WMG and others to trial technology for ultra high speed rapid and movable charging technology for commercial vehicles.

  • Rethinking component design for electric vehicles

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    Despite being invented in the 1830s, electric vehicles (EVs) have only become commercially viable over the last decade. 

    Volvo became the first major automaker to announce a move to an all-electric range by 2019, which has since been followed by Mercedes-Benz and the Volkswagen group.

  • Charging infrastructure demand unprecedented

    Over the past five years, Electric Vehicle (EV) registrations have increased from 3,500 to 155,000 and demand for reliable charging infrastructure to support this is unprecedented.

    Logic4training now has on offer an Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installer course, a qualification developed in partnership with industry specialist, Rolec.

  • Trends in power quality for 2019

    Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, gives us his insight into the trends in power quality for 2019.

  • Cutting the cord on electric vehicles

    How your next electric vehicle could soon be made from flexible solar panels.

  • Powering the future of electric transport research

    The Wolfson Foundation has generously donated £1.5m to fund state-of-the-art equipment that will advance research into sustainable, electric transport at the University of Nottingham.

  • Shifting gears

    Natalie Sauber, market intelligence lead at Arcadis, explores how autonomous and connected vehicles are driving a new generation of data centre requirements.

  • Plug In Suffolk: UK’s first ‘fully open’ EV charging network

    EO Charging has partnered with Suffolk County Council and renewable energy provider Bulb, to launch ‘Plug In Suffolk’ – the UK’s first ‘fully open’ public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network.

  • The impact of EV

    Electric Nation has completed the world’s largest EV smart charging trial, in a bid to help understand the impact that charging electric vehicles at home has on the local electricity network.

  • BMT and National Grid explore energy highways

    BMT has joined forces with National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), owners of the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, to help the British energy giant plan energy highways of the future by exploring the impact of an increasing number of electric vehicles on our roads.

  • Robert Llewellyn announced as Live South guest speaker

    TV star and electric vehicle advocate Robert Llewellyn will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Live South event, hosted by NICEIC and ELECSA. 

  • Wholesaler goes green with Mitsubishi

    Wholesaler T.G. Fruits has upgraded to electric trucks with the help of Mitsubishi dealer Alto Handling.

  • Harting partners with automotive specialist on e-mobility solutions

    The Harting Technology group has formed a successful partnership with Swiss automotive company Rinspeed to develop a number of e-mobility solutions including an expanded e-mobility infrastructure for the automated fast charging of electric vehicles

  • Them’s the brakes

    From diesel to electric locomotives, the railway industry has seen numerous advancements since the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the dawn of steam-powered rail travel. Simone Bruckner, managing director of Cressall Resistors, discusses how braking resistors have helped revolutionise the railway industry.

  • New ABB facility extends EV service capabilities

    ABB Electrification’s business is extending its service capabilities for electrical vehicle charging systems, solar, low- and medium-voltage electrical systems with a dedicated service workshop located at Coleshill, Birmingham.

  • UK faces EV charging maintenance challenge, says Bureau Veritas

    With sales of electric vehicles only increasing, the rapid rise in the number of charging points being installed presents a ‘clear maintenance challenge’ for businesses, says Bureau Veritas.

  • Mersen chosen by Alstom to equip first 100% electric bus 

    Electrical power and advanced materials specialist Mersen has been chosen to equip Aptis, Alstom’s new 100% electric bus.

  • REO UK brake resistor passes environmental testing to EN standards

    An electrical braking resistor designed by REO UK to improve the safety and longevity of electronic components in electric vehicles has passed environmental testing to EN standards.

  • Primary Engineer programme encourages young innovators

    Midlands primary school pupils have been challenged with designing and building vehicles, with support from engineers at Schneider Electric.

  • Planning ahead

    Delphine Clement, commercial and industrial building segment leader EMEA, Eaton, explains how the country can prepare for an EV-centric future. 

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