The UK government plans to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from the year 2035; that’s less than 5,500 days left to electrify the UK’s road network. Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, points out some potential potholes on the road ahead.

Strict regulations are synonymous with hazardous environments. Despite this, changes to legislation can still cause disruption. Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at WEG, explains the changing regulations for hazardous area motors and how the new energy efficiency requirements could provide significant financial gain.

Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi, Wallace and Gromit. In film, the role of the sidekick is crucial in aiding the protagonist to achieve their overall goal. John Mitchell, global sales & marketing director at CP Automation, explains the necessity of protecting uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems with a surge protection device (SPD) that accounts for transient surges.

Philip Valarino, EV lead at EDF, explores how Vehicle to Grid chargers (V2G) and on-street charging could help meet the increasing demand for EV charging infrastructure in the UK.

All commercial and industrial premises require mandatory emergency lighting, but with many businesses below standards due to poorly maintained or insufficient products, uptake is still not where it needs to be. Red Arrow Electrical Distribution offers advice on installing reliable and sufficient emergency lighting.

Emma Chetwynd-Jarvis, business development manager at Rock Power Connections, asks – is it easy to get an electricity connection for EV chargers?

Protective clothing specialist ProGARM explores the issue of “one size fits all” universal PPE and how to overcome the problem.

Emma Chetwynd-Jarvis, business development manager at Rock Power Connections, discusses the future of EV charging and the impact it could have on the electricity network.