Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Leading the charge: One-stop installation

Darcy has introduced a new end-to-end service for the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points for commercial and industrial customers, called Devitech.

Collaboration to harness EV batteries to help balance the grid

Partnership will implement "the UK’s biggest Virtual Power Plant" Energy company SSE and electric vehicle (EV) smart charging service provider Jedlix have signed a deal...

How serious are countries about decarbonising transport?

New “Transport NDC Tracker” monitors how transport appears in national decarbonisation commitments The new “Transport NDC Tracker” launched on 28 September by the International Transport...

Firms win funding for EV battery management advance

A project aims to create new algorithms which will estimate the Remaining Useful Life (RUL) in an Electric Vehicle (EV) battery, with the firms...

Sponsored content: Power to the vehicle – EV chargepoint installation service launches

(Words: The Darcy Group) Listen very carefully and you can hear a quiet revolution taking place on roads across the UK, led by a growing...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050

The UK is backing an "absolute zero" target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as an announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps set out...
Envirotec Sept/Oct 21

EV summit highlights

Electric vehicle adoption is "happening faster than any of us anticipated," said Daniel Lyons of Shell's e-mobility division, speaking at the UK's EV Summit on 1-2 September. The event reviewed developments in the uptake of EVs with over 80 in-person delegates in attendance and 400 online.

Royal Mail commences emissions-cutting tyres trial with electric vans

Royal Mail has embarked on a six to nine-month trial of new tyres on a number of electric vehicles (EVs). The tyres are specially...

Hackathon event aims to solve EV charging location puzzles

A hackathon event aims to harness programmers’ talents to create ideas that tackle the challenges around the successful roll out of electric vehicles (EVs)...

First-of-a-kind energy charge points go live in Brent

Electric vehicle charge points that sit flush within the pavement, with no permanent raised street furniture at the pavement edge, are now being tested...

Fleet operator scheme urges greater awareness of drug and alcohol impairment risk

Fleet operator accreditation scheme FORS* is urging operators to be extra vigilant when it comes to managing drug and alcohol impairment this summer. In...

£10k/year charges on horizon for driving older, polluting vehicles in London

More motorists with older, higher polluting vehicles in Central London could face paying up to £10,000 each year - just for driving their car...

Green light for path to UK’s first ‘electric motorway’

The Department for Transport has awarded funding through Innovate UK to a consortium to lead the UK’s first ever study on the electrification of long range trucks with dynamic charging, using overhead wires on motorways.

Sponsored content: Rigid trucks tick all the boxes for sludge transportation

Logistics specialist Suttons Tankers has taken delivery of 14 new Volvo FMXs, the first rigids to join its fleet, after seemingly being impressed by...

Rubber modified asphalt is a proven circular solution, says report

A new report claims to find that rubber modified asphalt (RMA) is a resilient pavement solution to rebuild roadways, as well as offering a...

FOI reveals half of NHS trusts are charging ahead with EV infrastructure, but off...

According to figures released on 17 June by power management firm Eaton, half (51%) of NHS trusts in the UK have installed EV Charging...

Comment: Tesla trucks alone will not save the transport industry

Phill Davies, Co-Founder of Magway, a UK firm behind a new form of e-commerce and freight delivery system, believes the transition to electric vehicles...

Fitting sails and slowing down could cut shipping emissions by up to 40%, says...

Computer-generated image of a ship retro-fitted with sails (image credit: Smart Green Shipping). Fitting sails to cargo ships and sailing more slowly could reduce greenhouse...

The road to decarbonising transport needs to gather pace, says Siemens

The global technology firm has been talking about how it is helping fleet operators transition to full electric trucks in urban areas, and some...

Swedish EV maker declares intent to develop “a truly climate neutral car by 2030”

Swedish performance EV firm Polestar has declared a “moonshot goal” to create “the first truly climate neutral car by 2030.” The Polestar 0 project will...