Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021: Chancellor spends on transport and infrastructure

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined the Government’s commitment to improve transport and infrastructure in today’s (27th October 2021) Autumn Budget and Spending Review.

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Developing electric vehicle markets to deliver change

UK Power Networks is forecasting that up to 2.7 million electric vehicles (EVs) will be connected to its networks by 2028, up from just 150,000 in its regions today. Transport + Energy caught up with the company’s Director of Customer Service, Strategy, Regulation and Information Systems – Suleman Alli – to find out why and how the network operator has been developing and building markets to build confidence in EVs.

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The race to electrify transport is on

The UK Climate Change Committee has suggested that the government has ‘ambition but no detailed plans on reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050’. But in May, the electricity regulator Ofgem announced £300 million of investment – part of a larger £40 billion strategy – to get Britain ready for more electric transport and heat. Dr Jon Hiscock, Managing Director of power technology specialist Fundamentals Ltd, examines how the electricity industry is rising to the challenge of electric vehicles.

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Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport launched by Green Finance Institute

The Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport has been launched by the Green Finance Institute and will bring together global experts and leading figures from the finance, automotive, energy and infrastructure sectors to accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.

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It’s time to re-think EV charging

Co Charger is a unique community charging platform giving motorists with chargers the opportunity to share them with a few neighbours, enabling them to change to an electric vehicle sooner. In this exclusive comment piece CEO Joel Teague explains the company’s role and how he’d like the industry to re-evaluate the way we all think and talk about charging.

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