Ensuring the voices of electric vehicle drivers are heard

James Court, Chief Executive Officer of EVA England, recently took part in the London to Brighton Electric Vehicle Rally – an event that showcased the development of electric vehicles and renewable energy. Here, he shares his views on the steps needed to help drive EV policy forward.

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Faraday report highlights need for more gigafactories in UK

The Faraday Institution predicts that there will be demand for 10 UK-based gigafactories (large, high volume battery manufacturing facilities) by 2040, each producing 20 GWh per year of batteries – but says the country must move quickly to secure more investment and keep up with demand for electric vehicles.

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DfT has spent 15 times more on private than public EV chargers, analysis reveals

A FairCharge analysis of Department for Transport (DfT) figures has revealed that public money spent on installing off-street residential Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers is more than just over 15 times what has been spent on public on-street residential chargers.

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Bus Service Operators Grant now includes Zero Emission Bus incentive

The Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) now includes the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) incentive for the first time and operators who hold a zero-emission bus certificate for their vehicles will be subsidised at a 22p per km rate. The new grants will cover both new e-buses and repowered conversions.

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£1.3 billion West Midlands transport investment programme confirmed

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed a £1.05bn grant to transform road, bus, rail, tram, cycling and walking infrastructure across to the West Midlands, including investment in EV charging. The City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) money, topped up with local funding, will deliver £1.3bn investment over the next five years.

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Electric vehicle installer code to protect consumers as Government scheme closes

Electric Vehicle Consumer Code for Home Chargepoints (EVCC) will continue to apply rigorous checks to guarantee installers deliver high quality installations for homeowners after the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) closes on 31 March.

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