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What are Vehicle-to-X (V2X) Technologies? The “X” stands for everything; the term V2X was created as a catch-all to cover a broad range of technologies operating on the consumer’s side of the electricity meter (known as “behind the meter”) which allow an electric vehicle (EV) user to manage or deploy the storage capacity of their […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Consultation – A recap and recent developments From 15 July 2019 to 7 October 2019 the Department for Transport and Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) ran a joint consultation on proposals to alter existing residential and non-residential building regulations to include provisions for electric vehicles (EV) chargepoints and associated infrastructure. As […]

We have picked out some recent headlines in the UK electric vehicle (EV) sector to bring you up to speed: 25/01/2021 It was reported that the chief executives of HGV manufacturers Daimler, Scania, MAN, Volvo, DAF, IVECO and Ford have signed a pledge to phase out the manufacturing of internal combustion engines by 2040. 26/01/2021 […]

December 2020 to January 2021 was a busy period for the electric vehicle (EV) sector. Part I of this update covered December’s headlines. The following are the major sector headlines for January: 05/01/2021 Zap-Map released its annual EV charging network satisfaction rankings. The results, based on a sample of more than 1,500 Zap-Map users, show […]

An Alternative Asset Class? In our final article on electric forecourts, we look at some of the factors that may influence whether electric forecourts are to become a new real estate asset class, different to that which has existed with traditional petrol forecourts. If Government aspirations in terms of the green energy agenda are to […]

Against the backdrop of increasing expectation of a no-deal Brexit, the UK and EU reached a trade agreement in principle on 24 December 2020. The 1,246-page early Christmas present and accompanying explanatory summary contained wide-reaching provisions in areas including trade, intellectual property, taxation and public procurement. For those involved in the electric vehicle and/or renewable […]

Key Considerations In the second of our three articles on electric forecourts, we look at key considerations for those looking to get involved in the development of such schemes. The industry is currently at an embryonic stage and operators, investors and funders are still getting to grips with the requirements and with the legal and […]

Leading the charge One of the many consequences of the COVID pandemic is that it has exacerbated certain trends in the way people live their lives and conduct business. It has also meant that certain global issues have assumed greater importance; a clear example of this is the recent Government announcement bringing forward the target […]

Boris’s 10-Point Plan for “Green Industrial Revolution” – The Government has committed to taking decisive action to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 in order to accelerate the UK’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs). However, sales of hybrid cars and vans which are able to travel, “significant distance with […]

Our Green Breakfast webinars continue on Tuesday 15th September with a series of practical case studies on electrification of vehicle fleets, private vehicle charging solutions and public charging infrastructure. Our panel of experts – Simon Rutledge of Biffa, Jenny Figueiredo and Ben Bradly of Oxfordshire County Council, and Nigel Morris of Maclntyre Hudson – will share practical […]

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