Scandinavia charging ahead with EV network, plans Europe's first EV battery plant

March 08, 2017

Finnish semi-state utility provider Fortum has announced it will build the first high-power (150-350kW) charging corridor between the Nordic capitals...

ChargePoint to expand into Europe as petrol demand set to peak globally by 2021

March 06, 2017

ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of recharging stations, has announced it will enter the European market after an $82 million (€78 million) funding round led by Daimler, among others including BMW i Ventures...

VW pivots to eastern Germany for electric vehicles, including new I.D. brand

February 27, 2017


Royal Dutch Shell and Toyota to open hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK and California

February 23, 2017

Oil giant Shell is set to open its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK and seven in the US. This is the beginning of a long-term strategy as it prepares for heavy investments in the technology, with its prediction oil demand will peak in five years’ time...

Kia to follow parent Hyundai with hydrogen car as Toyota recalls the Mirai

February 20, 2017


Shell and Total plan electric charging at service stations, but BP’s Aral pushes back

February 14, 2017

Oil giant Shell has said it will install charging points at petrol stations in the UK and the Netherlands, and rival Total has said it will do the same in France. However, Aral, part of oil giant BP and the largest petrol station chain in Germany with 2,500 service stations, is much less enthusiastic about installing electric charging at its own stations...


WiTricity wireless charging to partner with Nissan and reduce need for service station charging

February 14, 2017

Nissan has announced a partnership with wireless charging specialist WiTricity to further its remote charging technologies, in a move that could reduce the need for electric charging points at petrol stations...

UK to remove insurance barriers for autonomous cars as London announces funding for ‘electric streets’

February 10, 2017


Providers form Open Fast Charging Alliance as E.ON partners with Denmark’s CLEVER

February 09, 2017


Rapid EV roll-out expected from 2020 as VW is sued by fish distributor

February 08, 2017


Legal framework needed to drive electric vehicle growth in Belgium

February 03, 2017


EV-Box expands in the Nordics as Norway enjoys record sales

February 03, 2017


Electric cars ‘too expensive’ for Londoners to switch from diesel

February 02, 2017


London surcharge set for diesel drivers as Chargemaster invests in 2000 UK charging stations

February 01, 2017

Diesel car drivers will be confronted with extra parking charges in the centre of the UK capital as the local government acts to combat high air pollution. A parking surcharge on diesel cars will be imposed from April by Westminster City Council, in a first for Britain that may set a precedent for neighbouring boroughs to follow suit...

Shell to install EV chargers at petrol stations across Europe

January 31, 2017

Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and Total have announced they are to introduce electric vehicle (EV) charging points at some of their European petrol stations, in response to rising sales of electric vehicles...

New technology cuts hybrid fuel consumption by third, Daimler CEO remains open for hydrogen

January 16, 2017


OEM tie up with power industry puts heat on Tesla

January 13, 2017


New EV network projects boost uptake, standardise charging

January 09, 2017


Industry executives see a brighter future for fuel cell vehicles than for battery electrics

January 09, 2017

The view recently expressed by Ernst Piech that ‘hydrogen is the future’ has been echoed by more than three quarters of automotive industry executives who participated in KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey 2017...

Ford wireless technology set to revolutionise electric car charging

January 06, 2017

Ford has unveiled its wireless charging system that could mark the end of drivers of electric vehicles having to plug in to recharge...

Volkswagen faces battery cell supply conundrum

January 04, 2017


Ernst Piech: ‘Hydrogen is the future’

December 23, 2016


German Government and OEMs push e-mobility but the industry could do far more

December 21, 2016

German environment minister Barbara Hendricks has proposed that local authorities should have the power to ban cars from their streets. Measures such as this are clearly intended to reduce air pollution and boost demand for electric vehicles but the industry could do far more...

Volkswagen Group invests in charging station platform Hubject

December 20, 2016

The Volkswagen Group intends to launch 30 electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. Given Volkswagen’s clear e-mobility ambitions, it stands to reason that it has taken a share in Hubject, which is developing a common platform for charging stations in Europe...


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