Electric Vehicles

How Can I Charge My Electric Car With Solar Panels?

By |2021-02-12T09:21:19+00:00February 8th, 2021|Blog, Charging, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Zappi|

Solar panels and electric vehicles go together (ironically!) like a horse and carriage. Lots of people who get solar panels installed then go on to buy an electric vehicle (EV) and similarly it is well known that about a third of EV owners have solar on their homes. Of course they go together well

Battery firm Britishvolt announces plans to open global HQ in the West Midlands

By |2020-12-12T11:25:44+00:00December 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, News, Solar and Battery|

The new 5,000 square-metre facility will spearhead the development of battery technologies for future electrified vehicles Battery firm Britishvolt has announced plans to open a new global headquarters in the West Midlands. The company - an investor in advanced battery technologies - is setting-up a new 5,000 square-metre facility at the MIRA Technology Park campus

National Infrastructure Strategy unveiled detailing ‘ambitious’ energy commitments

By |2020-11-30T09:07:19+00:00December 4th, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Measures to improve the UK's green infrastructure - including the creation of a UK infrastructure bank, a ramping up of electric vehicle (EV) policy and funding for hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) - have been detailed by the government. The National Infrastructure Strategy builds upon both theSpending Review – also released today –

The key areas of Boris Johnson’s ‘green industrial revolution’

By |2020-11-21T11:36:32+00:00November 24th, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

How can the objectives of the 10-point plan be achieved? Boris Johnson announces 10-point green plan with 250,000 jobs Boris Johnson’s £12bn plan for a “green industrial revolution” spans renewable energy, nuclear power and countryside restoration. However, some of the objectives are likely to be difficult to reach, and the plan has been criticised for

Opinions | Here’s how Biden could get the U.S. to lead on climate change again

By |2020-11-21T11:32:45+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to begin the process of rejoining the Paris agreement with the stroke of a pen. As important as this will be, a more significant demonstration of Biden’s determination to rejoin the international fight against climate change will come in the form of the target the United States then puts on

Government sets sights on 2 million new green jobs with creation of taskforce

By |2020-11-14T13:43:13+00:00November 21st, 2020|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The government has announced the formation of the Green Jobs Taskforce to support the creation of 2 million new jobs. The taskforce will be chaired by energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng and skills minister Gillian Keegan, forming a part of the government’s ambitions to build back greener. An action plan will be formed by the taskforce

ICE ban brought forward to 2030 in ‘landmark moment’ as Johnson releases Ten Point Plan

By |2020-11-20T15:24:24+00:00November 20th, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has released his eagerly awaited Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial revolution, setting out pledges to create 250,000 jobs. The plan covers offshore wind, carbon capture and storage (CCS), heat pumps, hydrogen, and electric vehicles (EVs), including bringing forwards the ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to 2030.

BT and Royal Mail tell Boris Johnson to bring back his ten-point green recovery plan

By |2020-11-14T13:18:59+00:00November 15th, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

The UK's four biggest fleet operators - BT, Royal Mail, Centrica and DPD - are calling for Boris Johnson to announce the remainder of his ten-point green recovery plan, including new policy support for electric vehicles (EVs). The Prime Minister unveiled the first facet of the plan, a £160m pot to support the offshore wind

What happens to old EV batteries?

By |2020-11-07T12:39:50+00:00November 8th, 2020|Electric Cars, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

EV batteries are gaining a new lease on life once they're no longer needed on the road, which is good news for the environment BloombergNEF (BNEF) has released data that forecasts the global mountain of used batteries will amount to 3.4 million by 2025, highlighting the importance of repurposing or recycling as more electrified cars

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