One-hundred-and-ten years on and the first fully electric taxi to take to London’s streets can go up to 187 miles on a single charge and can drive at speeds more suited to the modern road. Based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia, the Dynamo Taxi will be the first 100 per cent electric cab in the capital since the Bersey. It costs £55,495, but drivers will be able to claim £7,500 in government grant funding for electric cars.
Independent 23rd Oct 2019 read more »
Morrisons has installed 50 rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers across its supermarket customer car parks this week. Installed by Engie EV Solutions’ GeniePoint arm, the chargers purport to charge most models from flat to a full battery within 45 minutes – up to six times faster than traditional “trickle” charging points. They have been installed at parking bays intended for customer use, with Morrisons having chosen to locate the chargers at bays on the perimeter of its car parks in a bid to help EV drivers find them and to prevent other drivers from obstructing them. In order to use the chargers, which are being powered with Engie’s “zero-carbon” electricity, customers will need to register for a free GeniePoint account online or through the firm’s smartphone app. GeniePoint is charging 30p per kWh of charge delivered.
Edie 23rd Oct 2019 read more »