Engie has managed the installation of 30 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers as part of a rollout of electric refuse vehicles in Manchester. A spokesperson for waste management business Biffa told Current± that Engie managed the installation of the chargers on behalf of Manchester City Council, with the two working in partnership to rollout the 27 new zero emission vehicles thanks to a £10 million investment from the council. A total of 30 EV chargers were installed as part of the initiative, with 29 22kW chargers and one 44kW.
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A £20m research and development (R&D) competition to fund “the most promising electric vehicle (EV) technology innovations”, has been announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) as it today confirmed fossil fuel cars and vans would as expected be banned from sale in the UK by 2030. The funding, allocated through the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), is aimed at supporting the government’s aim to phase out all sales of fossil fuelled and hybrid cars by 2035, and could help create around 6,000 skilled jobs over the next decade, DfT claimed. Potential projects eligible for support could include efforts to improve battery recycling, boost EV range capability, increase electric van uptake, and expand access to off-street residential charging, it added. The announcement came as the government published its response to its consultation on ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars, confirming plans to phase out new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2030, and to also ban sales of plug-in hybrid cars by 2035, effectively ensuring the entire UK fleet transitions to fully electric vehicles over the coming decades.
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