Scottish Power is planning a fresh strategic alliance with Nissan to accelerate its drive into the electric car charging market. The “big six” energy supplier is understood to be in talks with the Japanese giant over a partnership that would offer new electric vehicle buyers an inclusive car charging package. The first strategic deal between a major UK energy company and an electric carmaker could emerge within weeks, and is expected to be similar to Scottish Power’s deal with the Arnold Clark motor dealership announced last month. Under the terms of the “one-stop” charging plan, the nationwide dealership allows Scottish Power customers to sign up for a green energy tariff and home charger installation at the same time as their electric vehicle lease agreement. The maker of the Nissan Leaf, Britain’s fastest selling “pure electric” vehicle, made its first steps into the charging industry last year in a small-scale collaboration with Ovo Energy.
Telegraph 26th Dec 2018 read more »
Electric planes will not be able to compensate for the surge in climate-warming emissions generated by the proposed expansion of Britain’s airports, new analysis has revealed. The government has justified plans to grow the country’s aviation sector by promising a future of carbon-neutral air travel ushered in by rapid technological advances. But a new report suggests these claims have been overhyped, with even the best-case electrification scenario resulting in emissions cuts of just 13 per cent over the next few decades.
Independent 23rd Dec 2018 read more »