Nottinghamshire County Council’s fleet management service, Via East Midlands, has partnered with energy storage start-up Cheesecake Energy Ltd (CEL) to pilot EV charging points for a new fleet of electric buses.
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Electric vehicle (EV) charging network developer GRIDSERVE has today announced its first Electric Forecourt is open for business at a site near Braintree in Essex, delivering a major milestone for the company’s ambitious expansion plans. The dedicated fast charging facility – which is capable of charging 36 EVs simultaneously, delivering around 200 miles of range in just 20 minutes – is envisaged as the first in a network of over 100 Electric Forecourts that are planned for the next five years as part of a £1bn investment drive.
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Britain’s first all-electric car charging forecourt is set to open for business in Braintree, Essex, to charge electric vehicles with 100% renewable energy. From Monday, the super-fast electric forecourt will deliver 350KW of charging power, or enough to add 200 miles of driving range, within 20 minutes, to up to 36 cars at a time. It will use clean energy sourced from one of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farms at Clayhill in Bedfordshire, overhead solar canopies, and a battery capable of storing enough energy to drive 24,000 miles. It is the first of more than 100 electric forecourts that Gridserve, a clean energy company, plans to roll out across the country over the next five years as part of a billion-pound “sun-to-wheel” infrastructure.
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Sales of plug-in cars eclipsed diesels for the second time last month, underlining the soaring demand for the very cleanest vehicles. Research by the RAC showed that pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids accounted for 18,062 vehicles sold in the UK in November, 13 per cent higher than the 15,925 diesels sold.
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