First Bus is transforming one of its depots into the UK’s largest EV charging hub with the installation of 162 150kW electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The project has been split up into phases, all of which are expected to be completed across the next 18 months, with the Scottish bus depot – already the UK’s largest – to have space to charge up to 300 electric buses. Phase one of the project will see 11 dual DC rapid charging units installed by September. Phase two will see a further 69 dual-headed charging units installed over a six month period, set to start later this summer.
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Business Green 7th June 2021 read more »
The market town of Totnes in Devon is well known for doing something different. It waged a battle against clone high streets, created its own currency – the Totnes pound – and was one of the first towns to declare itself a transition town, back in 2006. Transition towns are those getting ready for a future in which we are not dependent on oil, they have a focus on tackling the climate crisis by making their communities more self-sufficient. It was no surprise when I heard that Totnes Town Council had asked if its eclectic residents would be interested in a shared electric vehicle club.
Independent 6th June 2021 read more »
Electric vehicle charge points are to receive a makeover in the hope they will become as “iconic” as red phone boxes under plans drawn up by the Department for Transport (DfT). Ministers hope a revamped design of charging points can accelerate a shift in using greener alternatives to petrol and diesel cars as part of the Government’s planned “electric vehicle revolution”. With many UK drivers viewing electric charging points as “eyesores”, a contract valued at £200,000 has been advertised by DfT in an effort to secure a design team for the project.
Telegraph 7th June 2021 read more »