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March 1, 2024

ZEV mandate delay has not stopped charging infrastructure deployment

The UK government's delay in introducing the deadline for the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate has impacted EV sales but has not slowed charging infrastructure deployment, says Mark Winn, head of site acquisitions at charge point operator SMS.
February 27, 2024

Increasing public confidence in EV charging infrastructure adequacy

Next month's EV Charging Summit & Expo (EVCS) in Las Vegas on March 20-22 is set to play an important role in addressing a significant problem facing the North American EV industry: that the majority of eager EV buyers don’t have confidence they will have access to an adequate charging infrastructure. Event producer Breanna Jacobs tells EV Charging & Infrastructure that EVCS will bring together policymakers, industry players, the media, and commercial buyers worldwide to address this issue.
February 23, 2024

Opinion: The EV industry’s watershed moment is now in 2024, not 2035

The watershed moment for EVs is now, not in seven years says Alok Dubey of Monta. In fact, he expects 2024 to be the year when most people start to accept that cars powered by fossil fuels become a thing of the past and that electric vehicles are the way forward.
February 16, 2024

EV chargepoint installations experiencing "significant delays" in UK

A House of Lords committee report published this month says urgent change is needed if the UK is to meet its legally binding net zero emissions targets. Baroness Parminter, chair of the inquiry committee, tells EV Charging & Infrastructure that a number EV chargepoints installations in the UK are experiencing significant delays, and the government needs to review potential planning regulations to support grid connection processes.
February 15, 2024

Opinion: EV sales slowdown can benefit charging infrastructure

In this thought-provoking comment piece Roger Adshead, chairman of Route One Publishing, says that the current pause in the growth rate of EV sales will allow new technologies to be refined, and the charging infrastructure to be more thoroughly developed.
January 26, 2024

EVs or e-bikes: what is the future path for sustainable urban transport?

It is not EVs, but e-bikes, e-mopeds and e-scooters that are the vehicles of the future – at least for those travelling in cities. That was the gist of the argument in a provocative Financial Times opinion piece published this month by Paris-based journalist Simon Kuper. But is he right, and what are the implications for the ongoing rollout of EVs and the required charging infrastructure?
January 22, 2024

Key steps to make EV fleet adoption move even faster

The EV industry is continually buzzing about adoption – much of it geared toward passenger vehicles. Will the public buy in, literally and figuratively? Are EV purchases on track? Will consumers overcome the anxiety that their vehicle’s battery charge will be insufficient to complete a journey or that there will not be enough charging stations on the way to their destination? As these questions are being asked about passenger vehicles, fleets are quietly moving toward EV adoption.
January 3, 2024

UK Government funds project to show EVs are assets to the grid

A consortium of British companies has secured £1.34m in government funding to explore how electricity stored in EV batteries can be used to smooth out peaks in supply and demand on the UK’s electricity grid.
December 20, 2023

What the world of EV charging can expect in 2024

Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO of Connected Kerb, looks forward to 2024 and highlights the major forces and trends that will be shaping the EV charging and infrastructure sector.
December 8, 2023

More US EV charging station groundbreakings near, Joint Office states

The US government has set aside billions of dollars to fund the construction of EV charging stations. Is the funding working? Is it reaching those it should?
November 24, 2023

Innovative solutions and productive meetings at E-CHARGE 2023

Exhibition manager Valentina Cantoni reflects on some of the highlights at this month's E-CHARGE 2023 EV charging show in Bologna, Italy. Standouts include eye-catching new innovations, the prospects for Italy's EV charging sector, and the plans for the major E-TECH EUROPE 2024 high-tech event next May.