Osprey’s planned UK EV hub network uses Finnish charger optimisation technology

UK EV charging network operator Osprey Charging has released plans to install over 150 high-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs across the UK by 2025. Collectively offering around 1,500 150-175KW rapid chargers, the hubs, essentially EV service stations, will...

DPD-led team achieves 1,100km run on single charge

A European team has set a new World Record for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a recharging stop. The project team covered 1,099 kilometers in 23 hours. Parcel delivery service provider DPD Switzerland, the e-truck brand Futuricum and tyre...

British Government to mandate EV charge points on all new-build properties

The British government has outlined details of new legislation that will require the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging points on all new-build properties in England. The draft bill, revealed by the Transport Minister Rachel Maclean, covers both...

Dutch initiate inland waterway giant swappable electric battery pack network

Dutch low carbon technology company Zero Emission Services (ZES) has modified the shipping vessel Alphenaar to run on exchangeable battery packs loaded within standard shipping containers. The Alphenaar’s conversion supports a 10-year deal with Heineken to ship its...

Dutch students head to southern Spain in their self-powered solar camper

Dutch students from the Solar Team at the TU Eindhoven are about to undertake a 3,000km road trip across Europe in their self-powered Stella Vita camper. Described as a solar house on wheels, the Stella Vita has an 8.8 m2 solar array on its roof that harvests energy...
DPD-led team achieves 1,100km run on single charge

DPD-led team achieves 1,100km run on single charge

A European team has set a new World Record for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a recharging stop. The project team covered 1,099 kilometers in 23 hours. Parcel delivery service provider DPD Switzerland, the e-truck brand Futuricum and tyre...

Zap-Pay signs up five more UK charge point operators

Zap-Pay signs up five more UK charge point operators

UK EV mapping service Zap-Map has signed up five more charge point operators to join its Zap-Pay payment system. GeniePoint, char.gy, Motor Fuel Group (MFG), Revive and Mer have all recently signed up to join existing Zap-Pay networks ESB Energy and also Osprey, which...

Intelligent control critical to grid during workplace EV charging

Intelligent control critical to grid during workplace EV charging

A programme to introduce workplace electric vehicle charging by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany’s largest research organisation, provided the perfect opportunity to research the commonly accepted position that simultaneous charging of many electric vehicles at one...

Green hydrogen-from-solar fuels Austrian bus trial

Austrian solar energy company Fronius has completed a two-week test operation with a bus fuelled with green hydrogen at Wels in Upper Austria. The clean hydrogen gas is produced from solar power at Fronius’ SolHub facility at the SAN Biotech Park, in Herzogenburg,...

Baltic ferry powered by solar modules comes into service

German ferry company Oderhaff Reederei Peters has put a solar-electric ferry into service for the short crossing from the port town of Kamp on the German Baltic coat to the island of Usedom. Power comes from solar modules on the ship’s roof. Usedom is a tourist...

Volvo secures largest order of electric trucks in North America

Performance Team, a US warehousing and distribution company owned by Maersk, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks — Volvo’s largest commercial order of the North American zero-tailpipe emission model to date. The VNR Electric model will also be...

UK trial to electrify 30km of motorway with overhead catenary power

The UK’s Department for Transport has awarded funding through Innovate UK to a consortium to undertake the UK’s first ever study on the electrification of long-range trucks with dynamic charging, using overhead wires on motorways.    The study is part of the £20m...

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