BMW leads investment in EV charging start-up HeyCharge

The German company’s ‘SecureCharge’ technology eliminates the need for an onsite internet connection, allowing its app and chargers to communicate directly over bluetooth

Lidl GB sets sight on becoming carbon-neutral by 2022

The retailer aims to decarbonise its own operations and supply chain in Britain over the next year and reduce its operational emissions by 80% across all countries it operates in by 2030

Costa Coffee fuels net zero transition with EV charging partnership

It has signed a partnership with InstaVolt, which will install its rapid chargers at new and existing Drive-Thru sites, making it quick and easy for drivers to recharge their EVs

Volkswagen and bp team up to rollout ultra-fast EV charging across Europe

They have signed a memorandum of understanding for their collaboration, which will see the rollout of EV chargers at Aral sites in Germany and bp retail sites across Europe

Statkraft buys majority stake in Swedish EV charging company

Bee Charging Solutions currently has more than 2,000 public charging points in Sweden, with an estimated market share of 15% – 20%

Dixons Carphone pledges switch to EVs by 2030

It has become the first technology retailer to sign up to The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, a global movement that encourages companies to adopt more environmentally friendly transport

University of Sussex joins European research project to increase take-up of EVs

The eCharge4Drivers project aims to improve the EV charging experience within cities and for long journeys

Calderdale Council drives towards net zero with EV and hybrid fleet

The project is expected to save £50,000 every year compared to running petrol and diesel vehicles

EDF acquires electric vehicle charging firm Pod Point

The acquisition is part of a newly formed joint venture with Legal & General Capital

Shell’s NewMotion and Fortum team up to expand EV roaming network

The partnership expands the former company’s roaming network for EV charging in Europe to more than 135,000 charge points