Are electric vehicles the road to recovery for a low carbon future?

We caught up with our colleagues at Grønn Kontakt (also part of the Statkraft family) to see what an EV future might look like

Canterbury City Council adds first-ever EV to its fleet

The local authority has set out plans to electrify its fleet to improve air quality

The AA set to deploy dedicated EV support service

The roadside assistance giant says it has decided to launch the new support package in response to increased demand

Tesla joins Fair Cobalt Alliance to support miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The country currently produces approximately 70% of the world’s cobalt, which is predominantly used to produce batteries

Global market for EV powertrain materials ‘to hit $47bn by 2030’

A new report from IDTechEx suggests traction batteries and motors will see a “meteoric rise” in demand as wide-scale EV adoption ramps up

Alfen selected to install 30 EV chargers for VW’s port terminals

The firm will deliver the infrastructure at key import points in Sheerness, Grimsby and Tyne – this is where VW’s EVs are imported and charged

Drive Energi signs deal to electrify Greene King’s carparks

The contract will see it build, own and operate ‘one of the UK’s largest retail-located rapid charging networks’ across the pub and brewery giant’s 2,700 UK sites

Canadian miner pledges to develop zero carbon nickel, cobalt and iron

Canada Nickel hopes cleaner metal production will help meet rising demand for EV batteries

British smart battery software company secures £4.6m investment

The funding comes as the firm unveils it has doubled the number of batteries managed by its artificial intelligence software in Japan

Octopus Energy joins the London Electric Vehicle Company’s electric van trials

Hitting the roads at the end of 2020, the VN5 is based on LEVC’s TX electric taxi and gives a pure EV range of 58 miles