Good questions: Will more fuel stations set up EV charging points?

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However, by placing charging points alongside petrolGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » and diesel, more drivers could be persuaded to make the switchElectric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. Read more ... ».

Karl Anders, NissanPlanning future charging infrastructure & funding? OLEV QnA #ev #evdauk. Read more ... » GB national EV manager for corporate salesTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... », said the increase of supermarkets and petrol forecourts or “destination charging” would markedly boost the ability of EVsElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » to perform a wider rangeWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » of journeys.

He said: “While EVs can already cover most journeys, this helps ‘normalise’ full EVs and gives added peace of mind.

“The UKBest Western UK installs electric car charging points. Read more ... » actually has a very comprehensive charging networkIf works...Electric car sharing service in London to revolutionise travel... and clean up toxic air. Read more ... » although it is crucial that it is always dependable, accessible and costYou're wrong Baroness Kramer. Electric Car is actually intended for ALL trips: both short and Long! #BBCRadio4. Read more ... »-effective in order to shift more drivers into real world#Electriccar #ev(s) are coming this way - whether you like it or not. Read more ... » low-emission vehicles.”

According to Zap Map, a websiteEV Message: Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars. Read more ... » which tracks chargeGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » pointTotal Count : UK electric car sales surge in 2014. Read more ... » location136 Tonnes Co2 Saved!: Electric Cars Clock 500,000 Miles On Electric Highway Over One Year Period. Read more ... » and informationGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... » in the UK, there are 693 rapidBerkshire: Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough. Read more ... » chargersPlanning future charging infrastructure & funding? OLEV QnA #ev #evdauk. Read more ... » and 11Electric cars will become as ubiquitous as the internet, says transport minister. Read more ... »,700 trickle charge points available to EV ownersAs #evmeerkat gets limited ITV News' airtime: A few thoughts about "2/3 charging points in London are not being used" #news #Ev #ElectricCar #pollution. Read more ... » in the UK.

Shell currently has just one charge point location available, but has a network of 1The Future is bright & Electric: Govt to fund UK rapid charging network. Read more ... »,002 fuel stations across the UK. It told FleetPeterborough gets first ever zero-emission vehicle for private hire. Read more ... » NewsNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... » it is “examining the potential to introduce EV chargingRapid EV chargers coming to North East. Read more ... » points across some parts of our UK retail network from 2017 onwards”.

However, it refused to comment on how many EV charging points will be installed and how much it will charge drivers to recharge their vehicle’s batteryBerkshire: Five new electric car charge points installed around Wokingham borough. Read more ... ».

Poppy Welch, head of Go Ultra LowNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... », the UK GovernmentGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » and autoGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... » industry-backed campaign group for ultra-low emission vehiclesGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » (ULEVs), welcomed the fact Shell is exploring EV charging across its network.

She said: “The addition of charge points at destinations such as fuel retailers will enable quick top-ups that fit around owners’ lives, boosting range and providing further consumer confidence as the growth of the electric carIf works...Electric car sharing service in London to revolutionise travel... and clean up toxic air. Read more ... » marketIf works...Electric car sharing service in London to revolutionise travel... and clean up toxic air. Read more ... » accelerates.”

Welch said the majority of charging will still take place at homeGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... » but a public network acts as a useful reassurance to drivers to give them the opportunity to top up on longerNissan Leaf Electric Car: Cheapest Leases with evmeerkat.com and now Piece of Mind Guarantees from Nissan!. Read more ... » trips.

She said: “The UK also has the best rapid chargerOpen Letter to Source London Charging Network, pleading to improve reliability and support for EV Drivers. Read more ... » network in EuropeTesla news: 100th Supercharger is now open!. Read more ... », with the fastest chargers available at 96% of motorwayGovernment backing will see more electric vehicles on Scotland’s roads. Read more ... » service stationsUK: Motorways to have charging stations for electric cars to encourage more people to switch to battery-powered vehicles. Read more ... ».”

Fleets have been drivingElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » the uptake of plug-in vehicles,  with just one in four registered to private buyers (Fleet NewsLeicester council buys £287,000 fleet of electric cars to replace polluting diesel vehicles. Read more ... »: August 18Tough but gotta be done: Netherlands may ban sale of non-electric cars by 2025. Read more ... »).

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However, MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee say Government projections into ULEVGov Review: ULEVs and the energy sector #electricCar #ElectricVehicle #ev. Read more ... » adoption show it will miss the target for them to make up 9More Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... »% of all new carGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » and van sales by 2020 (Fleet News: September 15).

Alphabet believes the UK’s charging network is a critical issue for the future of EV sales.

David BushnellTesla takes UK supercharger network to Sainsbury's. Read more ... », Alphabet product manager – mobility, said: “If the Government wants to hit its target for vehicles to be zero emission by 2050 the infrastructureGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » will be a barrier to overcome.”

It is not clear, however, that other fuel retailers will follow Shell’s lead. BP declined to comment on whether it was considering installing EV charging points and Texaco, which does not own its fuel stations outright, said it would be up to each retailer to decide whether they wanted to install EV charging points.

Of the 1,100 Esso-branded service stations around 500 are owned by the fuel retailer. It told Fleet News it would be up to the independent owners of fuel stations to install charging facilitiesGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... », while it had “no plans” to install them at Esso-owned facilities.

In terms of the supermarket fuel retailers, Asda offers more than 150 charging points across its network, but the others trail much further behind (see table).

Bushnell told Fleet News that, although there have clearly been increases in the UK’s vehicle charging network, a lotagreed: More charging points for electric cars needed in Gloucestershire, says campaigner . Read more ... » of this has been concentrated in and around London#Electriccar #ev(s) are coming this way - whether you like it or not. Read more ... », rather than across the whole of the UK.

He said: “While it’s positive that supermarket and fuel retailers are looking to increase the amount of EV charging points available, it also depends on how many points will be installed at each location.

“We are already seeing problems where charging points are being usedIf works...Electric car sharing service in London to revolutionise travel... and clean up toxic air. Read more ... » as a free parkingUK Gov: Boosting Green and Electric Car/ Low emission Car uptake with £500 Million Investment. Read more ... » space at supermarkets or a single space is taken up by one EV owner for around 30 minutesEstonia launches national #electriccar #Rapid #Charging (400v, 80w) network - "30 minutes charging". Read more ... » at a timeIf works...Electric car sharing service in London to revolutionise travel... and clean up toxic air. Read more ... ».”

Bushnell said the industry also needs to discuss whether plug-in hybrids should be using the UK’s charging network at all, with the majority of plug-in hybrids able to reach their final destination to charge up. He thinks the industry needs to explore whether charging points should only be used for pure EVs.

He also said focusing on sheer numbers of charging points is irrelevant if they don’t workRepost: 'I've saved £2,000 in less than a year with my electric car:' Is it worth ditching the petrol pump for a plug socket?. Read more ... ». “There needs to be a clearer picture of whether the charging pointIf works...Electric car sharing service in London to revolutionise travel... and clean up toxic air. Read more ... » you are going to is open to the public, whether it is working and how much it will cost you to charge. All these things are not very clear at the moment for EV driversOpen Letter to Source London Charging Network, pleading to improve reliability and support for EV Drivers. Read more ... »,” he said.

“We also need to see whether petrol retailers are completing a box ticking exercise or whether they’re actually ready to invest in the direction transport is heading.”

Both Nissan and Alphabet wantWhere to charge my #EV Electric car. The Maps & Membership options. Read More.. Read more ... » to see more Government financial support for workplace charging to help EV drivers charge their vehicles at either end of their journeyExcellent news: Airport installs Merseyside's first rapid car charging point. Read more ... ».

Anders said: “There is a gap at the other end of the commute as workplace charging is not supported unless a fleet pays the full cost to install charging without grants. Assisting fleets with charger support or allowing drivers to useElectric vehicles a 'viable transport option' in the North East. Read more ... » their grants at workplace would assist fleets.”

Bushnell said a lot of drivers, particularly in built-up areas where EVs are more prevalent, don’t have accessLondon : Bluecity will mimic the Autolib scheme running in Paris. Read more ... » to off-street parkingPlanning future charging infrastructure & funding? OLEV QnA #ev #evdauk. Read more ... » to install their own charging point at home soEcotricity's Electric Highway Grid in UK is to grow and cover entire UK motorway network. Read more ... » a lot of them will be charging at work.

He said: “The Government needs to do more to incentivise this. Employers also need clarification on how EVs will be treated in term of future taxation, how long the grants will be in place, whether they will be reduced, and further details on electric fuel reimbursement.

“A universal charging format should also be agreed by all vehicle manufacturers#Chargemaster to roll out wireless electric car charging. Read more ... » and the ability to rapid chargeRapid EV chargers coming to North East. Read more ... » your vehicle should be standard on all plug-in vehicles, rather than an upgradeBrighton: Electric car charging points to be upgraded. Read more ... ».”

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