MARKET NEWS

  • The AA has joined calls for more accessible EV chargepoints to be installed. Link
  • Shell has opened its first EV charging hub in the UK, replacing an existing fuel station. Link
  • BP together with EnBW are to develop a major offshore wind project off the east coast of Scotland, which accelerate the expansion of BP’s EV charging network in Scotland to around 4,000 public chargers by 2030. Link
  • Gridserve has increased the cost of charging an EV on its network, blaming spiralling costs impacting the energy sector. Link
  • SsangYong Motors UK has partnered with EO Charging to offer SsangYong customers preferential terms for the provision of a home charge point. Link
  • Lloyds has partnered with Zoom EV to offer discounted charging and accident management services to new EV buyers. Link
  • BP’s fast EV chargers are on the cusp of becoming more profitable than filling up a petrol car, the company has said. Link
  • Monta, an EV charging service platform based in Copenhagen, has raised €15 million in a series funding round. Link
  • Sales of EVs in Europe overtook diesel models for the first time in December 2021, preliminary estimates have shown. Link
  • Nickel prices have hit a 10-year high as electric vehicle production ramps up. Link
  • Tesla’s Model S prototype was able to travel more than 1,200 KM on a single charge. Link

RELEVANT ARTICLES

 A team from UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics looks at the potential issue of cybersecurity attacks on EV charging station managing stations. Link

The Telegraph looks at why Britain must speed up to stay in the electric car race and how large-scale manufacturers with deeper pockets are likely to win the EV game. Link

The South China Morning Post reflects on Greenpeace’s calls for manufacturers and policymakers in China to work together to put more zero-emission vehicles on the roads if it is to meet the nation’s carbon neutrality target by 2060. Link

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