A network of 88 rapid charging points for electric vehicles is being installed across West Yorkshire as part of the local authority’s drive to improve air quality in the region. The £3m scheme will see charging points added each week until the end of the year with the first going live in Bradford this week. Each site will have two bays and be free to use until the end of October 2021. One bay will be exclusively for taxis and private hire vehicles with the other available to the general public. The technology used at the charge points will enable vehicles to potentially be fully charged in under an hour.
Edie 8th Aug 2019 read more »
The economics of combining solar and other renewables with electric vehicles is becoming so compelling that the oil sector faces a “relentless and irreversible decline”, a new report from BNP Paribas has concluded. The report, dubbed ‘Wells, wires and wheels’, examines the link between mobility, energy and capital investments, introducing the concept of ‘energy return on capital invested’ (EROCI). That metric focuses on how much useful energy or mobility would be returned from a specific capital outlay in competing technologies, with the report squarely focusing on oil’s return for petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles and renewables alongside battery electric vehicles.
Solar Power Portal 6th Aug 2019 read more »