Sustainability

UK’s Largest Retail Network of EV Chargers Unveiled

Volkswagen and retailer Tesco have announced a partnership to develop the largest UK retail EV charging network, powered by the charging network operator Pod Point. More than 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 Tesco stores will be rolled out within the next three years.

Erik Fairbairn, CEO of Pod Point, says: “This agreement represents a 14% increase in the number of public charge bays in the UK and is a monumental day for electric vehicle drivers. It is a massive leap forward for the UK and a significant step in our mission to put a Pod Point everywhere you park.”


The initiative forms part of Volkswagen’s commitment to deliver on its pledge to sell one million electric cars a year worldwide by 2025.

Geraldine Ingham, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen UK, says: “This incredibly exciting partnership with Tesco, powered by Pod Point, underlines the scale and ambition of our electric car programme in... Read more

Running on Water – a New Fuel is Revealed by Startup

An Australian-Israeli startup is using water to help power electric vehicles. Electriq~Global’s new fuel is 60% water. It claims it offers twice the range of existing fuels, at half the price. The new fuel was launched at the Smart Mobility Summit…

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Solar Roof Charging Technology Revealed

South Korean car giants Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors are planning to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected vehicles. The electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion,…

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