Google Maps has launched a new function which delivers real-time search results detailing electric vehicle (EV) charge point availability.
Arnold Clark has partnered with utility giant ScottishPower to streamline the adoption of EVs with the provision of home charge points and 100% renewable energy tariffs for customers.
Kia Bolton has expanded its aftersales department into an 11-bay, 21,000 sq-ft facility which has been made ready for the Korean brand’s growing EV presence with the addition of new customer charge points.
Pod Point will now stock 150kW rapid chargers in anticipation of a “wave” of next-generation EVs with bigger batteries in what the company believes, to be a “UK first”.
Independently-owned MG retailer Blights Motors has set itself up to attract EV drivers to its forecourt with the installation of a rapid DC charge station from InstaVolt.
The charge towards EV adoption has begun in Nottingham with the announcement that Chargemaster will affirm the city’s Go Ultra Low City status with new infrastructure plans.
The majority of electric vehicle owners are dissatisfied with the ‘lack’ of UK charge points, according to a survey which found 96% had reservations about EV infrastructure.
Aston Barclay has made itself EV-ready with the installation of twin electric vehicle chargers across its network.
Vertu has extended the opening hours at its Bristol Hyundai showroom to 10pm as it celebrates the completion of a £330,000 refurbishment and the appointment of a new branch manager.
Tesla’s Destination Charging programme has succeeded in expanding the premium EV manufacturer’s network of charge points to over 1,000 in less than a year.
BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have teamed up to boost EV use across Europe with the introduction of 400 new fast-charge points along major road routes.
Mitsubishi Motors is offering its Outlander PHEV customers the chance to have an 'approved' Chargemaster Homecharge unit installed at their home for free.
Nissan and Ecotricity have called on the Government to invest official signage across the UK for standard and rapid electric vehicle charging points.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
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