Industry News 18th February 2022

As the automotive industry in the UK calls for new regulatory oversight of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, here’s a snapshot of some of the stories making the headlines over the past week

Automotive Industry reveals seven point plan to improve EV infrastructure network

The UK automotive industry has published a seven point plan which it believes will ensure that every driver in Britain can benefit from an EV charging network that is affordable, available and accessible to all. The plan calls for mandated targets for infrastructure rollout and an industry regulator to ensure that consumers are at the heart of network planning

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Hertz expands its EV commitment with new UFODrive partnership

Following a commitment to offer the largest electric vehicle rental fleet in the US in October 2021, vehicle rental giant Hertz has announced an investment in UFODrive – the leading self-service electric vehicle company and e-mobility service in Europe. The partnership will make renting an EV easier using UFODrive’s digital platforms for both the rental experience and fleet management.

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Almost half of UK drivers would take an Electric Vehicle driving lesson

A new study carried out by the AA has found that 44% of motorists would take a driving lesson in an Electric Vehicle if these were offered by driving schools as they are keen to improve their knowledge of the new tech. 49% of survey respondents aged 18 – 24 believe that such opportunities would be beneficial.

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DeLorean comes back to the future with new EV plans

The iconic, niche sports car brand DeLorean is plotting a market comeback as a teaser video of an electrified version of its DMC-12 was released to coincide with the biggest night in sports entertainment, the Superbowl on Sunday night last.

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Major boost for portable charging as ZipCharge on track for deliveries in early 2023

A new portable charger which could revolutionize the charging experience for motorists has reached prototype stage and the company behind the device ZipCharge expect the first deliveries to be made in early 2023 with pricing information expected later this year. ZipCharge co-founder, Jonathan Carrier said the solution has received “an unprecedented level of interest from potential customers around the world.”

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Juice Technology expands into UK and Irish markets

Swiss charging infrastructure provider Juice Technology has announced plans to expand into the UK and Irish market place, founding subsidiary Juice UK and Ireland Ltd. The new company plans to drive sales of its portfolio of AC and DC charging products on both sides of the Irish Sea.

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