EV charging app Zap-Map raises £9m to help power international expansion

Popular electric vehicle (EV) charging app Zap-Map has raised £9m in funding from renewable energy supplier Good Energy Group and global fuel card and payment provider Fleetcor in support of its plans to expand internationally. The EV charging app provides users with a map which they can use to search for available charge points across … Read more

Cosworth and AMTE partner to develop next-generation EV engines

Specialist battery cell manufacturer AMTE power has inked a supply deal with Cosworth, which will see its products used in advanced propulsion solutions for electric cars, planes, and ships. The UK-based company announced the deal this morning, arguing that its ‘ultra-high power cells’ were “ideally suited” for the solutions and technologies engine giant Cosworth supplies … Read more

Amazon officially starts deliveries in custom Rivian electric vans

Amazon is officially starting deliveries in its new custom all-electric Rivian Electric Delivery Vehicle (EDV). The tech giant’s new EDVs hit the road as of 12 July in cities all over the US, including Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Phoenix, San Diego and St. Louis. Both companies plan to bring thousands of custom EDVs to more than … Read more

Iberdrola and BP team up to deliver EV charging and green hydrogen across UK, Spain and Portugal

Iberdrola and BP have today inked an agreement to jointly invest billions of euros in expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and green hydrogen production across the UK and multiple countries in Europe. The Spanish energy giant and British oil and gas firm said they planned to jointly invest up to €1bn towards deploying up … Read more

Britishvolt gigafactory project secures ‘multi-million pound’ government funding offer

Britishvolt is set to received multi-million pound funding from the government to support its plans for an industrial-scale electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Northumberland, seven months after the funding was first promised, the UK scale-up has confirmed. The company said it could not disclose the sum offered for the gigfactory, but BusinessGreen Understands … Read more

EV leasing service Onto secures $60m backing to drive European expansion

UK electric car subscription service Onto has raised $60m from a raft of both new and existing investors in order to help fund its expansion across Europe next year, it announced today. Financial firm Legal & General led the Series C funding round, which also saw fresh backing from a raft of existing investors in … Read more

Car giant Stellantis injects €50m into lithium start-up in boost for EV plans

Automotive giant Stellantis has announced a major €50m equity investment in battery metals start-up Vulcan Energy Resources, while extending its existing lithium offtake agreement with the Australian start-up to 10 years in a move designed to bolster the firm’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plans. The equity investment from Stellantis – which was formed last year … Read more

Powering up the ‘dark hub’: Port debuts new EV delivery model

Car park operator Q-Park has teamed up with electric vehicle charging technology firm Port to today launch what it described as the world’s first ‘dark hub’ for zero emission delivery providers. The hub at Q-Park’s Leicester Square car park in London provides a group of state-of-the-art electric vehicles (EVs), locked and charged in dedicated docking … Read more

Reports: German finance minister pushes back against EU 2035 fossil fuel car ban plan

EU plans to ban sales of internal combustion engine cars from 2035 could face a significant roadblock in Germany, after the country’s finance minister yesterday expressed opposition to the target date, which forms a key pillar of Europe’s green agenda. The European Commission has proposed mandating a total phaseout of all new internal combustion engine … Read more

Connected Energy celebrates £15m funding boost for EV battery recycling vision

UK clean tech start-up Connected Energy has today announced it has secured £15m from a group of five leading investors in support of its plans to convert used electric vehicle (EV) batteries into commercial energy storage systems. Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., the Hinduja Group, Mercuria, OurCrowd, and Volvo Energy have joined Engie New Ventures, Macquarie, … Read more