The Electric Vehicle Association for Wales – EVA Cymru – has given the ‘green’ light to a new charging hub at Rhyl.
West Kinmel car park’s electric vehicle (EV) charging hub is funded by the Welsh Government and the 36 vehicle capacity hub, is a mix of 7kwh chargers for local users who have no access to off street parking and ‘rapid’ 50kw chargers for a quick charge top up and also to help local taxi drivers on the uptake of electric vehicles by minimising disruption to operational work time.
Denbighshire County Council has acquired two new Dennis Eagle e-Collect models as its electric fleet expands.
Currently in use are taxis, an electric mini bus used in the Ruthin area, a mobile observatory van and EV ATV used by countryside staff, EV vans used for goods transport by different services and EV cars supporting social services staff.
To ensure MOTs remain fit for the future, the DVSA is seeking views on proposals to change the date at which the first MOT for new light vehicles is required from 3 to 4 years.
The average MOT costs £40 and the move could save motorists across Great Britain around £100 million a year in MOT fees.
Tens of thousands of customers of the Arnold Clark car dealer group risk having their personal and financial details leaked onto the dark web for criminals to use with false identities after hackers hit the business on Christmas Eve.
The hackers, code named Play, have demanded millions in untraceable cryptocurrency and have released some details to show they are serious.
The Electric Vehicle Charging Plan from BEIS provides welcome detail for operators, and Logistics UK is pleased to see government and Ofgem working to remove barriers to innovative charging technology.
However, it is vital that the roll out of the public charging network is accelerated, and that it should be able to accommodate the needs of commercial vans, to ensure it is fit for purpose and longer term, we are also urging government to ensure larger electric HGVs can be accommodated by any new infrastructure, to keep vehicles moving and supplies being delivered.