The revolution is well underway! Seeing utilities and Big Oil jumping into eMobility is now both frequent and positive. I perhaps would have been more sceptical a few years back. But we've recently worked with innogy to recruit an MD/CEO for their UK eMobility operation, and ENGIE have long been moving to clean power away and selling off the dirty stuff! They also acquired another client of ours, EVBox and have been hugely supportive of their growth.
Seeing more and more EV's on the road, especially Taxi's, which could be many people's first experience of an EV, will certainly stimulate conversation, and introduce people to the joys of electric vehicles. And (dodgy football reference coming.....) now perhaps Leeds won't be so dirty anymore. Well done Yorkshire.
Councils in West Yorkshire have struck a deal with France’s Engie to install 88 rapid charging stations which will be free to use until late 2021. Moreover, each station will reserve a bay for electric taxis and shared electric vehicles. Engie will own and operate the network and promised to supply 100% renewable power for the 88 chargers. West Yorkshire Combined Authority placed the order after securing almost £2 million from the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) for the work. In addition the Combined Authority and its district partners, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield councils are