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The average battery range of an electric vehicle in the UK has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a new study by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The study also found that the available range of electric vehicle models has increased 15-fold over the past decade.

The SMMT found that since 2011, the average battery range has grown from 74 miles to nearly 260 miles.

If you are considering an Electric Van or you are still on the fence, this next story should be of interest!

ChargedEV wins Best Van Electric Charging Point Provider.

CHARGEDEV has been awarded for providing the latest electric vehicle charging options to help van customers transition to fleet electrification, after expanding its electric vehicle consulting and consulting team and bringing new expertise over the past year.

In addition to consulting and installation services, it offers a comprehensive management system tailored to support the van operator’s customers, which is one of the many reasons why this year’s Commercial Van Awards jury named ChargedEV the best charging station provider.

Its back office allows customers to generate detailed reports on the outlets they install while accessing complex revenue and usage data, meaning comprehensive cost analysis of their fleets can be easily performed.

ChargedEV customers can use RFID cards to distribute among their drivers or to be stored by the drivers themselves, and their Management Programmes track all usage. Importantly, ChargedEV can help companies tailor their RFID cards to specific employees and their charge consumption over time.

ChargedEV offers van operators a premium service with independent, competent consulting services, trusted and qualified staff, and a variety of management solutions tailored to the needs of SME van fleets.

The company specialises in the supply and installation of Electric Vehicle charging equipment in the UK and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading experts in Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure, having installed over 23,000 personal and workplace Electric Vehicle chargers.

It could help van operators transition to electrified fleets for the first time to ensure they install the right infrastructure to meet their needs at an affordable price.

As a truly independent charging specialist, independent of energy suppliers or charging station suppliers, ChargedEV can provide competitive advice right from the start to ensure the right solution is found for each customer.

And final News Story;

Derbyshire’s first electric car charging hub will create dozens of jobs.

A planning application to build a series of electric vehicle charging stations in Markham Valley will create dozens of jobs, according to the developer. Plans to provide charging points to charge up to 36 cars at a time have been submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council.

If approved, it will build the site at Markham Vale near Chesterfield, just off the M1, the county’s first all-electric charging hub. Sustainable energy company Gridserve plans to build a forecourt across from the existing Enterprise Way service area, with charging stations for electric cars, trucks and buses.

The proposed location for the new electric forecourt is between Enterprise Way and the east side of Duckmanton. The on-site Chargers include 22 high-power chargers up to 350kW, the fastest chargers in the world, powerful enough to provide up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.

The jobs created would spring from opportunities in the design, engineering, construction and operation phases. Gridserve chief exec Toddington Harper said: “We are committed to delivering Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure that both enables the transition to net-zero carbon transport, and excites drivers to make the transition to electric vehicles.

“The geographical distribution of Electric Vehicle charging across the UK is essential to usher in the mass market era of electric vehicles. This development would benefit the local community and the wider UK as it reduces its reliance on fossil fuels.

“We are proud to have chosen the area of Markham Vale for this project. We hope the people across the region share our passion for delivering a cleaner, more sustainable future in the earliest possible timeframes.”

Gridserve also provide an Electric Vehicle Leasing Service for both Individuals and Businesses.

Derbyshire County Council cabinet member for clean growth and regeneration, Councillor Tony King, said: “We welcome Gridserve’s interest in Markham Vale and if their proposal is granted planning permission, the new Electric Vehicle forecourt will help to give motorists the confidence to make the switch to an electric vehicle and move us closer to our target of helping to get 1,000 public-facing electric vehicle charge points in place throughout the county by 2025.

Decarbonising transport is one of our top priorities as part of our climate change strategy which aims to reduce emissions generated by the county council to net-zero by 2032 or sooner, and help the rest of Derbyshire reduce carbon emissions generated within the county to net-zero by 2050 or sooner.”

Markham Vale is one of more than 100 charging Hubs currently under development by Gridserve, and if planning permission is granted for the Derbyshire site, it will be powered by renewable energy with solar panels and on-site battery storage to collect and store electricity.

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