EV Charge Points Installed Along 1,100 Km Of UK Roads

Drivers of electric-powered vehicles can now benefit from the completion of a new 1,100 km (683 mile) charging network, installed across the British Isles by Rapid Charge Network.

In total, there are 74 state-of-the-art rapid chargers, capable of “filling up” a typical electric vehicle’s battery to 80% in less than 30 min, which in turn makes long-distance, cross-border journeys more accessible for EV drivers.

Not only does the Rapid Charge Network cover over 1,100 km’s worth of popular motorways and dual carriageways, it also connects busy transport hubs such as airports and ferry ports, allowing drivers to take their EVs onto routes in mainland Europe as well.

Ben Fletcher, EV product manager at Renault UK said that “Electric vehicle sales are rising strongly as vehicle technologies and the nationwide charging infrastructure take major strides forward, facilitating cost-effective local and long-distance motoring. Investments like the Rapid Charge Network are vital for maintaining the momentum and encouraging more motorists to go electric.”

This massive €7.4 million project was part-funded by the European Union’s Trans European Transport Network program and by four major EV manufacturers: Nissan, BMW, Renault and VW, together with ESB – Ireland’s largest energy company.

The UK and Ireland’s Rapid Charge Network is part of a larger pan-European investment of €26.3 million that spans the following regions: Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bavaria, Zagreb (Central European Green Corridors), France (Corri-Door), Denmark, Sweden, Germany (Greening-NEAR) and of course UK & Ireland (Rapid Charge Network).

The goal set by the European Union is a 40% reduction in all greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels, by the year 2030.

PHOTO GALLERY

Skoda Coming To Paris With New Cars And Connected Services

Skoda’s 2018 Paris Motor Show stand will offer visitors a look at the automaker’s present and future.

Alfa Romeo Sauber Signs Italian Driver Antonio Giovinazzi For 2019

The 24-year old will line up alongside Kimi Raikkonen for Sauber next year.

We’re Less Than A Week Away From BMW Unveiling The New 3 Series

The seventh-generation of the benchmark sports sedan will be the highlight of BMW’s presence at the 2018 Paris Auto Show.

BMW M’s New Boss Is The Man Behind The New 8 Series

Markus Flasch ushered the new 8-Series into production and will now take over BMW’s performance division.

Overland In Classic Style With This ’42 Chevy Army Camper

This could be just the ticket for a road trip to (and through) America’s national parks.

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N Breaks Cover In Denmark Ahead Of Paris Debut

It packs the same 2.0-liter turbo-four and performance chassis as the i30 N.

Speeding Car Smashes Into Truck, Occupants Lucky To Survive

Judging by the dashcam footage, the vehicle that crashed was well north of the legal speed limit.

Can The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Beat The McLaren 720S In A Straight Line?

Watch the 911 GT2 RS and the 720S go head-to-head in a 1,000m sprint.

Apollo IE Going Flat-Out Is The Very Definition Of Aural Delight

Listen to the supercar’s naturally aspirated V12 engine made by Ferrari screaming under heavy acceleration.

Michael Andretti’s Selling His Practically New Dodge Demon

The racer turned team owner never drove his Challenger, so the new owner will be the one to break it in.