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Hundreds of new charging points to be funded across the UK

Hundreds of new EV Chargepoints

Hospitals, stations and streets across the UK will see a wave of new chargepoints for electric cars, thanks to government funding. In February the government announced an extra £37 million to offset the cost of installing infrastructure for recharging electric vehicles. Business Minister Michael Fallon and Transport Minister Norman Baker announced the winning bids for the …

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Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC Gearbox

New 9 Speed Auto for Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz is rolling out their new nine speed gearbox in the Mercedes-Benz E 350 BlueTec.  Although debuting in the E 350, Mercedes have confirmed the gearbox’s design is suitable for rear-wheel and all-wheel drives as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid drive systems and will be used in almost all model series and engines in …

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Review: Charge Your Car App

Launched in July 2013, the free Charge Your Car (CYC) app is a world-first in app technology using emerging state-of-the-art charge point management, mapping and mobile payment technologies to allow users to find charge points, plan a route, start and stop a session and, uniquely, pay for a charge at all app-ready charge points across …

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BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment into Chargemaster Plc

BMW i Invests in UK EV Charging Infrastructure

BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment into Chargemaster Plc, the UK’s leading provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In addition to this investment, Chargemaster and BMW i have entered into a wide ranging cooperation agreement whereby Chargemaster will provide a range of E-mobility services.  Both parties will carry out joint electric vehicle (EV) …

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