Tesla opened its fourth Gigafactory, this one located in Berlin, German.
BP throws another £1bn at EV charging points
This week BP found another £1bn to throw at its EV charging infrastructure plan in the UK. The funding will go toward its charging network, named Pulse, adding to the 8,000 chargers it currently operates. While the company has declined to reveal the exact details of its charging point strategy, it has previously said it aims to add 16,000 superfast chargers to the UK, which is a part of its wider plan to get to 100,000 chargers globally by 2030.
To find out more about BP’s plans, and also how the UK government is planning to build out EV charging networks, head over to the Financial Times for the full story.
Should we convert old farm vehicles into EVs?
While there’s a lot of talk about buying new EVs, what about converting the cars we have now to electric power? As it turns out, there are a lot of benefits to taking this kind of approach – particularly when it comes to commercial farm vehicles. The main upside is range of a converted EV is well suited to working farm vehicles.
Enter the Electrogenic EV conversion company: it’s created a pilot scheme that will see drop-in kits made for hard working Land Rovers. While the Electrogenic kit only gives the converted EV 120 miles of range, for working farm vehicles such as a 1980s Land Rover not much more will be needed — especially when it’s never going far from a charger.
Writing for Forbes, James Morris explores how the conversion process will save costs in the long run and help farmers clean up their carbon footprint.