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February 2018 news round-up

With news on: ET tender win; Rushmoor rapid EV charger, and; Electric taxi heads to Norway.

Enviro Technology Services to supply PM monitors

Air quality monitoring equipment specialist, Enviro Technology Services (ET), has been awarded a contract with the Environment Agency to supply new and replacement particulate monitors for the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN).

ET will supply PM monitors for the AURN as part of the contract

The two-year contract (with an option for a further two years) followed a successful tender bid for the Stroud-based firm.

The firm will be supplying equipment alongside Air Monitors – which was also successful in winning a tender from the environment agency (see airqualitynews.coms story).

The contract will see ET supply the network with Defra MCERTS approved BAM 1020 particulate monitors for PM10, PM2.5 and PM coarse (PM10 and PM2.5 combined) as part of an eventual replacement programme of up to 100 particulate monitors.

Rushmoor gets rapid EV charger

ChargePoint Services has installed the first EV Rapid Charger for Rushmoor borough council to provide electric vehicle drivers in Farnborough.

Les Murrell with the GeniePoint charging point

The charger is connected to ChargePoint Services’, GeniePoint Network, which has 20 Rapid and Fast chargers available for public use, across Hampshire.

The unit provides 50kW charging for both AC & DC vehicles, capable of recharging an electric vehicle in around 20-40 minutes.

Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, said: “We are delighted to support Rushmoor Borough Council and their efforts to reduce pollution and support the change to cleaner transportation. The installation of the first Rapid Charger is significant in their commitment to provide a new critical service to drivers making the change to electric vehicles, and we are pleased to welcome them to the GeniePoint Network.â€?

Les Murrell, Energy & Environment Manager for Rushmoor borough council, said: “This is an excellent facility for electric vehicle drivers in the Rushmoor area, not only are we encouraging drivers to use cleaner, greener forms of transportation, but equally supporting retailers in our high streets, by providing an easy and convenient place to stop and charge whilst shopping or enjoying the many cafes and restaurants in the area.â€?

Nordic-inspired version of electric taxi previewed

LEVC has premiered a Nordic version of its electric, zero-emission capable TX six-seater taxi at the region’s largest electric vehicle summit.

The LEVC TX eCity has been premiered in Norway

This version of the range extended electric taxi is left-hand drive and comes with a Scandinavian inspired trim.

Chris Gubbey, chief executive of LEVC said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the company, for Northern Europe, for the air we breathe and for commercial vehicle drivers across the region.â€?

“To date taxi drivers in Norway have lacked a viable electric taxi which has held back electrification of the sector in an otherwise world-leading EV market. By appearing in the Flag of Norway, we also demonstrate our vehicle’s close links to the country – and demonstrate that we are here to support Norway’s bold EV transition by providing drivers with the right technology solution to confidently make the switch to cleaner, more efficient taxis today. All of which will help Norway meet its ambitious climate commitments.â€?

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