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Autumn Statement ULEV incentives key to cleaning up air quality

In the Industry
Fri 18th November 2016
The AA and Chargemaster are calling on The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, to further incentivise the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) ahead of the Autumn Statement on 23 November. The call to action follows increasing pressure for government to improve air quality in UK cities, caused by vehicle emissions.To improve ULEV uptake, the AA and Chargemaster strongly recommend a reversal in plans to reduce ULEV ownership benefits, announced by then-Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2015 and 2016 Budgets. They are also warning against the reduction in benefits for company car drivers who use an ULEV, a move which could have dramatic implications for the fragile plug-in vehicle market.

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Chargemaster partners with Mercedes-Benz to provide hassle-free home charging

Working Partnerships
Tue 15th November 2016
The UK’s largest provider of EV charging infrastructure, Chargemaster, has partnered with Mercedes-Benz UK to offer customers an easy home charging solution for their Mercedes-Benz or smart electric plug-in vehicle.Mercedes-Benz currently offers four electric hybrid models in the UK, the C 350 e, E 350 e, GLE 500 e and S 500 e, as well as the all-electric B 250 e. Next year fully electric versions of the latest smart fortwo, fortwo cabriolet and forfour models will also join the line-up. It’s all part of an increasing focus on electric mobility – at the Paris motor show in September Mercedes-Benz announced the launch of EQ, a new brand which will focus solely on electric vehicles and products.

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Chargemaster signs two-year Formula E deal as Official Charging Infrastructure Supplier

In the Industry
Wed 9th November 2016
Chargemaster will be supporting the wireless charging on the official safety and medical cars and be providing legacy charging infrastructure to the cities visited by the series.Following the growth of the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series – and a successful first year’s partnership, Chargemaster is delighted to announce a new two-year contract as the Official Charging Infrastructure Supplier to Formula E including the support of wireless charging of the official course cars.

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Government announces EV workplace charging grant

Government Information
Fri 4th November 2016
Chargemaster, the UK’s premier supplier of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, welcomes the government announcement today of a £600 grant supporting the installation of dual charging points at workplaces.“This is great news for companies that have adopted EVs into their fleets, or wish to provide charging facilities for visitors,” commented David Martell, Chief Executive of Chargemaster. “There are now more than 80,000 electric vehicles on British roads – many of those are owned and run by businesses.

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