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ABOUT THIS PROJECTPlug It In is a new initiative by the Evening Standard to jump-start the electric vehicle conversation among Londoners and help shape a greener global future. Plug It In is supported by commercial partners, which share the project's aims, but our journalism remains editorially independent.
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Toddington Harper: waiting to go electric is a fatal mistake

The CEO of clean-energy start-up GRIDSERVE on why we should seize the moment

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‘Everyone can go electric ‒ we just need a helping hand’

Lauren Pamma, programme director of the Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Transport at the Green Finance Institute, on the simple financial mechanisms that could make EV ownership an option for all

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Sam Bird: ‘We’ve reached the ceiling with fossil fuel cars’

Former Formula 1 driver Sam Bird has been driving Jaguar TCS in the Formula E (electric) world championships since 2014. He says proper petrolheads like him should be excited by electric

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‘Emobility needs to be affordable, simple, intuitive’

On the eve of World EV Day, its founder, Ade Thomas, explains how companies should be inspiring more consumers to jump on the electric bandwagon


How much does it cost to charge an electric car at a public point?

Electric-car owners can save money by using public-charging points more carefully


Ministers ‘asleep at the wheel’ on installing electric car charging devices

Labour criticised the Tories after figures showed fewer than 9,000 public charging points were installed in the UK last year.

1,000 new EV chargers to be built across England in £20m scheme

The funding is aimed at encouraging more people to buy electric cars and move to zero emissions transport

E-cars ‘crucial to hit net zero as drivers refuse to walk or cycle’

Behavioural change to persuade people to ditch their cars is said to be unlikely

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Highlights of our inaugural summit

It was an day of impressive keynotes and networking at London’s Design Museum for the first summit of our Plug It In campaign

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Scaling AI for autonomous e-mobility in London

Kaity Fischer, Director of Partnerships and Business Development for Wayve in conversation with Lucy Siegle about the future of autonomous EVs

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Panel discussion - EV take up: motivating and driving change

In the first panel at the ES Plug It In Summit, moderator Ross Lydall was joined by a panel of experts to discuss the roadblocks to EV ownership and how best to move forward

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Mini keynote - Driving sustainability in the auto industry

Jonathan Goodman and Fredrika Klarén of Polestar tell the Summit about leading the auto industry in a bid to create the first carbon-neutral vehicle

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Panel discussion - What are the challenges of E-mobility?

In the second panel at the ES Plug It In Summit, moderator Lucy Siegle asked a group of experts to discuss the challenges and advantages of electrifying fleets

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