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The UK EVSE, a trade association for the UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment sector, was formally launched at LCV2013. The event, which showcased the UK’s leading automotive technology companies as well as giving attendee’s a chance to be driven in low and ultra-low carbon emission vehicles, took place at Millbrook Providing Ground near Bedford. UK EVSE aims to provide a collective and consistent voice for the industry participants within the UK EVSE community, focused on technical matters, policy and stakeholder education. UK EVSE members are committed to supporting the development of national and commercially sustainable networks of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and to working with the motor industry to aid the processes of introducing new electric vehicles to the UK market.

The founding members of UK EVSE include ABB, APT Technologies, Charge Point Services, Charging Solutions, Chargemaster, Charge Your Car, Elektromotive, EVEO Solutions, Rolec Services, POD Point and Siemens. The UK EVSE is supported by Cenex, who provide an independent secretariat function for the association and will be Chaired by Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex.

Meanwhile, Rieju showcased its purpose-built, big-wheeled, fully electric scooter at LCV.

As a major European manufacturer of small-capacity motorcycles, Rieju is committed to developing innovative transport solutions. The MIUS was developed in partnership with the Catalan administration as a response to the Mayor of Barcelona’s pledge to make Barcelona city centre zero emissions. 

The MIUS can be charged from a wall socket or street charging points in four hours. Its Japanese Panasonic Lithium ion batteries are guaranteed for 1000 discharges, which equates to more than 20,000 miles. It has a two-year parts and labour warranty.