Author: Alex Lowe

Fifth Gridserve Electric Forecourt construction starts today

Gridserve has announced today that construction starts today for its fifth ‘Electric Forecourt’ location in the UK, after Braintree, Norwich and London Gatwick. The company now has two locations under construction, Stevenage and now Markham Vale. Gridserve is aiming to open the new Markham Vale location by the end of 2024, with a loose timeframe of winter. Like the other locations, it’ll have an abundance of super fast electric car […]

Ford Mustang Mach-E refreshed for US market

Ford has refreshed the Mustang Mach-E for the US market this week, now consisting of four models with Select, Premium, GT and Rally. The GT Performance Edition has been discounted in favour for a new ‘Performance Upgrade’ – something the Rally trim level comes standard as with. Across the entire lineup, Ford has improved the performance, range and charging speed but the Mach-E hasn’t changed in any other way. The […]

Alfa Romeo announces new small EV, available as EV and ICE

Alfa Romeo has just announced the new Milano, the brands smallest SUV. The new vehicle is said to be the “spiritual successor” to the Giulietta and Mito. The Giulietta was dropped from sale back in 2021. As it is widely known, Alfa Romeo is part of the larger Stellantis group and the new Milano sits on the same platform as the Citroën C4, Fiat 600, Jeep Avenger and Peugeot 2008. […]

Ubiquiti UniFi UXG Lite vs UXG Max

Ubiquiti has been on a roll lately with its new gateway products, the original UXG Pro was debuted back in 2020 and then finally went on sale in 2022 and since then, not much has changed in the lineup. The UXG Lite was launched in November 2023 as the direct replacement for the ageing USG 3P, which has since been completely removed from the official Ubiquiti Store. Previously, the USG […]

BYD Seagull could come to the UK as super affordable EV

BYD has been selling its smallest car, the Seagull in China since the end of April 2023 for the equivalent of £8,000. BYD UK is “keen to have it” when asked about the possibly of bringing the car to the UK market. In the lineup, it would sit below the Dolphin, the smallest car that the company currently sells in the UK. In some other markets, the Seagull is sold […]

UI Chat – March 2024 – “Screengate”

SquadShot Show Notes In this episode, Alex and Evan talk about the UWC conference that took place in Chicago, the “Screengate” with the Cloud Gateway Ultra, the new G5 Ultra cameras revealed as well as the many accessories. Also, the deluge of software releases launched in the past month and an update on Alta Labs. We love to hear from our listeners! Get in touch about what you thought about […]

Charging Status | EV Podcast – March 2024

SquadShot Show Notes In this episode, Alex and Jim are back to talk about a BYD Media Day they both attended and the VW ID cars Alex has been driving. Also, Jim’s dog makes a special guest appearance, some chat about the Dacia Spring and why it might not be it is all made out to be and some riveting conversation about various EV vans. We love to hear from […]

Creator Spotlight S3 E8 – Imogen Bhogal

SquadShot In this episode, I chatted to Imogen Bhogal from Fully Charged. We spoke about her background in automative engineering, life at Fully Charged, how we deal with negativity surrounding EVs and much more. Creator Spotlight is our series where we talk to creators about what they make and do and how they got started. We really hope you enjoy this new episode. We love to hear from our listeners! […]

Volkswagen Crafter to get minor updates and new interior next month

Volkswagen has this week revealed that its largest commercial vehicle, the Crafter will receive some much needed improvements next month. The Crafter has been lagging behind in terms of interior technology for a whole now and a more minor thing, the new corporate logo hasn’t been a feature either. The new updated Crafter will be available to order in the UK in the middle of April, with the first deliveries […]

Ubiquiti launches new UVC-G5-Turret-Ultra camera

Ubiquiti has today revealed two brand new cameras for UniFi Protect. The first one is the G5 Turret Ultra and marks the first of a line of new cameras under the new Ultra umbrella. We already have new Ultra Switch devices and the UK-Ultra access point, which are designed to be low cost, have good performance and have a lot of flexibility in its mounting. The new G5 Turret Ultra […]