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Charging Status

Crossed Wires

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In partnership with The Interface, Charging Status is a monthly show focussing on the latest EV news from the UK & Ireland. Hosted by Alex & James.

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Alex and I sat down to kick off our new show, focusing on the electric vehicle and charging news for the UK.

This is a show where we really want to hear from you, so do leave your comments below, email us at or start a discussion in Goodpods.

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  1. 00:00:09: Welcome
  2. 00:02:23: The Sound And Sight Of EVs
  3. 00:05:05: Skoda’s New Fabia Sized EV
  4. 00:07:51: Ford See Huge EV Growth
  5. 00:10:18: Vauxhall Launch GSE Sporty EV Brand
  6. 00:11:56: Who’s Not Doing EV?
  7. 00:13:49: Volkswagen ID Buzz Expansion
  8. 00:17:03: Volvo EX90
  9. 00:21:02: Charging And The Cost Of Living Crisis
  10. 00:22:57: Public Charging Availability & VAT
  11. 00:26:45: Tesla Pass 1000 UK & Ireland Superchargers
  12. 00:30:05: Charging Expansion
  13. 00:37:01: Test Drive: Honda E
  14. 00:48:05: Wrapping Up

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We have quite a fully-packed show for you this month, with a lot of new vehicles being announced or having more details revealed about them. We also have a bit of a chat about the London ULEV zone expansion, as well as cyclists and eScooters (with a little rant from James on some of the amazingly unsafe things he's seen) on UK roads after 1-in-3 surveyed drivers say cyclists should be banned from the roads and be forced to use dedicated cycle paths.

We'd really like to hear your thoughts on this episode, especially as we raise some interesting questions about the state of the EV market, the environment and things like road tax for EV owners. we’d love to hear from you, so send a note over to, leave a comment on the post, or start a discussion in Goodpods.

We're also very pleased to say that Charging Status now has its own feed and is part of the brand-new Crossed Wires website via our shiny new domain ( A huge thanks to our Crossed Wires co-host, Jae, for all her help getting the show submitted to virtually every podcast directory under the sun.

If you liked this episode or any of our content, we’d greatly appreciate any little bit of support you can throw our way over at our Ko-Fi page.

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Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back, a little bit later than planned, with a bunch of EV and charging news that popped up since we last spoke to you in December.

Over our Christmas break, we had a bit of a behind-the-scenes chat about how we can make these episodes better, so you’ll notice we’re running a little longer and taking more time to discuss the stories. We’d love to hear what you think about this slight change, our thinking being to try to bring more analysis to the show, rather than just a quick-fire round of news.

Do you have thoughts on the stories we’ve covered this month, or maybe some EV news you’d love to highlight? We’d love to hear from you, so please send a note over to, leave a comment on the post, or join the discussion over on our Discord server

If you liked this episode or any of our content, we’d greatly appreciate any little bit of support you can throw our way over at our Ko-Fi page.

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  1. 00:00:09: Welcome
  2. 00:01:45: New Mercedes EQT is an all-electric van crossed with an MPV
  3. 00:04:18: DHL orders 2,000 all-electric E-Transit vans from Ford
  4. 00:08:11: All-electric Jeep Avenger now on sale in Europe for €39k, not UK yet
  5. 00:11:56: Polestar 2 gets more power through a one-time paid update
  6. 00:15:05: Turns out, the new VW ID Buzz is pretty darn safe
  7. 00:19:16: DrivingElectric awards the MG4 EV with ‘Car of the Year’
  8. 00:24:03: New Hyundai Ioniq 6 will be priced from £46,745 in the UK
  9. 00:30:05: Vauxhall updates the Mokka Electric with new battery pack and more range
  10. 00:32:45: Ford killed off the Fiesta due to production capacity at Cologne factory
  11. 00:34:31: All-electric Land Rover Defender coming in 2025 with 300 mile + range
  12. 00:38:47: All-electric BMW i5 to launch in 2023
  13. 00:40:48: Mercedes reports double EV sales in 2022, compared to the year prior
  14. 00:41:38: Tesla driver in Germany fell asleep with autopilot on
  15. 00:46:24: Alex's Holiday EV Car Hire
  16. 00:48:26: Marks & Spencer to add 900 new chargers at its stores, thanks to a partnership with BP
  17. 00:51:05: Octopus Energy has partnered with Stellantis
  18. 00:55:05: Lidl opens four new charging parks in France
  19. 00:57:06: Mitie to install new EV chargers at UK employment centres
  20. 00:59:44: Average cost of EV-fast charging in the UK is now costly more than petrol
  21. 01:02:51: New EVs Launching in 2023
  22. 01:05:39: Wrapping Up

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