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Round-Up: 500 European Superchargers, Lloyds appoints EV head, Used car prices up in November

Tesla opens 500th European Supercharger station


Tesla has opened its 500th Supercharger station in Europe.

Located in London, this landmark station at its Park Royal service centre also marks the beginning of the deployment phase of V3 Superchargers outside North America, the firm said.

The V3 charger is a “completely new architecture with technology designed for the next wave of the electric vehicle revolution”, the brand said, claiming it has peak power of 250kW and that it also eliminates power-sharing.

V3 Superchargers in Europe also support CCS connectors, but will be accessible to all Tesla owners, however, Model S and X owners will need an adaptor in order to use the points.

Lloyds appoints EV head

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Lauren Pamma to the new role of electrification propositions lead.

Pamma has 15 years’ experience in the vehicle leasing industry, having joined Lex Vehicle Leasing in 2004, before it became part of Lloyds Banking Group.  Since then, she has held a number of senior positions including head of fleet consultancy for Lex Autolease, head of commercial management for Black Horse and most recently, head of deal profitability and insight in the leadership team that sits across both businesses.

Pamma’s primary focus in her new role will be on electrifying the rest of the Lex Autolease and Black Horse fleets, by helping business and personal customers understand when and how they can transition to zero-emission technology, the banking giant said.

Used car prices rise in November

The average price of used cars sold at auction during November 2019 increased by £453 compared with the previous month, the latest BCA Pulse report has confirmed.

The auction giant said the average value of cars sold during the month was £10,101, the third highest figure on record, while year-on-year, the headline figure was up by £235, equivalent to a 2.4% increase in average values despite both average age and mileage rising – a result reflecting both the steady demand from buyers and a well-balanced supply of stock from vendors, it said.