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Alex Grant

New Peugeot 508 to include PHEV version

1 day ago / 0 comments

Peugeot’s has re-invented the 508 as a four-door coupe, confirming that the newcomer will be available with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain next year.

New Volvo V60 to include two PHEV versions

2 days ago / 0 comments

The new Volvo V60 estate will launch with a choice of two petrol plug-in hybrid versions later this year, the carmaker has revealed.

EVs unlikely to counteract rising demand for oil by 2040, says BP

3 days ago / 0 comments

Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, according to the 2018 BP Energy Outlook report.

More power, efficiency for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

3 days ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi has upgraded the petrol engine, electric motors and battery in the Outlander PHEV, offering more performance, increased fuel economy and a longer electric range.

Renault Zoe gets power boost, but without rapid charging

4 days ago / 0 comments

Renault has added a more powerful 108bhp motor to the Zoe electric supermini, said to offer better easier high-speed cruising without affecting the range.

National Grid identifies shortcut to UK rapid charge network

4 days ago / 0 comments

The National Grid has devised a solution which could enable easier roll-out of ultra-fast rapid charging hubs along major routes, combating the range anxiety which is said to be a major barrier to electric … Read More »

Wales to get £2m for rapid charging network

4 days ago / 0 comments

Wales is to get a network of rapid charging points along its trunk road network, part-funded by £2m from the Welsh Government, with the first locations to be decided by the summer.

ULEV excellence rewarded at Fleet World Honours

1 week ago / 0 comments

The UK’s best products and services for plug-in fleets were recognised at the Fleet World Honours this week, including a new category specifically aimed at electric mobility.

The UK is Europe’s largest hybrid and EV vehicle market

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The United Kingdom was the largest-volume market in Europe for electrified vehicles during 2017, accounting for one in every six registered across the region, figures from ACEA reveal.

First Drive: Nissan e-NV200 Combi Evalia (40kWh)

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

With only a handful of electric vans available, the Nissan e-NV200 has mostly been talked about for its cargo-carrying ability, and potential to offer greener urban deliveries. But that’s overshadowed its main USP; the … Read More »

Porsche PHEVs take 60% sales share

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Porsche is to double its investment in electric vehicles to €6bn (£5.33bn) by 2022, with plug-ins already accounting for over half of European sales volume for some models.

Road Test: Kia Niro PHEV

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

SUV styling with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain; Kia has an eye-catching offer with the Niro PHEV, and it’s no surprise, with the tax breaks on offer, that most are expected to go to fleets. … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan Leaf

1 month ago / 1 comments

According to Nissan, customer feedback directly influenced over 100 improvements made to the new Leaf. So it’s ironic that the most obvious, surface-level generational shift is predicted to make the biggest difference: with less … Read More »

Ford to double EV investment

1 month ago / 0 comments

Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in 2020.

Go Ultra Low survey highlights cost savings for ULEVs

1 month ago / 0 comments

Hands-on experience and a whole-life approach to running costs are vital for driving fleet uptake of electric vehicles, according to new research from Go Ultra Low which showed significant savings for making the switch.

Volkswagen adds electric mobility division to board of management

1 month ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.

EV newcomer Byton sets sights on Tesla

2 months ago / 1 comments

Chinese electric car manufacturer, Byton, has previewed the first of its line-up of luxury cars; a long-range, fully-electric SUV due to launch in Europe during 2020.

Over half of Norway’s new cars were hybrid or electric in 2017

2 months ago / 0 comments

Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of Norway’s new car market during 2017, while petrol and diesel volumes were outpaced by plug-ins for the first time.

Hybrid demand driving UK electrified vehicle market

2 months ago / 2 comments

The UK recorded a 34.8% uplift in electric and hybrid vehicle registrations during 2017, despite overall volumes falling 5.7% to 2.54m units, according to the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data.

Long Termers: Toyota C-HR Hybrid Excel

2 months ago / 0 comments

Depressingly, I’ve reached a point in my life where practicality ranks just as high as the way a car drives and looks. So, while I love the Toyota C-HR’s athletic side profile, I had … Read More »