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Alex Grant

Government must focus on rapid chargers for fleets, says new report

10 hours ago / 0 comments

Rapid charging points for electric vehicles are a more cost-effective way to reduce air pollution than slower on-street units, despite the latter being cheaper to install, new research has revealed.

PHEVs now “over 25%” of 3 Series Fleet volume

7 days ago / 0 comments

BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018, following a year where the 330e will have taken “well over a quarter” of 3 Series saloon volume in fleet.

Long Termers: Toyota C-HR Hybrid Dynamic

7 days ago / 0 comments

Forget sport mode, stiff suspension and power upgrades. When it comes to making high mileage more enjoyable, I think I’ve found something better. I’m totally hooked on the C-HR’s JBL audio system.

Shades of grey: The road to electric mobility

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The UK government’s proposal to ban the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 isn’t as daunting as it seems – there’s already a huge spectrum of electrified drivetrains to suit most … Read More »

Porsche launches PHEV chauffeur fleet in London

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Porsche is launching a six-month trial of a fleet of plug-in hybrid chauffeur cars in London, offered through Volkswagen Group owned ride hailing service, Gett.

Europe’s largest forecourt operators to host 350kW EV chargers

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Four of Europe’s largest forecourt operators have signed up to host ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points under strategic partnerships with the manufacturer-backed pan-European Ionity network, securing half of the 400 sites planned by 2020.

Ford’s first PHEV police car aims for all-electric shifts

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Ford has developed its first plug-in hybrid police car, which it says could enable officers to carry out an entire shift without using any petrol.

Long Termers: Toyota C-HR Hybrid Dynamic

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Maybe I’m noticing it more now that I’ve got one on my driveway, or perhaps it’s because they’re hard to miss, but there seem to be masses of C-HRs on the road. More than … Read More »

Tesla Model 3 production still far behind global demand

1 month ago / 0 comments

Tesla has pushed back its production target of 5,000 Model 3 electric saloons until January, blaming bottlenecks in manufacturing and diverting staff to help speed the process up.

DS to launch £50,000 plug-in hybrid SUV in 2019

1 month ago / 0 comments

French luxury brand DS is to launch a 300bhp plug-in hybrid SUV in 2019, with pricing set to be around £50,000 in the UK.

Eon’s pan-European charging network due by 2020

1 month ago / 0 comments

Utility company, Eon, is to install a network of 10,000 charging points across Europe, including ultra-fast units on key routes, creating a network connecting the UK to Romania by 2020.

Nissan wants to make charging easier

1 month ago / 0 comments

Nissan is assessing locations for additional rapid charging points across the UK, with a view to supporting drivers without off-street parking and reducing bottlenecks in the existing network.

Enel enters U.S. electric mobility market

2 months ago / 0 comments

Italian utility company, Enel, has acquired charging point manufacturer eMotorWerks, with a view to incorporate its vehicle-to-grid technology platform as part of its global product offer.

InstaVolt offering free rapid chargers for fuel forecourts

2 months ago / 0 comments

InstaVolt is offering free installation of rapid chargers on fuel forecourts, enabling operators to make money from selling energy to plug-in car drivers without the outlay for the equipment to do so.

Electric Highway network to include fuel forecourts from 2018

2 months ago / 0 comments

Ecotricity’s Electric Highway rapid charging network is to roll out 30 “electricity pumps” on fuel forecourts across London next year, targeting key commuter points on the capital’s biggest roads.

Road Test: Volkswagen e-Golf

2 months ago / 0 comments

Longer ranges, quicker charging, more choice and better end-user awareness of their daily travel needs means swapping to an electric car doesn’t feel like the giant leap it once used to. But ditching the … Read More »

Mitsubishi’s next ‘Evo’ could be an electric SUV

2 months ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has revived its Evolution high-performance line with a fully-electric crossover, revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.

New battery could offer 200-mile range after six-minute charge

2 months ago / 0 comments

Toshiba Corporation has developed a new battery technology said to enable a compact vehicle to offer a 200-mile range and six-minute recharging, set to come to market as soon as 2019.

Warnings of graphite shortages as EV market booms

2 months ago / 0 comments

Growing demand for electric vehicles and changing regulations in China may be about to cause a worldwide shortage of graphite, a key component of electrodes in lithium-ion batteries, experts have warned.

PHEV vehicle-to-grid trial launches in the Netherlands

2 months ago / 1 comments

A collaborative project in the Netherlands has installed its first vehicle-to-grid charging point, for a trial using a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as a backup energy store.