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Alex Grant

Road test: Toyota Prius PHV

1 week ago / 0 comments

It’s unquestionably clever, but the Prius PHV has a major sticking point, explains Alex Grant.

Chargemaster offers free upgrades as Source East network closes

1 week ago / 0 comments

Former Plugged-in Places charging scheme, Source East, is to close at the end of the month, with Chargemaster offering hosts complimentary upgrades to join its own POLAR network.

First Drive: Tesla Model X

1 month ago / 0 comments

Insurgent luxury brand Tesla can only widen its appeal with an electric SUV, reckons Alex Grant.

Road Test: Tesla Model S 60D

2 months ago / 0 comments

For all the notoriety it gained with its extraordinary acceleration and all-digital dashboard, the real achievement of the Tesla Model S is how much it’s normalised electric driving.

One in four European PHEVs registered in the UK last year

2 months ago / 0 comments

The UK remained Europe’s largest market for plug-in hybrids during 2016, accounting for almost a quarter of the total volume, figures from manufacturers’ association ACEA reveal.

Vattenfall plans 100% electric fleet

2 months ago / 0 comments

Swedish power company Vattenfall is to convert its 3,500-strong fleet to electric vehicles as part of aims to be climate neutral by 2050.

First Drive: Renault ZOE Z.E. 40

2 months ago / 1 comments

Doubling the ZOE’s range takes it into the mainstream company car market, says Steve Moody.

Tesla Model S gets industry-leading 393-mile range

2 months ago / 0 comments

Tesla has launched its longest-range Model S to date, capable of travelling 393 miles to a full charge under European test cycle conditions.

Plug-in sales likely to overtake diesel in Norway this year

2 months ago / 8 comments

Over 40% of Norway’s new cars were a hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell models last year, with plug-ins set to overtake petrol and diesel volumes during 2017.

2021 launch for 360-mile, fast-charging EV battery

3 months ago / 0 comments

Samsung SDI has developed an electric vehicle battery said to offer a range of 360 miles and recharge to 80% in 20 minutes, and expects to begin mass production by 2021.

Outside the Box

3 months ago / 0 comments

Using Nissan LEAF battery cells, Hyperdrive Innovation has developed a modular battery pack which will enable small-volume vehicles to take advantage of the latest EV technology without the huge R&D costs of going bespoke, … Read More »

Ford confirms electric SUV, hybrid Transit and Mustang

3 months ago / 1 comments

Ford will launch an electric SUV and hybrid versions of the Transit Custom, Mustang and F-150 by the end of the decade, as part of plans to broaden its line-up of electrified options.

Toyota targets fun and frugality to next hybrids

4 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota is targeting lighter, more efficient and more engaging drives from its next-generation hybrid system, which it says will feature in 60% of vehicles it sells in Europe, Japan, the US and China by … Read More »

New Opportunities for Electromobility

4 months ago / 0 comments

Commercial vehicles and the start of a broader mobility solution are driving new opportunities for Nissan’s electric range, explains Gareth Dunsmore, electric vehicle director at Nissan Europe.

2017 launch for 350kW European EV charging network

4 months ago / 0 comments

A network of 400 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major European routes is to begin construction next year, equally funded by a joint venture comprising BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group.

Autumn Statement backs UK’s plug-in market

4 months ago / 0 comments

The Autumn Statement has identified several new incentives for businesses to run plug-in vehicles, including tax breaks for charging equipment, additional public infrastructure and a new Benefit in Kind system from 2020.

Free EV charging at Birmingham and Luton airports

4 months ago / 0 comments

POD Point and Airparks have partnered to offer free electric vehicle charging at Birmingham and Luton airport car parks.

U.S. says electric vehicles must make a noise by 2019

4 months ago / 0 comments

Hybrid and electric vehicles will be required to emit an audible warning at low speeds, following a new federal safety standard set in the United States.

First Drive: BMW 740e & 740Le xDrive

4 months ago / 0 comments

Defying that idea that electrification is mainly a technology for small cars, BMW’s first plug-in hybrid 7 Series perhaps makes a better case for itself than some of the brand’s similarly-powered compact models.

Challenges ahead: Brexit and the UK’s ULEV market

5 months ago / 0 comments

Juha Stenberg, managing director of Ensto Chago, on the post-Brexit environmental landscape and the challenges of the shift to electric mobility.