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Alex Grant

Toyota to replace Avensis with hybrid-only Camry

2 days ago / 0 comments

Toyota is reintroducing the Camry saloon to the UK as a hybrid-only range, indirectly replacing the Avensis and taking its presence in the D-segment upmarket.

UK cities call for earlier petrol and diesel ban

5 days ago / 0 comments

City leaders from across the UK are calling on Government to bring forward the ban on pure petrol and diesel vehicle sales to 2030, as part of a tougher plans to improve air quality.

Mazda doubts near-future CO2 benefits from EVs

1 week ago / 0 comments

Mazda sees electric vehicles offering less near-future potential for cutting CO2 emissions than improvements to combustion engines, owing to the way the energy is generated.

Kia reveals long-range Niro EV

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Kia is adding a fully electric drivetrain to the Niro compact SUV, which will offer a range of 450km and 100kW charging when it comes to Europe next year. 

London’s first Zero Emission Zones due in 2020

1 month ago / 0 comments

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part of an environmental strategy revealed today.

Ford extends Transit PHEV trial

1 month ago / 0 comments

Ford is adding a second city to its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid trial, with a fleet set to roll out in the Spanish city of Valencia, near the carmaker’s factory.

Tax levies needed for non-ULEVs, UK government told

2 months ago / 0 comments

The UK government should offer VAT rebates for ultra-low emission vehicles, funded by a tax levy on all other road-users, aimed at driving uptake and improving air quality, according to a new report.

UPS and Arrival to roll out electric delivery fleet

2 months ago / 0 comments

UPS is to deploy a fleet of 35 electric delivery trucks in London and Paris, working with UK manufacturer Arrival.

Hampshire Constabulary steps up electric fleet plans

2 months ago / 0 comments

Hampshire Constabulary has rolled out the first of a 40 electric vehicles on its fleet, with plans to switch half of its 220 non-pursuit cars to electric drivetrains in the near future.

Nissan to ditch diesel as EVs gather pace

2 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has become the latest manufacturer to confirm it will drop diesel engines from its line-up, as it pushes ahead with plug-in hybrid and fully electric alternatives.

UK expected to confirm 2040 sales ban on non-ULEVs

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has rebuffed rumours that the its forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will mean only plug-in hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be available after 2040.

Electric Kia Niro revealed with 300-mile range

2 months ago / 0 comments

Kia is equipping the Niro compact SUV with a fully electric drivetrain, with the longest-range version travelling almost 300 miles between charges.

World-first ultra-fast 350kW charging network plans confirmed

2 months ago / 0 comments

American supermarket chain, Walmart, is to more than double its electric vehicle infrastructure, adding ultra-fast 350kW charging points to 100 stores in 34 states by June 2019.

Lexus ES hybrid coming to Europe

2 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus will launch a compact hybrid saloon car below the IS in its European range later this year, likely to preview some of the technology coming to the next CT compact hatch.

Australian government moves to 100% electric fleet

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Australian Capital Territory is to transition its entire government fleet to electric vehicles, while announcing support for charging points into and around Canberra, both aimed at encouraging consumers to follow suit.

Swedish road can charge electric vehicles as they drive

2 months ago / 0 comments

The world’s first public road capable of recharging electric vehicles as they drive is now live in Sweden, beginning a two-year trial with large commercials.

Volvo sister brand to build plug-in hybrid SUVs in Belgium

3 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese-owned car company, Lynk & Co, is to build its first subscription-funded hybrid SUVs at the Belgian factory of sister brand Volvo Cars from 2019, with a focus on urban drivers.

Nissan aims for 50% EV share by 2025

3 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is targeting 40% of its volume in Europe to be electric or hybrid vehicles by 2022, and 50% by 2025, as part of its mid-term business plan.

Electric taxi deliveries begin in London

3 months ago / 0 comments

London-based Fulham Cab Company has taken the first of 40 range-extended electric taxis, in the first major fleet deal in the capital.

Zap-Map service fills gaps in UK charging network

3 months ago / 0 comments

Zap-Map is enabling businesses with workplace charging points to open them up to other drivers, via a new peer-to-peer sharing service, augmenting publicly-accessible networks.