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Alex Grant

Entry-level Tesla Model S offers in-life range upgrades

1 year ago / 0 comments

Priced at £53,400 after the Plug-in Car Grant, the Model S 60 offers a range of 248 miles and is available as a dual-motor 60D, which adds £4,400 to the list price and marginally … Read More »

DC rapid charging speeds to triple this year

1 year ago / 0 comments

Developed by the Japanese CHAdeMO Association, the standard is used by Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan and PSA Groupe and typically has a maximum power output of 50kW. That’s enough to offer an 80% charge in … Read More »

Zipcar launches 50-strong PHEV fleet in London

1 year ago / 0 comments

It follows the Car Club Strategy for London, launched by the London councils, Greater London Authority and Transport for London last year, which set out a 50% electric vehicle share for car clubs by … Read More »

Long Termers: Nissan LEAF 30kWh Tekna

1 year ago / 0 comments

It’s a little over a year since I’ve had an electric vehicle at my disposal for longer than the usual week-long press demonstrators. Nissan LEAF I’ve spent my first month with the LEAF remembering ... Read More »

Rolec EV becomes official salsac charging point provider

1 year ago / 0 comments

The company will manufacture and install domestic charging equipment for salary sacrifice drivers in a fleet which includes over 20,000 vehicles and 170 public sector organisations nationwide. Bianca Alsop-Orrey, Rolec EV’s Business Development … Read More »

DS to get high-performance plug-in hybrid in 2019

1 year ago / 0 comments

Confirmed at the group’s ‘Innovation Day’ event, the French carmaker said it will develop plug-in models on two platforms – EMP2, as used by the Peugeot 308 and Citroen C4 Picasso, and the CMP … Read More »

Our Fleet: Ensto Chago Point

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following a year where plug-in sales doubled in the UK, the Fleet World office is ready to accommodate the ever-increasing number of hybrid and fully-electric models with our own charging point, supplied by Finnish … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C 350 e Sport

1 year ago / 1 comments

It might not have seemed it in 1982, but when Mercedes-Benz took the covers off its electric prototype car at the Hanover Trade Fair, it was unveiling what was to become an important technology. … Read More »

Plugging into Tomorrow’s Fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

Chargemaster CEO, David Martell, on the growth of public charging and why EVs will become much more usable over the coming years.

UK the third-largest market for Outlander PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

According to Mitsubishi Motors UK, 21,052 have been registered since the model launched in April 2014. Over half of the carmaker’s sales in the UK are the plug-in hybrid. Its biggest global market … Read More »

German government greenlights EV incentive scheme

1 year ago / 0 comments

Outlined in April, these include a €4,000 purchase incentive for electric vehicles and €3,000 for plug-in hybrids, funded equally by the government and manufacturers, valid until 2019 or until the €600m federal funding has … Read More »

Long Termers: Nissan LEAF 30kWh Tekna

1 year ago / 0 comments

With each small update to the LEAF range, Nissan’s spearhead EV has become a bit more… normal. That’s not a negative – what once could have looked like a leftfield choice is now a … Read More »

Supplier partnership to make EV fleet deployment easier

1 year ago / 0 comments

Based at the Future Technology Centre in Sunderland, the EV Works partnership will offer support covering policy, vehicles and charging needs, funding, marketing, management and maintenance, with applications across multiple sites. Elm EV’s … Read More »

UK project aims to futureproof the electrical grid

1 year ago / 0 comments

The CarConnect project is looking to recruit 700 EV drivers, and is aiming to investigate ways to reduce the potential investment required in the grid from mass adoption of plug-in vehicles – claimed to … Read More »

Q&A: Ensto Chago

1 year ago / 0 comments

James O’Neill, UK sales manager at Ensto Chago, talks about rapidly evolving EV technology and why connectivity is the difference between asset and obsolescence for office charging.

New Zealand launches EV incentives package

1 year ago / 0 comments

The country is targeting 64,000 EVs on its roads by 2021, supported by a $1m annual promotional campaign targeting consumers and ambitions to drive bulk uptake among public and private sector fleets. Road … Read More »

Audi plans one EV launch per year from 2018

1 year ago / 1 comments

Audi will launch an electric vehicle every year from 2018, with plans to compete in volume segments as well as niches, the company has revealed at its annual general meeting.

Nissan enables UK fleets to earn money from their EVs

1 year ago / 0 comments

The trial is said to be a UK first, and will install 100 units across the country which can discharge, as well as charge, an electric vehicle to a user-defined level to help stabilise … Read More »

UK partnership targets 30% cheaper EV batteries

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK-based project is being run by Faradion, which is developing the sodium-ion technology, and manufacturer AGM Batteries, which is looking to commercialise it. With funding in place, including additional investment by Finance … Read More »

Toyota fuel cell research makes EV battery breakthrough

1 year ago / 0 comments

The discovery was based on an idea from a researcher working on hydrogen storage materials for fuel cells at the Toyota Research Institute of North America, and not someone from the hybrid or electric … Read More »