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Alex Grant

Nissan hints at petrol range-extenders for future EVs

2 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan has launched a range-extended electric drivetrain in the Note compact MPV; the first time it has offered its EV technology with a petrol backup. Nissan has yet to confirm whether the Note will ... Read More »

Prices revealed for longer-range Renault ZOE

2 years ago / 0 comments

The updated Renault ZOE is available to order in the UK, now offering a 250-mile range and unlimited mileage leasing options for its new higher-capacity battery.

The UK is now Europe’s largest market for PHEVs

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The UK has become Europe’s largest market for plug-in hybrids, with over a quarter of the region’s rapidly-growing volumes sold here during the three quarters of 2016.

New MINI Countryman to include plug-in hybrid

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MINI will launch its first plug-in hybrid next year, adding the drivetrain from the BMW 225xe Active Tourer to the new, larger Countryman crossover from June.

DfT proposals aim for easier charging point access

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The Department for Transport has put forward plans to make electric vehicle charging points and hydrogen fueling stations easier to access and more widespread.

Knowledge still a barrier for fleet ULEV uptake, says Arval

2 years ago / 0 comments

Take-up of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles is being held back by a lack of understanding of the technology and how it can best be used, according to Arval.

Road Test: BMW 330e iPerformance M Sport

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Having shown what it’s capable of with the futuristic i3 and i8, the iPerformance line-up is where BMW’s plug-in technology competes for the mainstream. Particularly the plug-in hybrid 330e, which combines the driver appeal … Read More »

Fossilised algae could enable cheaper, longer-range EVs

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Researchers in California have discovered a cheaper and greener way to produce long-range lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, using fossilised algae.

European ultra-fast charging network due in 2018

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A network of 25 ultra-fast charging is to be installed on a near-700 mile route between Austria and the Netherlands from 2018, offering a seven-fold increase in power output compared to today’s rapid chargers.

Extra EV funding for California’s poorest households

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California has tightened its income caps for residents to receive purchase incentives on electric vehicles, while increasing support for low-income households to buy them.

GKN reveals new electric rear axle for PHEVs

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Component manufacturer GKN Driveline has developed a lightweight, all-in-one electric rear axle for plug-in hybrids, due to debut in 2019 in a European carmaker’s product line-up and sold globally.

Rolec EV launches expenses-friendly home charging point

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Rolec EV has developed an internet-connected domestic charging point, enabling remote tracking of energy use for company cars for expenses and accounting.

Large fleets to drive New Zealand’s EV market

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More than 30 private sector companies in New Zealand have committed to switching at least a third of their fleet to electric vehicles by 2019 – set to increase the country’s EV parc by … Read More »

Netherlands begins nationwide smart charging trial

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A nationwide smart charging project has begun in the Netherlands, with the aim of establishing a set of international standards for the technology.

49g/km BMW 5 Series PHEV due next March

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The new BMW 5 Series will be available as a plug-in hybrid from next March, offering CO2 emissions of 49g/km.

First Drive: BMW i3 94Ah

2 years ago / 2 comments

Despite its futuristic styling, the BMW i3 was a big step towards normalising electric vehicle ownership when it launched three years ago. Not only was the ‘megacity car’ a clever product – lightweight, space-efficient … Read More »

2017 Prius Plug-in to debut at MPG Marathon

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The all-new Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid will get its UK debut at the MPG Marathon next week, months before its on-sale date next spring.

Outer Hebrides charging network enables easier EV travel

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A network of electric vehicle charging points is now live across the Outer Hebrides, building a north-south route through the islands.

Germany takes first step to 2030 petrol and diesel ban

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Sales of petrol and diesel cars in Germany could be banned by 2030, under proposals approved in the Bundesrat (Federal Council) this month.

GM and U.S. Army reveal hydrogen-powered pickup

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General Motors and the U.S. Army have co-developed a hydrogen fuel cell-powered armoured pickup, designed for battlefield use.