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Alex Grant

Lexus previews Q3-rivalling urban crossover concept

1 year ago / 0 comments

Lexus could be about to launch a compact crossover to rival the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, due to be previewed in concept form at the Paris Motor Show this month.

Porsche reveals 456bhp, 56g/km Panamera PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

The new Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid will debut at the Paris Motor Show this month, featuring a 456bhp four-wheel drive setup with CO2 emissions of 56g/km.

Hyundai planning hybrid or electric i30

1 year ago / 1 comments

Hyundai will add a hybrid or electric drivetrain to the third-generation Hyundai i30, adopting technology from the Ioniq range, in a move similar to Toyota with the Prius.

First Drive: Kia Optima PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia sees a much bigger role for the Optima in its European fleet presence and, while it’s the estate that’s likely to be the volume model, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid has a role … Read More »

Cooled charging cables could mean faster EV top-ups

1 year ago / 0 comments

A Swiss component manufacturer has developed a cooled EV charging cable, claimed to offer significantly faster top-ups without increasing the thickness of the cable itself.

BMW reveals X1 PHEV

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW has unveiled a 39g/km plug-in hybrid X1 which uses a drivetrain derived from the i8 supercar.

More ULEV support needed, UK Government told

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK Government urgently needs to do more to support the ultra-low emission vehicle sector if it is to meet air quality and climate change targets, according to a new report.

Uber deploys first electric vehicles in London

1 year ago / 0 comments

Car hailing service, Uber, has deployed a fleet of Nissan LEAFs as part of an ongoing commitment to tackling air pollution in London and across the UK.

Daimler and BYD launch 250-mile EV in China

1 year ago / 0 comments

Daimler’s joint venture with Chinese carmaker BYD has launched an upgraded electric vehicle with a range of 250 miles.

New battery technology targets refuel-like charging times

1 year ago / 0 comments

A new type of battery could soon allow ultra-fast charging times for electric vehicles, with no energy loss when it isn’t in use.

380-mile range for biggest-ever Tesla Model S battery

1 year ago / 0 comments

Tesla has added its biggest battery yet to the Model S and Model X electric luxury cars, and is offering existing owners the ability to upgrade even if they have taken delivery.

Greentomatocars combines hybrid services

2 years ago / 0 comments

London-based minicab service greentomatocars has launched a new service offering more hybrid vehicles and lower prices as it celebrates its 10th birthday.

Powerstar fleet to be 100% electric by 2018

2 years ago / 0 comments

Energy storage specialist Powerstar has deployed four electric vehicles, with aims to convert its entire fleet by 2018.

2020 BiK reforms to curb appeal of short-range PHEVs

2 years ago / 1 comments

Company car tax for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles could soon be based on their electric range, as well as their CO2 emissions, HM Treasury has suggested.

Fisker Karma PHEV revived, and coming to Europe

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid supercar will re-launch on the 8th September as the Karma Revero, four years after its original production run ceased, its new owners have announced.

UK to get lounge-like EV charging hubs

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleets could soon get access to a network of electric vehicle charging hubs, offering retail and business facilities while drivers top up.

Free webtool shows fleet business case for EV switch

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleets across Europe are being offered a free webtool which enables them to find the business case for using electric vehicles, based on a huge range of specific criteria.

Ritz-Carlton plans global EV charging network

2 years ago / 0 comments

Global hotel chain, The Ritz-Carlton, is to install electric vehicle charging points at locations across the world, made available to residents.

German government backs urban e-mobility project

2 years ago / 0 comments

A consortium of public and private companies has launched a four-year research project in Germany, studying how electric cars and bikes can be used to reduce noise and air pollution in cities.

Nissan prototype makes electricity from ethanol

2 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan has unveiled a prototype electric vehicle which offers a diesel-like range and can make its own carbon-neutral electricity from ethanol.