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Alex Grant

First Drive: Kia Niro

1 year ago / 0 comments

In the first six months of this year, Kia sold more Sportages in the UK than it did during a record 2015. Once a brand synonymous with small, cheap cars, it’s now famed for … Read More »

Funding-boost for in-wheel electric motors

1 year ago / 0 comments

Protean Electric has received an additional $70m of funding to accelerate production of its in-wheel motors for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Ontario to get 500 EV charging points by next March

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ontario will install a network of almost 500 charging points over the next nine months, as the province seeks to increase electric vehicle usage among residents and businesses.

Honda hybrid motors soon won’t require rare-earth metals

1 year ago / 0 comments

Honda has co-developed the world’s first hybrid drive motor which uses no heavy rare earth metals in its manufacture, with the first production car due to launch this autumn.

First Drive: Hyundai IONIQ

1 year ago / 0 comments

Petrol, or diesel? It’s not so long ago that, for most fleets, picking a suitable drivetrain was a binary choice. But technology is altering the playing field, and the Hyundai IONIQ offers a glimpse … Read More »

Ecotricity alters pay-as-you-go charge fees after customer feedback

1 year ago / 2 comments

Ecotricity has revised its pay-as-you-charge pricing for the Electric Highway rapid chargers, following feedback from customers.

Ecotricity introduces PAYG charging for Electric Highway

1 year ago / 1 comments

Ecotricity has introduced a £5 fee to use its Electric Highway rapid charging network, in a move which could make it non-viable for plug-in hybrids to use the points.

Almost 40% of Norway’s new cars are hybrids and EVs

1 year ago / 1 comments

Hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles accounted for 38.7% of Norway’s new car market during the first six months of 2016, with volumes up a third on the same period of 2015.

Ogilvie Fleet recognised as ‘Go Ultra Low Company’

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ogilvie Fleet has become one of the first contract hire and leasing companies to receive ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status, under the scheme which launched in May.

New OLEV grant brings Rolec EV charge point under £150

1 year ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV is now offering home charging points for electric vehicles starting at £149, following revisions to the OLEV homecharge scheme.

AA and Chargemaster partner to bolster ULEV sales

1 year ago / 0 comments

The AA and Chargemaster have partnered to offer a suite of services for owners of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles – a market which the two companies believe will reach 500,000 units by 2020, … Read More »

Volvo adds second diesel PHEV to V60 range

1 year ago / 0 comments

The D5 Twin Engine uses the same five-cylinder diesel engine and 68bhp electric motor as in the D6 version introduced in 2013, but the former is de-tuned to 163bhp instead of 220bhp. As … Read More »

BMW i to reuse i3 batteries for home energy storage

1 year ago / 0 comments

Shown at the Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition in Montreal, the system is designed to work with charging points and solar panels, providing an off-grid energy supply which can enable drivers to avoid peak … Read More »

Long Termers: Nissan LEAF 30kWh Tekna

1 year ago / 0 comments

In the five years since Nissan launched the LEAF, the electric vehicle landscape has changed markedly. And few areas show this better than public charging.

NEVS to drop Saab brand from its future EVs

1 year ago / 0 comments

NEVS, the Chinese-Swedish consortium which owns Saab Cars, is to drop the Saab brand from its future models, aiming to be recognised in its own right.

Volkswagen Group plans 30 EVs by 2025

1 year ago / 0 comments

Announced as part of the ‘Together – Strategy 2025’ initiative, proposed by the Board of Management and approved by the Supervisory Board, the Group will invest ‘double digit billions’ of Euros in sustainable mobility … Read More »

Whole-life costs vital to charging point selection, study shows

1 year ago / 0 comments

The advice follows a study, commissioned by the Finnish company, which surveyed operators with a combined 1,000 units spread across Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the UK, finding that as little as 20% of … Read More »

DfT figures show Birmingham is the UK's EV capital

1 year ago / 1 comments

The DfT’s data shows a total of 57,207 electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell passenger cars registered in the United Kingdom in the first quarter of 2016. That’s 0.18% of the 31.4 million … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz fuel cell SUV to launch in 2017

1 year ago / 0 comments

Based on the conventionally-powered GLC, the car is a result of Daimler developing a fuel cell system which can fit into a conventional engine compartment. It’s 30% more compact and uses 90% less platinum … Read More »

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 »