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Alex Grant

Volkswagen Group to accelerate electric vehicle R&D

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The announcement comes as the Board confirmed it would be cutting expenditure by €1bn (£750m) per year based on previous plans, with the remaining investment to be tightly focused on specific business areas related … Read More »

Hilton to grow its EV charging network during 2016

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The units will be provided by GE and Tesla and are said to offer compatibility with all types of electric vehicles, and the network will span from Manhattan to Los Angeles once complete.  Hotel … Read More »

Ohio State University launches electric shuttle service

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Supported by a network of five rapid chargers, the LEAFs will also be able to utilise a pair of charging points at The Ohio State University Airport, part-funded by the Centre. Center for Aviation … Read More »

Tesla doubles European capacity with local factory

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Located in Tilburg, where the manufacturer has previously carried out delivery preparation for European-market vehicles, the 77,658 square-metre BREEAM-NL Outstanding-certified factory will have a capacity of 450 Model S electric cars per week – … Read More »

Renault to begin Chinese EV production in 2017

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The vehicle will be based on the Fluence Z.E. and is set to be produced at the forthcoming factory in Wuhan from 2017 for the Chinese market only. It’s part of the €870m (£640m) … Read More »

Bosch batteries to double EV range by 2020

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Bosch is working on a new solid-state battery technology which it says could double the electric range of plug-in and battery-electric vehicles within five years without an increase in size. Traditionally, lithium-ion battery cells … Read More »

Back workplace charging and non-financial incentives, says Nissan

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Nissan Motor GB managing director Jim Wright said government schemes to back ultra-low emission vehicles over the last 18 months had been positive, particularly the investment in its own fleet, and consistency of the … Read More »

TRL to examine EV charging management

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The project is run by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and will involve two stages; analysing infrastructure, policy and the market for the technologies, and an on-road trial of 300 vehicles to gain customer … Read More »

Diesel-beating CO2 emissions for new Lexus RX hybrid

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Revealed at the New York Auto Show in April, but due to be shown in European specification the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, it’s the fourth generation of Lexus’s best-selling car – 2.2 million … Read More »

UPS boosts global hybrid and plug-in delivery fleet

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In the UK, a range-extended electric delivery van has just begun a 12-month trial in Barking, East London. The drivetrain, developed with TEVVA Motors, uses a small diesel engine to recharge the batteries, potentially … Read More »

New LEAF to deliver 155-mile range

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Available on the Acenta and Tekna trim levels, the 30kWh battery is offered alongside the 24kWh version offered to date and priced from £24,490 – a £1,600 uplift. The 2016 model year also introduces … Read More »

Kia to launch hybrid-only Prius rival next year

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The newcomer is said to put Kia into a new segment, and it’s likely that this will share technology with Hyundai’s forthcoming hybrid-only model. News agency Reuters reported last month that Hyundai would also … Read More »

Tesla hints at Model X electric SUV pricing

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Speaking on Twitter, CEO Elon Musk said the price increase recognises the larger vehicle size and additional body complexity of the Model X. This would place the range between $80,000 and $110,000 in the … Read More »

Kia Optima plug-in hybrid due in 2016

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Set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, the Optima is longer, wider and roomier inside than its predecessor and will include an estate next year – the first time Kia … Read More »

Mayor of Atlanta plans municipal plug-in fleet

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Said to be one of the largest deployments of plug-ins on a municipal fleet in the United States, the fleet will include the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi, distributed through all … Read More »

Rapid charger to support ULEV taxis in St Albans

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Working with St Albans District Council, the company is offering its drivers the ability to trial an electric vehicle before adopting one full time. Rapid charging enables a compatible EV to regain 80% of … Read More »

New poll shows stagnant U.S. interest in electromobility

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Conducted in May, the survey of 2,225 U.S. adults showed 48% of current or anticipated car owners are considering a conventional hybrid when they buy their next vehicle – identical to 2013’s results. Plug-ins … Read More »

Electric Audi SUV to offer Tesla-rivalling 310-mile range

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The as-yet-unnamed production car will be previewed as the e-tron quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, and gives Audi a rival for the forthcoming Tesla Model X, positioned between the Q5 … Read More »

Portland Airport gets largest charging cluster in the U.S.

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Available for free access to employees and visitors, the L1 PowerPost EV stations were chosen for their low energy requirements and offer around five miles of range per hour plugged in – ideal for … Read More »

Scottish fleets offered interest-free ULEV loans

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Managed by the Energy Saving Trust, the Electric Vehicle Loan provides up to £50,000 for private purchases or up to £100,000 for businesses, funded by the Transport Scotland agency and available until the 31st … Read More »