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Alex Grant

Scottish fleets offered interest-free ULEV loans

2 years ago / 0 comments

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 »

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell sets endurance driving record

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sports scientist Arnt-Gøran Hartvig and master of physics Marius Bornstein are already familiar for their long-distance trips in the Hyundai ix35 FCEV. The duo travelled 435 miles on one tank of hydrogen last June, … Read More »

McDonald's to offer free EV charging in Italy

2 years ago / 0 comments

The units comprise a mix of Rolec SecuriCharge: EV wall-mounted points and AutoCharge: EV Pedestals with pay-as-you-go tokens, all of which feature the restaurant chain’s branding. Staff are also being encouraged to use electric … Read More »

Chevrolet says 90% of Volt journeys will be electric

2 years ago / 0 comments

The manufacturer’s data showed owners of the outgoing car were able to cover 80% of their journeys in electric mode, with an average of 1,000 miles between fill-ups. But customer feedback suggested many wanted … Read More »

Electric van deployed on Solihull Council fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

The team is responsible for community projects across the region, ranging from park improvements to sporting initiatives for teenagers. It required a large load area and two rows of seats, both of which the … Read More »

UK becomes Europe's second-largest hybrid and electric vehicle market

2 years ago / 0 comments

Registrations of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the UK totalled 14,838 units in the first six months of the year, a 262.3% increase on the 4,096 registered in the same period of … Read More »

California hydrogen network reaches Sacramento Valley

2 years ago / 0 comments

Expected to become one of the most advanced hydrogen fuel cell markets in the world, California has eight publically accessible refilling stations spread between West Sacramento, and Thousand Palms, east of Los Angeles. By … Read More »

Toyota Yaris Hybrid now available from £14,995

2 years ago / 0 comments

At the entry point, the Yaris Hybrid Active offers fuel economy of 85.6mpg and 75g/km CO2 emissions, enough to make it the only non-plug-in hybrid to fall into the 9% Benefit in Kind band … Read More »

Northern Ireland's charging network transferred to ESB

2 years ago / 0 comments

Established in 2011 and jointly managed by the Department for Regional Development (DRD) and Department of Environment (DoE), the points were part-funded by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles, which was matched by a … Read More »

Tesla Model S gains new autonomous functions

2 years ago / 0 comments

Announced on Twitter, co-founder and CEO Elon Musk said the update – which will be delivered via an over-the-air download to cars with the Autopilot package – is “almost ready” but didn’t give a … Read More »

Hospital-based electric car share scheme launches in Northamptonshire

2 years ago / 0 comments

Berrywood Hospital in Dunston, Campbell House in Northampton and St. Mary’s Hospital in Kettering have two vehicles each, all of which will be available for public use at evenings and weekends through the E-Car … Read More »

Plugged-in Midlands points join Chargemaster network

2 years ago / 0 comments

All 870 PiM charging points will now be added to the POLAR charging network, accessible via a smartphone app, and Chargemaster is planning another 100 units in the next few months. It’s the latest … Read More »

Tesla Superchargers now live at three UK motorway service areas

2 years ago / 0 comments

Two bays are now live at South Mimms, near the M1/M25 junction north of London, with a further six bays per site at Oxford Services on the M40 and Hopwood Park, near the M5/M42 … Read More »

Queensland to get solar-powered EV charging network

2 years ago / 0 comments

The initiative, launched by the state government, is unusual in that some of the charging points will be located alongside conventional fuel stations, and incentives will be offered to encourage retailers to become part … Read More »

Cheshire East Council takes first step towards EV fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

Councillor Les Gilbert, Cabinet member for communities, has authorised officers to apply for a 75% grant to fund the new additions. With lower fuel and maintenance costs, the council says these will cut running … Read More »

Toyota hydrogen fuel cell car available to order

2 years ago / 0 comments

Already an area with a high take-up of plug-in and hybrid vehicles, the state is expected to be one of the biggest global markets for hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota has appointed eight dealers to … Read More »

Hackney Council installs on-street rapid chargers

2 years ago / 0 comments

The units have been installed on Bentley Road in Dalston, Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch and Reading Lane in Hackney Central, and were 75% funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, with the remainder … Read More »

Draft bill to push plug-in vehicles on German fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s an acceptance that more needs to be done to promote electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in Germany – the 12,000 currently on its roads is far short of the one million target by … Read More »

Range and performance upgrades for Tesla Model S

2 years ago / 0 comments

The new 90kWh battery is a £2,500 upgrade on 85kWh vesions, and features improved cell chemistry with use of silicone in the anodes. This is said to offer a 6% increase in range – … Read More »

Volkswagen shows robot-assisted rapid charger

2 years ago / 0 comments

Undergoing ongoing research, the e-smartConnect system uses a LBR iiwa lightweight robotic arm developed by Kuka to plug a rapid charging cable into the car. Volkswagen says the technology is a response to growing … Read More »