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Alex Grant

Electric Highway network to include fuel forecourts from 2018

4 months ago / 0 comments

Ecotricity’s Electric Highway rapid charging network is to roll out 30 “electricity pumps” on fuel forecourts across London next year, targeting key commuter points on the capital’s biggest roads.

Road Test: Volkswagen e-Golf

4 months ago / 1 comments

Longer ranges, quicker charging, more choice and better end-user awareness of their daily travel needs means swapping to an electric car doesn’t feel like the giant leap it once used to. But ditching the … Read More »

Mitsubishi’s next ‘Evo’ could be an electric SUV

4 months ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has revived its Evolution high-performance line with a fully-electric crossover, revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.

New battery could offer 200-mile range after six-minute charge

4 months ago / 0 comments

Toshiba Corporation has developed a new battery technology said to enable a compact vehicle to offer a 200-mile range and six-minute recharging, set to come to market as soon as 2019.

Warnings of graphite shortages as EV market booms

4 months ago / 0 comments

Growing demand for electric vehicles and changing regulations in China may be about to cause a worldwide shortage of graphite, a key component of electrodes in lithium-ion batteries, experts have warned.

PHEV vehicle-to-grid trial launches in the Netherlands

4 months ago / 1 comments

A collaborative project in the Netherlands has installed its first vehicle-to-grid charging point, for a trial using a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as a backup energy store.

Voltia webtool makes it easier to pick an electric van

4 months ago / 0 comments

Clean energy consultancy company, Voltia, has launched a free online tool aimed at helping businesses find electric light commercial vehicles to suit their fleet.

Manchester to host two-day electric vehicle showcase

4 months ago / 0 comments

Manchester is to host a free two-day electric vehicle event aimed at stakeholders, SMEs and drivers, run by charging solutions supplier Franklin Energy and parking operator Q-Park.

Volvo’s Polestar shows PHEV with 96-mile electric range

4 months ago / 0 comments

Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance subsidiary, has revealed a 594bhp plug-in hybrid coupe with a fully-electric range of 100 miles, ahead of production beginning in mid-2019.

Renault confirms move away from diesel as EV range grows

5 months ago / 1 comments

Groupe Renault will halve its diesel product offer over the next five years, with a focus on launching part and fully-electric models based on technology shared with Nissan, Mitsubishi and Daimler.

2018 Range Rover Sport gets plug-in hybrid tech

5 months ago / 1 comments

Land Rover will introduce its first plug-in hybrid drivetrain on the revised Range Rover Sport next year, offering 398bhp with CO2 emissions from 64g/km.

EnBW extends German motorway rapid charging network

5 months ago / 0 comments

Utility company, EnBW has placed an order for 117 rapid chargers which will deployed along major motorway routes in Germany by the end of the year.

Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

5 months ago / 0 comments

Although there’s no shortage of tax-efficient plug-in hybrid products in the UK, Hyundai’s is different to most. Rather than trying to offer warm performance behind a short electric range, the Ioniq is laser-focused on ... Read More »

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan shared EV line-up

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The alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi has set out a five-year plan which will launch long-range fully electric vehicles across all main segments, based on shared technology.

Q-Park charging network spans the Northern Powerhouse

5 months ago / 1 comments

Franklin Energy has now installed 22kW charging points at the north of England’s four largest cities, following a two-year partnership with Q-Park.

European Commission rolls out first 60 EV chargers

5 months ago / 0 comments

The European Commission is rolling out 60 electric vehicle chargers at its office car parks across Brussels this month, working with Dutch energy product specialist Alfen.

Hyundai to launch EV sharing scheme in Amsterdam

5 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai Motor will launch a car sharing programme in Amsterdam next month, with a fleet of 100 Ioniq Electric vehicles available for use around the city.

Chery’s plug-in SUV is aimed at fleets

5 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese carmaker Chery has revealed the first of its European-market products, a crossover with hybrid and electric powertrains which will target fleet and retail customers across the region.

TomTom adds live charging point data to its maps

5 months ago / 0 comments

TomTom has launched a new service displaying real-time charging point availability for electric vehicle drivers within its navigation devices.

Vauxhall Grandland X to include plug-in hybrid

5 months ago / 1 comments

Vauxhall’s first plug-in hybrid will be a version of the forthcoming Grandland X crossover, utilising technology from PSA Group, the carmaker has confirmed.