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Alex Grant

Electromobility to challenge diesel fleet dominance

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company said that while diesel engines had become popular for low CO2 and high economy as well as their driving characteristics, there was an increasing mood against the fuel as the links with … Read More »

Long Termers: Renault ZOE

3 years ago / 0 comments

A month using the ZOE for my 157-mile drive to the Fleet World Office in St Albans from my house in Cardiff has shown just how much this has changed in a relatively short … Read More »

Rapid chargers to go live in the Cotswolds within weeks

3 years ago / 0 comments

Using grant funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the points will be installed at the Beeches Car Park in Cirencester and Old Market Way in Moreton-in-Marsh and will be active within … Read More »

Further extensions for California's carpool lane access scheme

3 years ago / 0 comments

Introduced in 2012, the second version of the Clean Air Vehicle decal scheme introduced a two-tier system allowing plug-in hybrids, CNG and fully electric vehicles to use California’s High Occupancy Vehicle lanes without having … Read More »

Malta sets sights on EV growth to improve air quality

3 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at a recent conference, The future of traffic management in Malta: Innovative Mobility held at the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, the Hon. Leo Brincat, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment … Read More »

Cork to boost plug-in sales with new initiative

3 years ago / 0 comments

Spearheaded by Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine with responsibility for Defence, Simon Coveney T.D., the Drive4Zero initiative aims to reward drivers for making the switch to plug-ins. Free parking is available at all … Read More »

Toyota continues EV field trials in Japan

3 years ago / 0 comments

Starting this week, Toyota’s third test of electric vehicle infrastructure will use a total of 147 charging points across four municipalities in Aichi – Kariya City, Toyota City, Toyohashi City and Negakute City – … Read More »

Wiltshire's rapid charging network goes live

3 years ago / 0 comments

Located in public car parks in Salisbury, Melksham, Warminster, Trowbridge, Corsham and Chippenham, the units were funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and installed by Chargemaster, and each has three cables … Read More »

Renault and La Poste to collaborate on green transport

3 years ago / 0 comments

Philippe Wahl, chairman and chief executive officer of La Poste group, and Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer of the Renault group, signed the official co-operation agreement today as the vehicle was handed … Read More »

Nissan LEAF sets new sales record in U.S.

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sales to the end of September were up 36% on the same period of 2013, Nissan said, with 64,000 (45%) of all Nissan LEAFs sold globally finding homes in the United States. The results … Read More »

Indianapolis to get largest plug-in fleet in U.S. by 2016

3 years ago / 0 comments

Developed with alternative fuel fleet specialist Vision Fleet, the ‘Freedom Fleet’ is estimated to save $1,600 per year, per vehicle compared to the vehicles being replaced, and the first 100 will be deployed by … Read More »

Smart charging hub goes live in Detroit

3 years ago / 0 comments

Claimed to be the largest installation in the state, the units are designed to reduce the cost of smart charging equipment, which is able to prioritise energy flow to specific vehicles and manage demand … Read More »

First Drive: BMW i8

3 years ago / 0 comments

Some of what makes this car tick is already familiar through the i3. Both cars have a structure largely made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer, a material that’s 30% lighter even than aluminium, tall … Read More »

GM reveals details of next Volt drivetrain

3 years ago / 0 comments

Set to be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January, the second-generation Volt has been developed based on data gathered from existing owners, which General Motors said all-electric journeys accounted for … Read More »

First supermarket hydrogen station announced

3 years ago / 0 comments

Working with hydrogen infrastructure specialist Air Products, the site will gain a fast 700-bar SmartFuel station, offering support for current-generation hydrogen-powered buses and taxis, as well as the expanding selection of hydrogen fuel cell … Read More »

Nissan EVs join Surrey and Sussex police fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet will be split into two sets of three, with two Nissan LEAFs and an e-NV200 electric van deployed in Hastings and Addlestone, for use by neighbourhood officers and PCSOs. On loan from … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

3 years ago / 1 comments

Available in the UK from Spring 2015, the brand’s first fully electric car will be offered in a single, high-spec trim level, with equipment based on the conventionally-powered AMG Line. Pricing, after the £5,000 … Read More »

Outlander PHEV joins motorsport engineering company's fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company, which is involved with teams in Formula One and the World Rally Championship, will be able to benefit from the cars’ 49g/km CO2 emissions which allow for a 100% first-year capital allowance … Read More »

Electric taxis arrive in Brussels

3 years ago / 0 comments

The initiative was launched last year following successful tests in the city, which sees taxis and other forms of public transport as a way to reduce traffic and rationalise car ownership. Using an iron-phosphate … Read More »

Fleet of 167 Tesla electric taxis deployed at Schiphol

3 years ago / 0 comments

The electric luxury cars will be operated by private hire companies BBF Schipholtaxi and BIOS-groep, with an expected life cycle of at least four years, possibly extended to eight, offering green onward travel for … Read More »