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Alex Grant

Honda reveals 2016 fuel cell vehicle design

3 years ago / 0 comments

Its hydrogen fuel cell stack is located under the bonnet, is 33% smaller and has a 60% increase in power density than the equivalent used in the Honda FCX Clarity. This layout also means … Read More »

Walmart launches EV charging in Mexico City

3 years ago / 0 comments

Working with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), BMW Group Mexico and Schneider Electric, the units will be located at Walmart’s stores in Interlomas, Perisur, Taxqueña and Toreo and compatible with most electric vehicles … Read More »

Beijing-Shanghai charging corridor opens

3 years ago / 0 comments

The route, which spans around 800 miles, was electrified by Chinese utility company State Grid Corporation, offering rapid charging stops within short distances of the major cities Shanghai, Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei, Tianjin and Beijing. … Read More »

Ghosn: next Nissan LEAF will have 200-mile range

3 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at a media round table at the Detroit Motor Show, Ghosn said electric vehicles were best compared to mobile phones and, as an emerging technology, it’s likely to develop quickly over the coming … Read More »

Bristol Airport deploys first electric vehicle

3 years ago / 0 comments

Supported by TravelWest, the Nissan e-NV200 will be charged at a new socket located in front of the Administration building and transport staff around the 176-hectare site without any tailpipe emissions. The airport will also … Read More »

Public sector to get £5m ULEV fleet funding

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer, the scheme aims to add around 200 plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles with fleets including the police, fire services and NHS from February onwards. It builds on the … Read More »

Volkswagen Golf GTE available to order

3 years ago / 0 comments

Offered as a part electric hot hatch alongside the GTI and GTD, the GTE features a 1.4-litre 148bhp TSI petrol engine with a six-speed DSG gearbox and 100bhp electric motor, producing a combined 202bhp … Read More »

First plug-in hybrid Hyundai due this year

3 years ago / 0 comments

Shown at the Detroit Motor Show, it features a 9.8kWh lithium polymer battery pack and offers a fully electric range of 22 miles – slightly longer than the Ford Fusion Energi’s 20-mile range – … Read More »

Honda unveils production-ready NSX hybrid supercar

3 years ago / 0 comments

Available to order from the summer, it combines a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine and nine-speed dual-clutch transmission with three electric motors, offering four-wheel drive traction and lag-free acceleration. Two of the motors are … Read More »

Cornwall connects to Electric Highway rapid charge network

3 years ago / 0 comments

The charger is installed at the new Cornwall Services site in Victoria, on the A30 near Bodmin, connecting the Electric Highway units at Lands End with the chargers at Exeter Services, previously a 124-mile stretch … Read More »

BMW launches smart charging trial

3 years ago / 0 comments

The BMW i ChargeForward project is a collaboration with Californian energy provider Pacific Gas and Electric Utility Service (PG&E), and is now taking applications for the planned 100 participants in the Greater San Francisco … Read More »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV becomes emergency power source

3 years ago / 0 comments

It means cars equipped with the rapid charging socket are now approved for use with several vehicle-to-home (V2H) units, including one made by Mitsubishi Electric, the EVPower Station from Nichicon and the Tsubaki Elink. … Read More »

Nissan doubles public sector EV fleet specialist team

3 years ago / 0 comments

The new team is headed by national EV manager, Karl Anders, who joins the company from the Energy Saving Trust where he was a fleet consultant for the agency. Ben Grocott and Tony Machin, … Read More »

Range and charging upgrades for Tesla range

3 years ago / 0 comments

Owners of the Roadster, Tesla’s first production car launched in 2008, will be offered an upgrade package based on knowledge gained from the Model S, claimed to increase the range to around 400 miles … Read More »

Bolloré to double French charging network

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company, which manages the Autolib electric car sharing service in Paris and the Source London charging point scheme in the UK, presented its plans to French Ministry for the Economy and Finance earlier this month. … Read More »

Charging network in The Hague to quadruple

3 years ago / 0 comments

The city’s first charging points were installed in 2012, and there are now 300 located across The Hague, the management of which will be taken over by private enterprise within the next four years. … Read More »

Plug-in sales to double in 2015, says Alphabet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company’s CEO, Richard Schooling, says the plug-in market has reached a crucial tipping point, where customers are more likely than ever to discuss the possibility of using them on fleet. It’s a trend … Read More »

OLEV funds 39-strong Siemens rapid charge network

3 years ago / 0 comments

Funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the network comprises 20 Siemens QC45 units in South Tyneside and 19 in Dorset, each compatible with the CHAdeMO DC, Type 2 AC and Combined … Read More »

Hendra Holiday Park to run plug-ins on renewables

3 years ago / 0 comments

The newcomers will be used by the directors of Hendra Holiday Park, in Newquay, which generates the power for the 100-acre site using its own solar and wind farms. Will Dexter, financial director at … Read More »

Nissan e-NV200 Combi joins Cornish electric taxi fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

C&C Taxis, based in St Austell, already has a fleet of six Nissan LEAFs, and says each of its electric vehicles save around £10,000 in fuel bills per year. The newcomer was deployed earlier … Read More »