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Alex Grant

Stuttgart driving schools launch EV-specific training

3 years ago / 0 comments

Supported by Daimler and independent driving school group ACADEMY, each will be given a Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive plus a fast charging station at their headquarters. Learners will be … Read More »

Hennessy deploys electric pool vehicle fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The all-Renault delivery of 23 ZOEs and 22 Kangoo Z.E. vans replaces 80% of what had been an entirely petrol or diesel-powered fleet and will be used to transport employees between sites. Local dealer … Read More »

Florence converts 60% of city fleet to electric vehicles

3 years ago / 0 comments

Comprising 53 Twizy quadricycles and 17 Kangoo Z.E. vans, the delivery means 60% of the city’s fleet are now electric, and the newcomers will be supported by a network of 91 charging points to … Read More »

BMW i3 available through Amazon Japan

3 years ago / 0 comments

The i3 launched in Japan last April, and 46 of the country’s 185 BMW dealers now have dedicated sales staff. BMW also has a team of mobile sales advisors, for areas where there is … Read More »

Tesla launches dual-motor entry level Model S

3 years ago / 0 comments

Until now, the dual-motor system has only been available on the larger of the two batteries – the 85kWh unit – but the 70D version offers the extra grip with a lower entry price … Read More »

Road Test: Tesla Model S 85kWh

3 years ago / 0 comments

As improbable as it might have sounded until fairly recently, Tesla has managed a couple of impressive feats with the Model S. Not only is this tempting drivers out of established premium brands, but … Read More »

Europcar UK commits to 5% electric fleet by 2020

3 years ago / 0 comments

The announcement comes as the company launches a fleet of Nissan LEAFs at its branches across London, which can also be delivered and collected from customers for added convenience. Ken McCall, Managing Director of … Read More »

Refreshed Mercedes M-Class to include 78g/km PHEV

3 years ago / 0 comments

The GLE 500 e 4MATIC is the brand’s third plug-in hybrid to launch in Europe, following the C350 e and S500 e. It joins a sector which will soon include plug-in hybrid versions of … Read More »

Toyota announces RAV4 hybrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

It will be the sixth hybrid in the European range, offered alongside the Yaris, Auris hatchback and Wagon Sports, Prius and Prius+. Hybrids accounted for almost a quarter (23.1%) of the brand’s UK sales … Read More »

50% ULEV target for U.S. government fleets

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade order sets strict targets for agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 4% at the end of the 2017 financial year, compared to … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

3 years ago / 0 comments

After several years of clever but often unusual-looking plug-ins, 2015 could be the year of the understated ultra-low emission vehicle. Cars which, like the Audi A3 e-tron, give few visual clues to the technology … Read More »

Mitsubishi previews 2016 Outlander PHEV

3 years ago / 0 comments

It replaces a car which, helped by the plug-in hybrid, has been a significant driver of sales for Mitsubishi globally, despite not yet launching in North America. Over half (51.2%) of the 38,617 Outlanders … Read More »

TRL begins feasibility study on wireless charging lanes

3 years ago / 0 comments

TRL will work to identify two near-market wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies which can be used to charge vehicles while they are driving, aiming to find out what the requirements would be for installation … Read More »

Tesla software update aims to end range anxiety

3 years ago / 0 comments

Downloaded via the car’s on-board data connection, it introduces two new features to address range anxiety and help drivers plan routes more effectively. Trip Planner takes care of forward-planning, using a database of live … Read More »

Dundee taxi company launches all-electric fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company, part of the Tele Taxis Group, said it is aiming to replace its entire 60-vehicle fleet with LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles over the next 12 months, with benefits for air quality, … Read More »

Long Termers: Renault ZOE

3 years ago / 0 comments

After six months and almost five thousand miles, our ZOE has gone back to Renault. But, in that time, it’s answered the question I’ve been asked so many times since it was delivered: what’s … Read More »

Electric vehicle residual values stabilising, says Glass's

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to head of valuations, Rupert Pontin, 2020’s EU-wide target of 95g/km average CO2 emissions means the technology’s current 2% share of the market will have to increase, in turn meaning values will stabilise … Read More »

Enterprise deploys electric shuttle in Madrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has added a Nissan e-NV200 electric MPV to its Madrid-based fleet, where it will shuttle customers from its office in Atocha to the vehicle collection point.

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid gains entry-level version

3 years ago / 0 comments

The D5 Twin Engine uses a 161bhp version of the 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine found in the D6 Twin Engine available to date, with the same 68bhp electric motor driving the rear wheels. Total system … Read More »

BMW adds 77g/km plug-in hybrid to X5 range

3 years ago / 0 comments

The X5 xDrive40e combines a 245bhp four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a 113bhp electric motor, both of which are able to drive all four wheels through an eight-speed gearbox. Combined power output is 313bhp, … Read More »