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Alex Grant

Germany considers further EV incentives

3 years ago / 0 comments

It follows the National Electric Mobility Platform (NPE)’s 2014 progress report, which showed that Germany was one of the biggest suppliers of electric vehicles globally, with 17 plug-in vehicles on the market and 12 … Read More »

Further growth for Oldham Council's electric fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

Like the LEAFs, the vans will be used as pool vehicles, shared between staff of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and Greater Manchester Police and based at locations across Oldham. The latest additions … Read More »

Long Termers: Renault ZOE

3 years ago / 0 comments

A few thousand miles at the wheel of the ZOE have taught me that it’s easy to get from A to B with a little planning, as there are strategically placed Electric Highway points … Read More »

First Prius Plug-in private hire cars deployed in London

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company has already taken delivery of 50 of its newcomers, joining an existing fleet of Prius and seven-seat Prius+ models already in use, and all of the plug-ins will be equipped with a … Read More »

Renault introduces battery ownership for Z.E. range

3 years ago / 0 comments

The offer is unique to the UK market, based on feedback from fleets and residual value setters, and will enable both private and retail customers to choose whether to own the battery outright or … Read More »

POD Point seeks crowdfunding for ongoing growth

3 years ago / 0 comments

Hosted on the Seedrs platform, the campaign is seeking investors with a passion for electric vehicles, aiming to grow a community with a financial and emotional interest in the success of the company. POD … Read More »

Four Nissan LEAFs join Corby Council fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The council said the cars will reduce CO2 emissions by 60% compared to the vehicles they replace, and follow the recent introduction of new parking spaces for electric vehicles at the Corby Cube Car … Read More »

Majority of Dutch plug-in hybrids not used properly, new research shows

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Netherlands is a vital global market for plug-in hybrid vehicles, with 24,512 sold during 2013 according to Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) figures – a 6% share of the total market. … Read More »

Nissan LEAF joins London Royal Parks fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The duo form part of a 19-vehicle order, leased on a five-year maintenance-inclusive contract through business mobility specialist Alphabet, which includes vans, pick-ups, estates and 4x4s from Citroen, Ford, Land Rover and Vauxhall, helping … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Soul EV

3 years ago / 0 comments

Clearly the styling is a moot point, and the aerodynamic alterations on the EV won’t sway opinions, but this is an underrated and clever car which works brilliantly in urban environments. It’s roughly the … Read More »

U.S. Air Force to test vehicle-to-grid technology

3 years ago / 0 comments

Deployed at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California, the fleet is said to be the largest vehicle-to-grid charging project in the United States, and the first all plug-in fleet used by … Read More »

UK's low-CO2 vehicle sector gets £100m funding boost

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK, recipients will be decided following a single-stage competition for funding. The aim is … Read More »

BMW integrates EV charging point into street lighting

3 years ago / 0 comments

Presented at the Eurocities conference in Munich, the Light and Charge system is designed to use the existing power supply infrastructure from street lighting to enable faster roll-out of charging points for electric vehicles. … Read More »

World's largest island-based EV sharing scheme launched

3 years ago / 0 comments

The island is ideal for electric vehicle technology, measuring only 15km in length and with a land area of 88 kilometres square, yet there are 2,000 passenger cars registered on Terschilling which average around … Read More »

Scottish Government backs electric car sharing

3 years ago / 0 comments

The investment is aimed at furthering Scotland’s transition to a decarbonised road network by 2050, and car clubs are seen as a key target area, promoting more environmentally friendly travel. City Car Club deployed … Read More »

Slough Borough Council adds 15th EV to its fleet

3 years ago / 1 comments

The Nissan LEAF was deployed following a fleet analysis from leasing experts FleetDrive Electric, which was able to show where an electric vehicle would generate long-term savings. Slough Borough Council has 11 LEAFs on … Read More »

Square One to reduce fuel bills with XL Hybrid vans

3 years ago / 0 comments

Each vehicle features the XL3 Electric Hybrid System, which adds an electric motor-generator and lithium-ion battery to the standard petrol engine. Installation takes six hours and is claimed to cut fuel consumption by 20%. … Read More »

Toyota hybrids drive efficiency for West Mids heating specialist

3 years ago / 0 comments

Acquired through Toyota Financial Services, the fleet comprises Prius and Auris Touring Sports models which will be used by the company’s engineers. The initiative is led by managing director, Stuart Smith, and is aimed … Read More »

Tesla Model S gets five-star Euro NCAP rating

3 years ago / 0 comments

With a score of 82% and 77% for adult and child occupant protection, 66% for pedestrian protection and a 71% score for safety assistance, the results put the Model S on par with its … Read More »

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 »