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Alex Grant

Goodyear concept tyre can charge EV batteries

3 years ago / 0 comments

The BH-O3, shown at the Geneva Motor Show, features an ultra-black tread which can absorb energy heat and sunlight, while the thermoelectric material beneath transforms it into electricity which can be channelled into the … Read More »

Nissan and Endesa to co-develop V2G technology

3 years ago / 0 comments

The technology includes a two-way charger, which means the vehicle’s battery can function as a backup energy storage system and feed electricity back into the grid at times of peak demand, avoiding blackouts. Nissan … Read More »

Renault boosts ZOE range to 149 miles

3 years ago / 0 comments

The ZOE R240 will be sold alongside the existing model, recognising that there are two distinct user groups for its electric supermini. This new version is tailored for those who don’t need rapid charging … Read More »

Audi to rival BMW i8 with electric R8 supercar

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker had previously tested an e-tron version of the first R8, but decided the price was too high and the range – at 134 miles – was too short for there to be … Read More »

Road Test: Lexus NX 300h F-Sport

3 years ago / 0 comments

Against the backdrop of an increasingly crowded premium sector, Lexus has put considerable effort into carving out its own identity over the last two years and the NX crossover is perhaps the best illustration … Read More »

OLEV increases Plug-in Car Grant to 35% of RRP

3 years ago / 0 comments

From the 1st April, buyers will be able to claim a 35% discount of the vehicle’s recommended retail price, up to the already existing £5,000 cap. Significantly, this means electric cars priced under £20,000 … Read More »

Iberdrola launches Spain's first corporate EV sharing service

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mobility solutions provider Alphabet – part of the BMW Group – will supply the fleet and manage the service, offering 350 Iberdrola staff at its centres in Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona and Valencia access to … Read More »

200-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV confirmed for production

3 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the Bolt will be built at General Motors’ Orion Assembly plant, 30 miles north of Detroit, which is to receive a $200m (£130m) investment ahead of … Read More »

Hybrid Kia Soul concept is near production-ready

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Trail'ster concept's drivetrain combines a 185bhp turbocharged petrol engine, which powers the front wheels, with a 35bhp electric rear axle, supplied with electricity via a 1.2 kWh battery under the boot floor.  This … Read More »

Chargemaster launches workplace charging offer

3 years ago / 0 comments

The offer includes a 7kW wallbox, capable of recharching the Nissan LEAF or Renault ZOE in around four hours, and installation by the company’s nationwide electricians for a fixed price of £995 (plus VAT).  … Read More »

Eight-point plan to clean up London's taxis

3 years ago / 0 comments

Aimed at reducing air pollution in London, the package says all newly registered private hire vehicles should be plug-in hybrid or fully electric with at least a 40-mile electric range immediately, and that this … Read More »

Road Test: Nissan e-NV200 Combi Tekna Rapid Plus

3 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan’s second electric vehicle, the e-NV200, has been drawing global attention for packaging the LEAF’s drivetrain into a versatile electric van. But what’s less well known is that it’s also available with back seats … Read More »

French diesel scrappage scheme to launch in April

3 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking with Le Parisien, Ségolène Royal,France’s Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, said the country had joined the fight against air pollution too late, and that 60% of its inhabitants are now living … Read More »

Energy Saving Trust reveals results of transport reviews in Scotland

3 years ago / 0 comments

Since the 1st April 2014, 350 Scottish businesses have received advice from the Transport Scotland-funded organisation, with more than 100 completing transport reviews in that time. The latter offers free insight into where participants … Read More »

AlphaElectric helps Saga Group deploy electric vans

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company sought guidance from electric vehicle consultancy service AlphaElectric, to see whether the technology would work on its fleet. Over a ten-week period, ten diesel vans were monitored for average and maximum mileage … Read More »

Kia to showcase electric four-wheel drive system

3 years ago / 0 comments

Designed at the carmaker’s California design studio, and with hints of the Soul showing in the teaser image, it’s not clear yet whether the concept will feature a fully electric or hybrid drivetrain. The … Read More »

French fleet deploys hydrogen range extended vans

3 years ago / 0 comments

The la Manche region has one of the only hydrogen fuel cell stations in France, which will be used to refill the 1.8kg tank on the vehicles. Symbio FCell’s technology only charges the battery … Read More »

United States funds $80m for vehicle R&D

3 years ago / 0 comments

The investment will support research and development into batteries and electric drivetrains, but will also fund projects related to improving conventional engine technology, lightweight materials and dual-fuel and natural gas drivetrains. Hydrogen fuel cell … Read More »

DHL Express Italia to deploy 50 Nissan e-NV200s

3 years ago / 0 comments

The logistics company said the van had proved it could cover a typical duty cycle, completing 45 deliveries and 25 collections on a simulated route around Rome. It covered 75 miles, which is well … Read More »

Mitsubishi hints at compact plug-in hybrid crossover

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker has so far only released teaser images, which indicate it could be a closer-to-production development of the XR-PHEV concept car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show two years ago and could preview … Read More »