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Alex Grant

The UK is Europe’s largest hybrid and EV vehicle market

6 months ago / 1 comments

The United Kingdom was the largest-volume market in Europe for electrified vehicles during 2017, accounting for one in every six registered across the region, figures from ACEA reveal.

First Drive: Nissan e-NV200 Combi Evalia (40kWh)

6 months ago / 0 comments

With only a handful of electric vans available, the Nissan e-NV200 has mostly been talked about for its cargo-carrying ability, and potential to offer greener urban deliveries. But that’s overshadowed its main USP; the … Read More »

Porsche PHEVs take 60% sales share

6 months ago / 0 comments

Porsche is to double its investment in electric vehicles to €6bn (£5.33bn) by 2022, with plug-ins already accounting for over half of European sales volume for some models.

Road Test: Kia Niro PHEV

6 months ago / 0 comments

SUV styling with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain; Kia has an eye-catching offer with the Niro PHEV, and it’s no surprise, with the tax breaks on offer, that most are expected to go to fleets. … Read More »

First Drive: Nissan Leaf

7 months ago / 1 comments

According to Nissan, customer feedback directly influenced over 100 improvements made to the new Leaf. So it’s ironic that the most obvious, surface-level generational shift is predicted to make the biggest difference: with less … Read More »

Ford to double EV investment

7 months ago / 0 comments

Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in 2020.

Go Ultra Low survey highlights cost savings for ULEVs

7 months ago / 0 comments

Hands-on experience and a whole-life approach to running costs are vital for driving fleet uptake of electric vehicles, according to new research from Go Ultra Low which showed significant savings for making the switch.

Volkswagen adds electric mobility division to board of management

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.

EV newcomer Byton sets sights on Tesla

7 months ago / 1 comments

Chinese electric car manufacturer, Byton, has previewed the first of its line-up of luxury cars; a long-range, fully-electric SUV due to launch in Europe during 2020.

Over half of Norway’s new cars were hybrid or electric in 2017

7 months ago / 0 comments

Electric and hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of Norway’s new car market during 2017, while petrol and diesel volumes were outpaced by plug-ins for the first time.

Hybrid demand driving UK electrified vehicle market

7 months ago / 2 comments

The UK recorded a 34.8% uplift in electric and hybrid vehicle registrations during 2017, despite overall volumes falling 5.7% to 2.54m units, according to the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) data.

Long Termers: Toyota C-HR Hybrid Excel

7 months ago / 0 comments

Depressingly, I’ve reached a point in my life where practicality ranks just as high as the way a car drives and looks. So, while I love the Toyota C-HR’s athletic side profile, I had … Read More »

Volkswagen to double e-Golf production at Dresden plant

8 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen is introducing a second shift at its Transparent Factory in Dresden, doubling the site’s production of the electric e-Golf to meet demand in Europe.

Honda previews dual-motor Insight hybrid

8 months ago / 0 comments

Honda will unveil a prototype of the next Insight hybrid at the Detroit Motor Show, featuring a new two-motor hybrid system aimed at rivalling the economy of the Toyota Prius and Hyundai Ioniq.

Volkswagen subsidiary to install 2,800 charging points

8 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Group subsidiary, Electrify America, is to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging points in 17 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States during the next 18 months.

DfT to raise weight threshold for electric vans

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport is to raise the weight threshold for electric light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes, removing administrative burdens for operators and making them more competitive to run.

Commercial fleets missing out on £14bn saving, says Hitachi Capital

8 months ago / 0 comments

Despite a growing appetite for hybrid and electric cars, government policy needs to do more to encourage commercial vehicle fleets to move to alternative drivetrains, according to new research from Hitachi Capital UK.

Toyota and Panasonic to collaborate on EV batteries

8 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota and Panasonic are to begin laying out the foundations for a joint venture building batteries for electric vehicles, extending a relationship which dates back to 1953.

Chargemaster launches multi-user accounts for fleets

8 months ago / 0 comments

Chargemaster is launching a fleet-specific subscription of its 6,000-strong Polar electric vehicle charging network, enabling usage for multiple drivers to be billed to the same account.

First Drive: DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4

8 months ago / 1 comments

Three years into life as a separate brand, DS not only wants to define itself as a little different to its more conservative German rivals, but as the most technologically advanced line-up in the … Read More »