The Department for Transport is considering raising the weight threshold for light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes to offset their heavier drivetrains, in turn making them more cost-effective to operate.
As the UK government sets out its plans to curb air quality issues across the UK, Alex Grant picks out the key points for fleets.
Chargemaster’s POLAR network of 5,600 charging points will be supplied by renewable energy from the 1st of August, aimed at cutting carbon emissions for users.
MINI’s first electric vehicle will be based on its three-door hatchback, and launch in 2019, the company has confirmed.
Hyundai will add 14 electrified models to its line-up by 2020, including hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, according to its European COO, Thomas Schmid.
The AA Trust is to begin a pilot programme, offering free electric vehicle driving lessons in Milton Keynes to demonstrate how to get the best performance of the technology.
Selected Shell service stations in the UK and Netherlands are to gain rapid charging points for electric vehicles, due to go live by the end of 2017.
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Audi will launch its first plug-in hybrid A8 saloon early in 2018, a few months after the arrival of the rest of the new-generation range.
Almost half of all cars registered in Norway in the first six months of this year were hybrid or electric models, with plug-ins outpacing petrol or diesel sales for the first time.
The UK government is to provide £20m funding to projects which will develop and test technology enabling electric vehicles to return energy to the grid during periods of peak demand.
France is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, under plans outlined by the country’s newly-appointed environment minister.
Slough Borough Council has deployed three Renault ZOE electric pool cars and six e-bikes, aiming to reduce the cost and environmental impact of its staff travel.
Volvo’s line-up will gain five fully electric cars – including two high-performance models – by 2021 in line with its plans to use electric motors in all cars from 2019.
Honda and Hitachi have formed a £34m joint venture company, which will develop and manufacture motors for the growing global electric vehicle market.
For a brand built around upmarket small cars, the first plug-in MINI feels a long time coming.
Lance Bradley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors UK, on the changing role of diesels for a 4WD-heavy manufacturer, and government support for the EV sector.
Polestar, the performance arm of Volvo Cars, is to be repositioned as a standalone manufacturer of high-performance electric vehicles, its parent company has announced.