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Alex Grant

Fluence Z.E. Joins London-based Hybrid Taxi Fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The eco-friendly taxi company, which was founded in 2007, has a fleet made up almost entirely of highly-specced hybrid vehicles and caters for over 700 business customers across London and its surrounding airports. It … Read More »

Chargemaster to Install Renault's Parisian Charging Network

6 years ago / 0 comments

Chargemaster, which already supplies Renault’s UK dealerships with charging points, will work with Vinci Energies to install posts at locations including the carmaker’s head office, engineering centres, proving grounds and green factories. The units … Read More »

Technological debuts for 2013 Range Rover

6 years ago / 0 comments

Land Rover began testing hybrid technology at the end of 2010 with the Range_e prototype. Based on the Range Rover Sport, this adds an electric motor and mains-rechargable battery to the conventional TDV6 engine. … Read More »

Volt has become ‘political punching bag,’ says GM CEO

6 years ago / 0 comments

His comments came as Akerson testified before the US House Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending about the recent investigation by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), which concluded earlier … Read More »

Nissan Forms Partnership to give LEAF Batteries a Second Life

6 years ago / 0 comments

The programme, which will work with the Nissan-Sumitomo joint venture 4R Energy, will investigate and test how suitable the lithium ion battery units are as electricity backup systems. Nissan said the LEAF’s battery retains … Read More »

Skoda Begins First Electric Vehicle Trial

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Octavia Green E Line is based on a conventional Octavia Combi, with its modular chassis allowing easy fitment of the battery, electronic controllers and electric motor. Using the Golf Blue-e-motion’s 114bhp electric drivetrain with … Read More »

Infiniti Announces Range-Extended Electric Sports Car

6 years ago / 0 comments

Details so far are limited, but the manufacturer said it will preview a new design language for the brand and explores the idea of an engaging sports car drive, but with an electric powertrain. … Read More »

Continental And SK Innovation Begin Battery Joint Venture Discussions

6 years ago / 0 comments

The agreement was announced at a ceremony held at the Detroit Auto Show, and the completed joint venture is expected to be finalised mid way through 2012. Managed by a team of executives from … Read More »

CT 200h Boosts Lexus Sales In 2011

6 years ago / 0 comments

Introduced early last year, the CT 200h has proved to be a strong conquest proposition for the carmaker, with two thirds of all owners trading in from other brands. The manufacturer is expecting continued … Read More »

Detroit Concept Previews Near-Production Nissan Electric Commercial Vehicle

6 years ago / 0 comments

The e-NV200 concept takes strong styling cues from the LEAF, including its Aqua Blue paintwork, blue accents and charging flap on the front. But it’s not only a visual similarity, as the van also … Read More »

GM Upgrades Volt And Ampera To Reduce Post-Crash Fire Risk

6 years ago / 0 comments

The modifications address concerns raised by GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last November, after two crash-tested Volts caught fire at its storage facility. As a result of its investigation, GM … Read More »

Kia Launches Korea's First Production Electric Vehicle

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Ray EV is manufactured alongside the conventional Ray, and the carmaker said it plans to build 2,500 units in 2012 for use by government agencies as part of a long-term real-world research programme. … Read More »

Renault UK Delivers First Electric Vehicle

6 years ago / 0 comments

The all-electric compact commercial was sold through Marshall Renault in Milton Keynes, one of the first dealerships to become part of the carmaker’s Z.E. Expert scheme. Another 20 dealers have invested in the required … Read More »

Siemens Extends Nissan LEAF Fleet By Seven Cars

6 years ago / 0 comments

The company already has three of the all-electric cars operating at its Industrial Turbo business in Lincolnshire, and recently installed its own high-power charging points at its Ruston Works facility and the Lincoln School … Read More »

Nissan and FedEx Partner For London Electric Van Trial

6 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle, which uses the same powertrain and battery setup as the LEAF, joins a 43-strong fleet of electric commercials in use globally by FedEx of which more than half were added as recently … Read More »

First Drive: Renault Kangoo Z.E.

6 years ago / 0 comments

For a start, it doesn’t shout about being revolutionary. Almost indistinguishable from a conventional Kangoo, electric versions of the compact commercial are only marked out by the discreet charging socket on the grille and … Read More »

British Gas Becomes Toyota's Preferred Charge Point Supplier

6 years ago / 0 comments

For British Gas, it’s the third such manufacturer partnership, and follows preferred supplier deals with Renault and Nissan, making it the preferred choice for more than 70% of the UK electric vehicle market in … Read More »

Aptera Motors Closes Its Doors

6 years ago / 0 comments

In its statement, Aptera said it had spent the last two years in a due diligence process with the DOE to secure a $150m (£96m) Advance Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan, and recently received a … Read More »

Orkney Island Council Goes Electric With Peugeot iOn

6 years ago / 0 comments

Funded by Transport Scotland, the iOn’s 90 mile range allows it to cover most trips across the island, and as a bonus it can be powered from the abundant renewable energy sources available locally, … Read More »

NHTSA Begins Battery Safety Defect Test On Chevy Volt

6 years ago / 0 comments

In its statement, the agency said it was too early to tell whether the investigation would lead to a recall of vehicles or parts, but added that it would be notifying consumers if it … Read More »