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Alex Grant

Jaguar XJ_e plug-in hybrid offers 329bhp with 75gpkm CO2 emissions

6 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker has already rumoured that the next generation Range Rover, which will be based on a modified version of the XJ’s light weight aluminium chassis, will feature a hybrid version capable of driving … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Prius+

6 years ago / 0 comments

So if you consider the Prius purely for its rational benefits – reliability, practicality and fuel efficiency, boosted further by the environmental credibility of not churning out diesel fumes – then there’ll be no … Read More »

Driven: Peugeot 508 Hybrid4

6 years ago / 0 comments

The 508 HYbrid4 breaks that mould. It uses the same 161bhp diesel engine and 36bhp electric rear axle as the RXH, but without the chunky bodywork cladding and raised ride height of its closest … Read More »

First drive: Lexus GS 450h

6 years ago / 0 comments

The old GS, with its un-European styling and hybrid-only range, couldn’t quite cut it against the tactile plastics and low-CO2 diesel engines of the German rivals. But it seems Lexus has learned from those … Read More »

Tesla delivers first Model S electric executive cars to American customers

6 years ago / 0 comments

Designed from its inception as an electric vehicle, the Model S is benchmarked against the biggest selling models in the executive segment and offers a range of up to 265 miles from the battery … Read More »

Siemens charging point keeps Climatecars electric minicab fleet moving

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Siemens CP500A fast charging point, which provides fast charging facilities for two electric vehicles at the same time, has been installed to charge a number of new 100% electric saloon cars with zero … Read More »

Nissan LEAF to prove its durability in two-day London taxi trial

6 years ago / 0 comments

Rides will be offered between 10am and 6pm both days to those who put a message on social network Twitter containing the hashtag “#6XCHEAPER” and each journey will be logged to show passengers what … Read More »

Amsterdam gains 18 charging points to support car2go electric rental fleet

6 years ago / 1 comments

Daimler-owned car sharing service car2go has announced 18 new electric vehicle charging points at three car parks across Amsterdam this week, installed to support its fleet of smart fortwo electric drive rental vehicles based … Read More »

Hertz and Italo-NTV to offer discounted electric vehicle rental in Rome

6 years ago / 0 comments

The partnership forms part of the Rome Manifesto, which aims to increase the use of electric vehicles and sustainable transport in the Italian capital. Ticket holders will be able to rent the vehicles from … Read More »

Mitsubishi to unveil world-first Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SUV at Paris Motor Show

6 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the new Outlander shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the plug-in hybrid version has electric motors front and rear with a small petrol engine working as a generator or to … Read More »

BMW announces support package for electric vehicle range

6 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at the opening of the world’s first BMW i showroom on Park Lane in London this week, Ian Robertson, member of the board of management for sales and marketing at BMW AG, said … Read More »

GM delivers Volt test car to Tianjin Eco-City

6 years ago / 0 comments

The delivery follows a memorandum of understanding, signed in April between GM and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment an Development Company (SSTEC) to investigate how an electric vehicle could be integrated into a smart … Read More »

Electric smart fortwo production begins at Hambach plant

6 years ago / 0 comments

Demand for its predecessor outstripped Daimler’s initial planned production run of 1,000 vehicles. The new model will be sold in almost twice as many markets, with a five-figure production run of an unconfirmed size. … Read More »

Dust to dust EV benefits

6 years ago / 0 comments

Green Illusions, a book by a California-based scholar, claims the process of manufacturing electric and part-electric cars is carbon-rich. Factor in the mining of rare-earth metals, used in batteries, and the book says electric … Read More »

Driven: Citroën DS5 D-Sport Hybrid4

6 years ago / 0 comments

So there’s an air of familiarity to the DS5. It’s as streamlined, technology-rich and futuristic as its closest predecessor, and home to Citroën’s latest innovations. This is a leftfield alternative in a straight-laced segment, … Read More »

Midlands EV owners to get 60% discount on home charging units

6 years ago / 0 comments

The partnership offers the reduction at point of sale, with an equal discount on installation by a British Gas engineer, plus a free electrical survey, advice on which charging point best suits customers’ needs … Read More »

First portable EV charger gets UK government funding approval

6 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the Fleet World EV and Low CO2 Fleet Show in April, the Charging Solutions EVRESCUE unit has attracted the attention of roadside assistance companies, as well as car manufacturers and dealerships. It … Read More »

Diesel-rivalling Lexus GS hybrid confirmed for 2013 launch

6 years ago / 0 comments

The model will launch as part of plans to grow GS sales to 2,500 units in 2014, of which 60% are predicted to be conquest buyers according to Toyota GB president and managing director … Read More »

In Detail: Mercedes-Benz Modular Hybrid System

6 years ago / 0 comments

Unlike some other hybrid systems, this is completely modular and very compact. It adds 100kg to the kerb weight of the E250 CDI on which the model is based, and fits an unmodified bodyshell … Read More »

Hybrid to boost Yaris fleet appeal

6 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at the press launch, Toyota GB managing director Jon Williams said carbon-based taxation meant the majority of choices were made on CO2 output, and that the carmaker would be launching hybrid versions of … Read More »