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Alex Grant

Ampera Electrifies Euro Disney Fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The cars are part of a recently signed partnership between General Motors France and Euro Disney Associates, which will allow the carmaker to promote its vehicles using the Disney brand and showcase them at … Read More »

Nissan Predicts Thousands Of Orders For Cut-Price Fast Charger

6 years ago / 0 comments

The unit was developed with Sumitomo Corporation and will be wholesaled, retailed and installed by Nissan’s home charging partner AeroVironment, with the first installations expected in early 2012. Nissan said it will launch an … Read More »

SEAT To Launch Electric Vehicle In 2015

6 years ago / 0 comments

The manufacturer is also heading up the CINIT VERDE project, a public-private partnership between manufacturers, universities, research centres and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, aimed at supporting the development of a suitable … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A6 Hybrid

6 years ago / 1 comments

But mass-market electrification arrives first with this A6 hybrid, due in Germany next winter ahead of a 2013 UK launch. Seemingly designed to offer a balance of performance and economy, it’s not an out-and-out … Read More »

Driven: Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid (Prototype)

6 years ago / 0 comments

Production models are a few months away, but Toyota has a few remaining demonstrators from its year-long global trial, and we had the chance to sample it for a few days to see the … Read More »

Driven: Toyota Prius T-Spirit

6 years ago / 0 comments

But there are problems with being there first. As a fore-runner of a new generation of cars, it’s found stigma and scorn as strong as the affection of its biggest fans, with even some … Read More »

British Gas And Hitachi To Lease Home Charging Points

6 years ago / 0 comments

The first deal of its kind, Hitachi’s customers will now be able to lease an electric vehicle in an agreement which includes installing and maintaining a charging point. British Gas Home Electrical Care will … Read More »

UK-based MINI E Trial Reveals Range Anxiety Isn’t An Issue

6 years ago / 1 comments

Less than a week after it presented the motoring press with its forthcoming i3 and i8 electric and hybrid concept cars, the BMW Group has published the results of its recently completed Mini E … Read More »

GM Trials Volt and Ampera Battery Pack Recycling

6 years ago / 0 comments

GM claims the battery packs could have up to 70% of their operational life remaining even after they’ve finished their life powering the car, capacity which could be used to store energy from sources … Read More »

New York Boosts Its Electric Fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The new arrivals, which include 50 Chevrolet Volts, 10 Ford Transit Connect Electric vans and 10 Navistar E-Star utility trucks, were announced at a press conference with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday and will … Read More »

FedEx to double electric van fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The company started trialling electric power in 2008, introducing 19 vehicles across London, Paris and Los Angeles. These latest 24 vehicles, including factory builds and electric conversions, will add to the Los Angeles fleet, … Read More »

Nissan testing NV200-based electric van

6 years ago / 0 comments

The first test vehicle has been supplied to the Japan Post Service Co. Ltd, who will run the van as part of its fleet in Yokohama for two months to evaluate how it performs … Read More »

British Gas to provide charging points for Renault

6 years ago / 0 comments

As part of the deal, buyers will be offered a £995 home charging point, installed by a British Gas engineer, which cuts recharge times by a third. The supplier has also launched an electricity … Read More »

America reaches 1,800 charging points

6 years ago / 0 comments

The act earmarked $400 million investment in electric vehicle technology, with Coulomb Technologies, ECOtality and General Motors working together to improve the country’s public charging infrastructure. President Obama has set targets of one million … Read More »

First Drive: Opel Ampera (Prototype)

6 years ago / 0 comments

Even with staggeringly high fuel costs and increasing social and financial pressure to reduce emissions, there are still one billion cars on the road globally and that figure is growing. We’re showing no signs … Read More »