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Alex Grant

New standard set for cross-manufacturer fast-charging

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Combined Charging System project is supported by Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen, who have all agreed on a single-port recharging technology which could be used in Europe and the … Read More »

Production EX9 9F could be Bentley's first plug-in hybrid

6 years ago / 0 comments

First shown at the Geneva Auto Salon in March, where its aggressive, radical looks were one of the biggest talking points of the event, the concept car appeared in Beijing with a 600bhp twin-turbo … Read More »

Leviton selected as charging point supplier for American Honda

6 years ago / 0 comments

As part of the deal, Leviton will provide the manufacturer’s customers and dealers with charging points starting with the introduction of the Fit EV this summer. It also extends Leviton's portfolio of electric vehicle … Read More »

Extended-range electric F-150 joins Chicago car club fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The partnership between ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Club Assist, which provides equipment and services to car clubs, will deploy an ALTe-converted Ford F150 truck on the company’s Illinois fleet, based out of Chicago.  Data … Read More »

Toyota GB reveals Prius Plug-in pricing

6 years ago / 0 comments

The announcement is the third within a week, after UK specification was revealed for the Yaris Hybrid and seven-seat Prius+ MPV, both of which set best-in-class CO2 emissions. Prius Plug-in uses the familiar Hybrid … Read More »

In Detail: GM Voltec Range-Extended Electric Drivetrain

6 years ago / 0 comments

Designed to bridge the gap while hydrogen fuel cell and public charging infrastructure develops across Europe, both vehicles feature an efficient petrol engine to maintain battery charge once it drops below one third of … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

6 years ago / 0 comments

But the business case for large hybrids has often been tricky. Lexus and Infiniti both cater for markets such as the United States and Japan, where air quality regulations make petrol-electric hybrids the powertrain … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Ampera

6 years ago / 0 comments

At just shy of £30,000 for the forthcoming entry-level model, ranging to £34,000 for the top of the range 'Electron' version, that high-tech drivetrain doesn’t come cheap. But that’s likely to be the only … Read More »

Electric trucks to eliminate 12 million miles of diesel emissions in California

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Sacramento-based sales and development company, which has both hybrid and electric vehicles in its range, said it was designed to support California governor Edmund G. Brown Jr’s recent EV Executive Order, which aims … Read More »

Infiniti makes M35h more fleet-friendly

6 years ago / 0 comments

The new 159g/km figure means businesses can claim twice the Write Down Allowance for the car, up from 10% of its value to 20%, while 40% taxpayers would see a significant reduction in Benefit … Read More »

ABB cuts fast charging costs for fleets

6 years ago / 0 comments

Available in the second quarter of this year, ABB’s Terra Smart Connect (SC) unit will be priced at £8,989 for small volume orders and can fully charge most electric vehicles in 30 to 120 … Read More »

Ampera finishes first at Monte Carlo rally

6 years ago / 0 comments

French duo Bernard Darniche and Joseph Lambert finished first, beating a field which included a Tesla Roadster sports car, Renault Fluence Z.E., Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Peugeot iOn. The remaining three Amperas in the top … Read More »

Vauxhall partners with British Gas for Ampera fast-charging

6 years ago / 0 comments

The agreement furthers the utility company’s near monopoly on manufacturer-approved home charging solutions. British Gas already has similar agreements to install charging equipment for the Nissan LEAF, Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and Renault’s Z.E. … Read More »

Tesla takes first fleet orders for Model S electric luxury saloon

6 years ago / 0 comments

The two companies have already worked together to offer the Roadster and Roadster Sport in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands last year, while the Model S will also be available in … Read More »

Smith Electric Vehicles unveils Newton Step Van in United States

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Newton Step Van was unveiled at this week’s NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, and uses a walk-in body made by Indiana-based converter Utilimaster. It offers a 100-mile electric range, with a gross … Read More »

Volkswagen introduces diesel-electric hybrid SUV concept

6 years ago / 0 comments

Given its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the revisions offer a 50% economy improvement compared to the Tokyo concept car, which returned 104.6mpg and emitted 62g/km CO2. But it’s also more powerful, … Read More »

Audi begins electromobility trial in United States, using electric A3 e-tron

6 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled at the TED2012 engineering conference in Long Beach, California, the A3 e-tron offers a fully electric range of 90 miles and 199lb-ft torque from its motor. Audi said the powertrain has resulted in … Read More »

British Gas trials Nissan electric van

6 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle, one of only two ever made, was handed over at Nissan dealer Glyn Hopkin in Milton Keynes, having recently completed a similar trial with FedEx in London. Ahead of the production vehicle’s … Read More »

Mitsubishi Partners with AeroVironment for US Charging Points

6 years ago / 0 comments

The company will provide a nationwide installation and support service for the vehicle’s indoor and outdoor charging units, including training, 24/7 customer helplines and a three-year warranty. MMNA is waiving the $99.99 site consultation … Read More »

Revised Volt Gains Tax and Convenience Incentives

6 years ago / 0 comments

Originally designed for vehicles with two or more occupants, in 2004 the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes were opened to individual occupancy cars capable of running on electricity alone and with 45mpg or greater … Read More »