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Natalie Middleton

Royal Mail trials fully electric trucks

11 hours ago / 0 comments

Royal Mail has taken the first in a consignment of nine fully electric trucks for use in central London, which it predicts will save 50% on operating costs compared to diesel trucks.

Zap-Map adds dynamic data for Source London and ESB networks

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Zap-Map has incorporated live data for Source London and ESB Group’s ecar and ecarNI networks into its new app. The latest version allows users to report charging bays that have been blocked by conventional ... Read More »

Tusker deploys double-chargers for inhouse fleet

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Tusker has installed six Rolec AutoCharge EV chargers at its offices in Watford, Hertfordshire, to power electric cars driven by its staff, including all of the directors.

Days Fleet achieves ‘Go Ultra Low’ company status

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Days Fleet has gained ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status in recognition of its use of plug-in cars within its company fleet and its commitment to boost uptake of plug-in vehicles over the coming years. ... Read More »

Proposed EV gross weight limit changes could bring risk issues

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Department for Transport proposals to raise the weight threshold for ultra low emission light commercial vehicles could bring about a range of risk management issues for fleets, according to Arval.

Rolec introduces EV UltraSMART for integrated charging

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV’s entire EV charging range can now be supplied with a smart technology platform to provide an integrated solution.

New household energy deal includes free EV charging membership

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

OVO Energy has launched a new household energy package that includes free Chargemaster membership as it also reveals plans to launch a smart charging solution.

JCT600 VLS gains Go Ultra Low status

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions (VLS) has been awarded Go Ultra Low company status in recognition of its promotion and use of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) within its own company car fleet. 

Tesla Model 3 to bring long-range battery option

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Intended to open up electric motoring for the mass market, Tesla’s production Model 3 has been unveiled in California ahead of going on sale in the UK in 2019.

GeniePoint charging network to get 50 new rapid chargers

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

ChargePoint Services is adding 50 rapid chargers to its GeniePoint network at key locations nationwide.

£246m government investment to make UK world leader in battery technology

1 month ago / 0 comments

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced the first phase of a £246m investment in battery technology intended to establish the UK as a world leader.

Volvo takes steps towards electric future with Geely tie-up

1 month ago / 0 comments

Volvo is to set up a new technology joint venture with Chinese car group Geely to accelerate plans to develop cars fully or partly based on electric motors.

Milton Keynes taxi firm invests in EVs

1 month ago / 0 comments

Skyline Taxis has deployed four EVs for operation in Milton Keynes with the help of the local council.

Ford paves way for 2019 Transit Connect PHEV

1 month ago / 0 comments

Ford has revealed its facelifted Transit Custom van for 2018, which will gain a plug-in hybrid model in 2019.

Coventry city centre chargers move to GeniePoint network

1 month ago / 0 comments

Charging points deployed in Coventry city centre under the Plugged in Places project are being replaced with new chargers linked to the GeniePoint network.

Battersea Power Station development gets 100 charge points

2 months ago / 0 comments

Residents, visitors and business users of the new £9bn Battersea Power Station project are being given access to 100 Rolec Smart EV charge points.

Daimler–BAIC joint venture to produce Mercedes EVs for China

2 months ago / 0 comments

Daimler and Chinese joint venture partner BAIC Motor are to produce Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles in China under a 5bn yuan (£580m) investment.

Volkswagen previews next-generation Golf with 250-mile range EV

2 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has unveiled a new research car that could provide a heads up on the technology and design for the next-generation Golf.

Pricing announced for 26g/km Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

2 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai’s Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is to go on sale this month, joining the electric and hybrid versions and bringing pricing from £24,995 OTR (including £2,500 PICG).

Cap HPI extends data for 200 hybrids and EVs

2 months ago / 0 comments

Cap HPI is updating its new vehicle data with analysis for nearly 200 electric and hybrid derivatives available in the UK market.