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Natalie Middleton

Oxford City Council to use OLEV funding to implement 100 charging stations

9 months ago / 0 comments

Aided by an £800,000 grant from the OLEV Go Ultra Low Cities funding pot, the City Council has already met with residents interested in having an electric charging station installed in their street. The … Read More »

Eden Project adds 18 EVs to fleet

9 months ago / 0 comments

Following successful trials, the Cornwall-based eco attraction has taken delivery of the Twizy quadricycle, ZOE supermini and the Kangoo Z.E for use by its team throughout the site and also further afield in promotional … Read More »

Trial shows EVs can be used to support power grid

9 months ago / 0 comments

That’s the conclusion of the INEES (Intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid for the provision of system services) research project, following a one-year trial. The project, which comprises partners Volkswagen … Read More »

New project to expand Europe’s hydrogen refuelling network and vehicle fleet

10 months ago / 0 comments

The six-year H2ME 2 project brings together 37 partners from across Europe. It will include the deployment and operation of 1,230 fuel cell vehicles, the addition of 20 extra hydrogen-refuelling stations (HRS) to the … Read More »

LAPD adds 100 BMW i3s to fleet

10 months ago / 0 comments

LAPD chose BMW i3 cars after a competitive bid, opting for a three-year lease, enabling it to replace 100 fleet vehicles instead of the original 36. The new arrivals bring the City’s total … Read More »

Veefil fast charging firm gains AU$5m investment to accelerate global expansion

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Brisbane-based business has become the first recipient of the Australian government’s Business Development Fund, with the maximum AU$2.5m investment matched by private investors. The funds will be used to accelerate growth in … Read More »

Increased low carbon loan funding available for Scottish fleets and drivers

10 months ago / 0 comments

Open for applications now via the Energy Saving Trust, the interest-free loans from the Scottish Government can be repaid over a period of up to six years. Individuals can apply for to £35,000, while … Read More »

Peterborough taxi firm opens doors to all-electric cabs

10 months ago / 0 comments

The business has added two of the new longer-range Nissan LEAFs to its fleet, which already includes has six hybrids. The move follows Green Leaf Cars’ consultation with Peterborough City Council over changing its … Read More »

Fast-E project to install 278 chargers in Europe

10 months ago / 0 comments

The project aims to install a total of 278 charging points 80 km apart along Germany and Belgium’s main motorways by the end of 2016 – with 241 in Germany and 37 in Belgium. … Read More »

Highways England deploys rapid charger at Dartford depot

10 months ago / 0 comments

The 'triple-standard' unit features three separate plugs comprising a DC 44kw CHAdeMO plug, a DC 44kW CCS Combo plug and an AC 43kW Type 2 plug, and can recharge a battery to 80% in 25 … Read More »

Route Monkey receives R&D funding for EV driver app

10 months ago / 0 comments

Intended to help overcome range anxiety, the software will combine the ability to plan the best routes for an EV, give turn-by-turn directions via a smartphone navigation app, and identify charging points en route. … Read More »

Spanish municipality runs campaign to host Tesla European factory

10 months ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year Musk tweeted: “We will need to build a factory in Europe to serve long-term regional demand as Fremont reaches max capacity.” This is in addition to the assembly facility in the … Read More »

California drivers unaware of EV incentive scheme, suggests new research

10 months ago / 0 comments

The survey of 1,213 adults, released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, also says that 76% of drivers are unaware of the … Read More »

London estate agent switches fleet to plug-in hybrids

10 months ago / 0 comments

The business originally turned to Alphabet to explore plans to add a single PHEV for its 50-vehicle fleet but consultation between the Alphabet for Business team and Chase Evans’ long-standing supply partner, Sytner, identified … Read More »

New Rexel recruit to spearhead awareness of Energeasy Drive online platform

10 months ago / 0 comments

Cheese was previously business development manager at solar PV provider, Kingspan Energy Ltd where he was responsible for developing partner relationships with property developers, architects and contractors, in order to secure specifications and generate … Read More »

BMW 7 Series PHEV launches under new ‘iPerformance’ brand

10 months ago / 0 comments

As announced earlier this year, BMW is to brand all of its plug-in hybrid products as iPerformance models, aimed at displaying technological links with the i sub-brand. Now, the brand has launched 740e … Read More »

ITM Power to run hydrogen fleet user workshops

11 months ago / 0 comments

The events are being run in response to last week’s launch of the £2m FCEV Fleet Support Scheme, which will provide public and private sector fleets with up to 75% off the cost of … Read More »

New Paragon Automotive division to offer specialist defleeting of AFVs

11 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Carlisle, chief executive officer of Paragon, commented: “Alternative fuel continues to evolve and is a key part of many OEM’s product lines. As technology moves from concept to the mainstream, and with generational … Read More »

First fleets recognised under new ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status

11 months ago / 0 comments

The initiative has been launched today (11 May) by the Go Ultra Low campaign group and is open to public and private sector organisations that already use EVs, or offer them to employees as … Read More »

First London HyFive hydrogen refuelling station launches

11 months ago / 0 comments

The station is accessible to commercial and private fleets and the first of three UK stations to be deployed as part of the pan-European HyFive project, which was funded by the European Fuel Cell and … Read More »