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Natalie Middleton

EV used values up 41% in Q1 while diesel remains strong

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Average selling prices for electric vehicles shot up 41% in the first quarter of 2018, outperforming the market, while diesel values held steady.

Shopping centre network to get EV charging points

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Dransfield Properties Ltd, which runs a number of shopping centres across the UK, is installing electric car charging points in partnership with InstaVolt.

PSA furthers electric vehicle plans with dedicated division

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PSA Group is creating a standalone electric vehicle division as it pushes ahead with plans to have electric models across its range by 2025.

Fleet feedback needed for low-emission car research

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Company car operators and drivers are being asked to take part in a short online survey for the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).

All-new RAV4 drops diesel

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All-new RAV4 drops diesel Toyota’s new RAV4 will bring much tougher styling and petrol/hybrid powertrains as the brand pushes ahead with plans to axe diesels from its European line-up.

Daimler and BYD unveil China-only EV with 500km range

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Daimler and Chinese partner BYD have launched a new electric vehicle solely for the Chinese market.

Consultation explores solutions to EV grid demands

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has launched a consultation to explore possible solutions that could prevent grid overloads from mass take-up of electric vehicles without the need for network reinforcements.

Shell opens hydrogen refuelling station on M40

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Shell has opened a hydrogen refuelling station on the M40 at the Beaconsfield Services.

77% of fleet journeys could be completed by EVs

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The majority of company car daily journeys could be completed using electric vehicles, new research from ALD Automotive has found.

Government funding to drive hydrogen fleet and refuelling network

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Multi-million pound funding from the Department for Transport is to be used to increase the number of hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK as well as put nearly 200 new hydrogen-powered fleet vehicles on … Read More »

Greater Manchester uses clean air funding to expand EV charging network

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Greater Manchester is to add 48 rapid charging points to its electric vehicle charging network with the help of government funds.

Euro Garages sites deploy rapid charging units

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Forecourt operator Euro Garages, which runs an expanding network of around 360 sites in mainland UK, has deployed rapid charging units from eVolt at two of its sites in Scotland as demand for EVs … Read More »

LDV EV80 now eligible for Plug-in Van Grant

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Drivers and fleets opting for a new LDV EV80 electric van can now get an £8,000 grant towards the purchase price.

Hydrogen Hub launches in Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire has become the latest place to open a Hydrogen Hub initiative, driving the launch of new hydrogen and fuel cell projects in the area.

Skanska gears up for EVs with charge point installation

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Skanska UK has deployed 67 electric vehicle charge points, believed to be one of the largest single-site installations in Europe to date.

30 free EV chargers go live in Southampton

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Southampton City Council has delivered the first phase of a new city-wide charging network with the introduction of 30 new electric vehicle charging points.

Switch to smart grid to enable all-electric fleet at UPS

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Delivery firm UPS has deployed a new smart grid solution that will help it switch its delivery fleet over completely to electric trucks.

Pricing announced for higher-power Renault Zoe

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Order books are now open for Renault’s 2018 Zoe electric supermini, which brings a more powerful motor without any impact on range.

UK car industry must evolve to grasp EV opportunities, says Unite

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Major changes are needed to electric vehicle purchase incentives, charging infrastructure and UK manufacturing capabilities to ensure drivers adopt EVs and that the UK industry remains viable.

2040 date for petrol and diesel bans must be brought forward, say MPs

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The current 2040 target to end the sale of conventional petrol and diesel cars must be brought forward to help deal with an “air quality catastrophe”.