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Natalie Middleton

Aston Barclay ramps up auction network for EV sales

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Aston Barclay has installed twin electric vehicle chargers across its network to ensure the company is fully prepared for the growing number of electric and plug-in hybrid models set to through the auction halls.

Toyota fuel cell concept targets 600+-mile range

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Toyota is to showcase its latest fuel cell vehicle developments with a new concept at the Tokyo Moto Show next week.

Government pushes ahead with mandating EV charge points at forecourts

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Plans to make electric vehicle charge points mandatory at motorway services and large petrol retailers have taken a step forwards along with developments in insurance for automated cars.

Teesside University joins Rolec’s EV Charge Online network

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Teesside University has installed 12 Rolec AutoCharge charging points linked up to the EV Charge Online network.

ALD further broadens EV experience at MPG Marathon

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ALD Automotive UK is using its latest experiences of testing electric vehicles to help fleets looking to go green.

Fastned rolls out card-free EV charging

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The Fastned fast charging network is introducing a new ‘Autocharge’ solution that enables charging sessions to start directly after plugging in an electric vehicle.

Polar becomes largest UK rapid charging network

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Chargemaster’s Polar network is now the largest rapid charging network in the UK, according to the firm, following the installation of the 300th unit.

Renault augments fleet team with electric vehicle specialists

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Renault has added two electric vehicle specialists to its fleet team to provide expert guidance for fleets looking to switch to EVs.

Paris to incentivise ULEVs to eliminate petrols and diesels by 2030

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has outlined plans to eliminate petrol and diesel vehicles in the city by 2030 – with incentives on ULEVs to play a crucial role rather than an actual ban.

Shell to expand EV charging offering with NewMotion acquisition

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Shell has signed a deal to buy NewMotion, one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging providers, as it looks to ramp up its charging proposition.

Chargemaster ties up with Q-Park to offer EV parking discounts

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Electric vehicle drivers using Chargemaster’s POLAR charging network can benefit from discounts on parking through the Q-Park network.

Oxford plans for world’s first Zero Emission Zone

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Petrol and diesel cars could be banned in Oxford city centre from 2020 under what’s believed to be the world’s first Zero Emission Zone.

Roadshow offers free EV test drives in Manchester today

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Europcar has teamed up with Go Ultra Low to run a one-day roadshow in Manchester showcasing the latest electric vehicle developments.

Tritium to increase fast charger production sevenfold

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Australian EV charging specialist Tritium has opened its new global HQ and manufacturing site in Brisbane, increasing its capacity sevenfold. Tritium's Veefil-RT charger The new facility will have production capacity for 6,000 chargers per year ... Read More »

64g/km plug-in hybrid joins 2018 Range Rover line-up

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The Range Rover is now available with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain as well an updated cabin and new tech under a mid-life facelift.

Renault develops EV smart charging app under new partnership

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Groupe Renault is to launch a new smart charging app under partnership with Dutch start-up Jedlix.  

EV initiative to help overcome challenges with network capacity

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Work has started on a new project, intended to aid network capacity for charging electric vehicles by opening up data from substations.

Renault subsidiary to drive smart grid charging developments

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Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary to spearhead developments in smart charging, vehicle-to-grid interaction and second-life batteries.

Range boost for Nissan e-NV200

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Nissan has revealed a new longer-range e-NV200 van thanks to the use of new battery tech.

Rapid shift to EVs is possible with help of government, says REA

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Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles could make up 50% on new vehicle sales in the UK by 2025 – ahead of targets – but only if government deploys a clear strategy on charging roll-out.