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Natalie Middleton

22kW semi-rapid charge network goes live in Paris

2 years ago / 0 comments

The association has reported that the Belib network is being implemented at an estimated cost of €10.4m (£8.2m) with the participation of the region of Ile-de-France, ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy) and … Read More »

New web tool provides European fleets with comprehensive TCO figures for EVs

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched by the EU-funded I-CVUE project, the tool has been developed to provide a TCO for EV and ICE vehicles in different EU markets – currently reference data sets for Germany, the Netherlands, the … Read More »

Vector adds to Auckland charging network

2 years ago / 0 comments

The firm said it will continue to expand the charger network as EVs become more commonplace in New Zealand. “It is our plan to install the right charging solutions at the right places,” … Read More »

LG Chem to supply battery pack for new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan

2 years ago / 0 comments

The model, which is set to be launched in late 2016, is billed as the first electrified minivan and can run up to 30 miles on electricity only. LG Chem will supply the … Read More »

Welsh company unveils 250mpg fuel cell car

2 years ago / 0 comments

Due to go on sale from 2018, the lightweight two-seater car is being funded with the help of a £2m grant from the Welsh government. It uses a carbon composite chassis and a powertrain … Read More »

Skoda gives insight on future large SUV with plug-in hybrid concept

2 years ago / 0 comments

Built on the VW Group’s modular MQB platform, the concept would slot above the Yeti in the carmaker’s line-up as it looks to broaden its SUV range. At 4.7m long, the VisionS is bigger … Read More »

Government of Ontario ramps up EV incentives

2 years ago / 0 comments

The province's first Electric Vehicle Incentive Program was launched in 2010 and provided incentives for the purchase of 4,800 electric vehicles and about 1,100 home chargers. The original scheme offered incentives ranging from $5,000-$8,500. … Read More »

Lexus LC 500h hybrid coupe to receive world premiere at Geneva

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The premiere follows the debut of the LC last month at the Detroit Motor Show, which is based on the LF-LC concept that was revealed in 2012. The hybrid model is powered by … Read More »

EV charging covers 98% of UK motorway network

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According to its latest research, based on data from the National Charge Point Registry, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can now charge at 70 of the 97 motorway service stations in the UK. … Read More »

Alphabet publishes free guide to EVs for fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

Called the ‘Book of Watts & Maybes’, the 16-page guide is aimed at SMEs as well as corporates and public sector decision-makers and answers the most commonly asked questions received by AlphaElectric experts. … Read More »

Daimler and enercity to develop 15 MW battery storage facility

2 years ago / 0 comments

The cooperation through Daimler subsidiary Accumotive will use around 3,000 EV battery modules prior to their use as replacements for the new smart fortwo electric drive. The result will be an energy storage … Read More »

Merseytravel installs 28 Evolt EV charge points

2 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to help promote public take-up of EVs, the new charge points include 14 available for public use at sites across Merseyside including rail stations, hospitals and the Seacombe Ferry Terminal. A further … Read More »

New reward programme to pay California EV drivers for charging

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched by charging solutions provider eMotorWerks, the JuicePoints programme is connected to major California utilities’ grid management systems and sources electricity at times of low demand. The programme has already been launched in … Read More »

Rochdale Council says new EVs will save £1,530 in fuel costs a year

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Nissan e-NV200 vans are being used for waste and recycling services and transport services and have been purchased as part of an ongoing vehicle replacement programme Councillor Jacqui Beswick, Rochdale Borough Council’s … Read More »

UK’s first Go Ultra Low Cities to inspire firms to rethink business travel, says Alphabet

2 years ago / 0 comments

So says business mobility specialist Alphabet following yesterday’s news that Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Nottingham have won a share of a £40m fund intended to boost plug-in car numbers. The funds will … Read More »

‘Go Ultra Low Cities’ share £40m funding to promote EVs

2 years ago / 2 comments

Cities including London and Bristol have been named as ‘Go Ultra Low Cities’ and will share £40m funding to promote electric vehicle take-up.

Nissan invests £26.5m in future-generation EV batteries

2 years ago / 0 comments

Details of the technology have not been revealed but the carmaker said developments will be spearheaded by a new £19.4m project that will team Nissan up with partners including Hyperdrive Innovation, Warwick Manufacturing Group, … Read More »

Audi reorganises production network to pave way for electric SUV

2 years ago / 0 comments

Previewed as the e-tron quattro concept (pictured) and likely to be named Q6, the SUV will launch in 2018 with a high-performance electric drivetrain offering a 300-mile range, capable of recharging to 80% in … Read More »

Buyers race to beat Plug-in Car Grant deadline, reports Mitsubishi

2 years ago / 0 comments

As announced last month, from 1 March 2016, the scheme will offer different levels of funding for fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which will see the grant available for the latter half from … Read More »

West Yorkshire Police test BMW i3 Range Extender for response scenarios

2 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle has been loaned free of charge and will be used in response scenarios across the Bradford District until the end of February. Fleet manager Keith Hidle said: “We have been given … Read More »