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Natalie Middleton

Audi to work with LG Chem and Samsung SDI on batteries for electric SUV

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South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI are to partner with Audi on batteries for its new electric SUV, which will bring a range of more than 500km (311 miles).

Aberdeen Council implements Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for city wardens

2 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle has been loaned by Station Garage in Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, with Aberdeen City Council Communities, Housing and Infrastructure Vice-Convener Jean Morrison welcoming the move. She said: “The partnership between ourselves and … Read More »

Alphabet explores trademark infringement following Google announcement

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Google news was announced in a blog by CEO Larry Page, who said: “Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable. So we are … Read More »

Highways England announces off-road trials of wireless EV charging technology

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The trials will test how the technology would work on the country’s motorways and major A roads, allowing drivers of ultra-low emission vehicles to travel long distances without needing to stop and charge the … Read More »

Nottingham City Car Club programme goes electric

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City Car Club has operated car sharing on behalf of Nottingham City Council since May 2014. In November 2014 the Council was awarded £37.5k by the Department for Transport via CarPlus to help further … Read More »

LowCVP reveals diverse shortlist of nominees for 2015 Low Carbon Champions Awards

2 years ago / 0 comments

The awards, now in their fifth year, will be presented at the networking and Awards Dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes in collaboration with Cenex on the evening of Wednesday 9 September … Read More »

Renault partners with Chargemaster for ZOE home chargers

2 years ago / 0 comments

The offer will now see Chargemaster install a 7kW (30A) wall-box charger fully installed at customers’ homes for free. The box allows a full charge, from zero to 100% full, in three to four … Read More »

90% of plug-in vehicle charging takes place at home

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New data from Chargemaster finds that more than 90% of electric vehicle charging takes place at home while total charging volumes have almost tripled since 2014 (163% increase). With the average commute in the … Read More »

Eight cities make shortlist for £20m plug-in taxi funding

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The cities – which comprise Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Dundee, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield and West Yorkshire – will now undergo feasibility studies, each backed by £30,000 of government funding, which will be independently carried out … Read More »

London Mayor targets broader ULEV take-up

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The London Mayor revealed his vision of making London the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle capital of Europe as the London Fire Brigade announces its commitment to transfer support cars to electric by 2016. London’s Fire … Read More »

Air Products to upgrade London hydrogen stations and deploy fully mobile solution

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The funding has been supplied by the Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) Infrastructure Grants Scheme, run by OLEV, and will be used to enhance the user experience at the Heathrow and Hendon fuelling in stations … Read More »

Nissan LEAF to power Bristol reign as Europe’s Green Capital

2 years ago / 0 comments

The city has become the first in the UK to gain the Green Capital status and will roll out a programme of events throughout the year, helped by the LEAFs. The vehicles have been … Read More »

Barclaycard-sponsored MPG Marathon opens for entries

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The prestigious eco-driving event, now in its 15th year, will set off from the stunning Heythrop Park Hotel and the Heythrop Park Resort near Enstone in Oxfordshire over a two-day, 300-mile plus route. Co-sponsored … Read More »

Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid approved for UK Plug-in Car Grant

2 years ago / 0 comments

The move means the new XC90 T8 Twin engine is now available with an on-road price of £54,955 including PICG. The XC90 is the first car to be built on Volvo’s first in-house designed … Read More »

London Mayor urged to expand Ultra Low Emission Zone and ban diesels in Capital

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That’s the recommendations from the London Assembly Environment Committee as it publishes a new report. Official estimates suggest that over 3,000 deaths each year in London are attributable to air pollution and in April … Read More »

Birmingham & Liverpool airports join Electric Highway

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The two airports now offer fast charging for electric motorists as part of the network of charging stations run by utility firm Ecotricity, which now covers almost the entire motorway network in Britain. Dale Vince, … Read More »

Volkswagen launches new 37g/km plug-in hybrid Passat

2 years ago / 0 comments

The model, which is available in saloon and estate bodystyles, is already open for advance sales in some European markets and plays a key role in the brand’s electric motoring stategy following the launch … Read More »

The Europcar Lab takes majority stake in E-Car Club

2 years ago / 0 comments

The firm said the new acquisition is fully in line with its strategy to develop mobility market usages, search for new mobility solutions opportunities worldwide and make investments in strategic initiatives allowing the group … Read More »

Budget 2015: New VED regime will disincentivise take up of low emission vehicles, says SMMT

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Mr Osborne that under the current VED system, by 2017, three-quarters of new cars won’t pay VED due to new fuel efficiency technologies, and said: “This isn’t sustainable and it isn’t fair.” Instead from … Read More »

Nissan rolls out free public charging offer for LEAF to Boston

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“Nissan LEAF is an attractive option for Boston car buyers because it is fun to drive and offers significantly lower operating costs when compared to a gas-powered car,” said Andrew Speaker, director, Electric Vehicle … Read More »