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Natalie Middleton

New CleanPEA tool to see if fleets can switch to EVs

2 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed CleanPEA (Promoting Electric Alternatives), the new system is based on the short-term use of a small GPS device to record driver usage behaviours. The data is then compared to the range restrictions and … Read More »

Outlander PHEV leads way as plug-in sales soar

2 years ago / 0 comments

Analysis of DVLA data by the RAC Foundation has revealed that sales of plug-in vehicles eligible for the Government’s plug-in car and van grants rose 37% in Q1 2015 compared to Q4 2014, reaching … Read More »

Tesla owners clocks up over a billion emission-free miles

2 years ago / 0 comments

In the three years since the Model S hit the road, owners across the world have travelled the equivalent of over 4,000 trips to the moon, or almost 40,000 times around the Earth. By … Read More »

Nearly half of EV stakeholders expect next car to be electric or plug-in hybrid

2 years ago / 0 comments

The research, conducted on behalf of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), also found that 14% of respondents to the survey of experts already drive a hybrid or battery electric vehicle.  The LowCVP survey … Read More »

Fleet of Nissan LEAFs goes live for car sharing in Edinburgh

2 years ago / 0 comments

A total of seven LEAFs have been placed at electric vehicle charging bays across Edinburgh for use by members of City Car Club, with a further 13 new electric vehicles to arrive in the … Read More »

SPIE UK takes delivery of hybrids under new ALD deal

2 years ago / 0 comments

The new agreement covers a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles, comprising a third cars and two-thirds LCVs. During implementation, ALD Automotive worked with SPIE UK to develop a new vehicle policy that offers increased … Read More »

BMW i8 claims International Engine of the Year title

2 years ago / 0 comments

“This is a fitting victory for what is a remarkable powertrain,” enthused Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards. “The i8 is a supercar of the future that’s available today. … Read More »

Alphabet launches EV deployment tool

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Electrification Potential Analysis (EPA) tool has been launched as part of the firm’s AlphaElectric EV consulting approach and has already been piloted by Deloitte Italy and Interserve UK. The EPA solution uses real-life … Read More »

Honda axes Civic hybrid & Accord plug-in and puts focus on fuel cell car

2 years ago / 0 comments

In a press statement, John Mendel, executive vice president, automobile division, American Honda Motor Co Inc, said that both Civic models would be axed due to this autumn’s launch of the 10th-generation Civic, which … Read More »

Majority of drivers would consider plug-in vehicle for next car

2 years ago / 0 comments

The research by Go Ultra Low also found that three-quarters of motorists also said that running costs were the biggest consideration when choosing their next car, driving the argument for switching to ultra low emission … Read More »

Tesla Model X crossover to arrive in three to four months

2 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking to investors at the carmakers’ annual meeting, Musk said he’s looking at the latest iteration of the Model X every week. He added: “The Model X may arguably be a better SUV than … Read More »

Renault starts assembly of Bolloré's Bluecar

2 years ago / 0 comments

Signed last September, the agreement sees Groupe Bolloré transfer over production of the model, previously only made in Italy, with plans for Renault to also make a possible three-seater version for the Bolloré Group’s … Read More »

First two fast charging points go live for ‘Corri-Door’ EV charging project

2 years ago / 0 comments

The points are located at the Bosgouet Nord (A13) and Tardenois Nord (A4) motorway service stations operated by SANEF and form part of the project’s plans for 200 fast charging points across France by … Read More »

Circontrol adds new 43kW charging unit

2 years ago / 0 comments

The new post single cable 43kW 3 phase charger model is suitable for cars which allow AC fast charging including the Renault Zoe, Tesla Model S and ByD e6. Moises Barea, sales director of … Read More »

Greenpeace report highlights benefits of switching to EVs for European fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

In its report on ‘Saving fuel, saving costs’, the organisation says that corporate fleet managers have more power over the composition of our atmosphere than most politicians, or even most oil executives.  It adds … Read More »

ALD France expands medium-term rental solution to include EVs

2 years ago / 0 comments

The solution already offers 1,800 vehicle types, with plans to increase this to over 2,000 by the end of the year. Under the new move, ALD rent now includes the Renault ZOE and Kangoo … Read More »

TfL calls for partners for future charging infrastructure

2 years ago / 0 comments

The agency has published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) that seeks views and information from a broad range of potential suppliers and partners on the future of vehicle charging in London. This includes plans … Read More »

Turkey puts focus on developing long-range domestic electric car

2 years ago / 0 comments

As reported by Anadolu Agency, the Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Isik has said that extended-range electric cars would be the priority, although the ministry is considering R&D for two different engine types. "There will be … Read More »

Bluecub car sharing scheme gains first Renault Twizys

2 years ago / 0 comments

A total of 20 Renault Twizys are now being operated on and have been specially adapted for connection to the Bordeaux subscription system and call centre to enable a recharging process the same as that … Read More »

TAG Farnborough Airport adds three Renault ZOEs to fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicles are being used to shuttle staff between buildings, including the main control tower. Miles Thomas, environment manager at TAG Farnborough Airport, said: “We monitor our carbon footprint very closely across all our … Read More »