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Natalie Middleton

Opel plans for staggered launch of Ampera-e due to limited production

2 years ago / 0 comments

Opel has said that sales of its new Ampera-e will kick off in Norway – the most mature electric vehicle market in Europe – first with Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland next in line.

VW Group takes stake in Hubject eRoaming platform

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Group has become the seventh shareholder in the Hubject digital EV charging platform.

Hybrid electric vehicles on track to beat diesel mpg

2 years ago / 0 comments

Hybrid electric vehicles could soon overtake diesels when it comes to motorway/highway fuel economy as well as for urban mpg.

Police force swaps to electric vehicles

2 years ago / 0 comments

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has switched to running two electric vehicles.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. range extended by 50%

2 years ago / 0 comments

Renault is to present a new Kangoo Z.E. with 50% more range at the 2017 European Motor Show in January, following the addition of a new motor and battery package.

Toyota pilots hybrid car sharing schemes

2 years ago / 0 comments

Toyota is piloting a full hybrid car sharing scheme within Europe. YUKÕ Ireland. (L-R) Mark Adams, Toyota Motor Europe; Irish Minster for Transport, Shane Ross and Steve Tormey, CEO Toyota Ireland. Deployed in Dublin, ... Read More »

New technology could reduce EV charging times to minutes

2 years ago / 0 comments

A new technology breakthrough could enable electric vehicles to be recharged in the same time it takes to refuel a regular car while providing longer ranges. 

Milton Keynes expands charging infrastructure under Chargemaster contract

2 years ago / 0 comments

Milton Keynes has awarded Chargemaster a £2.3m contract to provide additional charging infrastructure.

New Rolec solution integrates EV charging with street lighting

2 years ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV has teamed up with street lighting specialists BEI Lighting and Fabrikat to offer an energy-efficient street light combined with a Mode 3 EV fast charging point.

Unreliable charging putting fleets off EVs, says Chago

2 years ago / 0 comments

Inconsistent quality of the vehicle charging experience is stopping fleets from fully embracing electric vehicles.

First urban fast-charging station opens in Netherlands

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fastned and the city of The Hague have installed the first urban fast-charging station in the Netherlands.

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority gains Go Ultra Low Company status

2 years ago / 0 comments

Go Ultra Low has named the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority as a ‘Go Ultra-Low Company’ after it added an electric car to its fleet.

New Hyundai Ioniq gets top safety rating

2 years ago / 0 comments

The new Hyundai Ioniq has received a maximum five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP tests.

Anglo American signs up to hydrogen fuel with ITM Power

2 years ago / 0 comments

Anglo American has become the latest customer to sign a fuel contract with ITM for its fuel cell electric vehicles.

Rolec EV signs up ChargedEV as national charge point installer

2 years ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV has appointed ChargedEV as its nationwide installation partner for domestic EV charge point installs.

Circontrol creates independent division for EV charging solutions

2 years ago / 0 comments

Spanish manufacturer Circontrol has organised its car park efficiency solutions and EV recharging technologies into two separate divisions.

ALD Automotive to enhance French EV charging solutions under new partnership

2 years ago / 0 comments

ALD Automotive has teamed up with G2 Mobility, a specialist in electric charging terminals, to enhance services to its electric vehicle customers in France. 

New defensive driver education programme launched solely for electric vehicles

2 years ago / 0 comments

Said to be a world first, a new IVV Diamond accredited defensive driver education programme that focuses entirely on the use of electric vehicles launches today (21 November) by Strategic Analytics Team (SAT).

New Fastned trip planner provides routing and charging instructions for EV drivers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Netherlands fast-charging specialist Fastned has launched a trip planner that enables electric vehicle drivers to plan the fastest route to their destination, including fast charging stops.

Tesla Model S and Model X to get performance updates via Easter egg

2 years ago / 0 comments

Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk has announced forthcoming performance updates for the Model S and Model X via Easter egg updates next month.