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Natalie Middleton

Toyota Prius+ updated for 2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

The first major changes for the model since launch in 2012 see improvements to ride and handling while the hybrid powertrain has been upgraded to comply with Euro6 emissions standards. New styling sees front-end … Read More »

Electric vehicles put eco skills to test in 2014 MPG Marathon

3 years ago / 0 comments

The 2014 event marks the first time that electric vehicles have played a dominant role in the MPG Marathon, taking part alongside range extenders and plug-in hybrids in the famous eco-driving extravaganza, which is … Read More »

Nebraska City Council gives green light to electric cars

3 years ago / 0 comments

As reported by KMA News, the Nebraska City City Council has approved the purchase and installation of a charging station, and the leasing of a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. Nebraska City Administrator Joe Johnson … Read More »

Cenex announces dates for LCV2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

Next year’s event is being held at Millbrook near Bedford in England, on the 9th and 10th September 2015. 

 The event follows on from last month’s LCV2014, which registered over 2,400 attendees, 180 … Read More »

65% of Brits would consider buying alternative fuel car

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to the survey, ordinary hybrids, like the Toyota Prius, took the majority of the votes in favour of an alternative fuel vehicle, with 19% of respondents indicating they would consider one of these … Read More »

Slimming World cuts the carbs with Lexus hybrids

3 years ago / 0 comments

The weight loss organisation has signed a deal that will see 76 cars acquired for its managers during the next three years, building on its move to establish the nation’s first all-hybrid fleet more … Read More »

Kia unveils diesel-electric Optima T-Hybrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

The powertrain pairs the Optima’s existing 1.7-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine, paired with a small electric motor, powered by a 48V lead-carbon battery. The diesel-electric powertrain concept, which was previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor … Read More »

Electric Drive Transportation Association partners with clean fleet event to drive EV awareness

3 years ago / 0 comments

Being held on 4-7th May 2015 in Dallas, Texas, the 2015 ACT Expo will assemble more than 4,000 conference attendees and 250 sponsors and exhibitors to examine the latest alternative fuel and clean vehicle … Read More »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now on Motability scheme

3 years ago / 0 comments

Among the largest SUVs on the Motability scheme, the Outlander PHEV brings a five-star Euro-NCAP safety rating along with an official combined fuel consumption of 148mpg and emissions from 44g/km of CO2. It also … Read More »

Germany backs draft bill to promote EVs

3 years ago / 0 comments

The cabinet has passed a draft bill that would provide EV drivers with benefit such as special parking spaces at public charging stations in a move to drive EV sales, according to reports. The … Read More »

Ford Mondeo range to include first European-built hybrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mechanically similar to the Fusion Hybrid sold in the United States, the Mondeo will feature a smaller 2.0-litre petrol engine than the Fusion's 2.5-litre, paired with two electric motors – one to drive the … Read More »

Strong government support to drive EV charging infrastructure market in South Korea

3 years ago / 0 comments

So says Frost & Sullivan in its new analysis as it highlights that the South Korean Government has extended its subsidy for electric vehicles to private purchasers starting from 2014. Samjeen Yun, senior industry … Read More »

Nissan transforms e-NV200 for VIP transport concept

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed the Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept, the concept uses a two-tone metallic blue exterior that houses a luxurious interior with white leather and blue seats along with trim and carpets in black with a … Read More »

Nissan promotes e-NV200 with e4Business programme for SMEs

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed e4Business, the programme will allow SMEs and start-ups to pitch their business or business idea to Nissan, who will then create a web page on their behalf and help to promote the business … Read More »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S to bring more upmarket design

3 years ago / 0 comments

As previously announced, the exterior and interior design are created under "Sporty and Sophisticated" design theme. The front-end bears the Three-Diamond mark with bold chromed accent mouldings on either side to give a 3D … Read More »

Toyota takes wraps off C-HR hybrid crossover concept

3 years ago / 0 comments

Previously unveiled in teaser pics, the C-segment crossover will be hybrid powered as well as displaying an ‘emphatic new design language’. The brand said the front end in particular previews future design themes and … Read More »

EU-funded technology to boost electric car range

3 years ago / 0 comments

The OpEneR project comprises six partners, including Robert Bosch and PSA, which have developed a new intelligent energy management and recovery system for EVs. The team developed new functions and connected better the components … Read More »

All-Tesla chauffeur operator starts up in London

3 years ago / 0 comments

Currently invite only – with applications available on its website – Gliide is said to be user-friendly, affordable and environmentally sound, helped by advanced booking technology to offer a completely zero-emission transportation service. The company says … Read More »

e-NV200 trials begin in Hong Kong

3 years ago / 0 comments

The trials will take part at Kai Tak Development (KTD), a development area in Kowloon that spans more than 320 hectares and includes the former Kai Tak airport site and adjoining districts. During the … Read More »

Lexus releases details of NX 300h all-wheel drive

3 years ago / 0 comments

Set to start deliveries from next month, the new hybrid crossover targets low CO2 emissions and strong fuel economy. A key part of its efficiency will be the lightweight all-wheel drive system. Called E-Four, … Read More »