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Natalie Middleton

RV setting for EVs should lead fleet industry agenda, says Alphabet

3 years ago / 0 comments

So says Alphabet as the latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader (SMMT) figures reveal a growth in alternative fuel vehicles of more than 72% in the past year alone. Jim McNally, head of … Read More »

Conti.eContact refined to use on hybrid vehicles

3 years ago / 0 comments

The tyre features a range of newly developed technologies, and is also the first tyre in the range to obtain the top A label rating on the EU Tyre Label for both wet grip … Read More »

Major of London lends support to “Charging Around the UK” campaign

3 years ago / 0 comments

On the 12th June POD Point will start a 2,000-mile charge around the UK in an electric Renault ZOE. The campaign will stretch the entirety of the UK, covering London, John O’Groats, Lands End … Read More »

BMW launches Smart Charging app

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Smart Charging app determines optimal times for charging electric vehicles based on rates and calculates the cost accordingly. Developed by the BMW Group and available for Android and iOS devices, the app is … Read More »

Iran imports first EV

3 years ago / 0 comments

The agency reported that, according to Homayoun Haeri, the managing director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company (Tavanir), the car has travelled through 17 countries to arrive in Tehran from Paris.  … Read More »

Japanese carmakers team up for EV charging initiative

3 years ago / 0 comments

The new company, Nippon Charge Service, will look to drive up the number of chargers and will be supported by Development Bank of Japan Inc under its "Fund for Japanese Industrial Competitiveness." The firms … Read More »

SMA invests in EV & hybrid remarketing

3 years ago / 0 comments

The group’s Birmingham Centre is the first to install an electric charging point on site as part of a forward-looking plan that will see all SMA sites will have EV charging stations by the … Read More »

Mobistar to install EV charging stations in employees’ homes

3 years ago / 0 comments

Using Alphabet’s AlphaElectric service, the move means that the charging stations will ensure they don’t have to pay for their fuel, just like employees who have a fuel card. It adds that this makes … Read More »

Electric vehicles play leading role in 2014 Fleet World Honours

3 years ago / 0 comments

Held yesterday (20th May) at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club at Pall Mall, London, the awards once again recognise the leading car and van vehicles and suppliers in the UK fleet industry. This year’s … Read More »

Nissan announces pricing & specs for e-NV200

3 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan has announced that its new e-NV200 van will go available from July priced from £13,393 for a flexible battery leasing option.  Based on the NV200 – voted International Van of the Year 2010 … Read More »

Nissan plans for 20% of China’s EV sales

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to a report by Bloomberg, EV sales in China may rise to 100,000 to 400,000 vehicles a year by 2017 to 2018. Jun Seki, head of Nissan’s China business, told Bloomberg that Nissan … Read More »

New Alphabet E-Valuation tool pinpoints where EVs will benefit fleets

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed “E-Valuation”, the tool was originally launched last year as part of the firm’s AlphaElectric proposition to analyse a whole fleet in detail with potential for route and vehicle optimisation. However, now a new … Read More »

Tusker board goes electric as firm reports surging EV orders

3 years ago / 0 comments

David Hosking, chief executive officer, Mark Sinclair, chief operating officer and chief commercial officer Iain Carmichael have all opted for BMW i3s, while chief financial officer David Brockwell, has chosen a Nissan LEAF. This … Read More »

Grass Roots adds first EVs to fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The two Renault Kangoo ZE vehicles feature the new Grass Roots “bubbly” branding in the form of vinyl wraps with the slogan “I run on elec-trickery” on the back.  The vehicles have been added … Read More »

6% of fleet operators plan to invest in electric vehicles

3 years ago / 0 comments

The poll was held from 30th April to 7th May. Visitors were asked: “Do you plan to invest in electric vehicles?” A total of 6% said yes. Kjell Anderton, a director of TrackCompare, said: ‘We … Read More »

BYD announces plans for Europe as receives record order

3 years ago / 0 comments

In response to China’s deteriorating air quality and ecological environment, Hangzhou’s Leadership has adopted zero-emissions public transportation, in the form of electric buses and taxis. The order for 2,000 long-range, battery-electric transit buses and … Read More »

Jersey government urged to look at EV incentives

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to a report by the BBC, the head of the island's power company has said that the States should make money available to help people buy electric vehicles. Speaking to the BBC, Chris Ambler, … Read More »

LeasePlan marks EV milestone with new incentive

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed “Take a Leaf Out of Our Book”, the initiative will see the firm make a number of Nissan LEAFS available to clients for a ‘risk-free’ three-month trial period from 1st June 2014. The … Read More »

Chrysler confirms plug-in hybrid minivan & full-size crossover

3 years ago / 0 comments

Few details have been announced but the carmaker's presentations showed that it will launch a plug-in hybrid version of Chrysler’s former Town & Country minivan, which Fiat Chrysler is planning to bring to market … Read More »

EV sales increase three-fold in UK

3 years ago / 0 comments

Latest SMMT data shows that 1,547 pure electric vehicles have been registered for the year to date – up 246.9% on the figure of 446 for the same period last year. Meanwhile petrol-electric hybrids … Read More »