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Natalie Middleton

Fleet role for PSA’s diesel hybrids, despite 3008’s demise

3 years ago / 1 comments

A spokesperson for Peugeot said recent reports of the diesel hybrid’s total demise are “a little advanced”, adding that there was still a role for the technology in specific models. “508 is almost solely … Read More »

Take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles up 19% in Q2 2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

Analysis of DVLA data by the RAC Foundation shows that at the end of Q2 2015 there were 35,241 vehicles on the road in the UK that were eligible for the Government’s plug-in car … Read More »

Nissan Gripz concept previews range-extender technology for production vehicles

3 years ago / 2 comments

The radical 2+2 sports crossover
uses an extended-range set-up with a small – actual size hasn’t been announced – petrol engine to power the electric motor found in the Nissan LEAF, giving an output of … Read More »

Renault to supply technology for 2016 smart fortwo and forfour EVs

3 years ago / 0 comments

The announcement was made at an event celebrating the ongoing cooperation of Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance and attended by the chairmen on both sides. In the announcement, the executives said both the smart … Read More »

Widespread adoption of EVs could cut greenhouse gas emissions 64%, US report finds

3 years ago / 0 comments

The study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) would reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, even when compared … Read More »

New hydrogen filling station opens near Sheffield

3 years ago / 0 comments

Developed by hydrogen fuel cell experts ITM Power, the site is completely self-sufficient, using wind power combined with water to produce hydrogen. Situated on The Advanced Manufacturing Park two miles from the M1 and … Read More »

ING Belgium takes delivery of nine Tesla Model S under pilot scheme

3 years ago / 0 comments

The pilot project on electric vehicles is in line with ING's plans to more quickly make the transition to a greener fleet. "We are proud to launch this EV pilot project in close cooperation … Read More »

Toyota previews hybrid crossover with C-HR concept

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker said the five-door study, which follows the original three-door concept shown at last year’s Paris Motor Show, is already set to progress to a production model, scheduled to appear at next year’s … Read More »

BMW reveals new plug-in hybrids at Frankfurt

3 years ago / 0 comments

The line-up comprises the 225xe, the 740e and 330e, with the soon-to-be-launched BMW X5 xDrive40e also on display at the show. The plug-in hybrid variant of the 2 Series Active Tourer arrives in spring 2016 and combines … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz showcases plug-in hybrid technology with Concept IAA

3 years ago / 0 comments

Short for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, the four-door saloon is intended “provides an idea of what the interior of a business saloon might look like in the near future”. Believed to preview the forthcoming CLS … Read More »

VW hints at Tiguan plug-in hybrid with GTE concept

3 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the carmaker’s MQB platform, the new model brings increased dimensions and offerings boot space of 615 litres rising to 1,655 litres – up 145 litres. Meanwhile weight has been reduced by over … Read More »

ITM Power to supply hydrogen refuelling stations for Shell forecourts

3 years ago / 0 comments

The agreement comes five months after the firm was awarded £1.9m by OLEV to invest in two new hydrogen refuelling stations in London at strategic locations suitable for use by Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles … Read More »

Volkswagen group to launch 20 more electric cars and plug-in hybrids by 2020

3 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Winterkorn said that the group already had the broadest electric fleet in the automobile world, and added that Volkswagen was also at the forefront when … Read More »

Alphabet to drive e-mobility under new appointment

3 years ago / 0 comments

St Claire will oversee the delivery of Alphabet’s mobility products, AlphaCity and AlphaElectric, and brings a wealth of short-term rental and mini-lease operational experience. He has extensive knowledge in both public and private sectors … Read More »

Los Angeles to add 288 EVs and plug-in hybrids

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles – said to be the largest pure EV fleet in the nation – for use by the police, fire and general services departments … Read More »

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions teams up with Schneider Electric for EV charging solutions

3 years ago / 0 comments

The exclusive deal will enable the leasing and fleet management firm to offer charging solutions for all makes and models of BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) from all … Read More »

OLEV announces £20m low carbon vehicle R&D initiative

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced at the Cenex LCV2015 event, the 'Seeding Tomorrow’s Vehicle Technologies Today' competition will support the development of new technology for road vehicles aimed at delivering significant reductions in CO2 and other emissions. The news … Read More »

Intelligent Energy showcases use of fuel cells in range-extended applications at LCV2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed ZERE – an acronym for Zero Emissions Range Extender, the van is on display at the stand for fuel cell technology provider, Intelligent Energy, and demonstrates how fuel cell technology used for range … Read More »

Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 electric van with Fuel Cell Range Extender showcased at LCV2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

The van is the result of a collaboration between Symbio FCell, a leading designer and manufacturer of fuel cell systems and range extenders, and its UK sales and deployment support partner, Arcola Energy UK, … Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover previews future EV & hybrid technologies

3 years ago / 0 comments

The three ‘Concept_e’ research demonstrators are based on a new high performance, modular electric drive module (eDM) developed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover, said to be capable of producing twice the power and torque … Read More »