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Natalie Middleton

Nissan announces details for LEAF battery replacement plan in US

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Brian Brockman, senior manager, corporate communications, Nissan North America, the programme is conditional upon driver returning their original battery pack (valued at $1,000) to the dealer in exchange for the new battery. … Read More »

Ecotricity adds two new points to Electric Highway

3 years ago / 0 comments

The new points have been added at Peterborough and Baldock Extra Services, which gain DC/AC charging. Ecotricity also said that a charging point is planned for Cambridge Extra Services – making it the last … Read More »

EVs to play vital role in measuring pollution risk in Leicester

3 years ago / 0 comments

The project, run by the Air Quality Group at the University of Leicester along with Cenex, the UK’s First Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies, will also see charging posts … Read More »

Lexus extends IS 300h range with new Executive Edition

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Executive Edition builds on the Luxury trim with leather upholstery and the Lexus Navigation system as well as front and rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, dusk-sensing HID headlights, cruise control, auto-dimming rear … Read More »

Toyota i-ROAD EV gets first official on-road trial in Europe

3 years ago / 0 comments

Marking the i-ROAD's first official on-road trial in Europe, the test is being run in the autumn in a partnership between the City and the Metropolitan Area of Grenoble, French energy company EDF, Japanese … Read More »

EV battery reliability & economy proves better than expected in extensive two-year trial

3 years ago / 0 comments

EV battery reliability & economy proves better than expected in extensive two-year trial Electric vehicles have shown better-than-expected results for predicted battery reliability, economy and durability in research carried out by North East car … Read More »

South Yorkshire fleets to switch to EVs in new project

3 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to help reduce emissions whilst saving costs for businesses, the scheme is being run by the government-backed Local Sustainable Transport Fund partnership, Inmotion! along with Venson and npower. Four local councils are taking … Read More »

Chargemaster reaches EV charging point milestone

3 years ago / 0 comments

The charging point has been installed on behalf of Leicester City Council as part of a group of new units at the Enderby and Meynells Gorse Park and Ride sites through the Plugged in … Read More »

Center Parcs adds EVs to new holiday village

3 years ago / 0 comments

Working in partnership with fleet management specialist CLM, the short break holiday operator has added an outright-purchase fleet of 35 electric and low carbon vehicles. The vehicles at Woburn Forest are in line with … Read More »

Tesla takes Green Engine award at International Engine of the Year

3 years ago / 0 comments

The unit beat off competition from the range extender and full electric units in the BMW i3 plus the Ford 999cc EcoBoost unit which scooped the overall title and the sub 1.0-litre category. Tesla … Read More »

EST adds Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer accolade to 2014 Fleet Hero Awards

3 years ago / 0 comments

Now in their ninth year, the awards are focused on private and public organisations that are proactively reducing fuel bills and cutting carbon emissions through innovative transport policies, improved fleet efficiency, or the provision … Read More »

UK universities lead the way on EV take-up

3 years ago / 0 comments

In 2013, just 2,512 pure EVs were registered, making up 0.11% of the total 2,264,737 cars registered in 2013. However, a freedom of information survey sent out to 116 universities across the UK shows … Read More »

CarCharging announce plans to integrate Tesla supercharger into Blink network

3 years ago / 0 comments

The announcement follows the recent news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is to open up the company’s patents to help accelerate ‘common, rapidly-evolving technology platform’. The group, which bought out the Blink network when … Read More »

San Francisco International Airport to install high-speed charging stations

3 years ago / 0 comments

The airport has been given a $500,000 grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to install the 480-volt “fast-chargers”, which can fully charge most EVs in about 30 minutes. ‘We are proud to be … Read More »

BMW i8 to star at BVRLA Fleet Technology Congress‏

3 years ago / 0 comments

On sale from July, the i8 uses a host of innovative technologies, including a carbon fibre and aluminium construction and safety features such as autonomous emergency braking and surround view cameras.  With a 130bhp … Read More »

DfT survey on EV interest comes under fire

3 years ago / 0 comments

Released today (19th June) by the DfT, the survey found that only 5% of respondents said that they were thinking about buying an electric car or van, while 56% said that they had not … Read More »

Nissan & BMW show interest in charging partnership with Tesla

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to a report in the Financial Times, the three carmakers are in talks following Tesla Motors’ decision to open up its patents to rivals to accelerate EV development. ‘We believe that Tesla, other … Read More »

Detroit Electric readies for launch of fastest all-electric production car

3 years ago / 0 comments

Built on the Lotus Elise chassis, this lightweight, two-seat, rear-wheel drive, open-top sportscar has been developed by Detroit Electric and is currently undergoing dynamic testing at a facility in Europe. The carmaker said the … Read More »

Birmingham City Council trials Nissan LEAF in move to widen green fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The six-month trial, started on 2nd June, will see the Home Care Team – who deliver out-of-hours care to city residents in community settings – try out the vehicle. The council’s Climate Change and … Read More »

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 »