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Natalie Middleton

Free Brake webinar to look at benefits of switching to ULEVs

3 months ago / 0 comments

Brake is to run a free webinar for fleet and road safety professionals on the benefits of utilising ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in fleets.

Munich commits to diesel ban following court order

3 months ago / 0 comments

The mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, has stated his intention to adopt a ban on all diesel vehicles, minus Euro 6 models, as he sees “no other way” to address illegal air pollution in the … Read More »

BlueCity EV sharing scheme launches in London

3 months ago / 0 comments

The BlueCity electric car sharing scheme has officially launched in London following a pilot in Hammersmith and Fulham.

DS makes electric technology commitment

3 months ago / 0 comments

DS Automobiles is to launch a new vehicle every year going forward, with hybrid or fully electric models to feature in each range.

Nominations deadline for 2017 LowCVP awards extended

3 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet operators and manufacturers in the low carbon vehicle industry now have until Friday 23 June to submit nominations for the 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards.

StreetScooter to manufacture Transit-based electric van for Deutsche Post fleet

3 months ago / 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford are partnering to produce electric vans for the courier firm’s urban delivery fleet from 2018. Deutsche Post DHL Group will deploy electric vans for the firm’s urban delivery ... Read More »

Scotland gets £8.2m funding boost for EVs as latest action plan launches

3 months ago / 0 comments

Businesses and individuals in Scotland can now access an extra £8.2m funding for electric and low carbon vehicles under the second phase of the country’s Switched On Scotland Plug-In Vehicle Roadmap.

Number of electric cars on roads hits 2 million

3 months ago / 0 comments

The number of electric cars on the roads globally reached 2 million in 2016, with work by cities and fleets vital to ensuring take-up.

UK’s first multi-brand EV showroom to open doors in July

3 months ago / 0 comments

A new multi-brand showroom offering the chance to test-drive a range of electric vehicles from different manufacturers is to open in July.

New battery tech could revolutionise EV industry

3 months ago / 0 comments

A new technology developed by Purdue University in Indiana, USA could enable EV drivers to recharge vehicles without the need of a charging station.

Tesla teases forthcoming Model Y

4 months ago / 1 comments

Tesla has given a sneak preview of its forthcoming Model Y electric compact crossover with a teaser image.

Heathrow reinforces ULEV commitment with Nissan LEAF fleet

4 months ago / 0 comments

Heathrow has deployed 17 Nissan LEAFs in line with the company’s commitment that all cars and small vans in its own fleet are electric or plug-in hybrid by the end of 2020.

Renault EV batteries to get second life

4 months ago / 0 comments

Batteries from Renault’s electric vehicles are to be repurposed for trials of a home energy battery storage system.

TMC publishes ULEV reimbursement guide for fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

TMC has published new advice for fleets on reimbursing mileage for electric and plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs).

Cost of ownership for EVs to hit parity from 2018

4 months ago / 0 comments

The cost of owning an electric car will reduce to the same level as conventional petrol and diesel vehicles in 2018, enabling carmakers to increase their EV forecasts 50%, new research suggests.

U.S. Bank fuel card now accepted at charging points

4 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet drivers with U.S. Bank’s Voyager Network Fleet Card can now use the card to pay for electric vehicle charging through ChargePoint. U.S. Bank’s Voyager Network Fleet Card users can now pay for charging ... Read More »

ALD to assess real-world performance of plug-in hybrids

4 months ago / 0 comments

ALD Automotive UK is to run an in-house trial of plug-in hybrids to monitor and assess the real-world performance across a range of driving styles, terrains and mileages.

Fastned to deploy fast chargers at Van der Valk hotels

4 months ago / 0 comments

Dutch company chain Fastned is to deploy fast chargers at Van der Valk’s hotels and restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium under a new partnership.

Midlands hotel one of first to install EV points

4 months ago / 0 comments

The Derby Conference Centre has deployed 14 charging points in line with its plans to become a ‘green’ hotel and conferencing venue.

Carmakers ramp up EV plans for China

4 months ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Group and Daimler have signed new strategic agreements further targeting the development of electric vehicles for China.