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Natalie Middleton

First Ford EV built in Europe rolls off line

4 years ago / 0 comments

The zero-emission Focus Electric is spearheading Ford’s line-up of electric vehicles, and will be joined in Europe by the C MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle next year, followed by the Mondeo Hybrid soon … Read More »

Delivery fleets to be main targets for new Mia-Electric EV

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Mia-Electric range of car and CV electric vehicles are already on sale in Europe and are now being introduced to the UK following the signing of a new, official import deal. All vehicles … Read More »

City of Copenhagen takes delivery of 15 hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 15 ix35 Fuel Cell units are the first hydrogen-powered vehicles manufactured on a production line to be introduced in Europe. The ix35 Fuel Cell produces no harmful tailpipe emissions – only water vapour … Read More »

Nissan LEAF reaches 10,000 European sales milestone

4 years ago / 0 comments

Paris-based nurse, Sylvie Lailler was the 10,000th customer and will be driving the Nissan LEAF on visits to elderly patients and using it with her family at the weekends. She picked up her Nissan … Read More »

Encourage EV users with user-friendly payment options, says Frost & Sullivan

4 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the view of Frost & Sullivan, which says that insufficient infrastructure has been the main dampener for the wider adoption of EVs, with user concerns revolving around the insufficient number of charging stations … Read More »

TfL to trial electric buses

4 years ago / 0 comments

The single-deck buses are entirely powered by electric motors and will used to assess whether this technology can cope with the rigors of operating on a busy London route. The rest of the funding … Read More »

Renault & Bouygues seal EV partnership with ZOE handover

4 years ago / 0 comments

The two firms are working together on projects that ‘combine their visions of an eco-system which allies electric mobility with sustainable construction’. This includes research on several joint projects, such as the optimisation of … Read More »

Electric car venture Better Place files for liquidation

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company was founded by Shai Agassi in 2007. However on 26th May the company announced that it had filed a motion with the Lord District Court in Israel to ask for the dissolution … Read More »

Peugeot says hybrids are growth area & targets fleet with Mu scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at last week’s ACFO Conference, Foden said hybrid is the growth area but added that there would be room in the fleet parc for traditional internal combustion engine and electric-powered vehicles. Peugeot, which … Read More »

Fleets urged to sign up to Plugged-in Fleets initiative

4 years ago / 0 comments

The call came from Kate Armitage, electric vehicle team manager at EDF Energy, one of the partners in the scheme, at this year’s ACFO Conference and AGM.  As part of the Plugged-in Fleets Initiative … Read More »

Hong Kong Government to use electric motorcycles on fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

At a special launch ceremony, the government was provided with 59 Zero S motorcycles, forming Zero's single largest fleet sale to date. The majority of the units will be provided to the Hong Kong … Read More »

Admiral offers 10% insurance discount for electric cars

4 years ago / 0 comments

The car insurance specialist is offering a discount of up to 10% for electric cars such as the Nissan LEAF and Peugeot iOn. The discount is available now and applies to new and used … Read More »

TfL looks for private investor to develop Source London EV network

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Source London scheme was set up two years ago with the aim of providing 1,300 publicly accessible charging points. These have been achieved through consortium of over 60 public and private partners, led … Read More »

Volvo ramps up V60 Plug-in Hybrid production due to strong European demand

4 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker says its Plug-in Hybrid is seeing increased demand, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy. As a result, production at its Torslanda plant in Sweden will be increased continuously from 150 to 282 … Read More »

200 EVs to be put to test in Spain

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Zem2All (Zero Emissions to All), the project brings together Spanish utility provider Endesa with Mitsubishi and will see an investment of €60m over four years. Under the project, participants will test 200 vehicles … Read More »

Honda hybrid racks up 100,000 miles on fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The car is part of a ten-strong fleet made up purely of Honda hybrids, also including Jazz and Insight models, which has racked up an amazing half a million miles since 2010. 

 Renewable … Read More »

Technology Strategy Board chairman to open Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event

4 years ago / 0 comments

The event, which takes place on 4-5 September at the Millbrook Proving Ground, will also see the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, participate in the exhibition and host seminar workshops over the … Read More »

Electric pool car proves popular choice with Asda staff

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Nissan LEAF has been provided by the supermarket giant’s leasing and fleet management partner Zenith and is based at Asda House in Leeds for employees based there to drive for business use. The … Read More »

Microsoft UK adds first EVs to fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company was looking for ways to reduce its vehicle fleet carbon footprint and selected the LEAF after five weeks of company-wide vehicle trials. The trial involved inviting 500 Microsoft UK staff members ranging … Read More »

Greater Manchester launches EV charging scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

The scheme will see a total of 200 charge points go live in the summer in 10 districts. In addition, private sector partners, such as NCP, Manchester Central, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and … Read More »