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Natalie Middleton

Green cars key to maintaining sales growth, says PwC

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), a total of 2,264,737 cars were registered last year; up 10.8% on 2012. Full-year registrations for the fleet sector rose 5.7% from … Read More »

Burnt Tree adds first hybrid cars to rental fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The additions to the fleet take the form of both hatchback and Tourer models and will initially be located at the company’s depots in Heathrow and Purfleet in East London for use by corporate … Read More »

Fleets to increasingly switch to EVs in 2014, reckons Alphabet

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to the leasing giant, the involvement of brands such as Renault, Peugeot, Citroën, BMW, Mitsubishi, Nissan, VW and Ford in the EV market is helping to support credibility and driving interest in the … Read More »

ACFO & EST seminar to address fleet business case for EVs

4 years ago / 0 comments

Backed by BMW and a wide range of other electric vehicle experts, including the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the seminar will be held on Tuesday, 18th February, 2014at BMW Oxford from 10am-4pm.  … Read More »

Nissan LEAF reaches 3,000th UK sale

4 years ago / 0 comments

The landmark was reached in November and came as Nissan's second-generation LEAF secures more than 1,300 UK sales in the six months since its launch. Jon Pollock, sales director at Nissan GB said: ‘The … Read More »

Britain’s third largest trade union to replace Toyota Prius fleet with Auris hybrids

4 years ago / 0 comments

The deal for the British-built Auris Hybrid fits in with GMB’s key buy British criterion along with its focus on strong eco credentials; the Auris models will replace the existing Toyota Prius hybrids on … Read More »

Driverless and electric cars to lead 2014 growth

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leech said 2013 had been a ‘fantastic’ year for the automotive industry, with 1,276,287 cars built in the first 11 months – a 5.4% rise – while sales were up 9.9%. Figures which put … Read More »

Hyundai Intrado concept previews next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain

4 years ago / 0 comments

Named after the underside of an aircraft's wing, which produces lift, enabling flight to take place, the Intrado also takes technical inspiration from aircraft, including through the use of advanced materials, lightweight design and … Read More »

GM pulls Chevrolet out of Europe

4 years ago / 0 comments

Instead GM will focus its efforts more on the Opel and Vauxhall brands whilst tailoring the Chevrolet's presence to offering select ‘iconic’ vehicles – such as the Corvette – in Western and Eastern Europe. … Read More »

Government looks to convert public sector fleets to EVs under infrastructure spending plan

4 years ago / 0 comments

The National Infrastructure Plan commits over £375bn of planned public and private sector investment to energy, transport, communications and water projects and includes the announcement that the Government is to take forward steps to … Read More »

NEVS proceeds with plans for electric Saab 9-3 as petrol engine production restarts

4 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year NEVS started the assembly of the first car in a batch of pre-series electric cars and the production petrol engine version has now gone into production at the former Saab plant … Read More »

Mahindra to showcase electric vehicle technology in FIA Formula E Championship

4 years ago / 0 comments

The firm said joining the new zero-emission race series was a natural step for the Mahindra Group, which makes the Mahindra Reva EV. ‘We strongly believe that Formula E can provide an excellent global … Read More »

Smart launches fortwo electric drive
 vehicle in China

4 years ago / 0 comments

The fourtwo electric drive features a 55kW electric motor delivering 130Nm of torque and goes from 0 to 60km/h in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 125km/h. A lithium-ion battery with 17.6 kWh … Read More »

New Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid to qualify for plug-in car grant

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new four-seater Porsche uses a 3.0-litre V6 engine teamed with a newly developed lithium-ion battery and electric motor to offer official economy and CO2 figures of 91mpg and 71g/km respectively. As well as qualifying … Read More »

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to be exempt from London Congestion Charge

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle, which goes on sale in spring 2014, can achieve up to 148mpg and only emits 44g/km CO2, ensuring customers benefit from reduced fuel bills, no vehicle excise duty (VED) and, for company … Read More »

Itec signs £1.5m deal with Toyota/Lexus for first major all-hybrid fleet in UK

4 years ago / 0 comments

The deal, which will establish what is believed to be the first all-hybrid fleet of its kind and size in the UK, comes as the firm looks to reduce its emissions by 50% over … Read More »

BMW to offer green electricity for EVs under Good Energy deal

4 years ago / 0 comments

Good Energy sources all its electricity from certified renewables across Britain, enabling BMW to provide its EV customers in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) with access to 100% green electricity at home. BMW said … Read More »

Honda concept previews 2015 hydrogen fuel cell cars

4 years ago / 0 comments

The latest concept follows the launch of the FCX, billed as the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle, in 2002 and will bear the distinction of being the first vehicle to use a fuel-cell powertrain in … Read More »

EST promotes benefits of EVs in video

4 years ago / 0 comments

Available here, the video follows on from the success of the Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI) run by the EST and also covers the latest Plugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 scheme. The original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative … Read More »

Nissan confirms e-NV200 launch in Japan & then worldwide

4 years ago / 0 comments

The model will be produced at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain from mid-2014 and will be available in both passenger car and commercial vehicle bodystyles. Nissan is already working on specific fleet trials of … Read More »