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Natalie Middleton

Vauxhall Ampera put to test in EV first for ambulance service

4 years ago / 0 comments

The trial forms part of the ambulance service's commitment to reducing its carbon emissions and will see it run the Ampera extended-range EV as a rapid response vehicle in the York area over the … Read More »

Last chance for fleets to claim hybrid van grants, warns Ashwoods

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport’s Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme (LCVPP) is offering public sector organisations a subsidy of £3,430 per vehicle in a move to help such organisations become early adopters of low carbon … Read More »

Daventry Council gives green light to EV charging point

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to a report in the Daventry Express, the council’s strategy group discussed the proposal to install a charging point for electric vehicles at the town’s Lodge Road car park. The project would cost … Read More »

Sales of lithium-ion batteries soar as EV production rises, finds Frost & Sullivan

4 years ago / 0 comments

The market boost has come about following a rise in the number of EVs and HEVs being produced as well as a shift to lithiumn-ion batteries from the previously used nickel-metal hydride technology. As … Read More »

VW to push ahead with plug-in hybrid SUVs for Europe

4 years ago / 0 comments

The CrossBlue has now been cleared for production to provide a vital missing link in VW's American line-up, but is not targeted at any other parts of the world. However, the plug-in hybrid powertrain … Read More »

Post Danmark to add 50 Mercedes EVs to fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The pilot operation with Post Danmark began on the island of Bornholm with three vehicles in mid-2011. A crucial factor for the decision in favour of the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL was the combination of … Read More »

City of Sydney to address congestion issues with Nissan LEAF fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicles – which form Nissan’ssingle largest order of its LEAF EV in Australia – will replace the council’s former fleet of 10 Toyota Prius petrol-electric hybrid cars, and will be used by a … Read More »

Nissan welcomes Government move to expand EV charging network

4 years ago / 0 comments

As part of the £37m scheme, the Government has said that any public sector organisation – such as the police, NHS, local government – wanting an on-site charging point will now have the installation … Read More »

Fleets to gain from thousands of new plug-in charging points

4 years ago / 0 comments

The package will offer free installation of an onsite charging point to any public sector organisation – such as the police, NHS, local government. In addition the Government will provide 75% of the cost of … Read More »

Ultra Low Emission Zone to help drive EV adoption, says Qualcomm

4 years ago / 0 comments

The plans for the Ultra Low Emission zone will see only zero or low-emission vehicles enter the Capital during working hours. The move is intended to deliver dramatic benefits in air quality and provide a … Read More »

London could become world's first Ultra-low Carbon Emission Zone by 2020

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move is intended to deliver dramatic benefits in air quality and provide a major spur for the further development and mass take-up of zero and low emission vehicles. Boris Johnson said: ‘Creating the … Read More »

Geneva News: Chevrolet to add Spark to show

4 years ago / 0 comments

The zero-emission car goes on sale from this summer in the States followed by selected European markets from 2014. The model features a GM-designed permanent magnet electric motor producing 132hp and 542Nm of torque, … Read More »

EST webinar to show how plug-in vehicles can reduce fleet costs up to 75%

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Plugged-in Fleets Initiative, funded by Transport for London and the Department for Transport, showedng how electric cars and vans could be incorporated into fleets by combining: • Route scheduling • Real-world data on … Read More »

LeasePlan drives net profits to 7.4% gain

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Netherlands-based corporation said that net profit increased by 7.4% to €241m, compared to €225m in 2011, marking a near record figure. The total number of vehicles remained stable at 1.3 million. LeasePlan also … Read More »

EV charging infrastructure comes under spotlight in new AMA report

4 years ago / 0 comments

The report shows that the market for EV charging infrastructure is still in the very early stages of development and is hugely dependent on Government funding via schemes such as Plugged in Places. According … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera passes the test for RED Driving School

4 years ago / 0 comments

18-year-old Navdeep Singh passed his test with flying colours in the extended-range EV, which is run by RED Driving School as part of its long-standing partnership with Vauxhall. ‘We’re thrilled to have taught the … Read More »

BVRLA calls for major progress in fleet uptake of plug-in vehicles for 2013

4 years ago / 0 comments

The association says that rental and leasing companies already operate the biggest volume of low-emission vehicles on UK roads, but has highlighted how the Energy Saving Trust’s new Plugged-in-Fleets Initiative (PIFI) has shown that … Read More »

MEPS to tackle issue of road safety for ultra-quiet vehicles

4 years ago / 0 comments

MEPs have called for compulsory requirments to add sound to vehicle vehicles after expressing concerns that they can pose a threat to pedestrians. The draft legislation points to a number of standards that must … Read More »

Government-industry study predicts total sales of 1.6 million hydrogen cars by 2030

4 years ago / 0 comments

The report has been published by the UKH2Mobility project and is intended to provide a “roadmap” for the introduction of vehicles and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK. The report says that up to … Read More »

Demand for E-REVs to soar, says Frost & Sullivan

4 years ago / 0 comments

So says Frost & Sullivan in its Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Range Extenders, which estimates the total market for range extenders, such as the current Vauxhall/Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt, will be … Read More »