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Natalie Middleton

Arval to run BMW ActiveE as part of ongoing EV trial

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle is being made available to Arval staff for a minimum of six months to provide staff with clear insight into the future technology coming from BMW. This experience will then be shared … Read More »

Nissan introduces battery leasing for new LEAF

4 years ago / 0 comments

As a result the carmaker has introduced a new pricing structure that has been designed for simple use. Cars bought with leased batteries will be known as “Flex” models and will cost £15,990 (after … Read More »

Record LEAF sales help Nissan to break sales record

4 years ago / 0 comments

Last month, 23,576 new Nissans were delivered, giving the company a market share of 5.4%, representing a 6.4% increase over the same month in 2012. Sales of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF went up … Read More »

Chevrolet Volt owners in US rack up 241 million emission-free miles

4 years ago / 0 comments

So says the brand, adding that the typical American Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle is going 905 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine that powers the Volt's on-board generator. That avoids … Read More »

2013 Budget: Nissan welcomes EV BiK changes

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move means that Benefit In Kind tax levels on EVs from April 2015 will be 5% of the P11D price in 2015/16 rather than 13% as previously announced. Jon Pollock, Nissan’s corporate sales … Read More »

Cotswold District Council to cut diesel spend with hybrid vans

4 years ago / 0 comments

Although hybrids are up to 25% more fuel-efficient than the vans they replace, the council was able to purchase the six vehicles for the equivalent cost of standard diesel vans, thanks to a Department … Read More »

Northern Ireland police service puts Ampera to test on fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle will go on service with PSNI in Belfast city centre as an incident response vehicle. Thanks to its E-REV technology – which combines both an electric motor and a petrol engine – … Read More »

New York Auto Show News: Infiniti to debut QX60 Hybrid

4 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the now-renamed seven-seat Infiniti JX35 that was launched early last year, the Hybrid version of the QX60 uses a 2.5-litre supercharged engine and 15kW electric motor with a lithium-ion battery and a … Read More »

Football club recruits EVs for fleet training

4 years ago / 0 comments

The club has already embarked upon a green revolution – the New Lawn stadium is powered with 100% renewable energy from solar panels and wind power, red-meat has been cut from the menu for … Read More »

Geneva News: Auris Hybrid emissions to drop to 84g/km

4 years ago / 0 comments

In its press conference today (5 March) at the Geneva Motor Show Toyota Europe said that it’s planning a big push on hybrids this year, which are expected to increase by 35% this year … Read More »

Fleets to receive £5,000 grant for Volvo plug-in diesel hybrid

4 years ago / 0 comments

The scheme is intended to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars and the addition of the V60 plug-in to the list of eligible cars will bring the purchase price down … Read More »

Tax changes increase attractiveness of hybrids, says Fleet Alliance

4 years ago / 0 comments

From April, the threshold for the main rate of capital allowances for business cars reduces from 160g/km to 130g/km, while the threshold for claiming 100% first year capital allowances falls from cars emitting 110g/km … Read More »

Geneva News: Seven electric Defender models to dominate Land Rover stand

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 110 Defenders use a 70kW (94bhp), 330Nm electric motor twinned with a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 27kWh, giving a range of more than 50 miles. Land Rover claims up to … Read More »

EST calls for applications for latest Plugged-In Fleets initiative

4 years ago / 0 comments

The initiative, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, follows the successful completion of the original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), which demonstrated how 20 of the UK’s leading organisations from the public and … Read More »

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 »