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Natalie Middleton

Nissan LEAF tops Norway car sales chart for October

4 years ago / 0 comments

Registrations figures for last month show that the LEAF took almost 6% of the total passenger vehicle market and is currently the country’s fourth best selling car for the year to date with over … Read More »

Connecticut beefs up EV charging network with another 56 stations

4 years ago / 0 comments

The grants, announced by Governor Dannel P Malloy, join nearly 100 other charging stations at public locations and are being funded at a cost of $135,946 from provisions of the April 2012 settlement agreement … Read More »

Lack of knowledge and perceived high costs top fleet concerns over EVs, says Alphabet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The insight sessions, which culminated in a customer forum, highlighted a number of key questions around the introduction of EVs, with lack of understanding toping the lists. The customer focus groups followed the company’s … Read More »

Last chance to register for HEVC 2013

4 years ago / 0 comments

Taking place 6-7 November at 15 Hatfields, London, this year’s event will offer attendees up-to-date insight of recent research work, developments and future trends in the design, implementation and strategy of this hybrid technology. … Read More »

Cenex announces dates for 2014 Low Carbon Vehicle Event

4 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to provide comprehensive access to the latest technologies, initiatives and discussions in the UK’s low carbon vehicle sector, the event again combines a technology exhibition with broad B2B focus, a Ride & Drive … Read More »

Fleets urged to take a fresh look at plug-in vehicles as Alphabet launches EV consultancy service

4 years ago / 0 comments

Unveiled yesterday (22nd October) at the Saatchi Gallery, AlphaElectric is intended to help both private and public sector fleets to make informed decisions on their use of plug-in vehicles. The service, which is delivered … Read More »

Nissan leads UK rapid charging initiative

4 years ago / 0 comments

Covering over 680 miles of motorway, the Rapid Charge Network project is being co-funded by Nissan along with European Union, with further contributions from fellow consortium members Renault, BMW and Volkswagen and ESB Ireland's … Read More »

Government urged to adopt ultra-low emission vehicle incentives from other countries

4 years ago / 0 comments

The advice comes from LeasePlan, which has published a best practice guide to decarbonising UK road transport that explores how the Government and leasing companies can work together to make ULEVs an attractive option … Read More »

Charging costs make it hard to work out whole-life costs for EVs, says Chevin

4 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet software specialist highlights that firms will have problems measuring the cost of charging the vehicle unless they are only ever charged from a public, office or depot based dedicated charging point. Managing … Read More »

OLEV to run ultra low emission vehicle awareness campaign

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Due to launch early next year, the campaign will include radio, digital and print advertising as well as the creation of an online information resource which will aim to raise awareness, bust myths and … Read More »

Kia confirms all-electric Soul to come to UK

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘We want the car,’ said Yaser Shabsogh, Kia’s UK commercial director to news agency headlineauto. ‘We have the technology so we want it so we can demonstrate it. It gives us a real branding … Read More »

VW Group reinforces electromobility leadership ambitions with Ecotricity green energy package

4 years ago / 0 comments

The partnership followed a tender exercise and sees Ecotricity become the preferred supplier of green energy for Volkswagen Group customers in the UK.  This means that any customer purchasing an electric vehicle from one … Read More »

Mitsubishi puts plug-in hybrid technology at heart of new SUV concepts

4 years ago / 0 comments

The line-up will include the GC-PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle). With GC standing for Grand Cruiser, the concept shows the possible direction for a replacement to the Shogun and offers strong environmental credentials with … Read More »

Free home charging offer provides powerful EV incentive

4 years ago / 0 comments

Ask anyone, from the European Commission to the man on the street, what the main barriers are to electric vehicle take-up and the same answers keep coming up: charging infrastructure, public acceptance and vehicle … Read More »

UK’s largest chauffeur firm puts Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid to test

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The trial, which forms part of the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged-In Fleet Initiative (PIFI), will see the vehicles initially used by key decision-makers and then rolled out to chauffeurs to fully assess the operational … Read More »

Leading industrial companies agree on an action plan for hydrogen refuelling network in Germany

4 years ago / 0 comments

The six partners in the H2 Mobility initiative – Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and Total – have set up upon a specific action plan for the construction of a nationwide hydrogen refuelling … Read More »

Toyota trials i-Road concept in Japan

4 years ago / 0 comments

Shown at last year’s Geneva Motor Show, the three-wheeled two-seat electric city car will be used alongside existing Toyota COMS personal mobility vehicles from early 2014. The “Ha:mo” urban transport system uses electric vehicle … Read More »

China renews EV subsidy programme

4 years ago / 0 comments

The scheme, which will run to the end of 2016, will offer buyers of fully electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles a subsidy of up to 60,000 yuan (€7259). However the scheme … Read More »

Electric vehicle advocates call for Californian plug-in vehicle bills to be rubber-stamped

4 years ago / 0 comments

The bills have already been passed by the California Legislature and are waiting for Governor Brown’s signature. The bills comprise: 
    
    SB286 & AB266 – Extension of HOV access for plug-ins until 12/31/18 … Read More »

Turkish EV take-up to grow thanks to strong government support

4 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the finding of ‘Analysis of the Electric Vehicle Market in Turkey – An Update’ by Frost & Sullivan. The research finds that approximately 190 EVs were sold in Turkey in 2012, which is … Read More »