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Natalie Middleton

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 »

Nissan LEAF becomes UK’s first electric driving instructor vehicle

4 years ago / 0 comments

Tomlin, who has been a driving instructor for 14 years, was looking for a more economically friendly car for driving lessons but will also reap the benefit of a projected £2,800 saving a year … Read More »

Citroen slashes DS5 Hybrid4 emissions to 88g/km with latest engine tweaks

4 years ago / 0 comments

The model – Citroen’s first production hybrid – has been given a software-related upgrade that sees emissions for the entry-level DSign trim model drop from its current lowest level of 91g/km to 88g/km with … Read More »

EU alternative fuel infrastructure plans greeted by ACEA

4 years ago / 0 comments

The plans, which form part of the EU’s “clean fuel strategy” are intended to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use. The main measures … Read More »

Daimler, Ford and Renault-Nissan to co-develop fuel cell technology

4 years ago / 0 comments

The deal will see the three carmakers join forces to develop a common fuel cell stack and fuel cell system to be used by each of the carmaker’s in their own differentiated and separately … Read More »

Mitsubishi confirms European recall of i-MiEV

4 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker said that in some cases a flaw within the brake pump could reduce the braking power assistance of the vehicle. It added that the braking itself is not affected, only the amount … Read More »

Charge Your Car to partner with Chargemaster for extended charging point network

4 years ago / 0 comments

The partnership will see the organisations working together to support the widespread roll-out of the existing Charge Your Car network and Pay As You Go (PAYG) services. The move will give the two companies … Read More »

Nissan drops price of LEAF by £2,500

4 years ago / 0 comments

The price reduction is effective immediately, ahead of the launch of the updated model, and brings the price down to £23,490 (with the Plug-In car grant included), or £239 per month with the use … Read More »

Hybrid and electric cars dominate 2013 ACEEE “greenest vehicle” list

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 15th annual ratings, which can be found at greenercars.org, see the Toyota Prius C secure the top spot, with the Honda Fit being placed second, while Toyota’s original Prius comes in joint third with the new … Read More »

Detroit news: 2013 Nissan LEAF to offer improved charging times

4 years ago / 0 comments

As a result, total charging time for the EV will be reduced by nearly half, to around four hours. Pierre Loing, Nissan's product planning chief for the Americas, said: ‘This will be a big … Read More »

Hertz and Chargemaster launch EV car-sharing club in Milton Keynes

4 years ago / 0 comments

The project has been developed by Milton Keynes Council, Hertz on Demand, the Hertz Corporation’s global car sharing club, and charging point installer Chargemaster plc. The car club will initially launch with a fleet … Read More »

Clackmannanshire Council replaces diesel vans with Renault Kangoo EVs

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vans form part of the council’s drive to cut carbon emissions, save money and cut fossil fuel use in line with the Scottish Government’s plans to get more EVs on the road. The … Read More »

EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith

4 years ago / 0 comments

The trial is being held to assess the real-world viability of electric vehicles, in particular for fleets, and has seen employees from the leasing and fleet management firm have been using two Zenith-branded Nissan … Read More »

Firms could save £350,000 by switching 10% of fleet to electric vehicles, says British Gas

4 years ago / 0 comments

The potential savings were identified in a British Gas study, conducted by the Transport Research Laboratory, which also found that a move to using 10% EVs would reduce fleet CO2 emissions in Britain by … Read More »

RS Components to offer customers quick EV recharging options

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company’s move to install two Schneider Electric EVlink charging units at the site comes as it introduces the units to its range. The charging units are said to present a cost-effective and reliable … Read More »

Go Low adds Citroen C-Zeros to green car-pooling fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 12 C-Zeros joins Go Low's fleet of some 200 vehicles ranging from electric bicycles through to low emissions city cars, which are based at approaching 50 locations throughout the UK. Bristol customers looking to … Read More »

London homeowner driveways to become EV charging spots

4 years ago / 0 comments

The initiative has come about through a  partnership between ParkatmyHouse.com, energy company SSE, Source London through the Plugged in Places funding initiative, and electric vehicle charge point manufacturer, Chargemaster.  Once the charge points – normally … Read More »

World’s largest automotive market to see shortfall in plug-in electric vehicle sales

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to the company’s data, annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles will reach only 45,000 units by 2015, increasing to 152,000 vehicles in 2017.  That figure represents less than 1% of the total light … Read More »

Driven: Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

5 years ago / 0 comments

Other carmakers have come out in the past and said that diesel hybrids don’t make good business sense, due to their higher costs compared to petrol-electric cars as well as the fact that hybrids … Read More »

Driven: Peugeot iOn

5 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan, for example, has opted for a spacious five-seater hatchback layout for the LEAF, with plenty of boot space to create an all-round practical vehicle for family use. Peugeot’s iOn on the other hand, … Read More »