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Natalie Middleton

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

4 years ago / 0 comments

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 »

Carmakers’ innovations in EV & hybrid vehicles recognised in annual survey

4 years ago / 0 comments

Conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, the survey has been running since 2005 and captures executives’ views of their own innovation plans, as well as their opinions of other companies’ innovation track records and … Read More »

Fruit 4 London to go 100% electric after free EST review identified £9k saving per vehicle

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company, which won the Fleet Environmental Award for small fleets in this year’s Fleet World Honours, already operates two electric vehicles but was keen to expand the use of EVs across its fleet. … Read More »

Toyota Prius Plug-in provides low-emission onward travel for Southern Rail users

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Prius Plug-in is being run in a pilot scheme by Co-wheels car club, Southern and Lewes District Council. Under the scheme, rail travellers holding the train operator’s “the key” smartcard are being offered … Read More »

Saab restarts production with pre-series electric cars

4 years ago / 0 comments

National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), which acquired the assets of Saab's car operation, has produced a 9-3 saloon that, although it’s currently powered by the carmaker’s former 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, will eventually … Read More »

Hydrogen infrastructure is last obstacle to fuel cell vehicle roll-out, say EU decision-makers

4 years ago / 0 comments

That was one of the messages from the annual Drive ‘n’ Ride event held in Brussels this week and attended by EU decision-makers and industry leaders,. The event saw attendees meet to discuss how … Read More »

Nissan e-NV200 gets thumbs-up in City of London Corporation trial

4 years ago / 0 comments

The City Corporation is the local authority services provider for the “Square Mile” and put the e-NV200 to test on the streets of central London following a trial of the Nissan LEAF earlier this … Read More »

Ford launches employee charging network across US and Canada

4 years ago / 0 comments

Ford already has more than 1,700 charging stations at Ford dealerships and company facilities in North America. The new workplace chargers will add approximately 200 more. Installation will begin later this year and roll … Read More »

Altran France hosts ALD Experienz EV event

4 years ago / 0 comments

Forming part of ALD’s Experienz EV testing programme, the event saw 45 of Altran’s employees given the chance to discover a representative range of supply of electric and hybrid vehicles on the market. After … Read More »

Renault & Bolloré team up on three-seater EV

4 years ago / 0 comments

The two groups have signed a letter of intent that covers plans for a possible joint venture to win and run new car-sharing projects, similar to the Autolib’ project spearheaded by Bolloré around the … Read More »

Scottish fleets to gain EV support as Scottish government drives take-up

4 years ago / 0 comments

Ambitious plans to accelerate electric vehicle take-up to help rid Scotland’s towns and cities from petrol and diesel vehicle emissions by 2050 have been published by the Scottish Government.

New incentives needed for ultra-low emission vehicles, says BVRLA

4 years ago / 0 comments

So says the BVRLA, which adds that the current incentives are failing to ignite the market, as shown by the latest registration figures for plug-in vehicles. Newly published DVLA data shows that registrations of … Read More »

Drayson Racing Technologies goes wireless with Qualcomm Halo WEVC technology

4 years ago / 0 comments

The agreement means that Drayson Racing can add Qualcomm HaloTM WEVC technology to its products, enabling the wireless charging of electric vehicles via a pad in parking space. Drayton Racing has been trialling a … Read More »