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Natalie Middleton

6% of fleet operators plan to invest in electric vehicles

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The poll was held from 30th April to 7th May. Visitors were asked: “Do you plan to invest in electric vehicles?” A total of 6% said yes. Kjell Anderton, a director of TrackCompare, said: ‘We … Read More »

BYD announces plans for Europe as receives record order

4 years ago / 0 comments

In response to China’s deteriorating air quality and ecological environment, Hangzhou’s Leadership has adopted zero-emissions public transportation, in the form of electric buses and taxis. The order for 2,000 long-range, battery-electric transit buses and … Read More »

Jersey government urged to look at EV incentives

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to a report by the BBC, the head of the island's power company has said that the States should make money available to help people buy electric vehicles. Speaking to the BBC, Chris Ambler, … Read More »

LeasePlan marks EV milestone with new incentive

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed “Take a Leaf Out of Our Book”, the initiative will see the firm make a number of Nissan LEAFS available to clients for a ‘risk-free’ three-month trial period from 1st June 2014. The … Read More »

Chrysler confirms plug-in hybrid minivan & full-size crossover

4 years ago / 0 comments

Few details have been announced but the carmaker's presentations showed that it will launch a plug-in hybrid version of Chrysler’s former Town & Country minivan, which Fiat Chrysler is planning to bring to market … Read More »

EV sales increase three-fold in UK

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Latest SMMT data shows that 1,547 pure electric vehicles have been registered for the year to date – up 246.9% on the figure of 446 for the same period last year. Meanwhile petrol-electric hybrids … Read More »

No danger from magnetic fields in electric cars, finds new report

4 years ago / 0 comments

Said to be the most comprehensive study in this field, the research carried out by seven countries covered electric-powered cars and those powered by hydrogen, petrol and diesel and found that none of them … Read More »

Nissan e-NV200 goes into production

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The model is being produced at the Barcelona plant as part of a €431m investment in Nissan’s Spanish operations and will be exported globally to around 20 international markets, including Japan, from June. The … Read More »

Call for nominations for Low Carbon Champions Awards

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The Awards celebrate examples of outstanding and innovative practice in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions. There are seven categories of awards as well as two … Read More »

Cornish taxi firm clocks up 150,000 miles in Nissan LEAFs

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St Austell-based C&C Taxis – the first cab operator in the county to employ a pure electric vehicle – added the first LEAF to its 10-strong fleet almost exactly 12 months ago. The firm … Read More »

Registration opens for LCV2014

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Run by Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies – the event combines a technology exhibition with a broad B2B focus, a Ride & Drive in … Read More »

EV project to call on pan-European fleets

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Due to be launched imminently, the Incentives for Cleaner Vehicles in Urban Europe (I-CVUE) project aims to reduce CO2-emissions in urban environments by increasing the number of EVs in large fleets in urban areas. … Read More »

British Gas adds 100 Nissan electric vans to its fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

Launched last November to determine viability of electric vehicle technology as part of British Gas fleet operations, the six-month pilot saw Nissan and British Gas working with Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions to manage … Read More »

Latest government support for low-emission vehicles will encourage fleets, says BVRLA

4 years ago / 0 comments

Latest government support for low-emission vehicles will encourage fleets, says BVRLA Yesterday’s announcement that the Government is to spend a further £500m to support low-emission vehicles between 2015 and 2020 has been welcomed by … Read More »

Nick Clegg launches £500m scheme to boost EV & hybrid take-up

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The Deputy Prime Minster said the scheme would look to get drivers into ultra low emission vehicles by extending the grants for ultra-low emission vehicles, targeting increased charging points and investing in technology. In … Read More »

RAC goes live with first mobile electric vehicle charging unit

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A standard RAC diesel VW Transporter van has been fully equipped with an "EVRESCUE" totally portable fast charging unit which can deliver around 15 miles of range to a stricken electric vehicle in less … Read More »

Volkswagen Group kicks off ‘biggest initiative for e-mobility in China's automotive history’

4 years ago / 0 comments

CEO Prof Dr Martin Winterkorn, who announced at last year’s Frankfort Motor Show that the group aims to be the market leader in electromobility by 2018, said that the group is planning to send … Read More »

2014 Fleet World Fleet Show is unqualified success

4 years ago / 0 comments

Attended by most of the major fleet manufacturers, the Show provided fleet decision-makers with a chance to get behind the wheel of the latest fleet cars, including low-emission variants along with electric vehicles and … Read More »

Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: Thatcham calls on fleets to kit cars with AEB

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The organisation is taking part in tomorrow’s (9th April) Fleet World Fleet Show at Silverstone to give fleet attendees the chance to test auto-braking and see its effectiveness. Thatcham has researched and tested AEB systems for … Read More »

Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: Fuel card expertise on hand at euroShell stand

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With over 50 years of fuel card expertise, the euroShell card is focused on greater control, convenience and security to overall save fleet managers money! The euroShell card is accepted at an extensive – … Read More »