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Natalie Middleton

Islington Council acquires further hybrid vans for fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The council initially invested in eight Ashwoods hybrid vans back in 2009 and now owns a total of 37 vehicles – the largest local authority fleet of hybrid light commercial vehicles in the UK. … Read More »

British Gas launches free Homecharge Unit & POLAR membership scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

Jointly funded through British Gas and the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the free package is being made available until 31st March 2015 and includes: Installation of a home charge point (a 16 … Read More »

Drayson Racing sets new World Electric Land Speed Record

4 years ago / 0 comments

Former science minister, businessman and racing driver Lord Drayson was behind the wheel of the record-breaking Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype yesterday (25th June) and commented: ‘I’m delighted we’ve beaten the record tonight … Read More »

New Twizy Cargo EV offers enhanced practicality for fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new Cargo derivative replaces the tandem seat on the standard Twizy with a lockable door giving access to a 180-litre boot capable of accepting loads up to 75kg. The Twizy Cargo is also … Read More »

Scientific group adds LEAF to salary sacrifice scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

Blacktrace Holdings is a group of companies that create commercially viable products from new scientific discoveries or inventions under the tagline of “Productizing Science”. The group offers all employees the option of a car … Read More »

PSA & Sixt to offer EVs in car sharing scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Share Your Fleet, the scheme will offer fleets a wide range of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles that will also include petrol and diesel-engined cars and LCVs – available on a leasing contract-based product … Read More »

NHS Trust branches out into hybrid vans

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) NSH Foundation Trust purchased a 3.5t Ashwoods Hybrid Transit from Ashwoods Automotive and is using the vehicle for hospital courier transport. The vehicle is up to 25% more … Read More »

City of York Council looks to go electric following EST initiative

4 years ago / 0 comments

The council was keen to find out more about the potential benefits of plug-in vehicles as part of its Low Emission Strategy and so applied to take part in the Plugged-In Fleets Initiative, which … Read More »

Surrey fleet takes delivery of UK’s first Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company is a British design and innovation business developing its own hybrid solar technology and finance director Nick Simmons believes the eco-friendly Volvo reflects the technology and ethos of Naked Energy's own hybrid … Read More »

Chinese EVs go on trial with fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

Over 50 of the right-hand drive cars have now arrived in the country and will shortly go into service with a number of fleets, including private hire operations that will allow passengers to experience … Read More »

EV production milestone shows continued fleet take-up, says Smith Electric

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company believes that short-haul urban transport is the current greatest market opportunity for fleet electrification, adding that this is a market in which operator demand, logistical viability, political support and environmental benefit are … Read More »

First Ford EV built in Europe rolls off line

4 years ago / 0 comments

The zero-emission Focus Electric is spearheading Ford’s line-up of electric vehicles, and will be joined in Europe by the C MAX Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle next year, followed by the Mondeo Hybrid soon … Read More »

Delivery fleets to be main targets for new Mia-Electric EV

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Mia-Electric range of car and CV electric vehicles are already on sale in Europe and are now being introduced to the UK following the signing of a new, official import deal. All vehicles … Read More »

City of Copenhagen takes delivery of 15 hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 15 ix35 Fuel Cell units are the first hydrogen-powered vehicles manufactured on a production line to be introduced in Europe. The ix35 Fuel Cell produces no harmful tailpipe emissions – only water vapour … Read More »

Nissan LEAF reaches 10,000 European sales milestone

4 years ago / 0 comments

Paris-based nurse, Sylvie Lailler was the 10,000th customer and will be driving the Nissan LEAF on visits to elderly patients and using it with her family at the weekends. She picked up her Nissan … Read More »

Encourage EV users with user-friendly payment options, says Frost & Sullivan

4 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the view of Frost & Sullivan, which says that insufficient infrastructure has been the main dampener for the wider adoption of EVs, with user concerns revolving around the insufficient number of charging stations … Read More »

TfL to trial electric buses

4 years ago / 0 comments

The single-deck buses are entirely powered by electric motors and will used to assess whether this technology can cope with the rigors of operating on a busy London route. The rest of the funding … Read More »

Renault & Bouygues seal EV partnership with ZOE handover

4 years ago / 0 comments

The two firms are working together on projects that ‘combine their visions of an eco-system which allies electric mobility with sustainable construction’. This includes research on several joint projects, such as the optimisation of … Read More »

Electric car venture Better Place files for liquidation

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company was founded by Shai Agassi in 2007. However on 26th May the company announced that it had filed a motion with the Lord District Court in Israel to ask for the dissolution … Read More »

Peugeot says hybrids are growth area & targets fleet with Mu scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at last week’s ACFO Conference, Foden said hybrid is the growth area but added that there would be room in the fleet parc for traditional internal combustion engine and electric-powered vehicles. Peugeot, which … Read More »