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Natalie Middleton

Smart launches fortwo electric drive
 vehicle in China

4 years ago / 0 comments

The fourtwo electric drive features a 55kW electric motor delivering 130Nm of torque and goes from 0 to 60km/h in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 125km/h. A lithium-ion battery with 17.6 kWh … Read More »

New Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid to qualify for plug-in car grant

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new four-seater Porsche uses a 3.0-litre V6 engine teamed with a newly developed lithium-ion battery and electric motor to offer official economy and CO2 figures of 91mpg and 71g/km respectively. As well as qualifying … Read More »

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to be exempt from London Congestion Charge

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle, which goes on sale in spring 2014, can achieve up to 148mpg and only emits 44g/km CO2, ensuring customers benefit from reduced fuel bills, no vehicle excise duty (VED) and, for company … Read More »

Itec signs £1.5m deal with Toyota/Lexus for first major all-hybrid fleet in UK

4 years ago / 0 comments

The deal, which will establish what is believed to be the first all-hybrid fleet of its kind and size in the UK, comes as the firm looks to reduce its emissions by 50% over … Read More »

BMW to offer green electricity for EVs under Good Energy deal

4 years ago / 0 comments

Good Energy sources all its electricity from certified renewables across Britain, enabling BMW to provide its EV customers in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) with access to 100% green electricity at home. BMW said … Read More »

Honda concept previews 2015 hydrogen fuel cell cars

4 years ago / 0 comments

The latest concept follows the launch of the FCX, billed as the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle, in 2002 and will bear the distinction of being the first vehicle to use a fuel-cell powertrain in … Read More »

EST promotes benefits of EVs in video

4 years ago / 0 comments

Available here, the video follows on from the success of the Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI) run by the EST and also covers the latest Plugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 scheme. The original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative … Read More »

Nissan confirms e-NV200 launch in Japan & then worldwide

4 years ago / 0 comments

The model will be produced at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain from mid-2014 and will be available in both passenger car and commercial vehicle bodystyles. Nissan is already working on specific fleet trials of … Read More »

FedEx EV roll-out in Brazil kicks off with Renault Kangoo Z.E.

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicles will go into commission on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in January 2014, making daily journeys and final-kilometer deliveries.  Earlier this month, Frost & Sullivan released research showing … Read More »

Oxford launches first Electric Car Club

4 years ago / 0 comments

Run by E-Car Club along with community group Low Carbon Oxford North, the scheme will use a Nissan LEAF based in Summertown and will offer a specially designated parking space and electric charging point … Read More »

US drivers unaware of financial benefits of EVs

4 years ago / 0 comments

Over 2,000 in 21 of the nation’s largest cities were interviewed for the report, which revealed that 95% of the respondents didn’t know about state and local subsidies, rebates and other incentives. In addition, … Read More »

59% of car buyers would need 150-mile+ range to consider EV purchase

4 years ago / 0 comments

That’s one of the findings of a recent survey by AutoTrader.com, which measured consumer attitudes on a range of topics concerning diesels, hybrids, electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids. According to the survey, the … Read More »

EVs hold benefits for regular commuters, says contract hire firm CEO

4 years ago / 0 comments

His comments follow his six-month / 5,000-mile test of a Nissan LEAF to understand firsthand the merits and possible pitfalls of electric vehicles. To get the full experience of driving an electric vehicle, he … Read More »

RSPB reinforces stance on climate change with Renault ZOE

4 years ago / 0 comments

The ZOE joins the charity’s Kangoo Van Z.E, at its Bedfordshire base near Sandy as the organisation takes a stance on climate change. The RSPB says it believes climate change poses the single biggest … Read More »

BMW teams up with SolarCity for clean electricity package in US

4 years ago / 0 comments

The deal sees SolarCity become BMW’s preferred solar power partner, with service to be feature in the carmaker’s 360° Electric portfolio of products and services. ‘Experience with our MINI E and ActiveE field trials … Read More »

FIA Formula E Championship to drive global EV take-up

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to the study, the new zero-emission race series will help contribute to the additional sale of 77 million EVs worldwide from 2015 to 2040, with resultant local and global economic, social and environmental … Read More »

Leicester’s De Montfort University & CENEX team up to explore range anxiety solutions

4 years ago / 0 comments

Being undertaken by De Montfort University’s (DMU) Department of Technology along with CENEX, the Centre of Excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies, the project aims to develop innovative ways of making electric … Read More »

Brazilian EV market to rocket

4 years ago / 0 comments

The firm’s research shows the immense potential for growth in the country's EV and supporting infrastructure market if automakers decide to invest in it and once automotive companies overcome challenges, such as high initial … Read More »

IKEA goes all-out for EV rapid chargers at UK stores

4 years ago / 0 comments

From December 2013, all 18 IKEA stores will have installed electric vehicle rapid charging points in partnership with Nissan and green energy provider Ecotricity. Developed by Nissan, the rapid charger units can recharge an … Read More »

New EV station with toggle unit set to optimise charging & reduce costs

4 years ago / 0 comments

The toggle unit technology enables the EV charging station to charge multiple EVs successively without the insertion or removal of plugs during the charging process. The company says the functionality improves the charging process … Read More »