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Natalie Middleton

Prices announced for BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid

3 months ago / 0 comments

BMW has announced UK pricing and performance details for its 5 Series plug-in hybrid, which is available to order from mid-January. 

PG&E receives approval for EV progamme in California

3 months ago / 0 comments

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved plans by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for its electric vehicle infrastructure and education pilot programme.

Tesla introduces idle fee to improve supercharger availability

3 months ago / 1 comments

Tesla is introducing a fleet-wide idle fee at its Supercharger network to increase Supercharger availability.

New £8m Challenge Fund could drive ULEV uptake

3 months ago / 0 comments

A new Challenge Fund that could see more ultra-low emission vehicles on Scottish roads is open to bidders.

Kia Niro wins Guinness World Record with 76.6mpg coast-to-coast trip

3 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s Niro crossover has won the Guinness World Record in the US for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid driving from coast to coast.

Opel plans for staggered launch of Ampera-e due to limited production

3 months ago / 0 comments

Opel has said that sales of its new Ampera-e will kick off in Norway – the most mature electric vehicle market in Europe – first with Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland next in line.

VW Group takes stake in Hubject eRoaming platform

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Group has become the seventh shareholder in the Hubject digital EV charging platform.

Hybrid electric vehicles on track to beat diesel mpg

3 months ago / 0 comments

Hybrid electric vehicles could soon overtake diesels when it comes to motorway/highway fuel economy as well as for urban mpg.

Police force swaps to electric vehicles

3 months ago / 0 comments

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has switched to running two electric vehicles.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. range extended by 50%

4 months ago / 0 comments

Renault is to present a new Kangoo Z.E. with 50% more range at the 2017 European Motor Show in January, following the addition of a new motor and battery package.

Toyota pilots hybrid car sharing schemes

4 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota is piloting a full hybrid car sharing scheme within Europe. YUKÕ Ireland. (L-R) Mark Adams, Toyota Motor Europe; Irish Minster for Transport, Shane Ross and Steve Tormey, CEO Toyota Ireland. Deployed in Dublin, ... Read More »

New technology could reduce EV charging times to minutes

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new technology breakthrough could enable electric vehicles to be recharged in the same time it takes to refuel a regular car while providing longer ranges. 

Milton Keynes expands charging infrastructure under Chargemaster contract

4 months ago / 0 comments

Milton Keynes has awarded Chargemaster a £2.3m contract to provide additional charging infrastructure.

New Rolec solution integrates EV charging with street lighting

4 months ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV has teamed up with street lighting specialists BEI Lighting and Fabrikat to offer an energy-efficient street light combined with a Mode 3 EV fast charging point.

Unreliable charging putting fleets off EVs, says Chago

4 months ago / 0 comments

Inconsistent quality of the vehicle charging experience is stopping fleets from fully embracing electric vehicles.

First urban fast-charging station opens in Netherlands

4 months ago / 0 comments

Fastned and the city of The Hague have installed the first urban fast-charging station in the Netherlands.

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority gains Go Ultra Low Company status

4 months ago / 0 comments

Go Ultra Low has named the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority as a ‘Go Ultra-Low Company’ after it added an electric car to its fleet.

New Hyundai Ioniq gets top safety rating

4 months ago / 0 comments

The new Hyundai Ioniq has received a maximum five-star safety rating in Euro NCAP tests.

Anglo American signs up to hydrogen fuel with ITM Power

4 months ago / 0 comments

Anglo American has become the latest customer to sign a fuel contract with ITM for its fuel cell electric vehicles.

Rolec EV signs up ChargedEV as national charge point installer

4 months ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV has appointed ChargedEV as its nationwide installation partner for domestic EV charge point installs.