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Natalie Middleton

Electric car sales to fail expectations, says new report

5 years ago / 0 comments

  That’s the finding of a new report, which says that it will be improvements to internal combustion engines that will help average new car emissions meet the EU target of 95g/km by 2020. … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet Show: World’s first plug-in diesel hybrid available to test

5 years ago / 0 comments

Visitors will be able to get behind the wheel of the pioneering new Volvo V60 Plug-in Diesel Hybrid and see how its unique technology delivers three cars in one – a zero-tailpipe emission electric … Read More »

Fleet World Fleet Show: ABB to present expert overview on EV charging

5 years ago / 0 comments

The company is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.  The seminar takes places on Wednesday 24th April at the … Read More »

Toyota hybrids save 34 million tonnes of CO2

5 years ago / 0 comments

The landmark achievement comes as the carmaker announces plans to continue working to further raise performance, reduce costs and expand its hybrid product range. Cumulative hybrid sales reached 5.1 million units at the end … Read More »

IPPR report calls for ‘unprecedented’ action to promote ultra-low carbon vehicles

5 years ago / 0 comments

So says the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think-tank in a new report, which adds that measures such as clear purchase/usage incentives for such vehicles are also fundamental to their uptake. The IPPR’s … Read More »

Arval to run BMW ActiveE as part of ongoing EV trial

5 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle is being made available to Arval staff for a minimum of six months to provide staff with clear insight into the future technology coming from BMW. This experience will then be shared … Read More »

Nissan introduces battery leasing for new LEAF

5 years ago / 0 comments

As a result the carmaker has introduced a new pricing structure that has been designed for simple use. Cars bought with leased batteries will be known as “Flex” models and will cost £15,990 (after … Read More »

Record LEAF sales help Nissan to break sales record

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last month, 23,576 new Nissans were delivered, giving the company a market share of 5.4%, representing a 6.4% increase over the same month in 2012. Sales of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF went up … Read More »

Chevrolet Volt owners in US rack up 241 million emission-free miles

5 years ago / 0 comments

So says the brand, adding that the typical American Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle is going 905 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine that powers the Volt's on-board generator. That avoids … Read More »

2013 Budget: Nissan welcomes EV BiK changes

5 years ago / 0 comments

The move means that Benefit In Kind tax levels on EVs from April 2015 will be 5% of the P11D price in 2015/16 rather than 13% as previously announced. Jon Pollock, Nissan’s corporate sales … Read More »

Cotswold District Council to cut diesel spend with hybrid vans

5 years ago / 0 comments

Although hybrids are up to 25% more fuel-efficient than the vans they replace, the council was able to purchase the six vehicles for the equivalent cost of standard diesel vans, thanks to a Department … Read More »

Northern Ireland police service puts Ampera to test on fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle will go on service with PSNI in Belfast city centre as an incident response vehicle. Thanks to its E-REV technology – which combines both an electric motor and a petrol engine – … Read More »

New York Auto Show News: Infiniti to debut QX60 Hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the now-renamed seven-seat Infiniti JX35 that was launched early last year, the Hybrid version of the QX60 uses a 2.5-litre supercharged engine and 15kW electric motor with a lithium-ion battery and a … Read More »

Football club recruits EVs for fleet training

5 years ago / 0 comments

The club has already embarked upon a green revolution – the New Lawn stadium is powered with 100% renewable energy from solar panels and wind power, red-meat has been cut from the menu for … Read More »

Geneva News: Auris Hybrid emissions to drop to 84g/km

5 years ago / 0 comments

In its press conference today (5 March) at the Geneva Motor Show Toyota Europe said that it’s planning a big push on hybrids this year, which are expected to increase by 35% this year … Read More »

Fleets to receive £5,000 grant for Volvo plug-in diesel hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

The scheme is intended to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars and the addition of the V60 plug-in to the list of eligible cars will bring the purchase price down … Read More »

Tax changes increase attractiveness of hybrids, says Fleet Alliance

5 years ago / 0 comments

From April, the threshold for the main rate of capital allowances for business cars reduces from 160g/km to 130g/km, while the threshold for claiming 100% first year capital allowances falls from cars emitting 110g/km … Read More »

Geneva News: Seven electric Defender models to dominate Land Rover stand

5 years ago / 0 comments

The 110 Defenders use a 70kW (94bhp), 330Nm electric motor twinned with a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 27kWh, giving a range of more than 50 miles. Land Rover claims up to … Read More »

EST calls for applications for latest Plugged-In Fleets initiative

5 years ago / 0 comments

The initiative, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, follows the successful completion of the original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), which demonstrated how 20 of the UK’s leading organisations from the public and … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera put to test in EV first for ambulance service

5 years ago / 0 comments

The trial forms part of the ambulance service's commitment to reducing its carbon emissions and will see it run the Ampera extended-range EV as a rapid response vehicle in the York area over the … Read More »