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Natalie Middleton

Deadline extension for new EST Plugged-in Fleets Award

5 years ago / 0 comments

The award, sponsored by EDF Energy, sponsored by EDF Energy, recognises an organisation that has successfully implemented plug-in cars and/or vans into its daily operation and has taken a best practice approach to the … Read More »

First public wireless charging test goes live in South Korea

5 years ago / 0 comments

The project is being undertaken by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in partnership with the city and sees two electric commuter buses recharge wirelessly whilst driving over specially equipped roads. Developed … Read More »

EV & plug-in hybrids sales to quadruple in US, says LMC Automotive

5 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held this week in Michigan, Mike Omotoso, senior manager of powertrain forecasting at LMC Automotive, highlighted that despite all the hype and billions of dollars of investment, … Read More »

Lex Autolease reaches electric vehicle milestone

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based at E.ON’s Kingswinford site in the West Midlands, the vehicles will be used by the company’s meter reading division on a daily basis for journeys of up to 50 miles.  The introduction of … Read More »

Nissan & Ecotricity expand rapid charger network

5 years ago / 0 comments

The new rapid charging network at Welcome Break service stations is part of a long-term plan to install more than 150 rapid chargers across the UK by April 2014. Since 2011, 97 rapid chargers … Read More »

TCO & CO2 legislation are key reasons for fleets going greener, finds CVO Barometer

5 years ago / 0 comments

This year’s report, supported by Arval, shows that in the UK, being environmentally friendly is not the main motivation for many businesses (especially those with less than 100 employees) and is only the most … Read More »

2013 CVO Barometer shows growing fleet interest in EVs

5 years ago / 0 comments

That’s one of the findings of this year’s Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) Barometer, supported by Arval, which includes more than 4,800 interviews with fleet decision makers across 16 countries.  The results show that in … Read More »

Renault-Nissan sells 100,000th electric car

5 years ago / 0 comments

Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometres — enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times – and have saved 53 million litres of oil and 124 … Read More »

BMW reveals prices for i3 electric car

5 years ago / 0 comments

The i3 electric car will be delivered to customers in the UK from November and will be available on a 36-month leasing contract for an initial payment of £2,995 (incl. VAT) followed by monthly … Read More »

London Executive to replace luxury chauffeur fleet with Mercedes hybrids

5 years ago / 0 comments

The company runs a fleet of more than 460 cars operating over 3,500 accounts and says that reducing its carbon footprint while still offering luxury service at affordable prices is a priority. ‘Within two … Read More »

Government to invest £500m in EVs

5 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, the “Action for Roads” command paper is fully funded by June’s spending review and sees the Government commit £500m to support the UK ultra-low emission vehicle industry, saying … Read More »

Goodwood to go electric with rapid chargers

5 years ago / 0 comments

The new rapid chargers, capable of “filling” an all-electric LEAF to 80% battery capacity in 30 minutes, have been donated by Nissan as part of its aim of installing 150 fast chargers in the … Read More »

€1.4bn EU programme to boost fuel cell and hydrogen sector

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking creates the basis for a renewed public-private partnership aimed at expanding the use of clean and efficient technologies in transport, … Read More »

Renault prepared to wait for EV volumes

5 years ago / 0 comments

‘You only have to look at sales of the Prius in the beginning,’ said Beatrice Foucher, vice-president of the French company's electric vehicle programme to news agency Headlineauto. ‘It took eight years to show … Read More »

Time for move away from tailpipe carbon measure, says lowCVP

5 years ago / 0 comments

The action and advisory group, which looks to accelerate a sustainable shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK, has highlighted that currently about 80% of greenhouse gas emissions occur during the … Read More »

Netherlands to gain world’s largest nationwide EV fast-charging network

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won the contract to supply the chargers to the Fastned stations along the Dutch highways. Each station will be equipped with several multi-standards fast chargers, such … Read More »

Plugged-in fleets to be recognised in 2013 Fleet Hero awards

5 years ago / 0 comments

The awards have been running since 2006 and distinguish public and private sector organisations that are achieving environmental best practice by implementing innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions and operate efficient and environmentally friendly … Read More »

Toyota Prius reaches three million worldwide sales milestone

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First launched in Japan in 1997, the flagship model for Toyota’s hybrid power technology has seen its official CO2 emissions figures have fallen from 114 to 89g/km and the cost of its hybrid powertrain … Read More »

New ZOE to address EV concerns, says Renault

5 years ago / 0 comments

The ZOE is a small electric car available from £13,995 after a Government grant. Buyers are also charged from £70 a month to lease the expensive batteries that power it. A wall box to … Read More »

Islington Council acquires further hybrid vans for fleet

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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 »