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Natalie Middleton

TfL looks for private investor to develop Source London EV network

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Source London scheme was set up two years ago with the aim of providing 1,300 publicly accessible charging points. These have been achieved through consortium of over 60 public and private partners, led … Read More »

Volvo ramps up V60 Plug-in Hybrid production due to strong European demand

5 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker says its Plug-in Hybrid is seeing increased demand, especially in Holland, Belgium and Italy. As a result, production at its Torslanda plant in Sweden will be increased continuously from 150 to 282 … Read More »

200 EVs to be put to test in Spain

5 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Zem2All (Zero Emissions to All), the project brings together Spanish utility provider Endesa with Mitsubishi and will see an investment of €60m over four years. Under the project, participants will test 200 vehicles … Read More »

Honda hybrid racks up 100,000 miles on fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The car is part of a ten-strong fleet made up purely of Honda hybrids, also including Jazz and Insight models, which has racked up an amazing half a million miles since 2010. 

 Renewable … Read More »

Technology Strategy Board chairman to open Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event

5 years ago / 0 comments

The event, which takes place on 4-5 September at the Millbrook Proving Ground, will also see the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, participate in the exhibition and host seminar workshops over the … Read More »

Electric pool car proves popular choice with Asda staff

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Nissan LEAF has been provided by the supermarket giant’s leasing and fleet management partner Zenith and is based at Asda House in Leeds for employees based there to drive for business use. The … Read More »

Microsoft UK adds first EVs to fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The company was looking for ways to reduce its vehicle fleet carbon footprint and selected the LEAF after five weeks of company-wide vehicle trials. The trial involved inviting 500 Microsoft UK staff members ranging … Read More »

Greater Manchester launches EV charging scheme

5 years ago / 0 comments

The scheme will see a total of 200 charge points go live in the summer in 10 districts. In addition, private sector partners, such as NCP, Manchester Central, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and … Read More »

Electricity pioneers add Ampera to fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

Edmundson Electrical which was founded by Joshua Edmundson in 1801, went on to become one of the first suppliers of electricity in the UK and is now one of the leading distributors of electrical … Read More »

Mobile apps to open up EV opportunities, says Frost & Sullivan

5 years ago / 0 comments

Entitled “Leveraging Mobile Apps in the Electric Vehicle Market”, the report finds that the market for mobile apps for EVs is still at a nascent stage but says there’s tremendous scope for innovation and … Read More »

Volvo cuts C30 Electric time to 1.5 hours

5 years ago / 0 comments

The model is now being fitted with a new 22 kW fast-charger that is the first to operate on a three-phase supply and be small enough to be fitted in an electric car. Using … Read More »

TfL introduces tough new rules for congestion charge exemption

5 years ago / 0 comments

The move sees the introduction of the new Ultra Low Emission Discount (ULED) scheme to replace the previous Greener Vehicle Discount (GVD) and the Electric Vehicle Discount, although anyone registered for the latter will … Read More »

Nissan LEAF provides final link in chain for carbon-neutral cheese

5 years ago / 0 comments

Winterdale Cheesemakers has been making sustainable cheeses for six years but it is thanks to the use of the 100% electric LEAF that it can now offer a totally carbon-neutral product The model is … Read More »

Smart to launch fortwo electric drive in China

5 years ago / 0 comments

The two-seater model features a 55kW electric motor with 130Nm of torque, giving it a 0-60km time of less than five seconds and a top speed of 125kph. The 17.6kWh also offers a range … Read More »

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 »