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Alex Grant

Andersen EV charger is tailored to business users

4 days ago / 0 comments

Charging point manufacturer, Andersen EV, has launched a new-generation ‘premium’ unit designed to offer businesses full control over the way their vehicles top up.

Anglian Water rolls out PAYG EV charging network

6 days ago / 0 comments

Anglian Water has installed a network of Rolec EV charging points at six offices across the East of England, catering for its own fleet as well as other electric vehicle drivers.

Volkswagen to recall plug-ins over poisonous materials

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Group has notified Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) of a potential recall of its plug-in vehicles, having discovered poisonous cadmium in part of the charging system.

Honda incentivises greener EV charging

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Honda has begun trials of a system which will automatically charge electric vehicles based on drivers’ usage patterns and the real-time load on the electrical grid, while offering financial rewards for doing so.

PHEVs now 67% of ALD company car orders

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Two thirds of ALD Automotive’s company car drivers have opted for plug-in hybrids so far this year, according to the leasing company, almost halving its fleet-wide average CO2 emissions.

First Drive: Hyundai Nexo

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Nexo SUV brings hydrogen fuel cells a step closer to mass market appeal, explains Alex Grant.

Listen to fleets’ ULEV needs, Government told

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Government is missing an opportunity to drive uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles by not addressing the needs of fleets with a joined-up strategy of incentives, industry stakeholders have warned.

EVs ‘no solution’ to air quality, warns Emissions Analytics

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Emissions Analytics has warned the Government not to focus on electric vehicles as the solution to improving air quality, with diesel engines already offering a viable solution to meeting the targets in a short … Read More »

EV accreditation needed for roadside recoveries, IMI warns

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is warning recovery companies and emergency services that their personnel will need additional accreditation and qualifications before dealing with electric and hybrid cars.

First Drive: Hyundai Kona Electric

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Hyundai’s electric SUV marks a tipping point for EVs, but there’s a catch. By Alex Grant.

Source London to map region’s charging point gaps

1 month ago / 0 comments

Londoners are being asked to suggest locations for electric vehicle charging points, via a new website launched by the Source London network.

Hyundai’s hydrogen van due in 2020

1 month ago / 0 comments

Hyundai Motor Group is aiming to launch hydrogen fuel cell electric light vans and pickups within two years, and targeting cost-parity with diesel from 2025.

UK-first lamp post chargers go live

1 month ago / 0 comments

The UK’s first EV charging points integrated into lamp posts have gone live this week in Marlow, offering a solution for drivers without off-street parking.

EU warned CO2 targets ‘unrealistic’ due to charging infrastructure

1 month ago / 0 comments

Shortfalls in Europe’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure could make European Commission CO2 targets unrealistic, the ACEA European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has warned ahead of voting taking place in Brussels next week.

TfL to axe hybrid C-Charge exemption next April

1 month ago / 0 comments

Transport for London is proposing tightening Congestion Charge exemption criteria from April 2019, including removing discounts for hybrids and private hire vehicles.

EU-style CO2 targets vital post-Brexit, UK warned

1 month ago / 0 comments

Post-Brexit Britain must adopt at least the same CO2 targets as the rest of the EU, or it risks stifling the market for ultra-low emission vehicles, Transport and Environment has warned.

Fleets’ behaviour shift for EVs is limited, says Alphabet

1 month ago / 0 comments

Fleets adopting plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles are using them for the same mileage and length of term as petrol or diesel models, showing they aren’t requiring the change of usage the market once … Read More »

Government’s 2040 EV strategy due within days

1 month ago / 0 comments

The UK Government is set to release its delayed ‘Road to Zero’ plan later this month, likely to confirm that only plug-in hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be available from 2040.

UK’s first ultra-fast EV chargers to go live within months

1 month ago / 0 comments

The UK’s first ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are to go live within months, capable of adding 100 miles of range per ten minutes plugged in and joining what will be a pan-European network.

Q&A: Dr Dave Finn, CEO and co-founder, Tritium

2 months ago / 1 comments

The ever-growing European plug-in car market is changing, with new player Tritium hoping to capitalise on the boom; a charge point manufacturer that admits choosing EVs today can be difficult for fleet operators, but this … Read More »