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Alex Grant

Interview: Mitsubishi MD Rob Lindley on the PHEV that broke the mould

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Having exponentially increased its fleet share with the ground-breaking Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi Motors UK managing director, Rob Lindley, sees no reason to start following the crowd. By Alex Grant.

SsangYong’s electric SUV aims for the mainstream

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

SsangYong sees its forthcoming electric Korando SUV as a significant brand awareness opportunity in the UK, targeting high-value and a long range to position it as a mainstream alternative to combustion-engined models.

National park fleet begins EV switchover with Hyundai Kona

2 months ago / 0 comments

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has replaced two diesel pool vehicles with Hyundai Kona electric cars supplied with renewable energy produced on-site, claiming their range is now good enough to easily substitute a combustion … Read More »

EVs no longer just a rational choice, research shows

3 months ago / 0 comments

Driver appeal for electric vehicles has become as important a reason for switching out of petrol and diesel models as financial and environmental savings, according to new research by Delta Energy and Environment.

Renault predicts mainstream UK role for new hybrids

3 months ago / 0 comments

Renault sees potential for its forthcoming hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology as a way to differentiate its products and support growth in retail and ‘true fleet’ sales, according to managing director for UK and … Read More »

Fiat spots opportunities for affordable EV

3 months ago / 0 comments

Fiat is working towards an electric supermini priced in line with petrol or diesel models, seeing a role for itself in making the technology more accessible – just as the original 500 made Italians … Read More »

Don’t turn your back on PHEVs, Government warned

5 months ago / 0 comments

Plug-in hybrid customers are five times more likely to be considering an electric vehicle for their next car than a petrol or diesel model according to Mitsubishi Motors UK, which has warned the Government … Read More »

A home for hydrogen?

5 months ago / 0 comments

A collaborative project in Swindon is tasking hydrogen fuel cell cars with the rigours of a life on fleet. Alex Grant dropped in to find out how it all works.

One in five Mondeos are hybrids, says Ford

6 months ago / 0 comments

Ford recorded a ten-fold year-on-year increase in Mondeo Hybrid registrations during 2018, reaching 10,000 units across Europe, as rising costs and political pressure continued to erode the business case for diesel engines.

New Ford Kuga to include 29g/km plug-in hybrid

6 months ago / 0 comments

Ford’s all-new Kuga SUV will include three ‘electrified’ drivetrains, including a plug-in hybrid with CO2 emissions from 29g/km, alongside petrol and diesel versions.

Electrification could mean an end for diesel Clios, says Renault

7 months ago / 0 comments

Renault is expecting to gradually phase out diesel engines from the new Clio, predicting demand for its new hybrid system could be as high as diesel was in some European markets.

Nissan readies electric SUV as EV demand grows

7 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is readying a range of ‘electrified’ SUVs, including a standalone battery-electric model, following strong demand for its second-generation Leaf.

‘Charging as a Service’ to help drive plugged-in fleet growth

7 months ago / 0 comments

Leasing companies could play a significant role in supporting electric vehicle uptake among fleets by funding charging points as an extension of the vehicle lease, according to consultancy firm Delta Energy and Environment.

Nissan to support high-power UK charging network

8 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is working with infrastructure partners to deploy high-power electric vehicle charging points along major European routes, including the UK’s Electric Highway network, ahead of the longer-range Leaf arriving in June.

Charging 2.0: How the latest EVs are opening up electric motoring to fleets

9 months ago / 0 comments

With the first long-range, mass-market electric cars coming to market and plug-in sales continuing to grow, Alex Grant looks at how new technology could re-shape the UK’s charging network and the challenges ahead for … Read More »

Road Test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4h

10 months ago / 0 comments

With an increasingly crowded plug-in market, can a heavy update renew the Outlander PHEV’s driver appeal? Alex Grant finds out.

MG to target fleets with electric SUV

10 months ago / 0 comments

MG has previewed an electric version of the ZS SUV in China, with the newcomer set to re-launch the brand in markets across Europe in the first half of 2019.

Mitsubishi aims to double Outlander PHEV electric range

10 months ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi is targeting a 100km (62-mile) electric range for the next Outlander PHEV, which could also share its plug-in hybrid drivetrain with the Nissan X-Trail and Renault Koleos SUVs.

Volvo invests in mobile rapid charging company

11 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo Cars has invested in charging point company FreeWire Technologies, which has developed a cheaper and less labour-intensive solution for installing rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

Eden Project renews electric Renault fleet

11 months ago / 0 comments

The Eden Project has renewed its fleet of Renault electric vehicles, having saved more than 17 tonnes of CO2 since their predecessors were deployed in 2016.