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Alex Grant

Last-mile solution turns vans into distribution hubs

6 days ago / 0 comments

Two Newcastle-based companies have joined forces to deliver a last-mile delivery service which uses a large van as a distribution hub, served by several smaller electric vehicles.

How does storage affect electric vehicle batteries?

1 week ago / 0 comments

State of charge and ambient temperatures while parked can have a significant influence on electric vehicle battery life, according to new research by warranty provider Atelium.

Fleets ramping up home charging plans, says Centrica

1 week ago / 0 comments

A third of UK fleets are planning to install charging points at drivers’ homes as a result of increased remote working, according to Centrica Business Solutions, aimed at supporting wider uptake of electric vehicles.

Three-year V2G trial reports large savings for drivers

1 week ago / 0 comments

A three-year trial of vehicle-to-grid charging has demonstrated that domestic users could offset most of their annual energy bills by using the technology.

Renault Captur swaps diesel for 114g/km hybrid

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Renault has replaced diesel versions of the Captur compact SUV line-up with a 145hp hybrid, available alongside the plug-in version launched last year.

Lambeth Council continues electric fleet roll-out

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Lambeth Council has deployed six Renault Kangoo E-Tech electric vans as part of plans to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2030.

CMA hints at challenges with UK charging network

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a progress report for its study of the electric vehicle charging sector, confirming it will not pursue longer-term investigations to iron out some of the emerging … Read More »

BMW i4 pricing takes aim at Tesla Model 3

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The first ever BMW i4 electric compact executive car will be priced from £51,509 (on the road) in the UK, with a 367-mile range putting it in direct competition with Tesla’s best-selling Model 3 … Read More »

BP Pulse confirms price changes for EV charging network

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

BP Pulse, one of the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging networks, has confirmed new pricing for all except its fastest units, applicable from 10 June.

C40 Recharge will be first EV-only Volvo

3 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo will launch its first ever electric-only model this summer; a coupé-SUV which indirectly replaces the V40 hatchback, and will only be sold online.

First Drive: Fiat’s electric 500

6 months ago / 0 comments

Improvements to Fiat’s best-seller go deeper than its electric powertrain, says Alex Grant.

Hyundai-Kia boosts EV roll-out with dedicated platform

6 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) is accelerating its electrification plans from next year with a dedicated, modular electric vehicle platform, providing more than 300 miles of range, short charging times and a foundation for other … Read More »

Spotlight: Ford Mustang Mach-E

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford wants to shift expectations of electric vehicles with its battery-powered, Mustang-inspired SUV. And there’s more to it than marketing, as Alex Grant explains.

Byton electric SUV sets sights on UK fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

Chinese carmaker Byton has begun talks with fleet finance companies and dealer groups in the UK, ahead of launching right-hand drive versions of the electric M-Byte SUV in late 2021.

Strategic support vital for UK all-electric sales goals, says Ford

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Government must support close co-operation with stakeholders and provide infrastructure and incentives if it is to end the sale of combustion-engined vehicles in the early 2030s, according to Ford of Europe president Stuart … Read More »

New technology to re-shape EV charging, says Delta-EE

1 year ago / 0 comments

Europe’s electric vehicle charging sector is set for rapid change during the next five years, driven by new technology and customer demands for convenience, according to Delta-EE, warning that stakeholders will need to re-focus … Read More »

New Octavia to spearhead Škoda’s plug-in range

2 years ago / 0 comments

Škoda’s new Octavia line-up will include two plug-in hybrids predicted to take up to a third of UK volume – with renewed Benefit-in-Kind incentives next April driving many into fleets, the carmaker said.

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

2 years 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

2 years 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 years 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 »