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Alex Grant

Canadian Renault Twizy importer plans rapid charge network

5 years ago / 0 comments

The network will comprise 2,000 sites offering charges of between 7kW and 50kW, each serving up to four cars at the same time. These will be installed for free on private properties across Canada, … Read More »

Netherlands aims for 100% EV sales by 2025

5 years ago / 1 comments

The proposal was put forward by the Dutch Labour party, PvdA, in March and received a majority vote in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament, backed by the country’s green-focused political parties. … Read More »

Volkswagen concept could preview Touareg plug-in hybrid

5 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker revealed the first images of a luxury SUV concept which will break cover at Auto China in Beijing next week, featuring a petrol plug-in hybrid drive which produces 375bhp and offers a fully-electric … Read More »

PHEV boom drives 43% electric vehicle sales in Norway

5 years ago / 0 comments

According to figures from Norway’s Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken (OFV), 5,993 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles were registered in March 2016. These took a 43.2% share of the 13,875 vehicles registered, … Read More »

Online business to offer EV charging cable leasing for fleets

5 years ago / 0 comments

The service will be offered by 4EV, an online business which began selling charging cables last September, and will enable fleet managers to lease what they require and return or update them as their … Read More »

Nickel-rich cathodes to improve EV range, says BASF

5 years ago / 0 comments

The chemical company has been granted a license to use Massachusetts-based CAMX Power’s CAM-7 cathode technology, which uses a high-performance compound offering high energy density and power handling capabilities. This will enable BASF to manufacture … Read More »

Tesla adds 75kWh battery to Model X SUV

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Model X 75D offers dual-motor four-wheel drive and a range of 237 miles to a charge, based on the US EPA drive cycle, compared to 220 miles for the version it replaces. This … Read More »

UK to get fuel network with on-site hydrogen production

5 years ago / 0 comments

ITM’s technology uses surplus renewable energy to separate hydrogen from water via electrolysis, producing the fuel on-site and removing the need to have regular deliveries. The company has a station operating in Rotherham and … Read More »

Facelifted Tesla Model S gets new tech and longer range

5 years ago / 0 comments

Visually, the biggest changes are to the front end, which now features a closed grille similar to the Model X SUV and compact-executive Model 3, instead of the blanked gloss black oval blank it … Read More »

AMT Group invests £200,000 in EV rental fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The prestige and specialist vehicle rental, contract hire and leasing company will offer its new additions from its headquarters in Leeds, as well as in Stockport and London. Andy Crinson, general manager of … Read More »

Support EVs, not scrappage, to cut NOx, says RAC Foundation

5 years ago / 2 comments

Encouraging fleet and retail buyers to move to electric vehicles would be a more cost-effective way to improve air quality than a scrappage scheme, according to an analysis by the RAC Foundation.

BMW launches US car sharing service, with i3 EV

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the DriveNow service already available in Europe, the launch follows a successful pilot programme in Seattle, and will roll out in three US cities by the end of the year. Seattle will … Read More »

£51bn economy benefit, if UK Government supports ULEV sector

5 years ago / 0 comments

Commissioned by the Institute of the Motor Industry and authored by Professor Jim Saker of Loughborough University, the report will be presented to a cross-party group of MPs on Wednesday, highlighting shortfalls in refuelling … Read More »

Five-state US hydrogen network confirmed

5 years ago / 0 comments

A collaborative project between Air Liquide, which will produce and supply the hydrogen, and Toyota Motor Sales USA, the first four locations will go live in early 2017 ahead of the regional launch of … Read More »

Australian research centre deploys its first EVs

5 years ago / 0 comments

The pair of Nissan LEAFs is being used at CSIRO’s Discovery Centre at Black Mountain, Canberra, and a pair of electric bikes have been delivered to the same site. Another eight will be delivered … Read More »

Hydrogen car sharing service to launch in Munich

5 years ago / 0 comments

BeeZero will offer the vehicles out of Munich’s city centre as well as in nearby areas of Schwabing, Haidhausen, Au and Glockenbachviertel, booked online or via a smartphone app. The new company is … Read More »

ULEV sales reach new record in March

5 years ago / 0 comments

One of only three months where the UK’s car market has exceeded half a million units, a total of 7,144 plug-ins were registered during March, up 16.8% on the 6,114 in the same month … Read More »

US project develops fast, efficient wireless charger

5 years ago / 0 comments

The project, run by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has partnered with Toyota, Cisco Systems, Evatran and Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research to design and build a fast … Read More »

All-EV fleet planned for Manchester Met

5 years ago / 0 comments

The newcomers comprise two Nissan LEAF pool cars and three e-NV200 panel vans, which will be used for deliveries around its two campuses, supported by 24 charging points including two rapid chargers. All … Read More »

PSA Groupe confirms 11 plug-ins by 2021

5 years ago / 2 comments

Confirmed by Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board during a presentation of its ‘Push to Pass’ five-year strategy, the new models will be developed under rigorously controlled costs as the newly-renamed French automotive … Read More »