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Alex Grant

Hyundai to launch right-hand drive fuel cell SUV in 2017

3 years ago / 0 comments

The successor for the ix35 Fuel Cell, which will complete its 1,000-unit series produced run of vehicles within the next 12 months, will be a bespoke product based on its own platform, rather than … Read More »

Rolec to simplify EV fleet management with new webtool

3 years ago / 0 comments

The EV GroupManager system can be integrated into businesses’ fleet management software, reporting charging times and end usage, divided into users based on an RFID card or fob used to access the charging point. … Read More »

California introduces income-based EV rebates

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers graded purchase incentives for clean vehicles, on top of the federal tax credit of $7,500 (£5,200). It’s helped to make California the most advanced alternative drivetrain market in … Read More »

Car2go withdraws San Diego electric car sharing fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Daimler subsidiary said the fleet had been rolled out based on a promised network of 1,000 charging stations from ECOtality, due by the end of 2011. So far 400 had been installed, … Read More »

Budget 2016: WDA cut to hit hybrids in 2018

3 years ago / 0 comments

Since April 2015, businesses have been able to deduct 100% of a vehicle's value from their profit before tax, provided they emit 75g/km or less – itself a lower threshold than the 95g/km cap … Read More »

Supercar technology aims to bring C-segment models under 50g/km

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company already supplies its eAxles to the Porsche 918 Spyder, BMW i8 and Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrids, as well as PSA’s Hybrid4 diesel-electric hybrids, but the new unit is aimed … Read More »

Aberdeen to get UK's first hydrogen-powered car club fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The cars were part-funded by Transport Scotland and will be fuelled using locally-produced hydrogen, offering a range of 326 miles and short filling times with only water vapour from the exhaust. Promotional events … Read More »

EVs to cut Plymouth Council's fuel bill by £26,000

3 years ago / 0 comments

Part-funded by the Department for Transport’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Readiness Project, it’s hoped that the six Nissan LEAFs will save nearly 12 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year as well as cutting £26,000 … Read More »

Dutch charging network records three-fold usage increase

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company now has 50 charging points operational, with a claimed 99.99% operational rate, and recently upgraded the network to offer fast charging at up to 250km/h (155mph) for Tesla Model S drivers. It … Read More »

Renault ZOE to become solar energy store in Franco-Dutch project

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company signed a letter of intent in Paris today, with Utrecht City Council, ElaadNL and LomboXnet to launch the Franco-Dutch project, to install a network of 1,000 publically accessible fast chargers around the … Read More »

Norway targets 100% electric new car sales by 2025

3 years ago / 0 comments

The 2018-2029 National Transport Plan, produced by the aviation, rail and road sectors and presented last week, sets out plans to reduce the environmental impact of all forms of transport by the end of … Read More »

Volvo calls for standardised charging for EVs

3 years ago / 0 comments

CCS is already used on the BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Golf and e-up!, as well as on the Chevrolet Spark EV and Bolt, the latter due to be imported to Europe as the Opel Ampera-e … Read More »

Skoda Superb PHEV due in 2019

3 years ago / 0 comments

Christian Strube, ŠKODA Board member for Technical development, said: “We are convinced that it is time for Skoda to become electric. With the Superb, we will launch a car onto the market as early … Read More »

Online tool aims to enable wider EV adoption

3 years ago / 0 comments

The EV Fleet Anayzer was co-developed by electric vehicle specialist ViriCiti, working with route planning company Simacan B.V., and shows profitable opportunities for fleets to switch to electric mobility. It uses ViriCiti’s data … Read More »

GM's long-range EV still not confirmed for the UK

3 years ago / 0 comments

Unlike the previous Ampera, which had a ‘range-extender’ petrol engine, the new car is fully electric with a 60kWh battery – twice the capacity of the latest Nissan LEAF – and is likely to … Read More »

Renault hints at 200-mile battery option for ZOE and Kangoo

3 years ago / 0 comments

Eric Feunteun, Head of Renault Electric Vehicles, said the company is working to improve energy density through better cell chemistry, to provide longer-range batteries within the same physical space – just as Nissan has … Read More »

Pan-European charging network reaches UK and Ireland

3 years ago / 0 comments

Operated by utility companies Ecotricity in Great Britain and ESB in Northern Ireland, the €7.4m (£5.8m) Rapid Charge Network comprises 74 units and spans around 680 miles of major routes and was part-funded by … Read More »

Honda hints at full PHEV model range

3 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking in a web-broadcast press conference from Japan today, president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo said plug-in hybrids would be “at the core” of its global electrification strategy, introduced in stages across its biggest-selling products. … Read More »

Hyundai IONIQ to debut with three electrified drivetrains

3 years ago / 0 comments

Based on a new platform designed specifically for alternative drivetrains, the IONIQ will launch in Europe this summer and is mechanically similar to Kia’s Niro hybrid crossover, which will also feature plug-in versions in … Read More »

Dundee taxi company to triple its electric fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company already has 30 taxis on its fleet, supported by five rapid chargers and ten 7kW chargers from Evolt, which were installed by APT Controls. These are in constant use, with the rapid … Read More »