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Alex Grant

Hyundai’s hydrogen van due in 2020

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months ago / 0 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 »

BP to acquire Chargemaster

4 months ago / 0 comments

Chargemaster is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of BP, as the fuel company looks to roll out a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points at its forecourts across the UK.

Ultra-low emission vehicles… Time to get on board?

4 months ago / 0 comments

In an uncertain economic climate, Professor Colin Tourick reckons now might be the right time to take another look at ULEVs.

Toyota to replace Avensis with hybrid-only Camry

4 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota is reintroducing the Camry saloon to the UK as a hybrid-only range, indirectly replacing the Avensis and taking its presence in the D-segment upmarket.

UK cities call for earlier petrol and diesel ban

4 months ago / 0 comments

City leaders from across the UK are calling on Government to bring forward the ban on pure petrol and diesel vehicle sales to 2030, as part of a tougher plans to improve air quality.

Mazda doubts near-future CO2 benefits from EVs

4 months ago / 0 comments

Mazda sees electric vehicles offering less near-future potential for cutting CO2 emissions than improvements to combustion engines, owing to the way the energy is generated.

Kia reveals long-range Niro EV

4 months ago / 0 comments

Kia is adding a fully electric drivetrain to the Niro compact SUV, which will offer a range of 450km and 100kW charging when it comes to Europe next year. 

Arval aims to accelerate public sector EV take-up

5 months ago / 0 comments

Arval’s Public LLD has launched a new solution called “Energy Transition & Modernisation” adapted to the needs of state and local communities to accelerate their vehicle fleet transformations.

London’s first Zero Emission Zones due in 2020

5 months ago / 0 comments

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part of an environmental strategy revealed today.

Ford extends Transit PHEV trial

5 months ago / 0 comments

Ford is adding a second city to its Transit Custom plug-in hybrid trial, with a fleet set to roll out in the Spanish city of Valencia, near the carmaker’s factory.

Tax levies needed for non-ULEVs, UK government told

5 months ago / 0 comments

The UK government should offer VAT rebates for ultra-low emission vehicles, funded by a tax levy on all other road-users, aimed at driving uptake and improving air quality, according to a new report.

UPS and Arrival to roll out electric delivery fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

UPS is to deploy a fleet of 35 electric delivery trucks in London and Paris, working with UK manufacturer Arrival.