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Alex Grant

Toyota and Mazda to share hybrid technology

3 years ago / 0 comments

Aiming to cater for diverse global demands, the two companies will form a committee to decide which of their respective strengths will be shared. The agreement is prioritising environmental and safety technology – likely … Read More »

BMW to focus on performance plug-ins

3 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium, Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development said the brand’s new Power eDrive system builds on the eDrive setup used in … Read More »

Norwegian EV initiatives to continue until 2017

3 years ago / 0 comments

Norway has the largest per-capita electric vehicle ownership rate in the world, at 2% of the vehicle parc, having reached its 2018 target of 50,000 registrations during April this year. This popularity is helped … Read More »

BMW EVs join Milan police fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet comprises four BMW i3 electric cars and six BMW C evolution electric scooters, all of which feature police livery, and the force will use two charging stations supplied by the manufacturer for … Read More »

Volkswagen Group plans 20 plug-ins for China

3 years ago / 0 comments

By 2020 manufacturers will be required to achieve a fleet-wide average fuel consumption target of 5.0l/100km – around 56.5mpg – based on the same NEDC-derived figures used in Europe. In an essay published in … Read More »

49g/km BMW 3 Series PHEV due next year

3 years ago / 0 comments

The compact executive car is the brand’s biggest seller, accounting for a quarter of its global sales and with 14 million sold in its 40-year history. On sale from late summer, the facelifted car … Read More »

Tesla to unveil electric 3 Series rival next March

3 years ago / 0 comments

Discussing future plans in its Q1 2015 investors’ conference call, co-founder and CEO Elon Musk said that the company is investing heavily in new technology, reduced per-unit manufacturing costs and additional capacity for the … Read More »

CoStar adds more Toyota hybrids to its fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company, which runs a database of 400,000 properties and advises businesses when they become available or change hands, has operated Toyota hybrids since 2006 when the Prius joined its fleet. Calum Graham, of … Read More »

SWIFT rolls out Belgium's largest BMW i3 fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The cars join SWIFT’s 950-strong fleet, and are supported by a charging solution supplied by utility company Electrabel. There are 21 charging points at SWIFT’s headquarters, and 19 at participating employees’ homes. SWIFT says … Read More »

Price cut for new Chevrolet Volt

3 years ago / 0 comments

Before federal tax credits, which can be up to $7,500 (£4,950), and any state credits at the point of purchase, the new Volt will be priced at $33,995 (£22,400) – down from $35,170 (£23,190) … Read More »

Q&A: Robin Hayles, Hyundai UK

3 years ago / 0 comments

Appointed to oversee Hyundai UK’s hydrogen strategy and, in the longer term, its electric and hybrid products, sustainable fuel development manager Robin Hayles discusses the challenges facing the emerging sector.

Montreal to establish EV car sharing service

3 years ago / 0 comments

It forms part of Mayor Denis Coderre’s ongoing plans to reduce inhabitants’ dependence on cars, through the promotion of walking and cycling, public transport, car sharing, car pooling and taxis. By 2020, Montreal is … Read More »

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell priced at £53,105 OTR

3 years ago / 0 comments

Its price includes part-funding from the HyFive project, a European consortium of stakeholders in the hydrogen industry, which includes Hyundai, aimed at deploying 110 fuel cell vehicles and five publically accessible refuelling stations across … Read More »

Volvo claims 49g/km CO2 emissions for XC90 PHEV

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Volvo’s drivetrain is similar in concept to the V60 Plug-in Hybrid, but in the XC90 it uses one of Volvo’s new four-cylinder Drive-E turbocharged petrol engines to drive the front wheels, producing 316bhp, … Read More »

EVision Supercars provides all-electric chauffeur fleet for 2015 Adobe Summit

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company will provide eight liveried cars to the event, used to transport guest speakers and VIPs between the ExCeL centre and hotels, airports and other venues across London. These will include Benedict Cumberbatch, … Read More »

Solar EV charging launches in San Francisco

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Driving on Sunshine Campaign is run by Charge Across Town, a not-for-profit organisation promoting electric vehicle use in the Bay Area, in association with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Envision … Read More »

Rolec adds value for home charging customers

3 years ago / 0 comments

The company claims to have the lowest-price products available on OLEV’s Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme, offering a fully installed 16amp/3.6kW unit for £185 and the faster 32amp/7.2kW unit for £195. Customers will now get … Read More »

Cadillac CT6 to feature plug-in hybrid drivetrain

3 years ago / 0 comments

Using the same lightweight aluminium body as the rest of the range, the plug-in hybrid combines a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a motor-generator to produce 335bhp and 432lb/ft – close to the … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Porsche reckons it might have tackled a collection of seemingly competing needs with the Cayenne S e-Hybrid. Not only does it profess to be a high-performance luxury car with real off-road capability, but it’s … Read More »

Fleets leading Q1 2015 ULEV registration boom

4 years ago / 0 comments

Registrations of vehicles eligible for OLEV’s Plug-in Car Grant increased by 385% on the first quarter of 2014, reaching 8,473 units as of the end of March led by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The … Read More »