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Alex Grant

Europcar launches EV rental service in Birmingham

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Nissan LEAFs contribute to Europcar’s target of a 5% electric vehicle share of its fleet by 2020, and contribute to Birmingham City Council’s ambitions to reduce its carbon emissions by 60% by 2027, … Read More »

Posten Norge to deploy 300 electric delivery vehicles

5 years ago / 0 comments

Set to be deployed nationwide, the new vehicles will be used for mid-length routes and urban deliveries, and are expected to save millions of krone per year in operating costs. As Posten Norge is … Read More »

Premium upgrades for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

5 years ago / 0 comments

Revealed at the New York International Auto Show in March, Mitsubishi has confirmed full details for the Japanese market – the first to get the car. These include upgrades for the hybrid system, with … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz confirms 60g/km plug-in hybrid GLC

5 years ago / 0 comments

The GLC, which will compete against the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Lexus NX, will include the brand’s fourth plug-in hybrid, the GLC 350 e 4MATIC, which features a similar drivetrain to the equivalent … Read More »

Rapid charge network to connect Las Vegas and Reno

5 years ago / 0 comments

A collaborative project between the State and utility company NV Energy, the project is seeking business and government partners to host charging points on their premises, strategically placed to offer top-ups along the route. … Read More »

Tesla confirms Supercharger roll-out on UK motorways

5 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker has yet to confirm which sites will feature the charging points, but it’s possible that these could include Hopwood Park on the M42 and South Mimms on the M25. Both sites have … Read More »

PSA and Bolloré join forces for car sharing

5 years ago / 0 comments

Production of the Bluesummer, a four-seat electric cabriolet designed by Bolloré, will begin production in Rennes this September, with a planned capacity of 15 per day, and 3,500 per year. A planned joint venture … Read More »

UK fleets ahead of European average for EV take-up

5 years ago / 0 comments

Conducted by leasing company Arval, the study of 4,500 fleet decision makers across 15 countries asked which technologies respondents had already deployed, and which they were looking to add to their businesses over the … Read More »

Public-private partnership to drive U.S. EV sector

5 years ago / 0 comments

A memorandum of understanding between The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Department of Energy (DOE), signed earlier this week, will bring the two organisations together for actions including research, infrastructure and promotion of … Read More »

New BMW 7 Series to include 49g/km PHEV

5 years ago / 0 comments

Set to follow plug-in hybrid versions of the X5 and the refreshed 3 Series, the 740e uses expertise drawn from the BMW i3 and i8, offering fuel economy of up to 134.5mpg and CO … Read More »

Bill Plant launches EV training for fleet drivers

5 years ago / 0 comments

Said to recognise the established and growing market for ultra-low emission vehicles in fleet, the course was developed in-house, and teaches better driving techniques for electric drivetrains using the company’s growing fleet of Audi … Read More »

San Diego smart charging project launched

5 years ago / 0 comments

Run by San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), the Electric Vehicle Grid Integration project will build a network designed to encourage off-peak charging, offering lower costs to plug in when demand is lower and … Read More »

PHEVs drive four-fold ULEV sales increase

5 years ago / 0 comments

A total of 2,838 ULEVs were registered between January and May 2014, calculated based on their eligibility for the Plug-in Car Grant, which offers £5,000 or up to 25% off the purchase price. Within … Read More »

U.S. Blink charging network targets fleets

5 years ago / 0 comments

Introduced based on feedback, hoped that the data will enable fleet owners to track frequency of charging, energy consumption and driving trends using the charging point. Michael D. Farkas, founder and chief executive officer … Read More »

First Autobahn hydrogen station goes live

5 years ago / 0 comments

Located at the Geiselwind truck stop, on the A3 between Würzburg and Nuremberg in Southern Germany, the €250,000 (£180,000) site is a collaborative installation between Daimler, Linde and Total. The 18th hydrogen station in … Read More »

Ford shares electric vehicle patents

6 years ago / 0 comments

The manufacturer has become the third to share alternative drivetrain technology over the last year. Tesla Motors made its EV patents available for free to competitors last July, and Toyota shared its hydrogen fuel … Read More »

Ford expands electric car sharing scheme in London

6 years ago / 0 comments

GoDrive launched with 100 members and is one of 25 experiments which form the Ford Smart Mobility programme. It aims to offer a solution for on-demand use, by providing cars for one-way journeys with … Read More »

BMW and Nissan to develop South African charging network

6 years ago / 0 comments

Effective until 2017, the companies will jointly roll-out and manage a network charging points compatible with the Combined Charging System and CHAdeMO standards used by their vehicles, and other manufacturers too. Mr Tim Abbott, … Read More »

Daimler and Qualcomm form wireless charging partnership

6 years ago / 0 comments

The strategic collaboration includes using the Qualcomm Halo Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology, which would enable drivers to park over a charging pad rather than physically connecting a plug-in vehicle to a post. … Read More »

DHL Express electrifies Moscow courier fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The branded cars will be used for last-mile deliveries in the city centre, and were chosen because their battery offers enough range to cover a typical Moscow courier’s daily routes, even in poor weather … Read More »