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Alex Grant

Hampshire Constabulary steps up electric fleet plans

5 months ago / 0 comments

Hampshire Constabulary has rolled out the first of a 40 electric vehicles on its fleet, with plans to switch half of its 220 non-pursuit cars to electric drivetrains in the near future.

Nissan to ditch diesel as EVs gather pace

5 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has become the latest manufacturer to confirm it will drop diesel engines from its line-up, as it pushes ahead with plug-in hybrid and fully electric alternatives.

Q&A: Richard Stobart of Char.gy

5 months ago / 0 comments

Established in 2016, Char.gy has developed a solution which claims to make charging points cheaper, quicker and less disruptive for businesses to install, while also catering for the 60% of urban drivers without off-street … Read More »

UK expected to confirm 2040 sales ban on non-ULEVs

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has rebuffed rumours that the its forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will mean only plug-in hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be available after 2040.

Electric Kia Niro revealed with 300-mile range

5 months ago / 0 comments

Kia is equipping the Niro compact SUV with a fully electric drivetrain, with the longest-range version travelling almost 300 miles between charges.

World-first ultra-fast 350kW charging network plans confirmed

6 months ago / 0 comments

American supermarket chain, Walmart, is to more than double its electric vehicle infrastructure, adding ultra-fast 350kW charging points to 100 stores in 34 states by June 2019.

Lexus ES hybrid coming to Europe

6 months ago / 0 comments

Lexus will launch a compact hybrid saloon car below the IS in its European range later this year, likely to preview some of the technology coming to the next CT compact hatch.

Australian government moves to 100% electric fleet

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Australian Capital Territory is to transition its entire government fleet to electric vehicles, while announcing support for charging points into and around Canberra, both aimed at encouraging consumers to follow suit.

Swedish road can charge electric vehicles as they drive

6 months ago / 0 comments

The world’s first public road capable of recharging electric vehicles as they drive is now live in Sweden, beginning a two-year trial with large commercials.

Volvo sister brand to build plug-in hybrid SUVs in Belgium

7 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese-owned car company, Lynk & Co, is to build its first subscription-funded hybrid SUVs at the Belgian factory of sister brand Volvo Cars from 2019, with a focus on urban drivers.

Nissan aims for 50% EV share by 2025

7 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is targeting 40% of its volume in Europe to be electric or hybrid vehicles by 2022, and 50% by 2025, as part of its mid-term business plan.

Electric taxi deliveries begin in London

7 months ago / 0 comments

London-based Fulham Cab Company has taken the first of 40 range-extended electric taxis, in the first major fleet deal in the capital.

Zap-Map service fills gaps in UK charging network

7 months ago / 0 comments

Zap-Map is enabling businesses with workplace charging points to open them up to other drivers, via a new peer-to-peer sharing service, augmenting publicly-accessible networks.

Seat EV and Leon PHEV due in 2020

7 months ago / 0 comments

Seat will launch its first fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in 2020, the latter a version of the all-new Leon, which will launch next year.

TfL confirms plans for London’s AC rapid chargers

7 months ago / 0 comments

Transport for London has confirmed it is not removing publicly accessible AC rapid charging points in the capital, as Mayor Sadiq Khan announces the 100th unit has gone online today.

ALD proves PHEVs work for fleets

7 months ago / 0 comments

Almost three quarters of ultra-low emission vehicle registrations last year were plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), according to SMMT data, and awareness and interest among businesses and drivers continues to grow. However, it’s a part of … Read More »

PHEVs now 20% of Range Rover orders

7 months ago / 0 comments

Plug-in hybrids now account for a fifth of of Range Rover and Range Rover Sport orders in the UK, but Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director, Jeremy Hicks, is calling for a more balanced … Read More »

Seat hints at high-performance Cupra PHEVs

7 months ago / 0 comments

Seat’s performance sub-brand, Cupra, could debut the carmaker’s first plug-in hybrids, with the differentiation from its parent brand giving more potential to conquest from premium marques, according to UK MD, Richard Harrison.

Hybrid to replace all diesel engines at Toyota this year

7 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota is phasing out the diesel engines from its passenger car range by the end of 2018, following a year where almost seven times more customers chose a hybrid in the UK. 

SsangYong readying Qashqai-sized electric SUV

7 months ago / 0 comments

SsangYong has revealed a Qashqai-sized concept SUV, said to not only give a hint of the next Korando’s styling, but of a fully electric SUV offering a 280-mile range, due by 2020.