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Leicester City Council invests £287k to trial EVs

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The 10 Nissan Leaf cars will be used by a range of council teams to check their suitability. If a six-month trial of the new vehicles proves successful, the council will seek to replace … Read More »

New Edinburgh car club deal to put focus on EVs

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The scheme is being run by Enterprise Car Club under a four-year contract with the City of Edinburgh Council and builds on the existing scheme to further drive down carbon emissions, reduce congestion and … Read More »

All-electric ranges of over 300 miles to be feasible by end of decade, says VW CEO

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So said Volkswagen Group CEO at the Geneva Motor Show as he confirmed plans for the group to launch a further 20 models by 2020. Speaking at the show, Matthias Müller said: “All-electric … Read More »

POD Point partners with Volvo Car UK

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The move means that anyone purchasing a Volvo plug-in vehicle will be offered a POD Point Solo charge point as the first choice of charge point provider for their home. In addition, drivers can … Read More »

New car club in Surrey includes plug-in hybrids

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City Car Club has been appointed as the council’s preferred car club provider following a competitive tender process and will supply vehicles in on and off-street parking bays near homes and offices in Guildford, … Read More »

Landscaping firm deploys first electric vehicle

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The Nissan e-NV200 has a range of 106 miles and carrying capacity of 703kg, which the firm said makes it a viable alternative to more traditional vehicle choices. The vehicle acquisition forms part … Read More »

Renault Trafic prototype demonstrates EV application for second-life batteries

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Showcased at the COP21 summit in Le Bourget near Paris, the vehicle is the result of a partnership between Carwatt and its partners: Renault, Paris City Council, BPI France, the Alès École des Mines … Read More »

Another record-breaking Fleet Show planned for Silverstone 2016

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More vehicle manufacturers, greater numbers of exhibitors and increased visitor levels are all predicted for the 2016 event – with the largest number of exhibitors so far already pre-booking their places for next year’s … Read More »

West Norfolk implements four new rapid charge points

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The charge points, which include three in King’s Lynn as well as one in Hunstanton, are each fitted with a 50kW DC CHAdeMO Type 4 connector; a Combo-2 connector; an AC 43kW 62196-2 connector. … Read More »

Volvo to launch electric vehicle by 2019

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The strategy will kick off with the introduction of plug-in hybrid versions of the 90 series and 60 series larger cars, based on the company’s new Scalable Product Architecture, which has been designed for … Read More »

Fourth-generation Toyota Prius to bring 18% efficiency gain

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Set to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, the new model brings significant changes to the full hybrid powertrain. Although the powertrain retains the current 97bhp 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine and … Read More »

Electric vehicles complete successful MPG Marathon

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Following their introduction to the event last year, two electric vehicles took part this year in the UK’s leading eco-driving challenge which was sponsored for the first time by Barclaycard Fuel+ in association with … Read More »

Further growth for California's hydrogen network

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The SmartFuel stations are to be located in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Irvine, and join three sites which are already active. Six stations funded by California Energy Commission grants are under construction, and … Read More »

Porsche reveals 600bhp Mission E concept car

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The electric four-door, four-seater coupe provides a preview of the next Panamera due next year and shows how the current PHEV model could be evolved. Power for the concept is provided by two permanently-excited … Read More »

E-tron quatto concept previews Audi’s first large-scale production electric car

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The model previews a new Audi production model due in 2018 with a focus on being responsive, efficient and suitable for everyday use. The e-tron quattro system uses three electric motors, one on the front … Read More »

First shipment of Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicles arrives in UK

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The first consignment of the Mirai, which landed on Saturday at the carmaker’s import centre at Portbury, near Bristol, forms part of a limited number of models being sold in the UK. The vehicles … Read More »

New Chargemaster membership scheme to bring low-cost tariff and free EV loans

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Dubbed POLAR Plus, the new scheme will offer drivers access to the expanding POLAR London and POLAR national network of over 4,000 charging points for a monthly subscription of £7.85 with the first six … Read More »

Wide role for hydrogen fuel cells at BMW

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The two companies have been working together since signing a collaborative agreement in 2013 to co-develop fuel cells, lightweight materials, next-generation batteries and a sports car, and the first prototype was unveiled this week. … Read More »

Lex Autolease delivers 2,000th EV

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According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the number of plug-in vehicles registered in the UK now exceeds 30,128, with Lex Autolease saying is responsible for around 7% of electric vehicles … Read More »

Electric Highway to connect Lands End and John O'Groats

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The point will become part of the Electric Highway, which includes almost 250 charging points at 150 locations across the UK, in most cases offering an 80% charge for compatible electric vehicles within half … Read More »