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Jonathan Musk

Vattenfall and Virgin Media Consortium partner to revolutionise on-street EV charging

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Details of a new project with Vattenfall and Virgin Media claims to “revolutionise” on-street electric vehicle charging, with 1,200 charging sockets deployed across the UK over the next 18 months.

DPD calls on industry to expedite the move to electric vehicles

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

DPD’s CEO, Dwain McDonald, is calling on vehicle manufacturers, energy providers, national and local government to work together to reduce emissions and congestion for the benefit of current and future generations.

An electrifying opportunity: The future for fleet EV take-up

1 month ago / 0 comments

Jonathan Musk looks at why recent legislative changes to how electric vehicles are taxed will be the tipping point for their acceptance and should encourage fleet uptake.

Latest DPD contract with ASOS requires electric deliveries

2 months ago / 0 comments

Under a new five-year contract between DPD and online fashion retailer ASOS, at least 50% of deliveries within the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be carried out by electric vehicles.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid to replace diesel in line-up

3 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai has removed the Kona Diesel from its line-up, just a year after its launch.

ABB names Björn Rosengren as CEO

3 months ago / 0 comments

Björn Rosengren, as chief executive officer, taking over from current CEO Peter Voser.

BMW 225xe Active Tourer treated to 25% more electric range

3 months ago / 0 comments

BMW has launched the new and improved BMW 225xe Active Tourer plug-in hybrid (PHEV), featuring 25% more electric range and 15% lower CO2 emissions, taking it under 50g/km.

Pricing and Specifications revealed for new Hyundai Kona Hybrid

3 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai Kona Hybrid prices will start from £22,495, which goes on sale from 30 September 2019.

Mercedes-Benz to show off new electric EQV at Frankfurt Motor Show

3 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz has announced it will show for the first time its high-capacity electric “sedan” EQV, alongside other plug-in vehicles and trade-fair firsts at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show this year.

EVs already at ‘tipping point of acceptance’, says Shoreham Vehicle Auctions

3 months ago / 0 comments

The electric car market in the UK has already reached a ‘tipping point of acceptance’ according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA), as used prices and demand continues to grow based on greater dealer and … Read More »

Bristol Airport electrifies with new 10-bay electric vehicle charging zone

3 months ago / 0 comments

Bristol Airport has installed a 10-bay electric vehicle charging zone, along with the capability to extend in the future.

Manufacturer collaboration and removing barriers are key to EV fleet success, says Cornwall Insight

3 months ago / 0 comments

Economies of scale are key to the future and success of car manufacturers producing electric vehicles, says Tom Lusher, an analyst at Cornwall Insight, but fleet adoption of EVs isn’t solely restricted by supply.

Vauxhall’s first ever plug-in hybrid gets a price tag

3 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall’s first-ever plug-in hybrid (ignoring the extended-range electric Ampera), the Grandland X Hybrid4, will arrive in showrooms in January 2020, priced from £35,590 OTR.

Fruit 4 London to participate in pioneering V2G tech trial E-Flex

3 months ago / 0 comments

Fruit 4 London, a distributor of fresh fruit to offices and residents in the capital, will trial the use of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology to power electric vehicles (EVs) within its current fleet.

BMW 530e gets 30% range increase and 20% lower CO2

3 months ago / 0 comments

The popular plug-in hybrid BMW 5 Series, 530e, has been updated with the latest battery cell technology, which sees it offer an electric range of up to 41 miles and reduce CO2 emissions by … Read More »

Audi introduces new cheaper reduced-range e-tron

3 months ago / 0 comments

Audi’s smaller battery pack and lower power e-tron 50 quattro should offer more fleet appeal for the company’s first pure-electric car.

Could tyres power the electric revolution?

4 months ago / 0 comments

Falken’s engineers have developed a new ‘Energy Harvester’ technology that sees tyres generate electricity while driving.

New EV charge network set to double UK’s rapid chargers

4 months ago / 0 comments

Box Energi has signed a deal with Tritium – the Australian-based rapid charge device specialist – for the sole supply of new DC rapid chargers for sites across the UK.

Fleet operators key to UK’s electric vehicle tipping point

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new report from the Connected Places Catapult and Digital Catapult provides a pathway for increased uptake and improved customer experience for adopters of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK.

First Drive: MG ZS EV

4 months ago / 0 comments

MG enters the electric market, with an inexpensive proposition and enticing specs, finds Jonathan Musk.