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New Zealand's first Veefil unit heralds beginning of fast-charging network

4 years ago / 0 comments

Located in the town of Kaiwaka, situated between Auckland and Northland, the unit is positioned in the parking area of a supermarket and represents the launch of Phase 1 of a three-year project by … Read More »

Car sharing club adds 20 ZOEs to Scottish fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Co-wheels car club, which provides low emission, hybrid and electric cars on a pay-as-you-go basis for organisations and communities, has further locations for EVs in the pipeline with the ZOE confirmed as its … Read More »

Deliveries of Toyota Mirai begin in Denmark

4 years ago / 0 comments

Kristian Krapper, President of Toyota Denmark, handed-over the car keys to Mr. Krogsgaard and his family at the Toyota-dealer STS Biler in Herning in Denmark. “I am very proud to be the first Mirai-customer … Read More »

Tesla activates Autopilot software for Model S

4 years ago / 0 comments

In October last year, Telsa started equipping Model S with hardware to allow for the incremental introduction of self-driving technology; including a forward radar, a forward-looking camera, 12 long-range ultrasonic sensors and a digitally-controlled … Read More »

UK’s top eco cities bid for £35m government funding

4 years ago / 0 comments

Set up by The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the £35 million Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme will reward local authorities which best demonstrate the potential to deliver a significant increase in the … Read More »

HyTEC consortium completes four year hydrogen fuel cell vehicle trials

4 years ago / 0 comments

Formed of 16 member organisations from five different countries in Europe, HyTEC aims to explore how hydrogen technology can be rolled out across Europe as an alternative to the use of fossil fuels. The consortium … Read More »

Toyota achieves eight million global hybrid vehicle sales

4 years ago / 0 comments

Toyota calculates that as of 31 July 2015, its hybrid vehicles have resulted in savings of around 58 million tons of CO2 emissions, compared to the performance of the same number of equivalent, petrol-powered vehicles. … Read More »

Majority of second cars could be electric vehicles, claims the AA

4 years ago / 0 comments

In his presentation ‘Can we electrify mainstream motoring?’, King made the connection between the realities of family car use and how second cars could relatively easily be electric vehicles. According to a recent study … Read More »

Nissan claims CO2 savings of 50 million KG in Europe with EV range

4 years ago / 0 comments

Based on current growth figures, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be 2.5 billion vehicles in the world, far outstripping today’s 1 billion. So with CO2 emissions that are currently estimated at 600 … Read More »

BVRLA welcomes Plug-in Car Grant assurances

4 years ago / 0 comments

It has confirmed that the current version of the grant, worth up to £5,000, will end this year, at a date yet to be confirmed. Until that date, OLEV has said that it will … Read More »

LowCVP publishes new Low Emissions Van Guide

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to data analysed by the LowCVP, the van market is the fastest growing sector of UK road transport with vehicle numbers increasing at 3.5% per year and with more than 10% of the … Read More »

Registration for the 2015 MPG Marathon now open

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sponsored by The RAC, ALD Automotive and TRACKER, the event is open to all production cars and commercial vehicles, and challenges competitors to find the most efficient route between set checkpoints over the two-day, … Read More »

Addison Lee acquires Climatecars

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company launched Addison Lee Eco in February 2015, adding 350 hybrid vehicles to its 4,800-strong fleet. Climatecars, which has over 650 business customers across Greater London, already has an all-hybrid fleet of 115 … Read More »

Taxi company hits 100,000 mile landmark with LEAF

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘Wizzy’ as it was named by operators at St Austell-based C&C Taxis, hit the milestone in the course of more than 25,000 pure electric paying fares and having been rapid charged over 1,700 times. The distance … Read More »

Tesla launches battery units for domestic energy storage

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to Telsa, one third of all the fossil fuels consumed in the United States is used in transportation and another third goes to electricity production. The US electric power sector alone produces over … Read More »

Van operators forecast wider EV adoption within two years

4 years ago / 0 comments

When asked about their “Anticipated change in fuel type over the next two years?” 34% of fleets questioned said they plan to operate more fully electric commercial vehicles. Almost as many (29%) said they … Read More »

EVs could benefit the 70% of UK drivers seeking quieter cabins

4 years ago / 0 comments

Set up by the UK automotive industry and the public sector, the Go Ultra Low campaign aims to highlight the benefits of ultra low emissions vehicles (ULEVs),. Tests performed by car manufacturers in the … Read More »

LCV2015 open for registration

4 years ago / 0 comments

This year over 2,500 visitors are expected to attend LCV2015, which includes new features such as a material showcase in Hall 2, a new presentation zone and an extended vehicle display area on the … Read More »

Z-Tech orders two electric vans to service London Underground

4 years ago / 0 comments

Soon after receiving the vans, managing director Michael Swinhoe and marketing manager Luke Stanbridge set off on a charity tour, driving from Cambridge to customers in the North of England with computers on board … Read More »

Metrocab and Comcab team up to offer zero-fare, zero-emission journeys

4 years ago / 0 comments

To mark the partnership, Metrocab has commissioned a short film to record passengers’ reactions to the new zero-emissions-capable taxi. The short promotional feature will be filmed in central London this week, with passengers that are … Read More »