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Natalie Middleton

Audi EV charging service covers third of UK public charging network

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Audi has launched a new charging service, aimed at both plug-in hybrid and e-tron drivers and providing access to thousands of charging points across Europe via one charge card/app and a single contract.

Pick the ALD team’s brains on mobility and alternatively fuelled vehicles at 2020 GBFE

4 days ago / 0 comments

ALD Automotive is bringing its knowhow in smart mobility and alternatively fuelled vehicles to this month’s Great British Fleet Event to help operators get to grips with the latest industry challenges.

Bevan debuts in EV sector with higher load volume e-NV200 conversion

4 days ago / 0 comments

Bevan Group has entered the electric vehicle conversion and bodybuilding arena with the launch of a Nissan e-NV200 conversion that offers up to twice the load volume of the standard model.

EV range and charging no longer barriers for fleets but pricing remains a concern

5 days ago / 0 comments

UK fleets expect to add significant numbers of EVs to their operations by 2022 but the higher acquisition cost of electric cars and their lengthy lead times and lack of availability still pose issues.

Free trials of electric cars, vans and e-bikes up for grabs

5 days ago / 0 comments

Fleets in West Yorkshire have the chance to trial electric cars and vans and e-bikes free of charge for up to two months to help make a business case for switching to EVs.

Uber advances plans for all-electric fleet in London under latest Nissan deal

5 days ago / 0 comments

Uber and Nissan have signed a deal that will see up to 2,000 Leaf fully electric vehicles deployed in London; part of wider plans for all its drivers in the capital to switch to … Read More »

WeShare electric car sharing scheme expands to seven more cities in Europe

5 days ago / 0 comments

Volkwagen’s electric car sharing service is expanding into seven further cities in Eruope in 2020.

Government must address ‘significant’ barriers to EV uptake, says FTA

6 days ago / 0 comments

Fleet operator support for electric vehicles is being undermined by “significant” barriers to EV uptake, necessitating urgent government action.

Electric Smart EQ Fortwo and ForFour go on sale

6 days ago / 0 comments

Smart’s new EQ range is now on sale in the UK, priced from £16,850 including the Plug-in Car Grant.

Mitie goes live with 250th EV under accelerated rollout plans

7 days ago / 0 comments

Mitie’s 250th electric vehicle has been deployed on its fleet, supporting its commitment to switch 20% of its small van and car fleet to electric by the end of 2020.

UK named front runner in Europe for EV charging

7 days ago / 0 comments

The UK has been revealed as one of the leading European countries for charge point infrastructure, providing further evidence that access to charging and range anxiety should not be barriers to EV uptake.

Public sector staff offered I-Pace EVs on sal-sac under ‘unprecedented’ deal

1 week ago / 0 comments

A fleet of 700 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs are being made available to UK public sector staff for salary sacrifice under an ‘unprecedented’ deal between Jaguar Land Rover and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

V2G tech could allay EV cost concerns, says fleets  

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EV cost concerns – in particular high purchase prices – are still the main barrier to fleet adoption but operators believe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could help counter this.

New InstaVolt CTO to lead work on mobile app

1 week ago / 0 comments

Gary Kirkland has joined InstaVolt as chief technology officer to advance the firm’s technology offering, including a new mobile app.

Government doubles funding pot for on-street charge points to £10m

1 week ago / 0 comments

The Government has doubled funding for charge points for residential streets; underlining plans to “make electric cars the new normal”.

Ionity switches to kWh-based charging pricing

1 week ago / 0 comments

The Ionity ultra-fast charging network is to get a new kWh-based pricing scheme, intended to reflect actual consumption but already under fire from the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association (Norsk elbilforening).

UK-first charging tech trial to help Nottingham taxis go wireless

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Trials that will help accelerate the development of wireless charging solutions are to get underway with the help of 10 plug-in taxis in Nottingham.

Hybrid and EV used prices hit all-time high in Q4

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Prices of used hybrids and electric cars reached a record level in Q4 2019; the result of “unprecedented” demand.

Netherlands, Norway and UK now best prepared for EV transition, finds LeasePlan

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom are now the best prepared countries in Europe for the electric vehicle revolution.

Cardiff Council to make switch to ULEVs and enhance charging under transport plans

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Cardiff Council is exploring radical changes to its “creaking” transport system, which would see the council switch its fleet over to ULEVs and enhance charging while also exploring a congestion charge for non-residents.