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Natalie Middleton

Second Ionity 350kW charging station launches in UK

4 days ago / 0 comments

The manufacturer-backed Ionity network has launched its second fast charging station in the UK as it looks to swiftly expand its network.

Royal Mail augments electric fleet with 190 more vans

4 days ago / 0 comments

Royal Mail has added a further 190 electric vans to its existing 100-strong EV fleet.

AstraZeneca to switch 16,000-strong vehicle fleet to EVs

6 days ago / 0 comments

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has committed to switching its global 16,000-strong vehicle fleet to electric by 2030.

0% BiK on EVs sends fleet interest sky-high

7 days ago / 0 comments

Last week’s announcement by HM Treasury of a 0% Benefit-in-Kind rate for fully electric cars in 2020/21 has seen interest in such cars soaring, according to Fleet Evolution.

All new rapid chargers to support contactless payments by 2020

1 week ago / 0 comments

The Government has called for all new rapid and higher-powered chargepoints to offer contactless card payments by spring 2020 as it also opens a consultation on fitting all new-build homes with an electric car … Read More »

Ford and Volkswagen tie up on EVs and AVs

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Ford and Volkswagen are to invest billions in advancing electric and self-driving car developments under an enhanced global collaboration.

Engenie to install 2,000+ rapid chargers

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Engenie is to install more than 2,000 rapid charging points across the UK – effectively doubling the UK’s rapid charging network and bringing capability to charge five million EVs a year.

New Sunderland facility set to make thousands of batteries

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A new UK battery manufacturing facility has opened, marking one of the first of its type in Europe, helping secure jobs for the North East.

Kia deal sees Rolec provide over 1,000 EV chargepoints

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV has reached the landmark achievement of manufacturing and supplying over 1,000 electric vehicle charging points for Kia Motors UK’s head office, dealership network and domestic EV customers.

Mini Electric to bring 144-mile range and ‘affordable’ pricing

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mini’s first mass market electric car has been revealed as the brand looks to target buyers with a “widely affordable” EV.

Van trial underscores urban practicality of plug-in hybrids

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A 12-month trial of Ford vans has shown how plug-in hybrids could achieve around 75% of urban mileage on full electric power, bringing air quality benefits.

Government investment in solar and WiFi tech to transform EV charging

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

New technologies that will transform electric vehicle charging – including wireless systems – are to be developed in the UK with the help of government funding.

Lex gears up for EV demand with DriveElectric

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Lex Autolease has signed up DriveElectric to provide specialist advice on ultra-low emission vehicles to Lloyds Bank business customers looking to make the switch.

Energy Saving Trust publishes EV charging guide

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A new Charging Electric Vehicles guide is now available to download free from the Energy Saving Trust, providing information and advice for drivers on where and how to charge electric vehicles.

Centrica, SSE and Mitie to go electric by 2030

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Major fleet operators Centrica, SSE and Mitie have pledged to go electric by 2030 – cutting emissions from more than 21,000 vehicles.

Kia reveals pricing and specs for Soul EV

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

UK order books are now open for the third-generation Kia Soul, which is only being offered in electric vehicle guise in Europe.

VWFS | Fleet ‘EV-4-ME?’ tool guides drivers on ULEV choices

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Financial Services | Fleet has launched a new multi-marque tool that can help both fleets and drivers decide which powertrain type is best for their needs.

JLR calls for UK giga-scale battery production as XJ goes electric

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the next-generation XJ will go electric as it also calls for a giga-scale battery production plant in the UK.

Tesla Model 3 scores highest-ever Euro NCAP Safety Assist score

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Tesla Model 3, Škoda Scala and Mercedes-Benz B-Class and latest GLE have earned five-star ratings in the latest batch of Euro NCAP ratings, with Tesla putting in a particularly strong performance.

Braintree to mark first of 100+ Electric Forecourt network

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Gridserve has submitted a planning application to build the first of a 100-plus ‘Electric Forecourt’ network in the UK as it pushes ahead with plans to revolutionise EV charging.