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Natalie Middleton

Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 cancelled

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Next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 has been cancelled in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the organisers looking into the possibility of postponing it to a later date.

Overnight charging essential for EV adoption

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Government electric vehicle charging plans should switch from focusing on rapid charging to on-street residential and workplace charging to incentivise more people to transition to electric vehicles.

Sharpfibre goes all-electric with Tesla fleet

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Specialist fire protection contractor Sharpfibre has now gone all-electric for its fleet of company cars with new Tesla Model 3s provided by Gofor Finance.

Pod Point secures new finance to support Tesco charge points roll-out

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Pod Point has secured finance from Triodos Bank UK as it pushes ahead with work to install EV charge points at 600 Tesco stores in the UK.

Sam Clarke brings EV expertise to bear in lead role at Gridserve

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Gnewt Cargo founder Sam Clarke is joining Gridserve to lead its vehicle electrification work.

‘Major knowledge gap’ could hinder fleet adoption of electric vehicles

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An increasingly evident “major knowledge gap” could be hindering fleet adoption of electric vehicles, with much greater work needed to prevent misinformation among businesses and drivers.

More carmakers step in to maintain Plug-in Car Grant levels

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DS Automobiles and Peugeot have become the latest carmakers to top up the Plug-in Car Grant back to its previous level for their customers after last week’s Budget changes.

Double range for Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed its facelifted Vito and eVito Tourer minibus, introducing new engines and styling as well as more than double range for the eVito Tourer.

Charge point grant schemes confirmed for another year

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The electric vehicle homecharge, workplace charging and on-street residential charge point schemes are to run for a further year but with reduced funding to support increased electric vehicle uptake.

LEVC’s newly named VN5 hybrid van to bring greener ‘distribution to door’

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LEVC has revealed that its forthcoming range-extender hybrid van will be called VN5 as it also announces payload and load space specifications.

City of York Council works on ‘future-proofed’ EV charging network

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City of York Council is exploring a new electric vehicle (EV) charging strategy that, if approved, could see fast charge points introduced at a minimum of 5% of all long-stay parking bays in council-owned … Read More »

Spring Budget 2020: Plug-in Car Grant continues but funding now slashed

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The Government has been slammed after it revealed that funding for the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) is being slashed with immediate effect, just hours after announcing in the Budget that both the car and … Read More »

Spring Budget 2020: 0% BiK rate confirmed and future rates set out

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The Budget has provided long-awaited confirmation that the company car tax rates announced last year will go ahead as planned, while also setting out rates for two further years.

Spring Budget 2020: EV support package continues Plug-in Grants and brings Rapid Charging Fund

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Alongside company car tax and Vehicle Excise Duty measures intended to encourage electric vehicle take-up, the chancellor also committed further support for electric vehicles with the announcement that the Plug-in Car and Van Grants … Read More »

Spring Budget 2020: Electric cars exempt from VED surcharge

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Providing a further incentive for drivers and fleets to switch to electric cars, the chancellor has announced that zero-emission cars will be exempt from the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) ‘expensive car supplement’ until 2025.

UK’s first ‘Electric Forecourt’ to open summer 2020

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Global energy business Gridserve says it’s on track with plans to open a network of more than 100 Electric Forecourts in the UK, with the first to open this summer.

UK businesses plan £12bn EV drive but Plug-in Grants remain critical

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Businesses are set to invest £12bn in electric vehicles over the next two years but say that grant funding and tax incentives remain vital to encourage widespread fleet electrification.

Alexa, tell me about electric vehicles

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A new app that can answer common questions about electric vehicles and change drivers’ mindsets is now available for owners of Amazon Alexa and Google Play devices.

New Hydrogen Taskforce calls for collaboration on refuelling network

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Collaboration to establish 100 hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) in the UK by 2025 would help support the roll-out of hydrogen transport and enable the UK to establish a leading position in an emerging technology.

Prices for Mazda MX-30 EV revealed

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Mazda’s first-ever fully electric production vehicle will be priced at £26,995 (including Plug-in Car Grant) when it arrives early next year in First Edition form.