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Natalie Middleton

EV home chargepoints to go smart by July 2019

8 months ago / 0 comments

All government-funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles will need to be ‘smart’ from July 2019 to help minimise the grid impact and keep customer charging costs down.

Fleets offered full finance packages for smart EV chargers

8 months ago / 0 comments

EV chargepoint reseller Raw Charging has teamed up with ChargePoint and Close Brothers Asset Finance to offer full finance packages for smart electric vehicle chargers.

Rolec EV expansion to aid further product development

8 months ago / 0 comments

Rolec EV has opened a new purpose-designed factory complex dedicated to the manufacture of EV charging points to substantially enhance production output and also drive future product development.

‘World’s biggest’ EV trial to test 3,000 electric vans with fleets

8 months ago / 0 comments

An electric vehicle project that will see up to 3,000 electric vans tested with UK fleets from mid 2019 has been given the green light.

BT and E.ON to deploy EVs on fleet

9 months ago / 0 comments

Major firms including BT Group and E.ON have become the latest to make significant commitments to deploy EVs under the EV100 initiative.

Motorway chargepoints should be saved for pure EVs, report finds

9 months ago / 0 comments

Only drivers of pure electric vehicles should be allowed to access rapid chargepoints on motorways, ensuring that drivers aren’t blocked by slower-charging plug-in hybrids.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets petrol plug-in hybrid

9 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz has added a petrol plug-in hybrid to the E-Class line-up to complete its PHEV range.

TMC guide sets out fair mileage reimbursement for PHEVs

9 months ago / 0 comments

TMC has published an updated version of its concise guide on business mileage rates with latest advice on reimbursing fleet drivers of electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

Merck Sharp & Dohme trials PHEVs under fleet mobility review

9 months ago / 0 comments

Pharmaceutical giant Merck Sharp & Dohme is reviewing its mobility policy, including trialling plug-in hybrid vehicles, to see if employee travel can be made more efficient, sustainable and convenient.

Pricing and specs announced for new Kia e-Niro

9 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has announced pricing and specifications for its e-Niro SUV (see road test here), which goes on sale in April as the brand’s second global electric vehicle.

Volkswagen e-Crafter to debut this weekend at EV Experience Centre

9 months ago / 0 comments

Van operators visiting the EV Experience Centre in Milton Keynes will be able to see the Volkswagen e-Crafter there this weekend (7-10 December) ahead of its arrival on UK fleets in mid-2021.

Hyundai Kona Electric driving range corrected to 279 miles

9 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai has revised the official WLTP range for its Kona Electric SUV downwards after confirming it had suffered the same testing issues reported yesterday for the Kia e-Niro.

Kia e-Niro official range downgraded

9 months ago / 0 comments

Kia Motors Europe has revised the WLTP range figure for its forthcoming e-Niro SUV as it says the previously published figures had been incorrectly supplied by the independent organisation.

Marston’s becomes first pub to roll out rapid EV chargers

9 months ago / 0 comments

Marston’s Inns and Taverns has partnered with Engenie to roll out rapid chargers across its 1,600-plus sites nationwide – said to mark a first among the pub industry.

EST and Go Ultra Low to map out local authority EV incentives

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Energy Saving Trust is asking local authorities to fill in a short survey that will be used to help map the different electric vehicle incentives on offer across the country to help drive … Read More »

Tesco, VW and Pod Point to roll out UK’s ‘largest free charging network’

9 months ago / 0 comments

Tesco is to fit more than 2,400 charging bays at some 600 stores over the next three years – said to mark the UK’s largest retail network of EV chargers while increasing the number … Read More »

Kia Soul EV brings extra power and range

9 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has unveiled its second-generation Soul EV, which launches in 2019 and will bring increased power and range.

2019 Toyota Prius debuts hybrid all-wheel drive tech

9 months ago / 0 comments

The 2019 Toyota Prius will feature a new, intelligent, electric all-wheel drive system as well as updated styling and extra tech when it launches in the UK and Europe next year.

ChargePoint to expand network under latest funding

9 months ago / 0 comments

ChargePoint has secured investment of $240m (£188m) as it looks to further expand its network in Europe and North America, and expand its fleet solutions.

AA Fuel Assist service brings back-up for hydrogen drivers

9 months ago / 0 comments

The AA is to offer a hydrogen refuelling service for stranded motorists to help play its part in encouraging fleets to make the switch to hydrogen-fuelled cars.