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Natalie Middleton

DPD orders 300 Nissan electric vans

8 months ago / 0 comments

DPD has taken the first in a 300-strong order for Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, accelerating its plans to create the UK’s largest EV parcel delivery fleet.

Octopus Electric Vehicles launches new EV ‘transition bundle’ at GBFE 2020

8 months ago / 0 comments

Octopus Electric Vehicles has introduced a new bundle for fleet managers to make the switch to electric driving as easy as possible. 

UPS invests in Arrival and orders 10,000 bespoke EVs

8 months ago / 0 comments

Delivery giant UPS has ordered hundreds of millions of euros worth of bespoke purpose-built electric commercial vehicles from UK startup Arrival, accelerating its transition to a zero-emissions fleet.

Royal Mail Group signs up EDF for EV charging

8 months ago / 0 comments

Royal Mail Group has signed a deal with EDF in the UK to deliver electric vehicle  infrastructure.

MINI Electric and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe at Great British Fleet Event

8 months ago / 0 comments

BMW Group will be introducing fleet decision-makers to two new models at tomorrow’s Great British Fleet Event (GBFE) –  the soon-to-be-launched MINI Electric and the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.

34g/km Vauxhall Grandland X Hybrid4 now in showrooms

8 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall’s Grandland X Hybrid4 SUV, its first-ever plug-in hybrid, is now in showrooms, offering lower-than-expected emissions and a higher electric-only range.

Audi EV charging service covers third of UK public charging network

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

8 months 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  

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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