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Natalie Middleton

Electric car club launches in North Solihull

8 months ago / 0 comments

A new car club has launched in North Solihull to provide local residents with the chance to try electric vehicles.

Project to explore wireless charging for electric taxis and blue light vehicles

8 months ago / 0 comments

A new project that aims to advance wireless charging for electric taxis and blue light vehicles has got off the ground with the help of funding from Innovate UK.

Ford to launch more EVs as part of turnaround effort

8 months ago / 0 comments

Ford has announced new plans to improve profitability and cut costs by expanding in some vehicle segments, including EVs, and exiting others as well as making job cuts.

Nissan Leaf 3.Zero e+ brings 239-mile range

9 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan is introducing a new version of its Leaf EV, which offers a 239-mile range – the highest yet for the model.

Lease costs fall 9.5% for EVs in 2018

9 months ago / 0 comments

Leasing costs of battery electric vehicles fell by 9.5% over 2018, according to Cap HPI, with improvements in residual values on the cards.

Scottish Water deploys first-ever EVs

9 months ago / 0 comments

Scottish Water has deployed two Renault electric vans, marking the first EVs on its fleet, as it explores how it can roll out further EVs.

Plug-in Car Grant cuts hitting PHEV demand, says SMMT

9 months ago / 0 comments

Demand for plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) is showing signs of slowdown after the Government axed the plug-in car grant for these vehicles in October.

West Yorkshire to get 88 free rapid charge points

9 months ago / 0 comments

A project to install 88 free rapid charging points across West Yorkshire is to get underway in 2019.

Electric chargepoint analysis shows clear benefits of workplace charging

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has published latest data on usage of public sector fast chargepoints, showing how vital workplace charging is to EV take-up.

EV home chargepoints to go smart by July 2019

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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.