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Natalie Middleton

Premier Inn and Engie partner on major roll-out of rapid chargers

4 months ago / 0 comments

Premier Inn is to deploy 1,000 rapid chargers across its hotels chain; said to be the biggest roll-out of high-power EV chargers in the hospitality sector in the UK.

Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV goes on sale

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has opened orders for the ID.4; its first fully electric SUV and its first global EV.

BP Pulse significantly expands charging network in Warwickshire

4 months ago / 0 comments

More than 100 extra electric vehicle charging points are to go live in Warwickshire, following the local council’s award of a £584,000 contract to BP Pulse.

Xledger transition to EVs underpinned by Drive’s ODO platform

4 months ago / 0 comments

Cloud-based finance software specialist Xledger is implementing a green fleet for employees with the help of both Synergy Car Leasing and Drive Software Solutions.

Centrica supports ABB UK’s switch to 100% electric fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

Centrica is supporting the ambitious electrification plans of ABB UK, which has committed to electrify its UK fleet by 2025.

Sky deploys first electric vans

5 months ago / 0 comments

Sky has taken delivery of 11 electric Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans, marking its first electric commercial vehicles.

Zap-Map expands EV charging payment platform

5 months ago / 0 comments

Zap-Map has expanded its Zap-Pay EV payment service with the addition of charge point operator ESB Energy.

Free app brings smart charging benefits to EV drivers

5 months ago / 0 comments

Ohme has launched a new app to enable electric vehicle drivers to access smart charging benefits while also helping to balance grid demand.

Nissan switches EV battery production to UK

5 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has confirmed it’s now planning to bring production of all batteries for its Leaf EV to the UK, helping to avoid EU tariffs.

Work to end charge point blackspots to help switch to EVs

5 months ago / 0 comments

A new project between local authorities and UK Power Networks will help end electric vehicle charging blackspots, supporting the switch to EVs.

Vauxhall Combo-e electric van to bring 171-mile range

5 months ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall has revealed its Combo-e electric van, which arrives this autumn with a range up to 171 miles.

Fleets must undertake due diligence on driver charging facilities, says AFP

5 months ago / 0 comments

Employers need to undertake due diligence on driver charging facilities to ensure electric vehicles – in particular plug-in hybrid vehicles – are being used correctly.

Boosting Plug-in Car Grant or cutting VAT would encourage drivers into EVs

5 months ago / 0 comments

More drivers than ever plan to ‘go electric’ when they next change their cars – but upfront costs remain a barrier.

Comment: Why it pays fleets to go electric

5 months ago / 0 comments

With uptake of electric vehicles on the rise, Lucy Simpson, head of product management for EV enablement, UK and Europe at Centrica Business Solutions, looks at the options for electrification open to fleet managers.

Mercedes-Benz enters electric compact SUV sector with EQA

5 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its EQA electric compact SUV – which starts deliveries in the UK this spring as an entry-level model for its EQ electric range.

Order books open for Toyota RAV4 Plug-in

5 months ago / 0 comments

Toyota’s RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid is now available to order, joining the standard petrol-electric hybrid as the brand’s new flagship model.

Electric and hybrid cars make up 70% of Tusker’s orders in 2020

5 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers’ “hunger to go green” saw electric and hybrid cars account for 70% of Tusker’s new car orders in 2020 for its car benefit schemes.

Fleets could save £17m on Congestion Charge fees by going electric

5 months ago / 0 comments

Fleet and business vehicle operators could collectively save more than £17m a year in London Congestion Charge payments by switching to plug-in cars and vans.

Grey remains UK’s favourite new car colour

5 months ago / 0 comments

Grey has retained its top spot as the UK’s most popular new car colour for the third year running, but drivers of electric vehicles have different priorities.

Honda HR-V to go hybrid as standard

5 months ago / 0 comments

Honda’s HR-V crossover is to go hybrid as standard in its third-generation guise under the carmaker’s plans to electrify all its mainstream models in Europe by 2022.