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Natalie Middleton

EV initiative to help overcome challenges with network capacity

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Work has started on a new project, intended to aid network capacity for charging electric vehicles by opening up data from substations.

Renault subsidiary to drive smart grid charging developments

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Groupe Renault has created a new subsidiary to spearhead developments in smart charging, vehicle-to-grid interaction and second-life batteries.

Range boost for Nissan e-NV200

2 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan has revealed a new longer-range e-NV200 van thanks to the use of new battery tech.

Rapid shift to EVs is possible with help of government, says REA

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Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles could make up 50% on new vehicle sales in the UK by 2025 – ahead of targets – but only if government deploys a clear strategy on charging roll-out.

Honda gives further insight into future EV plans

2 years ago / 0 comments

Honda has published a teaser image of its latest electric vehicle concept ahead of its unveiling at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota and Mazda outline details of electric vehicle JV

2 years ago / 0 comments

Toyota, Mazda and automotive components manufacturer Denso have announced details of a new joint venture intended to fast-track development of electric vehicle technologies. 

Dyson to launch electric vehicle by 2020

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British technology company Dyson says it’s started work on a battery electric vehicle due by 2020.

Chargie relaunches as Bookmycharge

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Airbnb-style EV charging service Chargie has relaunched as Bookmycharge.

Finnish public V2G charging point forms first step to fully integrated EV ecosystem

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A new public vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging point is to go live in Helsinki, Finland, under a partnership between EV charging firm Virta, Finnish energy company Helen and Nissan.

Arval to strengthen carbon-neutral solutions with Norwegian subsidiary

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Arval is to accelerate its expertise in carbon-neutral fleet solutions and services with the opening of a subsidiary in Norway.

Devon gears up for EVs with free installation of rapid chargers

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Devon has deployed the first of six free rapid chargers from Instavolt under plans to gear up for electric vehicles, at no cost to the tax payer.

Mitsubishi teases all-electric SUV coupé concept

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Mitsubishi is to preview how its future design direction and electric drivetrains could work with a new SUV coupé concept at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.

Fleet misuse of PHEVs revealed in TMC analysis

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Businesses deploying plug-in hybrids without assessing their suitability for fleet operation could be in for a nasty surprise on running costs.

Multinationals make global fleet commitments to shift to EVs

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Global firms including LeasePlan, Ikea and Deutsche Post DHL Group have pledged to migrate their fleets and infrastructure over to electric vehicles by 2030 under a new initiative.

EV uptake vital to meet proposed post-2021 CO2 targets

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Europe’s car makers have laid out plans that indicate EV uptake is vital to meet post-2021 CO2 targets, ahead of a European Commission proposal due later this year.

Uber to pilot EVs in Amsterdam under LeasePlan partnership

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Uber has teamed up with Nissan and LeasePlan to run an electric car pilot in Amsterdam.

Honda previews 2019 EV, and declining role for diesel

2 years ago / 0 comments

Honda has previewed an electric city car, due to launch in Europe in 2019, with hints that future vehicles could phase out diesel power for hybrid and electric drivetrains. 

Higher power hybrids destined for core Toyota models

2 years ago / 0 comments

Toyota is planning to offer more powerful hybrid options across its core model line-up.

New BMW electric “i5” concept unveiled

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BMW’s third i brand model will join the carmaker’s line-up in 2021 in the form of a fully electric four-door Gran Coupé.

Basingstoke business park powers up for EVs

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A business park in Basingstoke is supporting car drivers’ move to electric vehicles by installing rapid chargers.