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Natalie Middleton

New charging platform brings eight times faster charging

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Chargepoint in the US has developed a new Express Plus Electric Vehicle Charging Platform that charges up to eight times faster than today’s mainstream fast chargers.

Audi Q8 concept debuted at Detroit

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Providing a rival to models including the BMX X6 and Range Rover, Audi’s flagship Q8 SUV has been revealed in near-production concept form at Detroit.

UPS and Gnewt scoop share of £20m low emissions funding

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Firms including global package delivery company UPS and Gnewt Cargo have won a share of £20m Government funding to reduce fleet emissions.

Rethink of UK’s charging infrastructure essential to drive EV uptake, says Arval

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The UK’s charging infrastructure must be overhauled if fleet take-up of EVs and plug-in hybrids is to achieve expectations.

Tesla delays UK price increases

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Tesla has put back planned price increases on its models sold in the UK until 15 January as it responds to claimed strong demand.

Government plans for more ‘consistent and transparent’ EV charging

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Overpriced EV charging will be tackled under new rules being planned by government ministers for introduction this year.

Green Energy UK introduces new tariff for EV drivers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Green Energy UK is introducing a Time of Day tariff for residential electricity customers to give EV drivers more control over their electricity bills.

Zero Carbon Futures appointed to deliver Milton Keynes Go Ultra Low City programme

2 years ago / 0 comments

The contract, which follows a tender exercise, was issued after the town was named as one of the first Go Ultra Low cities in January and awarded £9m – part of a total £40m … Read More »

Prices announced for BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid

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BMW has announced UK pricing and performance details for its 5 Series plug-in hybrid, which is available to order from mid-January. 

PG&E receives approval for EV progamme in California

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved plans by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for its electric vehicle infrastructure and education pilot programme.

Tesla introduces idle fee to improve supercharger availability

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Tesla is introducing a fleet-wide idle fee at its Supercharger network to increase Supercharger availability.

New £8m Challenge Fund could drive ULEV uptake

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A new Challenge Fund that could see more ultra-low emission vehicles on Scottish roads is open to bidders.

Kia Niro wins Guinness World Record with 76.6mpg coast-to-coast trip

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Kia’s Niro crossover has won the Guinness World Record in the US for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid driving from coast to coast.

Opel plans for staggered launch of Ampera-e due to limited production

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Opel has said that sales of its new Ampera-e will kick off in Norway – the most mature electric vehicle market in Europe – first with Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland next in line.

VW Group takes stake in Hubject eRoaming platform

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The Volkswagen Group has become the seventh shareholder in the Hubject digital EV charging platform.

Hybrid electric vehicles on track to beat diesel mpg

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Hybrid electric vehicles could soon overtake diesels when it comes to motorway/highway fuel economy as well as for urban mpg.

Police force swaps to electric vehicles

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary has switched to running two electric vehicles.

Renault Kangoo Z.E. range extended by 50%

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Renault is to present a new Kangoo Z.E. with 50% more range at the 2017 European Motor Show in January, following the addition of a new motor and battery package.

Toyota pilots hybrid car sharing schemes

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Toyota is piloting a full hybrid car sharing scheme within Europe. Deployed in Dublin, Ireland and Forlì, Italy, the scheme is dubbed is dubbed Yuko – Japanese for ‘Let’s go’ – and will only … Read More »

New technology could reduce EV charging times to minutes

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A new technology breakthrough could enable electric vehicles to be recharged in the same time it takes to refuel a regular car while providing longer ranges.