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Natalie Middleton

Fastned adds Tesla adaptors to all 50 charging stations in Netherlands

3 years ago / 0 comments

The move marks a significant increase from the current seven Tesla superchargers in the Netherlands. The company added that there are almost 5,000 Tesla cars currently in the Netherlands. Michiel Langezaal, CEO … Read More »

EVs to become more economical than gasoline or diesel cars in 2020s, finds report

3 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the finding of new research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that says EVs will make up 35% of global new car sales by 2040. The study forecasts that sales of electric vehicles … Read More »

Nissan to power French office with world’s largest grid-integrated EV system

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker is deploying 100 vehicle-to-grid chargers from partner ENEL that will be used by its EVs to draw down energy from the grid at off-peak periods with the ability to ‘sell back’ the … Read More »

Hyundai announces new Project IONIQ strategy at Geneva

3 years ago / 0 comments

Available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric versions and said to be the first vehicle with all three drivetrain types, the IONIQ also lends its name to a new R&D project that aims to … Read More »

Toyota unveils sub-90g/km hybrid compact crossover at Geneva

3 years ago / 0 comments

Marked out as the first full hybrid model within the segment, the C-HR follows in the footsteps of the concept cars seen at Paris in 2014 and Frankfurt in 2015. Built on Toyota’s … Read More »

22kW semi-rapid charge network goes live in Paris

3 years ago / 0 comments

The association has reported that the Belib network is being implemented at an estimated cost of €10.4m (£8.2m) with the participation of the region of Ile-de-France, ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy) and … Read More »

New web tool provides European fleets with comprehensive TCO figures for EVs

3 years ago / 0 comments

Launched by the EU-funded I-CVUE project, the tool has been developed to provide a TCO for EV and ICE vehicles in different EU markets – currently reference data sets for Germany, the Netherlands, the … Read More »

Vector adds to Auckland charging network

3 years ago / 0 comments

The firm said it will continue to expand the charger network as EVs become more commonplace in New Zealand. “It is our plan to install the right charging solutions at the right places,” … Read More »

LG Chem to supply battery pack for new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan

3 years ago / 0 comments

The model, which is set to be launched in late 2016, is billed as the first electrified minivan and can run up to 30 miles on electricity only. LG Chem will supply the … Read More »

Welsh company unveils 250mpg fuel cell car

3 years ago / 0 comments

Due to go on sale from 2018, the lightweight two-seater car is being funded with the help of a £2m grant from the Welsh government. It uses a carbon composite chassis and a powertrain … Read More »

Skoda gives insight on future large SUV with plug-in hybrid concept

3 years ago / 0 comments

Built on the VW Group’s modular MQB platform, the concept would slot above the Yeti in the carmaker’s line-up as it looks to broaden its SUV range. At 4.7m long, the VisionS is bigger … Read More »

Government of Ontario ramps up EV incentives

3 years ago / 0 comments

The province's first Electric Vehicle Incentive Program was launched in 2010 and provided incentives for the purchase of 4,800 electric vehicles and about 1,100 home chargers. The original scheme offered incentives ranging from $5,000-$8,500. … Read More »

Lexus LC 500h hybrid coupe to receive world premiere at Geneva

3 years ago / 0 comments

The premiere follows the debut of the LC last month at the Detroit Motor Show, which is based on the LF-LC concept that was revealed in 2012. The hybrid model is powered by … Read More »

EV charging covers 98% of UK motorway network

3 years ago / 0 comments

According to its latest research, based on data from the National Charge Point Registry, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can now charge at 70 of the 97 motorway service stations in the UK. … Read More »

Alphabet publishes free guide to EVs for fleets

3 years ago / 0 comments

Called the ‘Book of Watts & Maybes’, the 16-page guide is aimed at SMEs as well as corporates and public sector decision-makers and answers the most commonly asked questions received by AlphaElectric experts. … Read More »

Daimler and enercity to develop 15 MW battery storage facility

3 years ago / 0 comments

The cooperation through Daimler subsidiary Accumotive will use around 3,000 EV battery modules prior to their use as replacements for the new smart fortwo electric drive. The result will be an energy storage … Read More »

Merseytravel installs 28 Evolt EV charge points

3 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to help promote public take-up of EVs, the new charge points include 14 available for public use at sites across Merseyside including rail stations, hospitals and the Seacombe Ferry Terminal. A further … Read More »

New reward programme to pay California EV drivers for charging

3 years ago / 0 comments

Launched by charging solutions provider eMotorWerks, the JuicePoints programme is connected to major California utilities’ grid management systems and sources electricity at times of low demand. The programme has already been launched in … Read More »

Rochdale Council says new EVs will save £1,530 in fuel costs a year

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Nissan e-NV200 vans are being used for waste and recycling services and transport services and have been purchased as part of an ongoing vehicle replacement programme Councillor Jacqui Beswick, Rochdale Borough Council’s … Read More »

UK’s first Go Ultra Low Cities to inspire firms to rethink business travel, says Alphabet

3 years ago / 0 comments

So says business mobility specialist Alphabet following yesterday’s news that Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Nottingham have won a share of a £40m fund intended to boost plug-in car numbers. The funds will … Read More »