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Natalie Middleton

Workplace charging point grants would be ‘major boost’ to EV adoption, says Chevin

3 years ago / 0 comments

So says Chevin Fleet Solutions, adding that it would be a “major boost to adoption”. Ashley Sowerby, managing director, said: “Having a charging point at your place of work or client sites would … Read More »

Oxford City Council to use OLEV funding to implement 100 charging stations

3 years ago / 0 comments

Aided by an £800,000 grant from the OLEV Go Ultra Low Cities funding pot, the City Council has already met with residents interested in having an electric charging station installed in their street. The … Read More »

Eden Project adds 18 EVs to fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Eden Project has built on its existing partnership with Renault with the addition of 18 electric vehicles to its fleet.

Trial shows EVs can be used to support power grid

3 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the conclusion of the INEES (Intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid for the provision of system services) research project, following a one-year trial. The project, which comprises partners Volkswagen … Read More »

New project to expand Europe’s hydrogen refuelling network and vehicle fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

An ambitious multi-country, multi-partner project will demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands has launched.

LAPD adds 100 BMW i3s to fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

LAPD chose BMW i3 cars after a competitive bid, opting for a three-year lease, enabling it to replace 100 fleet vehicles instead of the original 36. The new arrivals bring the City’s total … Read More »

Veefil fast charging firm gains AU$5m investment to accelerate global expansion

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Brisbane-based business has become the first recipient of the Australian government’s Business Development Fund, with the maximum AU$2.5m investment matched by private investors. The funds will be used to accelerate growth in … Read More »

Increased low carbon loan funding available for Scottish fleets and drivers

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund has doubled to £7.8m, enabling a growing number of commuters, businesses and Hackney cab drivers in Scotland to implement electric vehicles and other low carbon measures.

Peterborough taxi firm opens doors to all-electric cabs

3 years ago / 0 comments

The business has added two of the new longer-range Nissan LEAFs to its fleet, which already includes has six hybrids. The move follows Green Leaf Cars’ consultation with Peterborough City Council over changing its … Read More »

Fast-E project to install 278 chargers in Europe

3 years ago / 0 comments

The project aims to install a total of 278 charging points 80 km apart along Germany and Belgium’s main motorways by the end of 2016 – with 241 in Germany and 37 in Belgium. … Read More »

Highways England deploys rapid charger at Dartford depot

3 years ago / 0 comments

The 'triple-standard' unit features three separate plugs comprising a DC 44kw CHAdeMO plug, a DC 44kW CCS Combo plug and an AC 43kW Type 2 plug, and can recharge a battery to 80% in 25 … Read More »

Route Monkey receives R&D funding for EV driver app

3 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to help overcome range anxiety, the software will combine the ability to plan the best routes for an EV, give turn-by-turn directions via a smartphone navigation app, and identify charging points en route. … Read More »

Spanish municipality runs campaign to host Tesla European factory

3 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year Musk tweeted: “We will need to build a factory in Europe to serve long-term regional demand as Fremont reaches max capacity.” This is in addition to the assembly facility in the … Read More »

California drivers unaware of EV incentive scheme, suggests new research

3 years ago / 0 comments

The survey of 1,213 adults, released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, also says that 76% of drivers are unaware of the … Read More »

London estate agent switches fleet to plug-in hybrids

3 years ago / 0 comments

The business originally turned to Alphabet to explore plans to add a single PHEV for its 50-vehicle fleet but consultation between the Alphabet for Business team and Chase Evans’ long-standing supply partner, Sytner, identified … Read More »

New Rexel recruit to spearhead awareness of Energeasy Drive online platform

3 years ago / 0 comments

Cheese was previously business development manager at solar PV provider, Kingspan Energy Ltd where he was responsible for developing partner relationships with property developers, architects and contractors, in order to secure specifications and generate … Read More »

BMW 7 Series PHEV launches under new ‘iPerformance’ brand

3 years ago / 0 comments

As announced earlier this year, BMW is to brand all of its plug-in hybrid products as iPerformance models, aimed at displaying technological links with the i sub-brand. Now, the brand has launched 740e … Read More »

ITM Power to run hydrogen fleet user workshops

3 years ago / 0 comments

The events are being run in response to last week’s launch of the £2m FCEV Fleet Support Scheme, which will provide public and private sector fleets with up to 75% off the cost of … Read More »

New Paragon Automotive division to offer specialist defleeting of AFVs

3 years ago / 0 comments

Ian Carlisle, chief executive officer of Paragon, commented: “Alternative fuel continues to evolve and is a key part of many OEM’s product lines. As technology moves from concept to the mainstream, and with generational … Read More »

First fleets recognised under new ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status

3 years ago / 0 comments

A group of 11 UK organisations – including Microsoft UK, University of Birmingham and London Fire Brigade – have become the first to be awarded the new ‘Go Ultra Low Company’ status.