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Natalie Middleton

Toyota previews hybrid crossover with C-HR concept

3 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker said the five-door study, which follows the original three-door concept shown at last year’s Paris Motor Show, is already set to progress to a production model, scheduled to appear at next year’s … Read More »

BMW reveals new plug-in hybrids at Frankfurt

3 years ago / 0 comments

The line-up comprises the 225xe, the 740e and 330e, with the soon-to-be-launched BMW X5 xDrive40e also on display at the show. The plug-in hybrid variant of the 2 Series Active Tourer arrives in spring 2016 and combines … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz showcases plug-in hybrid technology with Concept IAA

3 years ago / 0 comments

Short for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, the four-door saloon is intended “provides an idea of what the interior of a business saloon might look like in the near future”. Believed to preview the forthcoming CLS … Read More »

VW hints at Tiguan plug-in hybrid with GTE concept

3 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the carmaker’s MQB platform, the new model brings increased dimensions and offerings boot space of 615 litres rising to 1,655 litres – up 145 litres. Meanwhile weight has been reduced by over … Read More »

ITM Power to supply hydrogen refuelling stations for Shell forecourts

3 years ago / 0 comments

The agreement comes five months after the firm was awarded £1.9m by OLEV to invest in two new hydrogen refuelling stations in London at strategic locations suitable for use by Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles … Read More »

Volkswagen group to launch 20 more electric cars and plug-in hybrids by 2020

3 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking on the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Winterkorn said that the group already had the broadest electric fleet in the automobile world, and added that Volkswagen was also at the forefront when … Read More »

Alphabet to drive e-mobility under new appointment

3 years ago / 0 comments

St Claire will oversee the delivery of Alphabet’s mobility products, AlphaCity and AlphaElectric, and brings a wealth of short-term rental and mini-lease operational experience. He has extensive knowledge in both public and private sectors … Read More »

Los Angeles to add 288 EVs and plug-in hybrids

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles – said to be the largest pure EV fleet in the nation – for use by the police, fire and general services departments … Read More »

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions teams up with Schneider Electric for EV charging solutions

3 years ago / 0 comments

The exclusive deal will enable the leasing and fleet management firm to offer charging solutions for all makes and models of BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) and PHEVs (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles) from all … Read More »

OLEV announces £20m low carbon vehicle R&D initiative

3 years ago / 0 comments

Announced at the Cenex LCV2015 event, the 'Seeding Tomorrow’s Vehicle Technologies Today' competition will support the development of new technology for road vehicles aimed at delivering significant reductions in CO2 and other emissions. The news … Read More »

Intelligent Energy showcases use of fuel cells in range-extended applications at LCV2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed ZERE – an acronym for Zero Emissions Range Extender, the van is on display at the stand for fuel cell technology provider, Intelligent Energy, and demonstrates how fuel cell technology used for range … Read More »

Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 electric van with Fuel Cell Range Extender showcased at LCV2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

The van is the result of a collaboration between Symbio FCell, a leading designer and manufacturer of fuel cell systems and range extenders, and its UK sales and deployment support partner, Arcola Energy UK, … Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover previews future EV & hybrid technologies

3 years ago / 0 comments

The three ‘Concept_e’ research demonstrators are based on a new high performance, modular electric drive module (eDM) developed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover, said to be capable of producing twice the power and torque … Read More »

New Chargemaster Ultracharger brings host of innovations

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Unveiled at the LCV2015 today (9 September) by Anna Soubry, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, the Ultracharger is currently the only rapid charger to be designed and built in the UK but … Read More »

Toyota reveals new Prius

3 years ago / 0 comments

On sale from early next year, the fourth-generation Prius model is said to be “set to establish new benchmarks in fuel economy, emissions and efficiency” – in particular in highway fuel economy – although … Read More »

BlueIndy EV car sharing scheme goes live in Indianapolis

3 years ago / 0 comments

The programme uses the Bluecars developed by the French group and manufactured by Italian automotive company Cecomp, which are in service in the Autolib car sharing service in Paris. The service already has 25 stations … Read More »

Toyota publishes teaser image of 2016 Prius

3 years ago / 0 comments

No other details of the model have been released but Toyota has announced that the Prius will be joined at the show by the new RAV4 hybrid, making its first appearance in Europe, and … Read More »

OLEV to give update on Government’s Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle strategy at LCV2015

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The seminars take place at this year’s LCV2015 National Low Carbon Vehicle Event, which is being held in Millbrook on 9-10 September 2015 and will see more than 2,500 delegates take advantage of both … Read More »

Peugeot to show Fractal electric urban coupé concept at Frankfurt

3 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to show the brand’s latest developments in its i-Cockpit interior design developments, the concept is driven by a fully electric powertrain developing 204bhp and has a driving range of 280 miles. The concept … Read More »

BVRLA welcomes news of extension to Plug-in Grants

3 years ago / 0 comments

As announced yesterday, the Plug-in Car Grant will be extended until at least February 2016, with longer-term plans to be announced following the November Spending Review. BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said: “It is … Read More »