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Natalie Middleton

Uber advances plans for all-electric fleet in London under latest Nissan deal

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Uber and Nissan have signed a deal that will see up to 2,000 Leaf fully electric vehicles deployed in London; part of wider plans for all its drivers in the capital to switch to … Read More »

WeShare electric car sharing scheme expands to seven more cities in Europe

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Volkwagen’s electric car sharing service is expanding into seven further cities in Eruope in 2020.

Government must address ‘significant’ barriers to EV uptake, says FTA

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Fleet operator support for electric vehicles is being undermined by “significant” barriers to EV uptake, necessitating urgent government action.

Electric Smart EQ Fortwo and Forfour go on sale

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Smart’s new EQ range is now on sale in the UK, priced from £16,850 including the Plug-in Car Grant.

Mitie goes live with 250th EV under accelerated rollout plans

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Mitie’s 250th electric vehicle has been deployed on its fleet, supporting its commitment to switch 20% of its small van and car fleet to electric by the end of 2020.

UK named front runner in Europe for EV charging

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The UK has been revealed as one of the leading European countries for charge point infrastructure, providing further evidence that access to charging and range anxiety should not be barriers to EV uptake.

Public sector staff offered I-Pace EVs on sal-sac under ‘unprecedented’ deal

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A fleet of 700 Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs are being made available to UK public sector staff for salary sacrifice under an ‘unprecedented’ deal between Jaguar Land Rover and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

V2G tech could allay EV cost concerns, says fleets  

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EV cost concerns – in particular high purchase prices – are still the main barrier to fleet adoption but operators believe vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology could help counter this.

New InstaVolt CTO to lead work on mobile app

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Gary Kirkland has joined InstaVolt as chief technology officer to advance the firm’s technology offering, including a new mobile app.

Government doubles funding pot for on-street charge points to £10m

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The Government has doubled funding for charge points for residential streets; underlining plans to “make electric cars the new normal”.

Ionity switches to kWh-based charging pricing

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The Ionity ultra-fast charging network is to get a new kWh-based pricing scheme, intended to reflect actual consumption but already under fire from the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association (Norsk elbilforening).

UK-first charging tech trial to help Nottingham taxis go wireless

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Trials that will help accelerate the development of wireless charging solutions are to get underway with the help of 10 plug-in taxis in Nottingham.

Hybrid and EV used prices hit all-time high in Q4

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Prices of used hybrids and electric cars reached a record level in Q4 2019; the result of “unprecedented” demand.

Netherlands, Norway and UK now best prepared for EV transition, finds LeasePlan

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The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom are now the best prepared countries in Europe for the electric vehicle revolution.

Cardiff Council to make switch to ULEVs and enhance charging under transport plans

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Cardiff Council is exploring radical changes to its “creaking” transport system, which would see the council switch its fleet over to ULEVs and enhance charging while also exploring a congestion charge for non-residents.

Hyundai and Kia to co-develop electric vans with Arrival

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Hyundai and Kia have made an £85m investment in UK startup Arrival under a new partnership to develop “competitively priced” small- and medium-sized electric vans.

Islington Council deploys smart EV charging with help of Moixa-Honda tie-up

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Islington Council has embarked on work to optimise its vehicle fleet through vehicle-to-grid technology with the help of Honda and smart battery and charging software specialist Moixa.

Kia plans for more EVs and launches latest plug-in hybrids

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Kia is advancing plans for new fully electric cars – including a 311-mile electric crossover due next year – and mobility services as it launches two new plug-in hybrids in the UK.

Electric cars and hybrids triumph at 2020 What Car? awards

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What Car? has revealed the winners of its 2020 Car of the Year Awards, including its new Small Electric Car and Large Electric Car accolades – introduced to recognise the evolution of the electric … Read More »

Seamless recharging and incentivised V2G essential to EV future, finds Taskforce

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New standards on roaming charging services and incentives on Vehicle-to-Grid adoption will be critical to ensuring electric vehicles are adopted en masse.