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Natalie Middleton

Nissan LEAFs to help Aylesbury Vale District Council achieve major fleet savings

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicles – including two Nissan LEAFs – have been provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car after the firm’s analysis of the data from council business trips undertaken in employees’ own cars showed that 81% of … Read More »

Car club adds 80 new Toyota hybrids and city cars

4 years ago / 0 comments

The business operates on-street car hire in more than 40 UK locations and also provides fleet management services for numerous organisations.  The new vehicles are a mixture of new Aygo, Yaris Hybrid and the … Read More »

EST launches Plug-in Vehicle tool

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Plug-in Vehicle tool provides customised advice for organisations so they can understand where and how plug-in vehicles will work within their fleet, where to recharge on the routes most commonly taken, and what first steps … Read More »

Bulk of Source London car chargers ‘significantly underused’, says RAC Foundation

4 years ago / 0 comments

The organisation analysed data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from Transport for London, which operated the Source London network of electric charging points until last September. Figures for June 2014 show that … Read More »

Mercedes adds second plug-in hybrid to line-up

4 years ago / 0 comments

Due in showrooms from March 2015 onwards (summer 2015 for the UK), the new model marks the carmaker’s second Plug-in Hybrid model following the S500 Plug-in Hybrid as well as the first time the … Read More »

Volkswagen reveals Cross Coupé GTE plug-in hybrid crossover at Detroit

4 years ago / 0 comments

The latest model follows the CrossBlue concept presented in Detroit in January 2013 and the CrossBlue Coupé most recently shown in Los Angeles in November 2013 and and previews its forthcoming five-seater midsize SUV … Read More »

Nissan & NASA to use LEAF for self-driving cars test

4 years ago / 0 comments

The five-year partnership will see researchers from Nissan's US Silicon Valley Research Center and NASA's Ames Research Centre at Moffett Field, California work on autonomous drive systems, human-machine interface solutions, network-enabled applications, and software analysis … Read More »

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron named What Car? Electric Car of the Year

4 years ago / 0 comments

Praising the model, the judges on the What Car? editorial team said it was a 'no-brainer for business users'. They added that the A3 Sportback e-tron ‘mixes the many merits of the A3 with … Read More »

Tesla continues UK expansion with Cheshire-based store

4 years ago / 0 comments

The store strengthens Tesla’s presence for customers in the North West, alongside the Warrington Supercharger station at The Park Royal. The Canute Place store features the Model S design studio, the dual motor Model … Read More »

Sharp rise in ultra low emission vehicle registrations in 2014

4 years ago / 0 comments

Figures published by the SMMT show huge growth for the plug-in car market, which saw volumes quadruple from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 in 2014. The SMMT attributed the rise to increased choice, coupled with … Read More »

Fleetdrive Electric launches electric vehicle flexi-lease

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move means that fleet operators can now explore the benefits of EVs on a commitment-free flexible lease arrangement backed up by the firm’s ongoing support including driver training. The scheme is already being … Read More »

Cenex to run low carbon vehicle masterclasses for fleet managers

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move follows the success of Cenex’s first “pilot” course, which was part funded by the European Union’s Climate Knowledge Innovation Community and was a residential programme for fleet managers and professionals from across … Read More »

Detroit Electric takes wraps off SP:01 electric sports car

4 years ago / 0 comments

Said to bring “blistering” acceleration and a 155mph top speed, the new model is already being tested in pre-production prototype guise at the firm’s production facility in Leamington Spa, UK, ahead of the start … Read More »

Extra space at Silverstone Fleet Show going fast!

4 years ago / 0 comments

Next year’s Show on 12 May at the world-famous Grand Prix circuit and exhibition centre sold out last week, prompting organizers to create an additional mezzanine area in hall three, available on a first-come, … Read More »

Hospital cuts travel costs by 40% with electric pool car

4 years ago / 0 comments

As part of their job roles, therapy staff at West Middlesex University Hospital, regularly make visits to patients’ homes. Traditionally these were made via company funded taxis, but with 15-20 home visitors on the … Read More »

Fleet Alliance adds Nissan LEAFs to fleet under EV awareness programme

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company has already seen huge success in reducing carbon emissions over the last six years, during which time it has helped clients cut an estimated 7.2 billion grams of CO2 from their fleets. … Read More »

EV uptake closely linked to tax schemes, report finds

4 years ago / 0 comments

Published by environmental NGO T&E, the final part of its “How clean are Europe’s cars 2014” report finds that countries with the lowest levels of CO2 from new cars tend to have registration and company car taxes … Read More »

Rotterdam Taxi Company to extend BYD EV fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move comes after the firm became the first operator in Europe to add the BYD e6 to its fleet. RTC CEO Sjaak de Winter said: ‘The experience with our first three BYD e6 … Read More »

Alphabet launches AlphaElectric EV consultancy in Australia

4 years ago / 0 comments

First launched in markets such as the UK last year, the AlphaElectric service provides a four-stage electric vehicle consultancy package aimed at helping businesses to adopt the technology their fleet, covering a range of … Read More »

Over one in two LEAF owners loathe to return to conventionally powered cars

4 years ago / 0 comments

The survey of over 6,500 Nissan LEAF owners in the UK found that 64% said the electric car is better to drive than a petrol or diesel vehicle. And nine in 10 now use … Read More »