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Natalie Middleton

Budget 2015: New VED regime will disincentivise take up of low emission vehicles, says SMMT

4 years ago / 0 comments

Mr Osborne that under the current VED system, by 2017, three-quarters of new cars won’t pay VED due to new fuel efficiency technologies, and said: “This isn’t sustainable and it isn’t fair.” Instead from … Read More »

Nissan rolls out free public charging offer for LEAF to Boston

4 years ago / 0 comments

“Nissan LEAF is an attractive option for Boston car buyers because it is fun to drive and offers significantly lower operating costs when compared to a gas-powered car,” said Andrew Speaker, director, Electric Vehicle … Read More »

Dubai government installs 84 charging stations as part of bigger EV plans

4 years ago / 0 comments

The charging stations include equipment supplied by Circontrol and are being installed in malls, airports, residential communities and hotels. The first charging stations were installed in DEWA’s office and have been working since February. … Read More »

Nissan e-NV200s drafted in for meals on wheels service

4 years ago / 0 comments

The local authority in south-east Wales is using the vans to deliver meals and tea trays to around 175 residents across an area of 126km2 every day. The vans, which have been supplied through … Read More »

Tesla opens up two more Superchargers in Europe

4 years ago / 0 comments

Marked out as the carmaker’s first Supercharger in Spain, the first station is in Girona, Catalonia, about 60 miles from Barcelona, Catalonia. The Supercharger has four stalls and it is linked to the European … Read More »

Norway continues to lead global electric vehicle market

4 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the finding of the new IHS Automotive Plug-in Electric Vehicle Index, which ranks the market share of plug-in electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle registrations in a given quarter for eight countries. … Read More »

Oregon to make state employees to pay cost of charging EVs

4 years ago / 0 comments

As reported by Oregon Capital Insider, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission has stated in a letter that the state cannot provide free or reduced cost electric vehicle charging services to state employees, unless the … Read More »

Chargemaster acquires GB Electrical

4 years ago / 0 comments

GB Electrical is a specialist national contractor that has expanded into the installation of charging points across the country over the past two years.  To date, Chargemaster has used a number of external subcontractors … Read More »

My Electric Avenue to host webinar for automotive & EV charging sectors

4 years ago / 0 comments

Managed by EA Technology, and supported by partners including Fleetdrive Electric and Zero Carbon Futures, My Electric Avenue is an Ofgem-funded project trialling ‘Esprit’, a technology to manage and remotely control EV charging with … Read More »

Toyota Mirai sets record for zero-emission driving range

4 years ago / 0 comments

Testing on the Mirai has shown that it can achieve 67mpg in official US combined city/highway driving calculations (equating to 80mpg for the UK), and an estimated driving range of 312 miles on a single … Read More »

BMW & NTU Singapore team up for $1.3m electromobility research

4 years ago / 0 comments

The joint venture builds on the two firms’ existing work at the Future Mobility Research Lab located on the NTU campus and will be funded by a $1.3m investment. The research will be carried … Read More »

Plug-in hybrids increasingly making inroads with fleets, finds CLM

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company looked back over months of new vehicle registrations and found that at the end of Q4 in 2014, diesel models accounted for 90.4% of all new models ordered on the CLM fleet. … Read More »

Nissan LEAF gains new Acenta+ trim

4 years ago / 0 comments

Available from today (1 July), the new trim sits between the Acenta and range-topping Tekna model and brings is equipped with 17-inch wheels finished with blue accents plus a 6.6kW on-board charger as standard, … Read More »

New CleanPEA tool to see if fleets can switch to EVs

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed CleanPEA (Promoting Electric Alternatives), the new system is based on the short-term use of a small GPS device to record driver usage behaviours. The data is then compared to the range restrictions and … Read More »

Outlander PHEV leads way as plug-in sales soar

4 years ago / 0 comments

Analysis of DVLA data by the RAC Foundation has revealed that sales of plug-in vehicles eligible for the Government’s plug-in car and van grants rose 37% in Q1 2015 compared to Q4 2014, reaching … Read More »

Tesla owners clocks up over a billion emission-free miles

4 years ago / 0 comments

In the three years since the Model S hit the road, owners across the world have travelled the equivalent of over 4,000 trips to the moon, or almost 40,000 times around the Earth. By … Read More »

Nearly half of EV stakeholders expect next car to be electric or plug-in hybrid

4 years ago / 0 comments

The research, conducted on behalf of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), also found that 14% of respondents to the survey of experts already drive a hybrid or battery electric vehicle.  The LowCVP survey … Read More »

Fleet of Nissan LEAFs goes live for car sharing in Edinburgh

4 years ago / 0 comments

A total of seven LEAFs have been placed at electric vehicle charging bays across Edinburgh for use by members of City Car Club, with a further 13 new electric vehicles to arrive in the … Read More »

SPIE UK takes delivery of hybrids under new ALD deal

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new agreement covers a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles, comprising a third cars and two-thirds LCVs. During implementation, ALD Automotive worked with SPIE UK to develop a new vehicle policy that offers increased … Read More »

BMW i8 claims International Engine of the Year title

4 years ago / 0 comments

“This is a fitting victory for what is a remarkable powertrain,” enthused Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the International Engine of the Year Awards. “The i8 is a supercar of the future that’s available today. … Read More »