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Natalie Middleton

Uruguay's UTE adds Renault Kangoo EVs to fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The electric vans will be used in the capital Montevideo and elsewhere in the country and will enable UTE to reduce the annual CO2 emissions produced by its vehicle fleet by 36 tonnes. In … Read More »

Impact of air conditioning on fuel economy is doubled for hybrid vehicles

4 years ago / 0 comments

Testing carried out at the company’s facility in Los Angeles has found that driving a hybrid passenger car with the air conditioning turned fully on reduces MPG by an average of 6.1%– almost double … Read More »

Mitsubishi ramps up for Outlander PHEV sales with fleet specialist dealers

4 years ago / 0 comments

A total of 60% of the carmaker’s network are already signed up as Company Car Specialists, offering a dedicated and trained Company Car Specialist, and more are expected to get involved in the coming … Read More »

Nissan LEAF proves key attraction for Knowsley Safari fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The electric vehicle is being used by the team’s two full-time educators working predominantly with primary school key stage 1 and 2 pupils and often transport a variety of snakes, spiders and assorted creepy-crawlies. … Read More »

London, Birmingham and Leeds to breach safe nitrogen dioxide levels until at least 2030

4 years ago / 0 comments

The data, which suggests that three of Britain’s cities – London, Birmingham and Leeds – will exceed the European air pollution limits, was published on the Defra website yesterday (10th July) and comes as the UK … Read More »

EVs gaining traction across globe but decisive action needed

4 years ago / 0 comments

The commentary comes as part of the report on “Caution: Blind Curves Ahead: The AlixPartners Global Automotive Outlook” by the global business-advisory firm. The firm said the cause for EVs remains in place, with … Read More »

Semmaris looks to drive EV awareness with Renault ZOE fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

The fleet of seven ZOEs are being run in partnership with Renault, with the firm hoping to raise awareness about green technologies among the 1,200 companies operating at the Rungis International Market and their … Read More »

Martin Belaysoud Expansion takes delivery of EV from ALD Automotive

4 years ago / 0 comments

The group is a family business run by Patrick Martin and headquartered in Bourg en Bresse, near Lyon. Its fleet comprises nearly 650 light vehicles, composed mainly of French Peugeot, Citroen and Renault, with … Read More »

Nissan announces details for LEAF battery replacement plan in US

4 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Brian Brockman, senior manager, corporate communications, Nissan North America, the programme is conditional upon driver returning their original battery pack (valued at $1,000) to the dealer in exchange for the new battery. … Read More »

Ecotricity adds two new points to Electric Highway

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new points have been added at Peterborough and Baldock Extra Services, which gain DC/AC charging. Ecotricity also said that a charging point is planned for Cambridge Extra Services – making it the last … Read More »

EVs to play vital role in measuring pollution risk in Leicester

4 years ago / 0 comments

The project, run by the Air Quality Group at the University of Leicester along with Cenex, the UK’s First Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies, will also see charging posts … Read More »

Lexus extends IS 300h range with new Executive Edition

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Executive Edition builds on the Luxury trim with leather upholstery and the Lexus Navigation system as well as front and rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, dusk-sensing HID headlights, cruise control, auto-dimming rear … Read More »

Toyota i-ROAD EV gets first official on-road trial in Europe

4 years ago / 0 comments

Marking the i-ROAD's first official on-road trial in Europe, the test is being run in the autumn in a partnership between the City and the Metropolitan Area of Grenoble, French energy company EDF, Japanese … Read More »

EV battery reliability & economy proves better than expected in extensive two-year trial

4 years ago / 0 comments

EV battery reliability & economy proves better than expected in extensive two-year trial Electric vehicles have shown better-than-expected results for predicted battery reliability, economy and durability in research carried out by North East car … Read More »

South Yorkshire fleets to switch to EVs in new project

4 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to help reduce emissions whilst saving costs for businesses, the scheme is being run by the government-backed Local Sustainable Transport Fund partnership, Inmotion! along with Venson and npower. Four local councils are taking … Read More »

Chargemaster reaches EV charging point milestone

4 years ago / 0 comments

The charging point has been installed on behalf of Leicester City Council as part of a group of new units at the Enderby and Meynells Gorse Park and Ride sites through the Plugged in … Read More »

Center Parcs adds EVs to new holiday village

4 years ago / 0 comments

Working in partnership with fleet management specialist CLM, the short break holiday operator has added an outright-purchase fleet of 35 electric and low carbon vehicles. The vehicles at Woburn Forest are in line with … Read More »

Tesla takes Green Engine award at International Engine of the Year

4 years ago / 0 comments

The unit beat off competition from the range extender and full electric units in the BMW i3 plus the Ford 999cc EcoBoost unit which scooped the overall title and the sub 1.0-litre category. Tesla … Read More »

EST adds Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer accolade to 2014 Fleet Hero Awards

4 years ago / 0 comments

Now in their ninth year, the awards are focused on private and public organisations that are proactively reducing fuel bills and cutting carbon emissions through innovative transport policies, improved fleet efficiency, or the provision … Read More »

UK universities lead the way on EV take-up

4 years ago / 0 comments

In 2013, just 2,512 pure EVs were registered, making up 0.11% of the total 2,264,737 cars registered in 2013. However, a freedom of information survey sent out to 116 universities across the UK shows … Read More »