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Natalie Middleton

Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches into EV rental with London-based Volts

5 years ago / 0 comments

A total of 20 Chevrolet Volts will be based across its Greater London branches with plug-in recharging facilities, with plans to expand the pilot scheme into other parts of the UK if it’s successful. … Read More »

Building contractor adds Renault ZOE pool cars to fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The two Renault ZOEs will be based at Forrest’s headquarters at Dodd Lane, Bolton and will be available to staff as pool cars during the day, and the intention is that they will be … Read More »

Electric vehicle sales up 228.88% in US

5 years ago / 0 comments

According to Clean Technica, sales of 100% electric vehicles were up from 14,032 units in 2012, to 46,148 units last year. In comparison, plug-in hybrid electric sales increased 26.87% in that time period to … Read More »

EV sales to top 10,000 in 2014, says BVRLA

5 years ago / 0 comments

The association says that in 2014 Renault and Nissan will aggressively market their products against new models from competitors including BMW, Ford, Audi and VW, and this competition should produce some more attractive pricing … Read More »

Green cars key to maintaining sales growth, says PwC

5 years ago / 0 comments

According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), a total of 2,264,737 cars were registered last year; up 10.8% on 2012. Full-year registrations for the fleet sector rose 5.7% from … Read More »

Burnt Tree adds first hybrid cars to rental fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The additions to the fleet take the form of both hatchback and Tourer models and will initially be located at the company’s depots in Heathrow and Purfleet in East London for use by corporate … Read More »

Fleets to increasingly switch to EVs in 2014, reckons Alphabet

5 years ago / 0 comments

According to the leasing giant, the involvement of brands such as Renault, Peugeot, Citroën, BMW, Mitsubishi, Nissan, VW and Ford in the EV market is helping to support credibility and driving interest in the … Read More »

ACFO & EST seminar to address fleet business case for EVs

5 years ago / 0 comments

Backed by BMW and a wide range of other electric vehicle experts, including the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the seminar will be held on Tuesday, 18th February, 2014at BMW Oxford from 10am-4pm.  … Read More »

Nissan LEAF reaches 3,000th UK sale

5 years ago / 0 comments

The landmark was reached in November and came as Nissan's second-generation LEAF secures more than 1,300 UK sales in the six months since its launch. Jon Pollock, sales director at Nissan GB said: ‘The … Read More »

Britain’s third largest trade union to replace Toyota Prius fleet with Auris hybrids

5 years ago / 0 comments

The deal for the British-built Auris Hybrid fits in with GMB’s key buy British criterion along with its focus on strong eco credentials; the Auris models will replace the existing Toyota Prius hybrids on … Read More »

Driverless and electric cars to lead 2014 growth

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leech said 2013 had been a ‘fantastic’ year for the automotive industry, with 1,276,287 cars built in the first 11 months – a 5.4% rise – while sales were up 9.9%. Figures which put … Read More »

Hyundai Intrado concept previews next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain

5 years ago / 0 comments

Named after the underside of an aircraft's wing, which produces lift, enabling flight to take place, the Intrado also takes technical inspiration from aircraft, including through the use of advanced materials, lightweight design and … Read More »

GM pulls Chevrolet out of Europe

5 years ago / 0 comments

Instead GM will focus its efforts more on the Opel and Vauxhall brands whilst tailoring the Chevrolet's presence to offering select ‘iconic’ vehicles – such as the Corvette – in Western and Eastern Europe. … Read More »

Government looks to convert public sector fleets to EVs under infrastructure spending plan

5 years ago / 0 comments

The National Infrastructure Plan commits over £375bn of planned public and private sector investment to energy, transport, communications and water projects and includes the announcement that the Government is to take forward steps to … Read More »

NEVS proceeds with plans for electric Saab 9-3 as petrol engine production restarts

5 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year NEVS started the assembly of the first car in a batch of pre-series electric cars and the production petrol engine version has now gone into production at the former Saab plant … Read More »

Mahindra to showcase electric vehicle technology in FIA Formula E Championship

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The firm said joining the new zero-emission race series was a natural step for the Mahindra Group, which makes the Mahindra Reva EV. ‘We strongly believe that Formula E can provide an excellent global … Read More »

Smart launches fortwo electric drive
 vehicle in China

5 years ago / 0 comments

The fourtwo electric drive features a 55kW electric motor delivering 130Nm of torque and goes from 0 to 60km/h in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 125km/h. A lithium-ion battery with 17.6 kWh … Read More »

New Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid to qualify for plug-in car grant

5 years ago / 0 comments

The new four-seater Porsche uses a 3.0-litre V6 engine teamed with a newly developed lithium-ion battery and electric motor to offer official economy and CO2 figures of 91mpg and 71g/km respectively. As well as qualifying … Read More »

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to be exempt from London Congestion Charge

5 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle, which goes on sale in spring 2014, can achieve up to 148mpg and only emits 44g/km CO2, ensuring customers benefit from reduced fuel bills, no vehicle excise duty (VED) and, for company … Read More »

Itec signs £1.5m deal with Toyota/Lexus for first major all-hybrid fleet in UK

5 years ago / 0 comments

The deal, which will establish what is believed to be the first all-hybrid fleet of its kind and size in the UK, comes as the firm looks to reduce its emissions by 50% over … Read More »