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Natalie Middleton

Emergency services give frontline role to Nissan LEAF

5 years ago / 0 comments

The EV is being deployed as community support vehicles by emergency services in Portugal, France, UK and Switzerland, with a number of other countries considering making the switch to battery power in 2013. Jean-Pierre … Read More »

Nottinghamshire council adds five hybrid vans to fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The light commercial vehicles are a mixture of medium and long wheelbase Ford Transit chassis cabs with dual rear wheels and fitted with tipper bodies. The vans are being used to support a range … Read More »

LCV2013 to include keynote speech from Transport Minister

5 years ago / 0 comments

Hosted by Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies – LCV2013 takes place in Millbrook on 4-5th September 2013. Transport Minister Norman Baker MP said, ‘The Government is … Read More »

BMW launches “artificial intelligence” information service for new i EVs

5 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed “i Genius”, the system enables users to text in a question to a shortcode 84737, which is automatically responded to using adaptive technology. Subsequent questions can be asked allowing an informative, real-time conversation. … Read More »

Toyota reveals technical details on 414bhp Yaris Hybrid-R

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the three-door production model, the Yaris Hybrid-R features a 1.6-litre four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine developed by Toyota Motorsport and two powerful electric motors that give the car intelligent electric all-wheel drive. The … Read More »

Frankfurt Motor Show: Wraps come off Peugeot 208 HYbrid FE with 49g/km

5 years ago / 0 comments

The concept has been developed by Peugeot alongside its oil giant partner Total and is based on a production 208 hatchback featuring a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain but without the use of a plug-in energy … Read More »

New model launches to bring EV prices down further

5 years ago / 0 comments

So says Frost & Sullivan in its ‘Strategic Outlook of the Global Electric Vehicle Market in 2013’, which also finds that 2013 sales of EVs are set to rise to 170-190,000 units globally, up … Read More »

Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW to unveil sub-90g/km plug-in X5 concept

5 years ago / 0 comments

The concept, which follows the BMW Concept Active Tourer unveiled in 2012 , uses a four-cylinder petrol featuring TwinPower Turbo technology and teamed up with an inhouse 95hp motor and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. The result is … Read More »

Question Time debate to focus on ultra low carbon vehicles at LCV2013

5 years ago / 0 comments

Taking place on 5th September 2013 at Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK, LCV2013, the UK’s low carbon vehicle event, is run by Cenex, which is partnering with Fleet World for a “Question Time” … Read More »

Toyota to focus on hybrids at Frankfurt Motor Show

5 years ago / 0 comments

The concept, which showcases possible future hybrid development ideas, is based on the three-door Yaris but features a 1.6-litre GRE (Global Race Engine) developed by Toyota Motorsport. This features two electric motors that drive the … Read More »

Volvo teams up with British Gas for free charging package

5 years ago / 0 comments

The deal, which follows similar partnerships between British Gas and Toyota, Nissan, Renault, Vauxhall and Mitsubishi, includes installation of a home charge point − comprising a 16-amp data-enabled Wall Box with 4.5m cable to … Read More »

Cenex LCV2013 to offer free EV charging

5 years ago / 0 comments

The event, which takes place 4-5 September at Milbrook Proving Ground, will include six fast charging points installed at the end of Millbrook’s mile straight, allowing attendees to drive to the event on electricity … Read More »

Deadline extension for new EST Plugged-in Fleets Award

5 years ago / 0 comments

The award, sponsored by EDF Energy, sponsored by EDF Energy, recognises an organisation that has successfully implemented plug-in cars and/or vans into its daily operation and has taken a best practice approach to the … Read More »

First public wireless charging test goes live in South Korea

5 years ago / 0 comments

The project is being undertaken by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in partnership with the city and sees two electric commuter buses recharge wirelessly whilst driving over specially equipped roads. Developed … Read More »

EV & plug-in hybrids sales to quadruple in US, says LMC Automotive

5 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held this week in Michigan, Mike Omotoso, senior manager of powertrain forecasting at LMC Automotive, highlighted that despite all the hype and billions of dollars of investment, … Read More »

Lex Autolease reaches electric vehicle milestone

5 years ago / 0 comments

Based at E.ON’s Kingswinford site in the West Midlands, the vehicles will be used by the company’s meter reading division on a daily basis for journeys of up to 50 miles.  The introduction of … Read More »

Nissan & Ecotricity expand rapid charger network

5 years ago / 0 comments

The new rapid charging network at Welcome Break service stations is part of a long-term plan to install more than 150 rapid chargers across the UK by April 2014. Since 2011, 97 rapid chargers … Read More »

TCO & CO2 legislation are key reasons for fleets going greener, finds CVO Barometer

5 years ago / 0 comments

This year’s report, supported by Arval, shows that in the UK, being environmentally friendly is not the main motivation for many businesses (especially those with less than 100 employees) and is only the most … Read More »

2013 CVO Barometer shows growing fleet interest in EVs

5 years ago / 0 comments

That’s one of the findings of this year’s Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) Barometer, supported by Arval, which includes more than 4,800 interviews with fleet decision makers across 16 countries.  The results show that in … Read More »

Renault-Nissan sells 100,000th electric car

5 years ago / 0 comments

Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometres — enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times – and have saved 53 million litres of oil and 124 … Read More »