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Natalie Middleton

Northern Ireland police service puts Ampera to test on fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle will go on service with PSNI in Belfast city centre as an incident response vehicle. Thanks to its E-REV technology – which combines both an electric motor and a petrol engine – … Read More »

New York Auto Show News: Infiniti to debut QX60 Hybrid

6 years ago / 0 comments

Based on the now-renamed seven-seat Infiniti JX35 that was launched early last year, the Hybrid version of the QX60 uses a 2.5-litre supercharged engine and 15kW electric motor with a lithium-ion battery and a … Read More »

Football club recruits EVs for fleet training

6 years ago / 0 comments

The club has already embarked upon a green revolution – the New Lawn stadium is powered with 100% renewable energy from solar panels and wind power, red-meat has been cut from the menu for … Read More »

Geneva News: Auris Hybrid emissions to drop to 84g/km

6 years ago / 0 comments

In its press conference today (5 March) at the Geneva Motor Show Toyota Europe said that it’s planning a big push on hybrids this year, which are expected to increase by 35% this year … Read More »

Fleets to receive £5,000 grant for Volvo plug-in diesel hybrid

6 years ago / 0 comments

The scheme is intended to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars and the addition of the V60 plug-in to the list of eligible cars will bring the purchase price down … Read More »

Tax changes increase attractiveness of hybrids, says Fleet Alliance

6 years ago / 0 comments

From April, the threshold for the main rate of capital allowances for business cars reduces from 160g/km to 130g/km, while the threshold for claiming 100% first year capital allowances falls from cars emitting 110g/km … Read More »

Geneva News: Seven electric Defender models to dominate Land Rover stand

6 years ago / 0 comments

The 110 Defenders use a 70kW (94bhp), 330Nm electric motor twinned with a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 27kWh, giving a range of more than 50 miles. Land Rover claims up to … Read More »

EST calls for applications for latest Plugged-In Fleets initiative

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The initiative, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, follows the successful completion of the original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), which demonstrated how 20 of the UK’s leading organisations from the public and … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera put to test in EV first for ambulance service

6 years ago / 0 comments

The trial forms part of the ambulance service's commitment to reducing its carbon emissions and will see it run the Ampera extended-range EV as a rapid response vehicle in the York area over the … Read More »

Last chance for fleets to claim hybrid van grants, warns Ashwoods

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport’s Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme (LCVPP) is offering public sector organisations a subsidy of £3,430 per vehicle in a move to help such organisations become early adopters of low carbon … Read More »

Daventry Council gives green light to EV charging point

6 years ago / 0 comments

According to a report in the Daventry Express, the council’s strategy group discussed the proposal to install a charging point for electric vehicles at the town’s Lodge Road car park. The project would cost … Read More »

Sales of lithium-ion batteries soar as EV production rises, finds Frost & Sullivan

6 years ago / 0 comments

The market boost has come about following a rise in the number of EVs and HEVs being produced as well as a shift to lithiumn-ion batteries from the previously used nickel-metal hydride technology. As … Read More »

VW to push ahead with plug-in hybrid SUVs for Europe

6 years ago / 0 comments

The CrossBlue has now been cleared for production to provide a vital missing link in VW's American line-up, but is not targeted at any other parts of the world. However, the plug-in hybrid powertrain … Read More »

Post Danmark to add 50 Mercedes EVs to fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The pilot operation with Post Danmark began on the island of Bornholm with three vehicles in mid-2011. A crucial factor for the decision in favour of the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL was the combination of … Read More »

City of Sydney to address congestion issues with Nissan LEAF fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicles – which form Nissan’ssingle largest order of its LEAF EV in Australia – will replace the council’s former fleet of 10 Toyota Prius petrol-electric hybrid cars, and will be used by a … Read More »

Nissan welcomes Government move to expand EV charging network

6 years ago / 0 comments

As part of the £37m scheme, the Government has said that any public sector organisation – such as the police, NHS, local government – wanting an on-site charging point will now have the installation … Read More »

Fleets to gain from thousands of new plug-in charging points

6 years ago / 0 comments

The package will offer free installation of an onsite charging point to any public sector organisation – such as the police, NHS, local government. In addition the Government will provide 75% of the cost of … Read More »

Ultra Low Emission Zone to help drive EV adoption, says Qualcomm

6 years ago / 0 comments

The plans for the Ultra Low Emission zone will see only zero or low-emission vehicles enter the Capital during working hours. The move is intended to deliver dramatic benefits in air quality and provide a … Read More »

London could become world's first Ultra-low Carbon Emission Zone by 2020

6 years ago / 0 comments

The move is intended to deliver dramatic benefits in air quality and provide a major spur for the further development and mass take-up of zero and low emission vehicles. Boris Johnson said: ‘Creating the … Read More »

Geneva News: Chevrolet to add Spark to show

6 years ago / 0 comments

The zero-emission car goes on sale from this summer in the States followed by selected European markets from 2014. The model features a GM-designed permanent magnet electric motor producing 132hp and 542Nm of torque, … Read More »