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Natalie Middleton

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 »

EST webinar to show how plug-in vehicles can reduce fleet costs up to 75%

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Plugged-in Fleets Initiative, funded by Transport for London and the Department for Transport, showedng how electric cars and vans could be incorporated into fleets by combining: • Route scheduling • Real-world data on … Read More »

LeasePlan drives net profits to 7.4% gain

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Netherlands-based corporation said that net profit increased by 7.4% to €241m, compared to €225m in 2011, marking a near record figure. The total number of vehicles remained stable at 1.3 million. LeasePlan also … Read More »

EV charging infrastructure comes under spotlight in new AMA report

6 years ago / 0 comments

The report shows that the market for EV charging infrastructure is still in the very early stages of development and is hugely dependent on Government funding via schemes such as Plugged in Places. According … Read More »

Vauxhall Ampera passes the test for RED Driving School

6 years ago / 0 comments

18-year-old Navdeep Singh passed his test with flying colours in the extended-range EV, which is run by RED Driving School as part of its long-standing partnership with Vauxhall. ‘We’re thrilled to have taught the … Read More »

BVRLA calls for major progress in fleet uptake of plug-in vehicles for 2013

6 years ago / 0 comments

The association says that rental and leasing companies already operate the biggest volume of low-emission vehicles on UK roads, but has highlighted how the Energy Saving Trust’s new Plugged-in-Fleets Initiative (PIFI) has shown that … Read More »

MEPS to tackle issue of road safety for ultra-quiet vehicles

6 years ago / 0 comments

MEPs have called for compulsory requirments to add sound to vehicle vehicles after expressing concerns that they can pose a threat to pedestrians. The draft legislation points to a number of standards that must … Read More »

Government-industry study predicts total sales of 1.6 million hydrogen cars by 2030

6 years ago / 0 comments

The report has been published by the UKH2Mobility project and is intended to provide a “roadmap” for the introduction of vehicles and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK. The report says that up to … Read More »

Demand for E-REVs to soar, says Frost & Sullivan

6 years ago / 0 comments

So says Frost & Sullivan in its Strategic Analysis of Global Market for Range Extenders, which estimates the total market for range extenders, such as the current Vauxhall/Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt, will be … Read More »

Nissan LEAF becomes UK’s first electric driving instructor vehicle

6 years ago / 0 comments

Tomlin, who has been a driving instructor for 14 years, was looking for a more economically friendly car for driving lessons but will also reap the benefit of a projected £2,800 saving a year … Read More »

Citroen slashes DS5 Hybrid4 emissions to 88g/km with latest engine tweaks

6 years ago / 0 comments

The model – Citroen’s first production hybrid – has been given a software-related upgrade that sees emissions for the entry-level DSign trim model drop from its current lowest level of 91g/km to 88g/km with … Read More »

EU alternative fuel infrastructure plans greeted by ACEA

6 years ago / 0 comments

The plans, which form part of the EU’s “clean fuel strategy” are intended to ensure the build-up of alternative fuel stations across Europe with common standards for their design and use. The main measures … Read More »

Daimler, Ford and Renault-Nissan to co-develop fuel cell technology

6 years ago / 0 comments

The deal will see the three carmakers join forces to develop a common fuel cell stack and fuel cell system to be used by each of the carmaker’s in their own differentiated and separately … Read More »

Mitsubishi confirms European recall of i-MiEV

6 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker said that in some cases a flaw within the brake pump could reduce the braking power assistance of the vehicle. It added that the braking itself is not affected, only the amount … Read More »

Charge Your Car to partner with Chargemaster for extended charging point network

6 years ago / 0 comments

The partnership will see the organisations working together to support the widespread roll-out of the existing Charge Your Car network and Pay As You Go (PAYG) services. The move will give the two companies … Read More »

Nissan drops price of LEAF by £2,500

6 years ago / 0 comments

The price reduction is effective immediately, ahead of the launch of the updated model, and brings the price down to £23,490 (with the Plug-In car grant included), or £239 per month with the use … Read More »

Hybrid and electric cars dominate 2013 ACEEE “greenest vehicle” list

6 years ago / 0 comments

The 15th annual ratings, which can be found at greenercars.org, see the Toyota Prius C secure the top spot, with the Honda Fit being placed second, while Toyota’s original Prius comes in joint third with the new … Read More »

Detroit news: 2013 Nissan LEAF to offer improved charging times

6 years ago / 0 comments

As a result, total charging time for the EV will be reduced by nearly half, to around four hours. Pierre Loing, Nissan's product planning chief for the Americas, said: ‘This will be a big … Read More »

Hertz and Chargemaster launch EV car-sharing club in Milton Keynes

6 years ago / 0 comments

The project has been developed by Milton Keynes Council, Hertz on Demand, the Hertz Corporation’s global car sharing club, and charging point installer Chargemaster plc. The car club will initially launch with a fleet … Read More »