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Natalie Middleton

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

6 years ago / 0 comments

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 »

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 »