Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Natalie Middleton

Renault-Nissan sells 100,000th electric car

6 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 »

BMW reveals prices for i3 electric car

6 years ago / 0 comments

The i3 electric car will be delivered to customers in the UK from November and will be available on a 36-month leasing contract for an initial payment of £2,995 (incl. VAT) followed by monthly … Read More »

London Executive to replace luxury chauffeur fleet with Mercedes hybrids

6 years ago / 0 comments

The company runs a fleet of more than 460 cars operating over 3,500 accounts and says that reducing its carbon footprint while still offering luxury service at affordable prices is a priority. ‘Within two … Read More »

Government to invest £500m in EVs

6 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, the “Action for Roads” command paper is fully funded by June’s spending review and sees the Government commit £500m to support the UK ultra-low emission vehicle industry, saying … Read More »

Goodwood to go electric with rapid chargers

6 years ago / 0 comments

The new rapid chargers, capable of “filling” an all-electric LEAF to 80% battery capacity in 30 minutes, have been donated by Nissan as part of its aim of installing 150 fast chargers in the … Read More »

€1.4bn EU programme to boost fuel cell and hydrogen sector

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking creates the basis for a renewed public-private partnership aimed at expanding the use of clean and efficient technologies in transport, … Read More »

Renault prepared to wait for EV volumes

6 years ago / 0 comments

‘You only have to look at sales of the Prius in the beginning,’ said Beatrice Foucher, vice-president of the French company's electric vehicle programme to news agency Headlineauto. ‘It took eight years to show … Read More »

Time for move away from tailpipe carbon measure, says lowCVP

6 years ago / 0 comments

The action and advisory group, which looks to accelerate a sustainable shift to low carbon vehicles and fuels in the UK, has highlighted that currently about 80% of greenhouse gas emissions occur during the … Read More »

Netherlands to gain world’s largest nationwide EV fast-charging network

6 years ago / 0 comments

Leading power and automation technology group ABB has won the contract to supply the chargers to the Fastned stations along the Dutch highways. Each station will be equipped with several multi-standards fast chargers, such … Read More »

Plugged-in fleets to be recognised in 2013 Fleet Hero awards

6 years ago / 0 comments

The awards have been running since 2006 and distinguish public and private sector organisations that are achieving environmental best practice by implementing innovative solutions to reduce carbon emissions and operate efficient and environmentally friendly … Read More »

Toyota Prius reaches three million worldwide sales milestone

6 years ago / 0 comments

First launched in Japan in 1997, the flagship model for Toyota’s hybrid power technology has seen its official CO2 emissions figures have fallen from 114 to 89g/km and the cost of its hybrid powertrain … Read More »

New ZOE to address EV concerns, says Renault

6 years ago / 0 comments

The ZOE is a small electric car available from £13,995 after a Government grant. Buyers are also charged from £70 a month to lease the expensive batteries that power it. A wall box to … Read More »

Islington Council acquires further hybrid vans for fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The council initially invested in eight Ashwoods hybrid vans back in 2009 and now owns a total of 37 vehicles – the largest local authority fleet of hybrid light commercial vehicles in the UK. … Read More »

British Gas launches free Homecharge Unit & POLAR membership scheme

6 years ago / 0 comments

Jointly funded through British Gas and the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles, the free package is being made available until 31st March 2015 and includes: Installation of a home charge point (a 16 … Read More »

Drayson Racing sets new World Electric Land Speed Record

6 years ago / 0 comments

Former science minister, businessman and racing driver Lord Drayson was behind the wheel of the record-breaking Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le-Mans Prototype yesterday (25th June) and commented: ‘I’m delighted we’ve beaten the record tonight … Read More »

New Twizy Cargo EV offers enhanced practicality for fleets

6 years ago / 0 comments

The new Cargo derivative replaces the tandem seat on the standard Twizy with a lockable door giving access to a 180-litre boot capable of accepting loads up to 75kg. The Twizy Cargo is also … Read More »

Scientific group adds LEAF to salary sacrifice scheme

6 years ago / 0 comments

Blacktrace Holdings is a group of companies that create commercially viable products from new scientific discoveries or inventions under the tagline of “Productizing Science”. The group offers all employees the option of a car … Read More »

PSA & Sixt to offer EVs in car sharing scheme

6 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Share Your Fleet, the scheme will offer fleets a wide range of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles that will also include petrol and diesel-engined cars and LCVs – available on a leasing contract-based product … Read More »

NHS Trust branches out into hybrid vans

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) NSH Foundation Trust purchased a 3.5t Ashwoods Hybrid Transit from Ashwoods Automotive and is using the vehicle for hospital courier transport. The vehicle is up to 25% more … Read More »

City of York Council looks to go electric following EST initiative

6 years ago / 0 comments

The council was keen to find out more about the potential benefits of plug-in vehicles as part of its Low Emission Strategy and so applied to take part in the Plugged-In Fleets Initiative, which … Read More »