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Natalie Middleton

Mercedes adds new diesel hybrid unit to S-Class line-up

6 years ago / 0 comments

The S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid L AMG Line is the second hybrid engine for the S-Class line-up (alongside the S 400 Hybrid L), and is from the same engine family as the E 300 … Read More »

Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: BMW i3 joins electrifying line-up

6 years ago / 0 comments

The i3 is the first of BMW’s new plug-in vehicle sub-brand, and is available in two versions: the pure electric version which covers a typical 80-100 miles on a single charge, and a range-extended … Read More »

Renault unveils EV-ready KWID concept

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Renault concept – which, significantly, is the first to be unveiled outside Europe – has a buggy car appearance aimed at young customers. The two-tone yellow and grey exterior has been chosen not … Read More »

ACFO calls for clarity on EV taxation for fleets

6 years ago / 0 comments

HM Treasury has confirmed that the annual Budget will this year be held on Wednesday 19th March. In response, ACFO director and former chairman Julie Jenner has met HMRC officials in the latest of … Read More »

Government to invest £9.3m in car charging points

6 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Go Ultra Low, the 12-month campaign will see £9.3m of funding used to create hundreds more charging points at workplaces and key travel routes across the country.  The funding will come from the … Read More »

ACFO to cover EV whole-life costs, tax position & future prospects in seminar

6 years ago / 0 comments

The seminar is being held on Tuesday 18th February from 10am to 4pm at BMW Oxford and sees ACFO join forces with BMW and a wide range of other electric vehicle experts, including the … Read More »

ALD Automotive delivers fleet of 14 Nissan LEAFS in France

6 years ago / 0 comments

The firm, a specialist in cooling systems of engines based in Marseille and Aubagne, is particularly involved in voluntary environmental initiatives and decided to select electric vehicles in order to go emission-free. The firm … Read More »

London taxi plans will bring new wave of zero emission urban mobility, says Frost & Sullivan

6 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the view of Frost & Sullivan consultant Martyn Briggs who says that London will be the catalyst for a new wave of zero emission urban mobility through a cities taxi trade. Brigg said: … Read More »

Tesla looks to develop Chinese charging network

6 years ago / 0 comments

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla's vice president of corporate and business development, said at the Detroit Motor Show that the firm has begun action to put the network into … Read More »

All new London taxis must be zero emission capable from 2018

6 years ago / 0 comments

The plans have been revealed at Transport for London’s (TFL) “New Taxis for London” event today (16th January), which sees the Mayor and five companies – Frazer-Nash, Nissan, Karsan, London Taxi Company and Mercedes … Read More »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV makes it onto Plug-in Car Grant list

6 years ago / 0 comments

The move is set to reduce the Outlander PHEV price by the full grant of £5,000, although Mitsubishi is still to announce pricing for the vehicle, which goes on sale this spring. The carmaker … Read More »

Report identifies 10 trends for EVs in 2014

6 years ago / 0 comments

The research firm says that this year will see automakers introduce several dozen new plug-in electric vehicle models – from small city cars to higher-priced luxury vehicles – while the continued penetration of electric … Read More »

Tesla recalls car chargers due to excessive heating issue

6 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker said that ‘a variety of factors such as corrosion, physical damage to receptacles, or inappropriate wiring or installation of electrical outlets can cause higher than normal electrical resistance when using the Universal … Read More »

Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches into EV rental with London-based Volts

6 years ago / 0 comments

A total of 20 Chevrolet Volts will be based across its Greater London branches with plug-in recharging facilities, with plans to expand the pilot scheme into other parts of the UK if it’s successful. … Read More »

Building contractor adds Renault ZOE pool cars to fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The two Renault ZOEs will be based at Forrest’s headquarters at Dodd Lane, Bolton and will be available to staff as pool cars during the day, and the intention is that they will be … Read More »

Electric vehicle sales up 228.88% in US

6 years ago / 0 comments

According to Clean Technica, sales of 100% electric vehicles were up from 14,032 units in 2012, to 46,148 units last year. In comparison, plug-in hybrid electric sales increased 26.87% in that time period to … Read More »

EV sales to top 10,000 in 2014, says BVRLA

6 years ago / 0 comments

The association says that in 2014 Renault and Nissan will aggressively market their products against new models from competitors including BMW, Ford, Audi and VW, and this competition should produce some more attractive pricing … Read More »

Green cars key to maintaining sales growth, says PwC

6 years ago / 0 comments

According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), a total of 2,264,737 cars were registered last year; up 10.8% on 2012. Full-year registrations for the fleet sector rose 5.7% from … Read More »

Burnt Tree adds first hybrid cars to rental fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

The additions to the fleet take the form of both hatchback and Tourer models and will initially be located at the company’s depots in Heathrow and Purfleet in East London for use by corporate … Read More »

Fleets to increasingly switch to EVs in 2014, reckons Alphabet

6 years ago / 0 comments

According to the leasing giant, the involvement of brands such as Renault, Peugeot, Citroën, BMW, Mitsubishi, Nissan, VW and Ford in the EV market is helping to support credibility and driving interest in the … Read More »