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Natalie Middleton

Nissan LEAF reaches 3,000th UK sale

6 years ago / 0 comments

The landmark was reached in November and came as Nissan's second-generation LEAF secures more than 1,300 UK sales in the six months since its launch. Jon Pollock, sales director at Nissan GB said: ‘The … Read More »

Britain’s third largest trade union to replace Toyota Prius fleet with Auris hybrids

6 years ago / 0 comments

The deal for the British-built Auris Hybrid fits in with GMB’s key buy British criterion along with its focus on strong eco credentials; the Auris models will replace the existing Toyota Prius hybrids on … Read More »

Driverless and electric cars to lead 2014 growth

6 years ago / 0 comments

Leech said 2013 had been a ‘fantastic’ year for the automotive industry, with 1,276,287 cars built in the first 11 months – a 5.4% rise – while sales were up 9.9%. Figures which put … Read More »

Hyundai Intrado concept previews next-generation hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain

6 years ago / 0 comments

Named after the underside of an aircraft's wing, which produces lift, enabling flight to take place, the Intrado also takes technical inspiration from aircraft, including through the use of advanced materials, lightweight design and … Read More »

GM pulls Chevrolet out of Europe

6 years ago / 0 comments

Instead GM will focus its efforts more on the Opel and Vauxhall brands whilst tailoring the Chevrolet's presence to offering select ‘iconic’ vehicles – such as the Corvette – in Western and Eastern Europe. … Read More »

Government looks to convert public sector fleets to EVs under infrastructure spending plan

6 years ago / 0 comments

The National Infrastructure Plan commits over £375bn of planned public and private sector investment to energy, transport, communications and water projects and includes the announcement that the Government is to take forward steps to … Read More »

NEVS proceeds with plans for electric Saab 9-3 as petrol engine production restarts

6 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this year NEVS started the assembly of the first car in a batch of pre-series electric cars and the production petrol engine version has now gone into production at the former Saab plant … Read More »

Mahindra to showcase electric vehicle technology in FIA Formula E Championship

6 years ago / 0 comments

The firm said joining the new zero-emission race series was a natural step for the Mahindra Group, which makes the Mahindra Reva EV. ‘We strongly believe that Formula E can provide an excellent global … Read More »

Smart launches fortwo electric drive
 vehicle in China

6 years ago / 0 comments

The fourtwo electric drive features a 55kW electric motor delivering 130Nm of torque and goes from 0 to 60km/h in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 125km/h. A lithium-ion battery with 17.6 kWh … Read More »

New Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid to qualify for plug-in car grant

6 years ago / 0 comments

The new four-seater Porsche uses a 3.0-litre V6 engine teamed with a newly developed lithium-ion battery and electric motor to offer official economy and CO2 figures of 91mpg and 71g/km respectively. As well as qualifying … Read More »

New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to be exempt from London Congestion Charge

6 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle, which goes on sale in spring 2014, can achieve up to 148mpg and only emits 44g/km CO2, ensuring customers benefit from reduced fuel bills, no vehicle excise duty (VED) and, for company … Read More »

Itec signs £1.5m deal with Toyota/Lexus for first major all-hybrid fleet in UK

6 years ago / 0 comments

The deal, which will establish what is believed to be the first all-hybrid fleet of its kind and size in the UK, comes as the firm looks to reduce its emissions by 50% over … Read More »

BMW to offer green electricity for EVs under Good Energy deal

6 years ago / 0 comments

Good Energy sources all its electricity from certified renewables across Britain, enabling BMW to provide its EV customers in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) with access to 100% green electricity at home. BMW said … Read More »

Honda concept previews 2015 hydrogen fuel cell cars

6 years ago / 0 comments

The latest concept follows the launch of the FCX, billed as the world’s first production fuel-cell vehicle, in 2002 and will bear the distinction of being the first vehicle to use a fuel-cell powertrain in … Read More »

EST promotes benefits of EVs in video

6 years ago / 0 comments

Available here, the video follows on from the success of the Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI) run by the EST and also covers the latest Plugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 scheme. The original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative … Read More »

Nissan confirms e-NV200 launch in Japan & then worldwide

6 years ago / 0 comments

The model will be produced at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain from mid-2014 and will be available in both passenger car and commercial vehicle bodystyles. Nissan is already working on specific fleet trials of … Read More »

FedEx EV roll-out in Brazil kicks off with Renault Kangoo Z.E.

6 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicles will go into commission on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in January 2014, making daily journeys and final-kilometer deliveries.  Earlier this month, Frost & Sullivan released research showing … Read More »

Oxford launches first Electric Car Club

6 years ago / 0 comments

Run by E-Car Club along with community group Low Carbon Oxford North, the scheme will use a Nissan LEAF based in Summertown and will offer a specially designated parking space and electric charging point … Read More »

US drivers unaware of financial benefits of EVs

6 years ago / 0 comments

Over 2,000 in 21 of the nation’s largest cities were interviewed for the report, which revealed that 95% of the respondents didn’t know about state and local subsidies, rebates and other incentives. In addition, … Read More »

59% of car buyers would need 150-mile+ range to consider EV purchase

6 years ago / 0 comments

That’s one of the findings of a recent survey by AutoTrader.com, which measured consumer attitudes on a range of topics concerning diesels, hybrids, electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids. According to the survey, the … Read More »