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Natalie Middleton

Kia reveals pricing and specs for Soul EV

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UK order books are now open for the third-generation Kia Soul, which is only being offered in electric vehicle guise in Europe.

VWFS | Fleet ‘EV-4-ME?’ tool guides drivers on ULEV choices

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Volkswagen Financial Services | Fleet has launched a new multi-marque tool that can help both fleets and drivers decide which powertrain type is best for their needs.

JLR calls for UK giga-scale battery production as XJ goes electric

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Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that the next-generation XJ will go electric as it also calls for a giga-scale battery production plant in the UK.

Tesla Model 3 scores highest-ever Euro NCAP Safety Assist score

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The Tesla Model 3, Škoda Scala and Mercedes-Benz B-Class and latest GLE have earned five-star ratings in the latest batch of Euro NCAP ratings, with Tesla putting in a particularly strong performance.

Braintree to mark first of 100+ Electric Forecourt network

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Gridserve has submitted a planning application to build the first of a 100-plus ‘Electric Forecourt’ network in the UK as it pushes ahead with plans to revolutionise EV charging.

Number of rapid chargers in Cardiff city centre to double

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Cardiff Council is deploying 12 rapid EV charge points from Engenie, more than doubling the number of rapid chargers in the city centre.

EVBox and Smappee to roll out solar-powered smart charging

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Global charging station manufacturer EVBox and smart energy management pioneer Smappee are rolling out smart charging products globally under a new multi-year agreement.

Ubitricity UK plans for expansion under new managing director

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Daniel Bentham has joined on-street charging specialist Ubitricity UK as managing director.

Fleets commit to going electric for London Climate Action Week

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Two more fleets have signed up to go electric under the EV100 initiative as part of the Mayor of London’s inaugural London Climate Action Week (1-8 July).

EST launches new lowering van emissions and costs guide

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The Energy Saving Trust has published an updated version of its guide to Lowering Van Emissions and Costs.

Hybrids remain ‘real disruptor’ to new car market

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Diesel sales are unlikely to recover in the foreseeable future from the various blows dealt to them, putting hybrids rather than electric or petrol vehicles in the limelight as the “real disruptor” to the … Read More »

Highways England trials electric vehicles

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Highways England has deployed two fully electric roadworks vehicles under a five-month trial that will explore their potential on a wider basis.

Smart platform to more than halve the cost of charging

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A new smart charging platform said to more than halve the cost of charging plug-in vehicles compared to regular charging has launched in the UK.

BMW moves electric car plans ‘up a gear’

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BMW says it’s accelerating its electric car plans after meeting its own target two year ahead of schedule.

Leap to EVs will help counter UK automotive downturn

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The UK automotive sector may be seeing its sharpest downturn in business conditions for six and a half years but an imminent switch from drivers and fleets to electric vehicles will bring opportunities.

Scottish Government funding to bring 800 extra charge points

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The Scottish Government is pressing ahead with expansion of its charging point infrastructure through some 800 extra charge points to support EV take-up.

‘Source West’ EV charging point network gets major upgrades

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The ‘Source West’ EV charging point network is being upgraded including the addition of more chargepoints under a move intended to help advance ULEV take-up in the region.

Government urged to mandate smart charging at workplaces too

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The Government has been urged to ensure all new chargepoints, including at workplaces and public sites, are smart as it pushes ahead with plans to mandate smart tech for home chargers.

DPD ramps up for national EV roll-out with smart charging network

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Parcel delivery giant DPD is building on plans for an all-electric fleet with the deployment of a smart charging network.

More sophisticated EV evaluation tools ‘sorely needed’, says FleetCheck

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Evaluation tools could become central to fleet EV adoption but more sophisticated technologies are desperately needed, according to FleetCheck.