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Natalie Middleton

Kia unveils diesel-electric Optima T-Hybrid

6 years ago / 0 comments

The powertrain pairs the Optima’s existing 1.7-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engine, paired with a small electric motor, powered by a 48V lead-carbon battery. The diesel-electric powertrain concept, which was previewed at the 2014 Geneva Motor … Read More »

Electric Drive Transportation Association partners with clean fleet event to drive EV awareness

6 years ago / 0 comments

Being held on 4-7th May 2015 in Dallas, Texas, the 2015 ACT Expo will assemble more than 4,000 conference attendees and 250 sponsors and exhibitors to examine the latest alternative fuel and clean vehicle … Read More »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now on Motability scheme

6 years ago / 0 comments

Among the largest SUVs on the Motability scheme, the Outlander PHEV brings a five-star Euro-NCAP safety rating along with an official combined fuel consumption of 148mpg and emissions from 44g/km of CO2. It also … Read More »

Germany backs draft bill to promote EVs

6 years ago / 0 comments

The cabinet has passed a draft bill that would provide EV drivers with benefit such as special parking spaces at public charging stations in a move to drive EV sales, according to reports. The … Read More »

Ford Mondeo range to include first European-built hybrid

6 years ago / 0 comments

Mechanically similar to the Fusion Hybrid sold in the United States, the Mondeo will feature a smaller 2.0-litre petrol engine than the Fusion's 2.5-litre, paired with two electric motors – one to drive the … Read More »

Strong government support to drive EV charging infrastructure market in South Korea

6 years ago / 0 comments

So says Frost & Sullivan in its new analysis as it highlights that the South Korean Government has extended its subsidy for electric vehicles to private purchasers starting from 2014. Samjeen Yun, senior industry … Read More »

Nissan transforms e-NV200 for VIP transport concept

6 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed the Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept, the concept uses a two-tone metallic blue exterior that houses a luxurious interior with white leather and blue seats along with trim and carpets in black with a … Read More »

Nissan promotes e-NV200 with e4Business programme for SMEs

6 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed e4Business, the programme will allow SMEs and start-ups to pitch their business or business idea to Nissan, who will then create a web page on their behalf and help to promote the business … Read More »

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S to bring more upmarket design

6 years ago / 0 comments

As previously announced, the exterior and interior design are created under "Sporty and Sophisticated" design theme. The front-end bears the Three-Diamond mark with bold chromed accent mouldings on either side to give a 3D … Read More »

Toyota takes wraps off C-HR hybrid crossover concept

6 years ago / 0 comments

Previously unveiled in teaser pics, the C-segment crossover will be hybrid powered as well as displaying an ‘emphatic new design language’. The brand said the front end in particular previews future design themes and … Read More »

EU-funded technology to boost electric car range

6 years ago / 0 comments

The OpEneR project comprises six partners, including Robert Bosch and PSA, which have developed a new intelligent energy management and recovery system for EVs. The team developed new functions and connected better the components … Read More »

All-Tesla chauffeur operator starts up in London

6 years ago / 0 comments

Currently invite only – with applications available on its website – Gliide is said to be user-friendly, affordable and environmentally sound, helped by advanced booking technology to offer a completely zero-emission transportation service. The company says … Read More »

e-NV200 trials begin in Hong Kong

6 years ago / 0 comments

The trials will take part at Kai Tak Development (KTD), a development area in Kowloon that spans more than 320 hectares and includes the former Kai Tak airport site and adjoining districts. During the … Read More »

Lexus releases details of NX 300h all-wheel drive

6 years ago / 0 comments

Set to start deliveries from next month, the new hybrid crossover targets low CO2 emissions and strong fuel economy. A key part of its efficiency will be the lightweight all-wheel drive system. Called E-Four, … Read More »

Three-year car sharing trial to start in Grenoble

6 years ago / 0 comments

Run in partnership with Cité lib, the local car-sharing operator, the “Citélib by Ha:Mo” scheme will run alongside the existing Citélib car-sharing scheme. The three-year project will see a total of 35 three-wheel Toyota … Read More »

Mercedes to launch electric B-Class in Europe

6 years ago / 0 comments

Already available in North America, the brand's first fully electric car is based on the B-Class's modular ENERGY SPACE body concept, which uses the underbody to house the lithium-ion battery, which means the Electric … Read More »

BMW takes top honours at LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards

6 years ago / 0 comments

The group was awarded the “Grand Prix” award for Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport and also selected as the Low Carbon Car / Van Manufacturer of the Year for its “i” range of … Read More »

Cenex launches Free Fleet Carbon Reduction Tool at LCV2014‏

6 years ago / 0 comments

Launched at LCV2014 – the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the UK low carbon vehicle community, which took place this week at Millbrook Proving Ground – the downloadable version of the … Read More »

Tesla adds to Supercharger network in Germany

6 years ago / 0 comments

The new site is located at the 24-TOTAL truck stop Neuberg, just off the A45, near Frankfurt am Main, one of the most important hubs in central Germany. It combines the route between Dortmund … Read More »

Renault and Bolloré form joint venture for EVs

6 years ago / 0 comments

Under the agreement, which follows the letter of intent signed last year, Renault will gradually take over assembly of the Bluecar, formerly built solely in Italy. The vehicles will be assembled at the Renault … Read More »