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Plug-in Car Grant rises to 35% of RRP from April

2 years ago / 0 comments

From the 1st April, buyers will be able to claim a 35% discount of the vehicle’s recommended retail price, up to the already existing £5,000 cap. Significantly, this means electric cars priced under £20,000 … Read More »

Arval UK extends fleet insurance package

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched this month, it builds on the pilot of Arval Total Care launched last year, which allows fleets to add a package including accident management, damage cover and breakdown assistance for the duration of … Read More »

Chargemaster introduces workplace charging offer

2 years ago / 0 comments

The offer includes a 7kW wallbox, capable of recharching the Nissan LEAF or Renault ZOE in around four hours, and installation by the company’s nationwide electricians for a fixed price of £995 (plus VAT).  … Read More »

Next Kia Optima could include estate bodystyle

2 years ago / 0 comments

The teaser image shows nothing from the B-pillar backwards and, with Kia claiming space and versatility for customers with active lifestyles, this could be hiding a sports tourer version of the previously saloon-only family … Read More »

Infiniti to reveal Evoque rival at Geneva Motor Show

2 years ago / 0 comments

An important addition to the carmaker’s European range, the QX30 will give Infiniti a rival to other big-selling premium crossovers, such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and Range Rover Evoque, all … Read More »

EST aids Scottish fleets with going green

2 years ago / 0 comments

Since 1 April 2014, 350 Scottish businesses have received advice from the Transport Scotland-funded organisation, with more than 100 completing transport reviews in that time. The latter offers free insight into where participants can … Read More »

Kia previews e-AWD Concept for Chicago Auto Show

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Kia says the ‘bold off-roader was conceived by Kia's California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape. Intended to enable a wide array of outdoor activities from skiing and … Read More »

More fleets sign up to Warwickshire EV project

2 years ago / 0 comments

Managed by low carbon consultancy Greenwatt, WREV provides rural businesses with a free feasibility study and cost analysis, with £2,000 grant funding towards the lease of an electric vehicle, a free workplace charging point … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Twingo Play Sce 70

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £9,995 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 105g/km The third generation Renault Twingo is one of those products which reminds you how brilliant the French manufacturers are at small cars. Compact, stylish and … Read More »

Nissan aiming for 200-mile range with next LEAF

2 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at a media round table at the Detroit Motor Show, Renault-Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn said electric vehicles were best compared to mobile phones and, as an emerging technology, it’s likely to develop quickly … Read More »

Three-cylinder engines for refreshed BMW 1 Series

2 years ago / 0 comments

The mid-life update includes a substantial redesign of the front and rear sections of the car, bringing it closer to the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible launched in the UK last year. All versions … Read More »

Public sector to get £5m ULEV fleet funding

2 years ago / 0 comments

Announced by Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer, the scheme aims to add around 200 plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles with fleets including the police, fire services and NHS from February onwards. It builds on the … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTi Tech Line

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £23,175 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 109g/km, Positioned as the seven-seat alternative to the Insignia, Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer is one of those unusual cars which not only manages the tough requirements of a … Read More »

Spring updates for BMW small and mid-size models

2 years ago / 0 comments

A new 16d engine, a 2.0-litre unit with 114bhp, will join the 3 Series Saloon and Touring ranges, again delivering fuel economy improvements. With this engine, the 316d Saloon returns 3.9l/100km and emits 102g/km, … Read More »

Jaguar confirms F-PACE crossover for 2016 launch

2 years ago / 0 comments

Announced at the Detroit Motor Show, the F-PACE is the production version of the C-X17 concept (pictured) and will enable Jaguar to challenge the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and X4, Lexus NX and Porsche … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz B-Class

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact MPV Price: £21,500–£30,050 Fuel: 50.4–78.5mpg CO2: 94–134g/km Mercedes-Benz can lay claim to founding the premium MPV segment with the original A-Class back in 1998. But, with the latest version of its entry-level … Read More »

Skoda Fabia named What Car? Car of the Year

2 years ago / 0 comments

Presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane last night, the Fabia’s overall win marks 15 years since it picked up the same title in 2000. The supermini beat a shortlist of … Read More »

Nissan doubles public sector EV fleet specialist team

2 years ago / 0 comments

The new team is headed by national EV manager, Karl Anders, who joins the company from the Energy Saving Trust where he was a fleet consultant for the agency. Ben Grocott and Tony Machin, … Read More »

Volkswagen announces Polo BlueMotion pricing

2 years ago / 0 comments

UK deliveries will begin in March and, despite indicating that it would stop offering the diesel BlueMotion in the UK, Volkswagen will offer both models to British customers. Mirroring the Golf BlueMotion, the Polo … Read More »

OLEV funds 39-strong Siemens rapid charge network

2 years ago / 0 comments

Funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the network comprises 20 Siemens QC45 units in South Tyneside and 19 in Dorset, each compatible with the CHAdeMO DC, Type 2 AC and Combined … Read More »


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