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Tag : electric vehicles

LeasePlan partners with Chargemaster for EV fleet solution

1 week ago / 0 comments

Fleet drivers opting for electric vehicles from LeasePlan can now get access to charge points at home, at work and on the road under a new … Read More »

MEPs vote for tougher CO2 and ULEV sales targets

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a 20% targeted reduction in new car and van CO2 emissions between 2021 and 2025, with sub-50g/km vehicles … Read More »

Alfen event aims to helps fleets go electric

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleet operators looking to add electric vehicles or charging points to their business are invited to discuss the technology with experts, at an event hosted by … Read More »

Case Study: How the University of Birmingham made EVs a core component

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

With entries now open for this year’s Energy Saving Trust Fleet Heroes awards, we take a look back at the innovations that earned last year’s winners … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz electric SUV sets sights on the I-Pace

1 month ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz is to launch a long-range, high-performance electric SUV next year, rivalling the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-Tron and Tesla Model X.

Audi starts production of E-Tron electric SUV

2 months ago / 0 comments

Audi has started production of the e-tron electric SUV at its factory in Brussels, ahead of the first deliveries due by the end of the year.

HMRC still stalling on PHEV mileage rates

2 months ago / 0 comments

HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed Advisory Fuel Rates valid from 1 September, including electric vehicles for the first time but not plug-in hybrids, despite ongoing … Read More »

London lamp posts to plug EV charging gaps

2 months ago / 0 comments

Transport for London has awarded contracts to some of the UK’s largest charging point manufacturers to roll out 1,150 charging points across the boroughs by the … Read More »

Plug-ins and SUVs to drive MG fleet growth

2 months ago / 0 comments

MG Motor UK aiming for an eight-fold increase in fleet volumes over the next five years, underpinned by a range of SUVs, electric and plug-in hybrids, … Read More »

Andersen launches business-focused charging point

2 months ago / 0 comments

Charging point manufacturer, Andersen EV, has launched a new-generation ‘premium’ unit designed to offer businesses full control over the way their vehicles top up.

Anglian Water rolls out PAYG charging network

2 months ago / 0 comments

Anglian Water has installed a network of Rolec EV charging points at six offices across the East of England, catering for its own fleet as well … Read More »

Listen to fleets’ ULEV needs, Government told

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Government is missing an opportunity to drive uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles by not addressing the needs of fleets with a joined-up strategy of incentives, … Read More »

EV accreditation needed for roadside recoveries, IMI warns

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is warning recovery companies and emergency services that their personnel will need additional accreditation and qualifications before dealing with … Read More »

Venson study suggests EV knowledge gap

3 months ago / 0 comments

Half of motorists don’t envisage moving to electric or hybrid vehicles within the next 10-15 years, according to a study from Venson Automotive Solutions, highlighting limited … Read More »

Ofgem’s latest proposals could cut off-peak EV charging costs

3 months ago / 0 comments

New proposals have been laid out by Ofgem to support the millions of expected electric vehicles on Britain’s roads and reduce costs to customers.

Ultra-low emission vehicles… Time to get on board?

3 months ago / 0 comments

In an uncertain economic climate, Professor Colin Tourick reckons now might be the right time to take another look at ULEVs.

Electric car club launches in Greenwich

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Enterprise Car Club have partnered to launch an electric car sharing club in the borough’s Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), with … Read More »

Kia hints at pricing for electric Niro SUV

3 months ago / 0 comments

Kia has launched the Niro EV in its home market, hinting that the 280-mile electric SUV will be priced at around £33,000 when it comes to … Read More »

UK’s first ultra-fast chargers to go live within months

4 months ago / 1 comments

The UK’s first ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers are to go live within months, capable of adding 100 miles of range per ten minutes plugged in and … Read More »

Transport Scotland increases EV funding for fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

Increased funding to encourage the uptake of EVs in fleets has been announced by the Scottish Government.

Smart-grid solutions essential to power EV confidence

4 months ago / 0 comments

Cities must deploy smart-charging and storage systems or “face a total collapse of consumer confidence in EVs”.

UK cities call for earlier petrol and diesel ban

4 months ago / 0 comments

City leaders from across the UK are calling on Government to bring forward the ban on pure petrol and diesel vehicle sales to 2030, as part … Read More »

Mazda questions near-future EV benefits

4 months ago / 0 comments

Mazda sees electric vehicles offering less near-future potential for cutting CO2 emissions than improvements to combustion engines, owing to the way the energy is generated.

EVs are the “silver bullet” to transitioning to clean energy

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new clean-energy technology company, named EV8 technologies, has been launched to encourage uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) by using them as a key part of … Read More »

Public charging not important, finds Delta-ee

5 months ago / 0 comments

Public charging may not be as important as is commonly believed, with it accounting for a predicted 8% of all charging over the next 3-10 years, … Read More »

Mayor’s taskforce set up to boost London’s EV uptake

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has setup a new taskforce that he hopes will encourage boroughs, Government and all involved to work together to install … Read More »

EU plans to make Europe a leader in EV battery tech

5 months ago / 0 comments

The European Commission has put together a series of measures that would help Europe fight its corner in the electric vehicle battery sector, including the ability … Read More »

London ‘Zero Emission Zones’ due by 2020

5 months ago / 0 comments

London could get its first electric vehicle only ‘Zero Emission Zones’ by 2020, aimed at improving air quality and driving uptake of cleaner travel, as part … Read More »

Hampshire Police steps up EV plans

5 months ago / 0 comments

Hampshire Constabulary has rolled out the first of a 40 electric vehicles on its fleet, with plans to switch half of its 220 non-pursuit cars to … Read More »

Greater Manchester uses clean air funding to expand EV charging network

7 months ago / 0 comments

Greater Manchester is to add 48 rapid charging points to its electric vehicle charging network with the help of government funds.