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Tag : electric vehicles

An electric future for UK fleets

18 hours ago / 0 comments

Mike Brown, director of industry collaboration & partnerships at the University of Salford, on how the transition to EVs will bring a number of opportunities for … Read More »

An electrifying opportunity: The future for fleet EV take-up

7 days ago / 0 comments

Jonathan Musk looks at why recent legislative changes to how electric vehicles are taxed will be the tipping point for their acceptance and should encourage fleet … Read More »

Latest DPD contract with ASOS requires electric deliveries

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Under a new five-year contract between DPD and online fashion retailer ASOS, at least 50% of deliveries within the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will … Read More »

EV charge point locations outnumber petrol stations

5 months ago / 5 comments

Figures from popular EV charge point mapping service Zap-Map, show that public charging locations now surpasses petrol stations for the first time.

Kia study reveals fleets ready for EV tipping point

8 months ago / 0 comments

Demand for electric vehicles is reaching a tipping point for fleets, according to a new study by Kia.

Volvo invests in mobile EV rapid charging startup

12 months ago / 0 comments

Volvo Cars has invested in charging point company FreeWire Technologies, which has developed a cheaper and less labour-intensive solution for installing rapid chargers for electric vehicles.

Electric cars step up to the challenge at 2018 MPG Marathon

12 months ago / 0 comments

Results from the 2018 Fleet World/ALD Automotive MPG Marathon have shown fleets and drivers have never a wider choice of technologies at their disposal, just as … Read More »

LeasePlan partners with Chargemaster for EV fleet solution

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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?

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.