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Kia study reveals fleets ready for EV tipping point

2 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

6 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

6 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

6 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

9 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

9 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?

9 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 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

11 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 »