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Tag : electric vehicles

Plug-ins and SUVs to drive MG fleet growth

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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

6 hours 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 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 month 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

5 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.

Fleet procurement could put UK in EV fast lane, says Unite

5 months ago / 0 comments

The UK car market’s successful transition to electric vehicles will require measures to drive fleet EV take-up, as well as action to protect the manufacturing sector.

What can the UK learn from Norway’s eco-friendly car boom?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Norway is leading the way globally in the adoption of plug-in vehicles, which accounted for nearly a third of the country’s new car sales in 2017. … Read More »

Oxford Zero Emission Zone plans gather pace

5 months ago / 0 comments

Oxford City Council is pushing ahead with plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from the city centre by the end of the decade, saying it … Read More »

AI-based technology helps eliminate range anxiety for EV fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

Essex-based health and care organisation Provide is deploying an artificial intelligence-based journey prediction solution across its expanding Nissan Leaf EV fleet to eliminate range anxiety and … Read More »

Charging points not the barrier to EV uptake, report says

6 months ago / 0 comments

Slow uptake of electric vehicles across Europe has more to do with limited availability of vehicles than a lack of charging infrastructure, according to a new … Read More »

Chargemaster predicts half a million EVs on UK roads by 2020

6 months ago / 0 comments

Chargemaster forecasts half a million EVs will be on UK roads and more than one million public charging sessions per year on its Polar network by … Read More »

Petrol and diesel bans won’t curb rising oil demand, says BP

6 months ago / 0 comments

Global oil demand and CO2 emissions will be higher in 2040 than in 2016, even with a total worldwide ban on all new combustion engine vehicles, … Read More »

National Grid report takes aim at ‘range anxiety’

6 months ago / 0 comments

The National Grid has devised a solution which could enable easier roll-out of ultra-fast rapid charging hubs along major routes, combating the range anxiety which is … Read More »