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Tag : electric vehicles

Southern Rail upgrades EV charge points at 23 car parks

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Southern Rail has announced improvement plans to its EV charging network at station car parks.

Electric Highway to include forecourt charging from next year

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Ecotricity’s Electric Highway rapid charging network is to roll out 30 “electricity pumps” on fuel forecourts across London next year, targeting key commuter points on the … Read More »

Mitsubishi revives Evolution range, as an EV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has revived its Evolution high-performance line with a fully-electric crossover, revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Fleet industry should provide more SME guidance, the AA says

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Businesses and SMEs deserve more fleet industry support to stay ahead of up-coming regulatory and legislative changes, says the AA’s fleet and SME division.

Government pushes ahead with mandating EV charge points at forecourts

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Plans to make electric vehicle charge points mandatory at motorway services and large petrol retailers have taken a step forwards along with developments in insurance for … Read More »

Volvo’s Polestar reveals PHEV with 100-mile electric range

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Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance subsidiary, has revealed a 594bhp plug-in hybrid coupe with a fully-electric range of 100 miles, ahead of production beginning in mid-2019.

BEIS inquiry to examine barriers to EV market development

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An inquiry into electric vehicles has been launched by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee.

Devon gears up for EVs with free installation of rapid chargers

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Devon has deployed the first of six free rapid chargers from Instavolt under plans to gear up for electric vehicles, at no cost to the tax … Read More »

TomTom launches live charging point data service

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TomTom has launched a new service displaying real-time charging point availability for electric vehicle drivers within its navigation devices.

Electric Honda city car due in 2019

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Honda will launch its first European-market electric vehicle in 2019, with near-future launches signalling diesel could have a limited role in its model range.

Infrastructure could curb EV uptake, says JLR CEO

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Jaguar Land Rover has no plans to stop using petrol and diesel engines in the near future, chief executive officer, Ralf Speth, has said, suggesting infrastructure had … Read More »

Scotland aims to phase out petrol and diesel in 2032

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The Scottish Parliament has outlined plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2032, supported by part of a £60m funding pot for low-carbon technologies.

New Nissan LEAF goes further, faster

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Nissan’s second-generation LEAF electric vehicle will arrive in Europe early next year, offering 50% more range, increased power and partially-autonomous drive.

Large fleets pledge at least 5% EV share by 2020

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The latest organisations to join the Go Ultra Low Companies scheme, including OVO Energy, Oxford City Council, Santander UK, Swansea University and Gatwick Airport have pledged … Read More »

Plug-ins added to government’s greenhouse gas data tables

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The UK government has included plug-in vehicles on its greenhouse gas conversion tables for the first time, aimed at helping fleets to better understand the environmental … Read More »

MINI EV confirmed for 2019 launch

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MINI will launch its first fully electric vehicle in 2019, based on the three-door hatchback. 

Ford confirms 300-mile electric SUV by 2020

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Ford will add a battery-electric SUV to its range by 2020 as part of a 13-strong line-up of electrified vehicles launching before the end of the … Read More »

New technology could reduce EV charging times to minutes

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A new technology breakthrough could enable electric vehicles to be recharged in the same time it takes to refuel a regular car while increasing vehicle ranges.

Europe-wide ultra-fast charging due next year

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Europe is to get a network of 400 ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles along major routes, the result of a proposed joint venture including BMW … Read More »

Post-2020 company car tax to include electric range

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Company car tax from April 2020 will incentivise ultra-low emission vehicles based on their electric range, with fully-electric models getting their own Benefit in Kind band.

New defensive driver education programme launched solely for electric vehicles

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Said to be a world first, a new IVV Diamond accredited defensive driver education programme that focuses entirely on the use of electric vehicles has launched by … Read More »

Prices confirmed for Renault ZOE with 250-mile range

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The updated Renault ZOE is available to order in the UK, now offering a 250-mile range and unlimited mileage leasing options for its new higher-capacity battery.

The UK is Europe’s largest PHEV market

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The UK is Europe’s largest market for plug-in hybrids, with over a quarter of the region’s rapidly-growing volumes sold here, according to the latest ACEA figures.

DfT aims to make EV charging easier

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The Department for Transport launched a consultation into proposals aiming to make it easier for electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles to access charging and refueling infrastructure.

BVRLA backs report urging government support for EVs

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The BVRLA has welcomed a report published by the Environment Audit Committee calling on the Government to provide greater support to the electric vehicle market.

Updated Tesla Model S offers 380-mile range

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Tesla has added its biggest battery yet to the Model S and Model X electric luxury cars, and is offering existing owners the ability to upgrade … Read More »

UK to get network of EV charging hubs

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Fleets will soon have access to a network of electric vehicle charging hubs, offering retail and business facilities while drivers top up, and the first two … Read More »