Tag : electric vehicles

Calls for better ULEV support, as EU votes on CO2 targets

8 months ago / 0 comments

National governments and car manufacturers are being warned that they must better support Europe’s ultra-low emission vehicle market, ahead of the European Parliament vote on CO2 targets which takes place on Wednesday.

Audi starts production of electric SUV

9 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.

MG to relaunch in Europe with electric SUV

9 months ago / 0 comments

Chinese manufacturer SAIC is relaunching the MG brand in markets outside the UK next year, starting with an electric version of the ZS compact SUV.

First Drive: Hyundai Kona Electric

9 months ago / 0 comments

Hyundai’s electric SUV marks a tipping point for EVs, but there’s a catch. By Alex Grant.

Honda launches EV smart charging trial

10 months ago / 0 comments

Honda has begun trials of a system which will automatically charge electric vehicles based on drivers’ usage patterns and the real-time load on the electrical grid, while offering financial rewards for doing so.

Kia Niro EV to offer 450km range

12 months ago / 0 comments

Kia’s forthcoming electric Niro SUV will offer a range of up to 450km when it launches in the UK next year, according to details released at the Busan International Motor Show in Korea.

EU sets out plans to become a leader in EV battery tech

1 year 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 to mass-produce battery cells.

BP to roll out EV rapid chargers in Europe

1 year ago / 0 comments

BP sites in the UK and Europe will get electric vehicle rapid chargers from later this year as the oil giant seeks to keep pace with the transition away from petrol and diesel.

Infiniti to electrify all new models from 2021

1 year ago / 0 comments

Infiniti is to introduce its first pure electric vehicle from 2021 as it pushes ahead with plans to only launch vehicles with electrified powertrains from this date.

Ford to double EV investment

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ford is more than doubling its investment in electric vehicles, reviving the Mach nameplate made famous by early Mustangs on a high-performance electric SUV due in 2020.

Volkswagen creates electric mobility division

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.

Kia confirms 16 electrified vehicles by 2025

1 year ago / 0 comments

Kia has outlined plans to offer 16 electrified vehicles by 2025, including new hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, as well as an all-new hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2020.

World’s ‘first’ zero-emission neutral vehicles created by Deutsche Post

1 year ago / 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group is trialling particulate filters on StreetScooter test vans, said to create the first emissions-neutral vehicle.

EQUA Index extended to electric vehicles

1 year ago / 0 comments

Emissions Analytics has extended its EQUA Index programme to test electric vehicles.

EDF to convert whole car fleet to EVs by 2030

1 year ago / 0 comments

French utility EDF Group has become the latest multinational to join the EV100 initiative as it commits to switching to its entire care fleet to electric vehicles by 2030.

The EV charging arms race

1 year ago / 0 comments

Craig Thomas looks at plans by car manufacturers to collaborate on a pan-European EV charging network.

Major fuel companies to host pan-European EV charging network

1 year ago / 0 comments

Four of Europe’s largest forecourt operators have signed up to host ultra-fast electric vehicle charging points under strategic partnerships with the manufacturer-backed pan-European Ionity network, securing half of the 400 sites planned by 2020.

ABB wins contract for 15 new fast chargers in Iceland

2 years ago / 0 comments

Iceland’s Reykjavik Energy has awarded a public sector tender to install 15 new fast chargers to ABB.

Ford and Zotye partner for China EV joint venture

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ford and privately owned Chinese automobile manufacturer Zotye have inked a deal to develop and manufacture electric vehicles under a new Chinese brand as they also explore the market for mobility services.

Mazda engines to target sub-EV CO2 emissions

2 years ago / 0 comments

Mazda is targeting a combustion engine with lower well-to-wheel CO2 emissions than an electric vehicle, as part of a suite of fuel-saving solutions to cater for varying global market needs.

Eon confirms pan-European EV charging, with solutions for fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

Utility company, Eon, has launched a Europe-wide electric mobility initiative, including ultra-fast workplace charging points and a network enabling EV drivers to get from the UK to Romania by 2020.

Voltia webtool makes it easier to pick an electric van

2 years ago / 0 comments

Clean energy consultancy company, Voltia, has launched a free online tool aimed at helping businesses find electric light commercial vehicles to suit their fleet.

Mitsubishi hints at electric Evolution SUV

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Toyota and Mazda outline details of electric vehicle JV

2 years ago / 0 comments

Toyota, Mazda and automotive components manufacturer Denso have announced details of a new joint venture intended to fast-track development of electric vehicle technologies. 

European Commission to install 60 charging points in Brussels

2 years ago / 0 comments

The European Commission is rolling out 60 electric vehicle chargers at its office car parks across Brussels this month, working with Dutch energy product specialist Alfen.

Honda’s first EV for Europe due in 2019

2 years ago / 0 comments

Honda will launch its first European-market electric car in 2019, with near-future product plans suggesting diesel is being phased out of its product range. 

New Nissan LEAF breaks cover

2 years ago / 0 comments

The all-new Nissan LEAF will launch in Europe next January, offering a 50% increase in range, more power and partially-autonomous features.

Europe-wide ultra-fast charging due next year

2 years ago / 0 comments

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 Group, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group.

New defensive driver education programme launched solely for electric vehicles

3 years ago / 0 comments

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 Strategic Analytics Team (SAT).