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The path towards a low carbon transport future

January 2014 saw a spike in sales of small, fuel-efficient vehicles. Incredibly, pure-electric vehicle registrations increased more than 750 per cent compared to January 2013. Fuel efficient conventional models like the Fiesta, Focus and Corsa dominated in the popularity stakes. This not only...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 08:45

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The electric car – from a trailblazer to today

1966. A pertinent year, and especially high in the nation’s minds with the draw for next year’s World Cup just complete. But it was not just a year of dubious goals and ultimate glory; it was also a key year for the electric car. The Enfield 8000, a fully electric vehicle, made its first appearance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:45

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Electric vehicles - driving home a capital case for firms

We’re convinced that electric vehicles make economic sense right now – and we’re not afraid to say it. It seems that the message is getting through, too. After providing free consultancy to fresh fruit delivery company, Fruit 4 London, through our Plugged-in Fleets Initiative , it has decided to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/10/2013 - 09:08

23/10/2013

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Leafy learners: driving tuition goes electric

Stoke-on-Trent driving instructor Paul Tomlin recently made the pages of the motoring trade press as the owner of the UK’s first fully-electric driving school car, a Nissan LEAF. Now it’s going so well he’s planning to bring another five LEAFs into his electric fleet. We checked in with Paul to get...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/10/2013 - 08:45

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Getting plugged in to EV progress

With our free Plugged-in Fleets Initiative still open for applications, it really does appear to be an apt time to get electric vehicles into fleets. For starters, the Government has pledged an extra £500million to continue to support the growing market for ULEVs, building on current progress in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/09/2013 - 08:45

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The car in front is (getting more likely to be) electric

When it comes to making big changes to how we do the everyday things, this can take time. This is typified by electric cars, which have been making a steady rather than speedy incursion onto our roads en-masse. The announcement of further Department for Transport support for the electric charging...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/02/2013 - 08:30

25/02/2013

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