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UK businesses plug the gap on EV charging

Study  – Switching sustainability from buzzword to business benefit – of 300 fleet and business travel decision makers found that more than half of workplaces already provide charging facilities and 52% contribute to the cost of at-home charging for their employees. 

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Ford announces three-year hydrogen trial

Project will establish if hydrogen fuel cell technology can deliver more zero-emission range to heavy-use E-Transit customers travelling high mileages, with maximum loads, ancillary equipment such as chillers and with limited charging opportunities in the working shift.

Carparison leasing partner with Bristish Gas to offer flexible and affordable home charging solutions
Charging Infrastructure

Carparison Leasing partners with British Gas for affordable home charging

Using an exclusive discount code Carparison Leasing customers will only have to pay £49 upfront and £860 after the installation of the charger. They also have the option to take advantage of 0% APR and spread that outstanding balance over 10 monthly payments of £90.90 for a more affordable EV charging experience.

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Falling EV values becoming an issue for fleets

Until perhaps a year ago, it was possible to make a convincing financial case for EVs at board level. Yes, they were expensive to buy new but residual values were remarkably strong and charging was cheap. Now the second and third parts of that argument have started to fall away.

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EV sales growth continues to gather pace

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) remained the second most popular fuel type, with deliveries up by more than half to 20,522 and 15.4% of the market. Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) also posted strong growth, up 33.3% with 8,595 registered in the month, while hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) recorded a 7.7% increase to 15,026 units.

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Kia charts new course for the Software Defined Vehicle

Electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture allows for OTA software updates, giving customers the added flexibility to select the features they want to upgrade. In addition to innovative experiences, such as Highway Driving Pilot (HDP), which provides conditional Level 3 autonomous driving, further on-demand services will be continuously introduced through the Kia Connect Store.

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Two-thirds ready for self-driving cars, research shows

Following approval for Ford’s Mustang Mach-E to use BlueCruise driver assistance, May’s Startline Used Car Tracker reports that 43% say autonomous technology would make journeys more relaxing and 36% believe it wouldn’t be allowed on sale unless it was safe.

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First Hydrogen starts vehicle trials with Rivus

For the next month the LCV will be driven on selected routes and over varied terrain around the Birmingham and South Yorkshire areas. It will carry payloads of various sizes to measure vehicle performance on real-life duty cycles.

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More hybrid power adds appeal to Suzuki Swace

The Suzuki Swace is not a car that will write many headlines – but that’s likely because it does all that many owners will want without making any fuss about it. Like its Toyota source model, this is a very competent mid-sized estate, comfortable to drive, with plenty of space inside and very well put together.

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Charging Infrastructure

New smart EV charger and free app aim to keep EV drivers on the road

The ivie EV Charger and the ivie Charge app deliver smart home charging features, such as the opportunity to set your own charging schedule, with the bonus of useful public charging functionality at over 9,000 public charge points nationally, to be rolled out to ivie EV Charger users ahead of general release. 




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