Nissan e-NV200 Rapid-Charging Electric Vans now available to lease

Fleetdrive Electric are pleased to announce that the new Nissan e-NV200 Acenta Rapid rapid-charging electric van is now available to order from £299+vat a month for a 48 month (3+47 payments) leasing option. Based on the NV200 – voted International Van of the Year 2010 – and using a similar drivetrain to the LEAF, the e-NV200 is offered in both panel van and five-seat combi form with two trim levels and is said to deliver exceptional running cost savings over a conventional diesel van. Both models qualify for the Government grant – up to £8,000 Plug In Van Grant (PiVG) for the panel van, and up to £5,000 Plug In Car Grant (PiCG) for the five-seater combi. According to Nissan, the e-NV200 offers class-leading running costs of 2p per mile along with reduced maintenance costs based on servicing, parts and wear and tear. In…

New EV and Charging Site launched

Next Green Car has launched a new EV and charging site built around Zap-Map, the established UK charging point map. With close to twenty different EVs available to buy, nearly 10,000 electric cars registered in the UK and an advancing charging point infrastructure with more than 6000 public points, the UK electric car market is set for strong growth over the next few years. Ben Lane, Managing Editor Zap-Map.com said: “The new enhanced Zap-Map website is our response to the increasing interest in electric cars, growing charging infrastructure and the daily feedback we receive via both Zap-Map and Next Green Car. Through the provision of clear, information and tools on EV charging and electric vehicles, our aim is to support current and future EV drivers and play our part in invigorating the UK to ‘go electric’ ” In addition to Zap-Map live, the searchable…

Fleetdrive Electric Showcase the Tesla Model S at EcoTechnology Show in Brighton

    Come and visit us at the EcoTechnology Show 2014 and take a seat in the VIP of business vehicles…Tesla Model S The show takes place at the Brighton Centre on 26-27 June and Fleetdrive will be showcasing the Tesla Model S 100% electric premium saloon car. Fleetdrive Electric are the UK’s leading provider of low-emission lease vehicles and have been working with key partners, such as the Energy Saving Trust, Department for Transport and Scottish and Southern Electric, at the forefront of this rapidly increasing market to deliver electric vehicle technology to the UK. As well as an extensive range of electric cars and vans, Fleetdrive Electric also offer sustainable fleet solutions to small business, including carbon footprint analysis, charging equipment available to lease and driver training to optimise vehicle use. Fleetdrive Electric has recently added the Tesla Model S to its…

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in available for just £269+vat a month

Mitsubishi’s new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is available to lease for the same cost as the diesel Outlander but offering emissions of just 44g/km and an official 148mpg – Just £269 a month +VAT Priced from £28,249 for the entry-level GX3h after the Government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant, the Outlander PHEV costs the same as the Outlander diesel GX3 auto, making it the only plug-in hybrid in the UK market that does not carry a price premium for its hybrid technology. The Outlander PHEV combines a 94bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with electric motors on the front and rear axles, giving a cruising range of 512 miles whilst it can travel up to 32.5 miles on electric power only. The official fuel consumption figure for PHEV is 148mpg whilst emissions are 44g/km, making it particularly suitable for fleet drivers. Attracting a BiK…

£5 million available for local authorities to green their fleets

The Government is making £5 million available to local authorities and other public bodies to convert their vehicles to run on cleaner fuels or fit pollution-busting technology to treat exhaust fumes. The Clean Vehicle Technology Fund aims to improve air quality in towns and cities across England. Each authority can apply for up to a maximum of £500,000 for vehicles that are used predominantly on local roads with poor air quality. Transport Minister Baroness Kramer said: “This is our latest step in a major programme of measures to make our air cleaner. “We are raising the bar and making sure that the ongoing trend of improving air quality continues. “This £5 million will mean less harmful exhaust fumes from buses, and other vehicles, in some of our most polluted urban areas. “This funding will also secure jobs and growth in the industries delivering the…