There are more staff changes for Greenhous as another long-term employee switches roles within the Group to become the first female general manager. Julie Bates, who has been at the company for 28 years, has moved from her position as customer care manager to Toyota general manager for the Telford and Shrewsbury operations.
Greenhous were invited to exhibit at the Energy Now Expo 2014 earlier this week. The event, which showcases renewable energy opportunities available to agricultural and rural communities, took place at the Telford International Centre on the 12th – 13th February.
Recharging a Toyota plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle could in future be as simple as parking the car. Toyota has announced verification testing is to begin later this month of a new wireless battery charging system it has developed for vehicles that use an electric powertrain.
Nissan today announced that sales of the world's best-selling electric vehicle (EV), the 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF, recorded its best year yet selling 25 percent more units in 2013 than the next best seller in Europe. Now commanding 33 percent of the EV passenger car market in Europe, the Nissan LEAF sold more than 5,600 more units in 2013 versus 2012, cementing its position as the world's best-selling 100 percent electric vehicle.
Nissan has announced 1,000 CHAdeMO quick chargers have now been installed in Europe with the commissioning of the charger at the Roadchef Clacket Lane Services in Surrey, UK. The fast charging unit can recharge the batteries of compatible* electric vehicles - including the 100% electric Nissan LEAF - from zero to 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes, and at zero cost.