Hillside Leisure's Dalbury electric campervan (Image: T. Larkum)

A World First… Hillside’s Dalbury e-NV200 Campervan

In October our family visited the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. Although we have a general interest in motorhoming, and have taken a number of holidays by motorhome, I had a particular aim to see the new all-electric Dalbury campervan being launched by Hillside Leisure. It is claimed to

2014 Has Seen a Rise in Electric Vehicles

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reports on October 2014 registrations: Rising demand for alternatively-fuelled vehicles continues, with market up more than 50% in both month and year-to-date. 2014 has seen a significant rise in registrations of alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs). With two months still remaining in the year, registrations are already 12,000 ahead of

Volkswagen e-UP (Image: VW)

2014 Next Green Car Awards fetes VW e-Up!, Tesla Model S

The California-made Tesla Model S was one of about a dozen models given props by the Next Green Car Awards. And the prizes ran the gamut between conventional, diesel, plug-in and battery-electric powertrains because who doesn’t like variety? Leading off in the Next Green Car awards was the Volkswagen e-Up!, which took home the City

London ULEZ Banner (Image: TFL)

Have your say on the London Ultra Low Emission Zone

London’s air quality has improved significantly in recent years and is now considered compliant for all but one air pollutant for which the European Union has set legal limits. This pollutant is nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which has impacts on public health. London is currently in breach of legal limits. An equivalent of 4,300 deaths in

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Motorhome interior (Image: Hillside Leisure)

Hillside Leisure to launch all-electric powered camper van

A DERBY motorhome firm is set to launch what it believes will be the world’s first all-electric powered camper van. Hillside Leisure UK, based in Chequers Lane, has devised and built the vehicle, which is based on the Nissan e-NV200 electric van. The firm is now set to unveil the machine, which it says is

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Orange to Expand Electric Vehicle Partnership

Renault-Nissan to supply 200 electric vehicles to Orange in France by 2015, mostly for car-sharing purposes  Fleet will comprise Renault ZOE, Renault Kangoo Z.E., Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200 Agreement expected to help contribute to Orange’s commitment to reduce its CO2 footprint by 20% by 2020 PARIS (Sept. 3, 2014) –The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed an