Electro Car


‘I’m quickly realising that I am at the mercy of a lithium battery’: What it’s really like to drive 300 miles in an electric car  The Independent

Nine hours into a journey that is supposed to take less than six, safe in the knowledge that there are at least two more to go, we pull into our fourth *service* station ...


Should my next car be an electric one?  BBC News

BBC journalist Angie Brown investigates whether she should ditch her 15-year-old petrol car and go electric.


Despite cheaper running costs, UK public still hesitant over electric cars  Verdict

Despite being cheaper to run and more eco-friendly, a significant proportion of the British public is still hesitant to make the switch to electric cars.


New technology could solve one of the biggest issues with electric cars  Express

NEW technology introduced in the UK could have solved one of the biggest current issues with electric car adoption across the country.


Developing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure  Energy Saving Trust

Convenient and affordable charging infrastructure is crucial in the switch to electric vehicles, and local authorities have a vital role to play in delivering excellent ...


EV range anxiety still a concern for most UK company car drivers  Motor1 UK

Range anxiety is still the biggest stumbling block for six in 10 company car drivers who might otherwise consider an electric car.


Government doubles funding for on-street electric car charging  GOV.UK

Additional £2.5 million for chargepoints on residential streets.


Could the UK really lead the world in electric vehicles?  CityMetric

Amidst a gloomy series of announcements pointing to car manufacturers pulling out of the UK, there are still some signs that the future could be bright for the ...


UK all-electric car market surges by 158 per cent in July 2019  Motor1.com UK

Mixed results come from the British plug-in electric car market - BEV sales more than doubled in July, while PHEV shrunk in half.


Jaguar set to build new electric cars in the UK British car industry business Gloucestershire Cleevely Electric Vehicles  Punchline Gloucester

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to announce plans to build new electric cars in the UK. This is good news for the British car industry as a whole, which has been ...


New UK 150kW rapid electric car chargers will recharge 100-miles of range in 10 minutes  Express

BP Chargemaster has launched the first of its new rapid chargers in the UK which can achieve a high level of charge in a short amount of time. There are now ...


Petrol stations numbers plummet as UK now has more electric car charging points  Express.co.uk

THE UK now has more public places to charge electric cars than it does petrol stations.


Concerns raised about UK power cuts - how ready are we for electric vehicles?  RAC

The UK's readiness for a future without traditional fuel has caused some debate in recent weeks – but should you be concerned? Mark Sait, chief executive of ...


UK's EV registrations almost triple as diesel sales tumble  edie.net

Almost three times as many electric cars were registered in the UK this July than in July 2018, research from one of the nation's largest automotive trade ...


Mini prepared for ‘hard brexit’ as UK production of its all electric car will start soon  Express

MINI are preparing to launch their new electric car in 2020 but the company insists a hard Brexit won't derail their plans.


Bo'ness developer rolls out WattsUp app for electric cars  The Scotsman

A Bo'ness-based company has rolled out what it claims is a revolutionary app to help drivers locate electric vehicle charge points.


Honest John: is it finally time to buy an electric car?  Telegraph.co.uk

If your car has developed a fault, or for consumer advice, turn to Honest John by emailing honestadvice@telegraph.co.uk ...


Electric car boost - UK government doubles funding for on-street charging  Express.co.uk

THE Government has doubled its funding for on-street electric car charging which could make owning an EV easier and more accessible.


BP Chargemaster unveils first 150KW EV chargers  AirQualityNews

BP Chargemaster has unveiled its first 150kW ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers, the first in a planned network of ultra-fast charging infrastructure stretching ...


Milton Keynes is buzzing about electric cars  Milton Keynes Citizen

Milton Keynes is quickly becoming the city for electric cars to thrive, with ownership more than doubling in the last two years.


Scots technology firm's 'range anxiety' app aims to boost electric car use  HeraldScotland

A Scots technology firm hopes to tackle the 'range anxiety' that deters many people from switching to electric cars with backing from…


UK: Electric car charging stations surpass fuel stations  www.electrive.com

On the latest count, there are a thousand more charging spots for electric cars than pit stops to be found in the UK. Nissan compiled the data that builds on a ...


Test reveals the range of Tesla's Model 3 is 90miles less than claimed  This is Money

When tested by What Car?, the entry-level Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus was 58 miles short of claims. The most expensive variant, the Model 3 ...


Why electric car sales are at an all-time high in the UK  The Week UK

EV registrations jump in July despite overall vehicle sales reaching seven-year low.


The history of the electric vehicles industry: What next?  Open Access Government

Here with Volkswagen Dealer, Vindis, explore what other developments the electric vehicles industry is experiencing and what effects they are having.


Is Orkney 'in the fast lane' on electric vehicles?  BBC News

Orkney is leading the charge on electric vehicles, with one of the highest uptakes in the UK. As BBC Scotland continues its season of special news coverage on ...


Drive to a healthier environment with more cash in our pockets  Stornoway Gazette

The days of oil being used as a fuel for cars, whether petrol or diesel are numbered, not because the whole world has suddenly become more environmentally ...


Mini to start UK production of electric cars in preparation of 'hard brexit'  Smart Highways

Automotive marque Mini has said it is preparing to launch its new electric car in 2020 and that it will not be derailed by a hard brexit. Mini plans to manufacture ...


New 360 degree steering revealed for future electric cars in the UK  Express

A NEW type of 360-degree steering system has been revealed in a new concept car which could offer exceptional maneuverability.


Fleet Evolution sees electric vehicle enquiry surge following removal of BIK  Asset Finance International

Fleet Evolution, a Midlands-based salary sacrifice green car scheme specialist, has recorded a 400% surge in electric car enquiries following the Government's ...


We'll have one million electric cars on roads in 2021 or 2022 - Merkel  Reuters UK

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany would reach its goal of having a million electric cars on the roads in 2021 or 2022. She was speaking ...


Bender UK installs new electric car chargers  NW Evening Mail

A South Cumbrian electrical specialist has installed two new car charging stations to showcase its latest technological development.


Hyundai confirms ‘45’ electric concept car for Frankfurt Motor Show  AutoExpress

New Hyundai 45 concept will be a retro-inspired showcase of how the brand could design future electric vehicles.


UK Government to Double the Fund for Electric Car Charging Stations on Residential Areas  Science Times

At present, there are almost a thousand more charging stations for electric cars than there are gasoline stations in UK. Now the UK Department for Transport ...


World first contactless car vending machine launched in UK  FleetPoint

Britain's first contactless car vending machine launched in London today, offering motorists a haggle-free way to purchase a brand-new car. The installation in ...


Bishop of Dorchester Colin Fletcher is first to drive electric car  Oxford Mail

THE Bishop of Dorchester is believed to be the first in the Church of England to have gone green and bought an electric car.


Porsche Taycan interior revealed for the first time in new official image  Express

Porsche has teased the interior of the Taycan ahead of its launch. This is the first time the interior has been revealed in the latest official shots released by the ...


Six-minute lithium battery recharge for phones and cars on way  Cambridge Independent

Echion Technologies, the Sawston-based battery specialist spun out of Cambridge University, is preparing to commercialise technology which has been trialled ...


Electric vehicles could pull the UK car industry out of its nosedive  Wired.co.uk

A toxic combination of Brexit, shrinking sales and the switch away from diesel is crippling the UK car industry, but the switch to electric may offer a way out.


New Jaguar I-Pace data reveals motorists are seriously underestimating electric car  Express

Jaguar has launched a pair of new features on which will allow its electric cars to be easier to use. The features focus on the use and cost of owning the I-Pace, ...


Cupra previews interior of first EV ahead of Frankfurt reveal  Autocar

Cupra will reveal its first fully electric vehicle in concept form at this year's Frankfurt motor show, and has previewed its interior design in a new image.


No-deal Brexit could derail electric vehicle adoption in UK  PES Media

A no-deal Brexit could delay the adoption of electric vehicles in the UK: if the UK no longer counts towards EU emissions targets, carmakers will prioritise other ...


2019 MG ZS EV: price, on sale date, battery range and details  Sunday Times Driving

MG has made its first proper foray into electric cars, with the launch of its new ZS EV pure-electric family SUV model.


BYD's profit triples as China's electric car boom continues  Reuters

Chinese electric car maker BYD Co Ltd posted a 203.6% rise in first-half profit on Wednesday, as China's new energy vehicle market continues to surge.


GreenMobility and Franklin Cars launch electric car sharing in UK  Smart Highways

GreenMobilty has announced that it will launch its all-electric city car concept in the UK. Together with Franklin Cars, the company will be introducing the *service* ...


Opinion: Electric cars are not the answer  The Bristol Cable

The popularity of electric cars looks set to increase, but they are no green panacea, argues Adam Reynolds. Bristol's roads are congested and significantly ...


'Charge rage' over electric car charging points  BBC News

Some electric vehicle users are accused of taking advantage of the charging points.


Number of places to charge electric vehicles now outnumbers petrol stations  Moneywise Magazine

There are 9300 electric vehicle charging locations in the UK compared to 8400 petrol stations.


Five ways Formula E will change electric cars  The Week UK

The cars competing in the ABB Formula E championship may look like F1 racers, but their technology may find its ways into your next car.


Hyundai 45 EV Concept TEASED ahead of Frankfurt debut  Cars UK

The Hyundai 45 Concept is teased ahead of a debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with retro styling inspired by Hyundai's first car 45 years ago.


New electric car charger that emerges from the pavement coming soon  Express

ALL-new electric car chargers which emerge from the pavement when needed are being developed by a British firm.


UK’s first contactless car vending machine unveiled in London  City A.M.

CityAM - Londoners in desperate need of a brand-new car can now snap up a set of wheels instantly, thanks to the [...]


India has not set deadline to launch electric vehicles: official  Reuters

The Indian government has not set a deadline to launch electric vehicles or to ban manufacturing of petrol and diesel cars, a government official said on ...


Car supermarket stock decline sparked July sales slowdown  AM

Used car sales slowed in the UK's car supermarkets as franchised retailers' growing stock levels sped-up their stock turn during July, according to the latest data ...


The best guilt-free electric SUVs you can buy today  This is Money

This month sees the new Mercedes EQC (pictured) hit British roads for the first time, meaning that well-heeled families now have FOUR all-electric luxury SUVs ...


UK Electric Car Sales Rocket in Their Own Little Way  Gizmodo UK

Car sales data for the month of July is predictably all over the place, with sales of diesel-engined models continuing to plummet and recording a 22 per cent ...


New all-electric Peugeot e-208 on sale now  AutoExpress

The pure-electric e-208 supermini looks set to upstage the Renault Zoe with a 211-mile range and a starting price of £25050.


Extra 1000 Electric Car Chargers for Residential Streets in UK  Regit

UK Government champions electric cars by doubling spending to install an extra 1000 chargers in residential streets.


News 20 Aug 2019 Researchers model battery life for UK's first electric forecourt  Brunel University News

We all notice that the battery life of smartphones and laptops decreases with age, but does the same happen if the battery is thousands of times bigger and ...


Dereham and Swaffham benefit from electric car charging points | Latest Dereham News  Dereham Times

Charging points capable of charging two vehicles at a time have been installed at Cowper Road car park in Dereham and Pedlars Lane car park in Swaffham.


Auto Trader vending machine exploits car buyers' haggling hang-ups  AM

Auto Trader has sought to highlight the haggling hang-ups of UK car buyers with the launch of what it claims is “Britain's first contactless car vending machine”.


MPs suggest giving up personal ownership of cars  FleetPoint

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Mercedes goes ELECTRIC with the new EQV MPV  Cars UK

The new Mercedes EQV arrives as a fully electric MPV, seating up to eight and with a 90kWh battery pack delivering a range of 252 miles.


'Range anxiety' remains the biggest turn-off for switching to an EV  FleetPoint

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First Lexus EV will be urban-focused hatchback  Autocar

Luxury brand's first electric car will be unveiled in concept form in October, with inspiration from 2015 concept.


Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line Premium Plus 2019 UK review  Autocar

Mercedes' first all-electric passenger car, just landed in Britain. The EQC 400 is a mid-sized, five-seater SUV with four-wheel drive and more than 400 ...


Volvo UK expands the S60 line-up with a plug-in hybrid  www.electrive.com

In the UK, Volvo has just extended its S60 range with a plug-in hybrid option. The PHEV comes with a 4wd T8 Twin Engine powertrain combining a 303hp petrol ...


Oops, an electric car advertising budget wasted  www.electrive.com

In the UK, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that a Volkswagen ad should not be broadcast on UK television according to new rules against ...


Electric vehicle charging points: the law on installation  Infrastructure Intelligence

As the government doubles down on a zero emissions future, Weightmans' Lee Gordon explains the current legal landscape for those installing electric vehicle ...


Dereham and Swaffham Electric Charging points now open.  KLFM 96.7

Cowper Car Park in Dereham and Pedlars Lane Car Park in Swaffham now have rapid charging points installed, funded by Highways England. close up of an ...


Jaguar I-Pace: long-term test review  AutoExpress

First report: Will daily life change our view of the Jaguar I-Pace?


Scots are closer to their nearest electric vehicle charger than drivers in England  The Scotsman

Scotland has a higher density of electric vehicle charging points than England with more than 1000 now available to the public, transport secretary Michael ...


Almost three-quarters of young people would consider an electric car  DrivingElectric

Well over half (57%) of British people would consider buying an electric car if it was available at the right price for them, with the proportion increasing to 73% for ...


Volkswagen to reveal new logo at Frankfurt motor show  Autocar

Volkswagen will unveil a redesigned logo as part of a major rebranding at this year's Frankfurt motor show, coinciding with the launch of the new ID 3 electric ...


BYD enjoys 203% increase in profits as EV sales double  www.electrive.com

BYD tripled its profit in the first half of the year and sales also increased. This was mainly due to electric vehicles, where BYD almost doubled its sales, while ...


Peugeot opens UK order books for new 208 and e-208  Autocar

Orders are now being taken for Peugeot's new 208, in petrol, diesel and electric form, ahead of customer deliveries beginning in early 2020. The new Ford ...


Locations for new electric vehicle charging points in Chichester area revealed  Chichester Observer

New electric vehicle charging points are set to be introduced across the Chichester district.


EV adoption message struggles to extend beyond fleets, survey finds  AM

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is still hampered by car buyers' range anxiety and charging concerns despite the Government's recent pledge to remove BIK tax in ...


Motor Awards 2019: Best British-Built Car of the Year — vote now!  Sunday Times Driving

Voting is open in the Sunday Times Motor Awards 2019, Here is the rundown of all the contenders for Best British-Built Car of the Year.


Nico Rosberg on his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton, the electric revolution and the classic cars in his garage  Telegraph.co.uk

It's the drive of a lifetime - an exclusive classic car rally with an ex-Formula One world champion on some of the most demanding roads in Europe. Nico Rosberg ...


Orkney charges ahead with electric vehicle take-up  BBC News

One small group of Scottish islands is leading the way in the take-up of electric vehicles.


Pininfarina Pura Vision: electric luxury SUV previewed behind closed doors  CAR Magazine

Pininfarina is preparing its second electric model – and it's an SUV.


New Fiat 500 Electric to be followed by several plug-in Fiats  Yahoo News UK

500 Electric and Panda Electric will be just two out of around five new plug-ins expected from Fiat in the next few years.


UK Government Adds 1000 Electric Car Chargers for Residential Streets  The Herald Media

The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it has doubled its funding for the local councils to install chargers for electric vehicles in residential ...


Fiat to turn European bestsellers into electric cars  www.electrive.com

After the Fiat 500 is released in a fully- electric from next year, Fiat said that from 2023 a fully-electric Fiat Panda will also hit the market. The two e-models are ...


Volvo S60 gains 385bhp plug-in hybrid option in UK  Autocar

Volvo has extended its S60 line-up in the UK with the addition of a 385bhp plug-in hybrid option and raised the prices of cheaper models. The BMW 3 ...


Electric cars not attractive for most people in the UK  BBC News

Only one in four people would consider buying a fully electric car in the next five years. That is the finding of one of the most comprehensive studies into UK ...


UK electric car grant: Which electric cars can you buy in 2019 using the government’s £3,500 grant?  Evening Standard

With ULEZ now in action and the government pushing for electric vehicles, many motorists are left wondering where they should look for their next car.


Huge new electric car driving law coming next month - Here’s what is changing  Express

A HUGE new electric car law is coming in July which will help increase the safety of the vehicles at low speeds over some concerns.


How the UK is falling behind in the global electric car race  Financial Times

In the global electric car race, Britain is struggling to keep up with its rivals. *Fresh* investment is dwindling as manufacturers prioritise their home markets to ...


Leasing an electric car: six reasons to do it  Telegraph.co.uk

The number of electric cars on the road is rising and there are very good arguments for leasing an electric car. Here are some of them.


Does UK need to improve charging network to grow electric car sales?  What Car?

British car buyers are being held back from choosing electric cars because of shortcomings in charging infrastructure. That's according to Rawdon Glover, the ...


Global Electric Supercars Market 2019-2023| 39% CAGR Projection over the Next Five Years| Technavio  Business Wire

The global electric supercars market 2019-2023 is expected to post a CAGR of close to 39% during the period 2019-2023, according to Technavio.


New noise systems to stop 'silent' electric cars and improve safety  GOV.UK

From 1 July 2019 all manufacturers must install an acoustic sound system in new types of quiet electric and hybrid electric vehicles to improve road safety.


Wireless electric car charging gets cash boost  BBC News

The government is pumping nearly £40m into improving the infrastructure for electric vehicles despite a sharp drop in hybrid car sales. The Department for ...


Subsidy cuts blamed for fall in UK sales of electrified vehicles  The Guardian

The British car industry has accused the government of undermining the sector after sales of electrified vehicles fell for the first time in more than two years.


Surge in demand for electric cars in the UK - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is to build a range of electric cars at its Castle Bromwich plant in the UK as concern over emissions has sparked a growth ...


Electric car chargepoints to be added to all new homes in England by law  Mirror Online

New guidelines will make it mandatory for all homes to be fitted with chargepoints for electric cars - in what could save drivers £1000 a year.


Solar power electric car charging stations coming to UK charges batteries in 10 minutes  Express

A NEW set of solar-powered electric car charging stations are coming to the UK which will be able to recharge the vehicle in just 10 minutes.