Electro Car

Kia e-Niro review: the best electric car on the market  The Telegraph

It could have been worse. It could have been that the Kia e-Niro's much-vaunted 301-mile combined range was halved, or at least drastically reduced. As it was ...


Two thirds of motorists 'don't want' hybrids and electric cars  Motor1 UK

Two-thirds of drivers say they “do not want” an electric or hybrid car, with almost half saying they could not afford to switch to a greener vehicle.


Best electric cars 2018 UK: our pick of the best EVs you can buy  CAR Magazine

CAR magazine's guide to the best electric cars you can buy in 2018 and 2019: EVs, battery cars and more zero-emissions cars.


Tesco plots UK electric vehicle charger surge  www.businessgreen.com

The UK's appetite for electric vehicles (EVs) shows no signs of slowing in the run up to Christmas, with a flurry of announcements designed at shifting e-mobility ...


Aberdeenshire motorists embrace electric vehicles as figures show increase in charging point use  Press and Journal

North-east motorists are embracing the electric car revolution with a significant increase in the use of charging points. Official council statistics have highlighted ...


Almost 5,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Were Sold In UK In November  InsideEVs

As expected, the plug-in electric car market in the UK was affected by lower incentives and withdrawal of some plug-in hybrids models (not certified to WLTP ...


Daimler to buy £18 billion of battery cells for electric car drive  Reuters

Daimler will buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros (18 billion pounds) by 2030 as it readies mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles, the ...


Chargepoints 'should be' for pure electric vehicles only  FleetNews

How fast electric vehicles (EVs) can be 'refuelled' could undermine efforts to provide an adequate public chargepoint network, suggests a new report for the ...


Electric cars SHOCK as they are ‘impossible to own’ for millions of UK drivers, here's why  Express

NEW research has revealed how the possibility of owning an electric car is an impossibility for millions of motorists across the country - and that was before the ...


VW ID Lounge - New Luxury Touareg-inspired electric SUV to be unveiled in 2019  Express

VOLKSWAGEN will unveil the all-new ID Lounge electric SUV in 2019, and it will be the flagship electric car from the firm.


Pininfarina Battista REVEALED - All-electric car will have 1,900 bhp and 250mph top speed  Express.co.uk

PININFARINA has announced the name of the Battista and also the specs for its first all-electric hypercar.


China’s government sweeps up data from the country’s electric cars  Quartz

Nothing of strategic importance falls outside Beijing's surveillance machinery. So it shouldn't be a surprise that the Chinese government has its eyes on the ...


New Audi e-Tron Launch Edition REVEALED - Price, specs, and electric car range  Express

THE all-new Audi e-Tron Launch Edition has been revealed in the UK. Here's everything you need to know about the electric car's price, specs and range.


Centrica, Uber launch electric vehicle trial to monitor impact on UK energy grid  The Telegraph

Thousands of electric vehicles are to be hooked up to Britain's electricity grid to test its ability to cope with power fluctuations caused by a mass roll-out of the ...


VW, Tesco will develop EV charging network in UK  Automotive News Europe

Volkswagen and Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, have teamed up to develop an electric vehicle charging network in the UK.


Calsonic Kansei, Llanelli: £4.4m grant for new jobs  BBC News

A £4.4m investment will help create 85 new jobs at a car parts plant. The Welsh Government has awarded the grant to Calsonic Kansei, which already employs ...


Ban plug-in hybrids from EV charging bays, say experts  AutoExpress

Report argues plug-in hybrids take too long to recharge and block all-electric cars with rapid charging capabilities from using bays.


Volkswagen to launch 2,400 electric vehicle chargers at Tesco stores  Sunday Times Driving

Volkswagen and the supermarket chain Tesco have joined forces, to create what they claim will be the UK's "largest retail network" of electric car chargers.


End of hybrid cars? Call for these cars to be banned from public charging points  Express

HYBRID cars could be banned from public charging points if calls to have them removed from them are answered.


Formula E: Why refreshed and recharged electric racing series is a must watch  BBC Sport

Refreshed and recharged - Formula E is live on the BBC this season and there are plenty of reasons why it is a must watch.


Government 'not giving enough advice' on electric cars  BBC News

The government is not giving consumers enough advice on whether they should be buying electric vehicles, according to a leading car industry body. Stephen ...


Volkswagen budget electric car: what we know about the Tesla Model 3 rival  The Week UK

German car giant announces plans to convert two factories into EV plants.


Outsourcer Mitie to introduce 717 electric cars and vans into UK fleet by 2020, including Nissan, Renault, Hyundai and Volkswagen  City A.M.

Outsourcer Mitie's shares rose this morning on the announcement it is to introduce electric vehicles into its fleet of cars and vans.


Kia e-Niro electric car range DOWNGRADED after test error - Here's by how much  Express

THE official range for the all-new Kia e-Niro has been downgraded after it was found that the testing agency hadn't followed the official procedure.


How can the UK gear up for an electric vehicle future in greener smart cities?  FleetNews

By Chris Evans, deputy managing director at Rolton Group.


Electric cars: Environmentally friendly and more popular than ever  CBBC Newsround

Sales of electric cars are higher than ever, so we've taken a look at what makes the environmentally friendly cars so special.


UK motorists’ misconceptions deter from EV switch, study shows  AM

Motorists' misconceptions of electric vehicles (EVs) are stopping UK motorists considering to make the switch for their next vehicle, according to a new study.


Kia e-Niro electric car first drive review  This is Money

Ray Massey has travelled all the way to the de-militarised zone - or DMZ - separating South from North Korea to try Kia's answer to the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla ...


London is the only UK city on track to hit electric car targets  This is Money

The UK is lagging behind when it comes to public charge point availability and there are not enough mechanics trained to work on the latest breed of plug-in ...


Leadership needed on electric vehicles, say experts  BBC News

Wales is "crying out for leadership" from the public sector on electric vehicles, a committee of AMs has heard. An expert panel said Welsh ministers should set ...


Faulty roadside chargers could stall growth of electric cars  The Times

The switch to electric cars is being undermined by faulty roadside chargers and the length of time it takes for many vehicles to “refuel”, research suggests.A study ...


BRIEF-ABB To Power Europe's Largest Electric Car Battery Factory In Poland  Reuters

Dec 10 (Reuters) - ABB Ltd: * ABB TO POWER EUROPE'S LARGEST ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY FACTORY IN POLAND. * SUBSTATION AND KEY ...


Electric car from Rivian reveal awesome 420-mile new electric SUV with rapid acceleration  Express

ELECTRIC car start-up Rivian has revealed its new seven-seat electric SUV which boasts over 410 miles of range.


Autocar confidential: the future of Audi design, Bugatti needs more advanced EV technology and more  Autocar

This week's gossip from the automotive industry brings news of challenges facing Kia's upcoming electric cars, the impact an electric delivery van like VW's Buzz ...


British Columbia moves to phase out non-electric car sales by 2040  The Telegraph

British Columbia's premier said on Tuesday his government will introduce legislation next year that will require all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the ...


New electric car charging update could FINALLY eliminate this massive problem with them  Express

A NEW bill has been proposed which could make it easier to own an electric car than ever before and solve one of the biggest problems.


Formula E: Felipe Massa says all-electric series 'a lot closer' than F1  BBC Sport

Felipe Massa says "many drivers" are able to win a race in Formula E compared to his previous career in Formula 1.


Charging electric cars is not expensive - and other myths dispelled  Evening Standard

What's a charging point and how does it work? Any point where you can plug your electric car in to charge its battery. There are a range of different types of ...


Electric cars in China tell the government where their drivers are at all times, investigation finds  The Independent

Cars in China are watching their drivers and reporting where they are to the government. Authorities claim that the data is only used to ensure that the roads, ...


Mazda's first electric car will be a bespoke model  Autocar

Mazda's first electric vehicle, due to arrive in 2020, will be a standalone model rather than a variant of an existing car in the Japanese firm's line-up.


UK's lacklustre electric vehicle infrastructure threatens future growth  Power Technology

The UK is behind on electric vehicle infrastructure, with insufficient charge points to charge vehicles, or mechanics to fix them.


Fleet policies ‘need to change’ to cut CO2  FleetNews

Companies need to change fleet policies to help drive down CO2 emissions further to combat global warming, according to Fleet Evolution.


Hyundai to invest £5.5bn in hydrogen fuel cell technology  Autocar

The Hyundai Motor Group will invest £5.5 billion in developing hydrogen fuel cell technology, as part of plans to vastly increase the number of cars it sells that ...


Electric cars feed instant info to the Chinese  Metro Newspaper UK

GLOBAL carmakers are feeding real-time location and other data from electric vehicles to the Chinese government. More than 200 car makers selling electric ...


Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy: new electric racer driven  AutoExpress

We get behind the wheel of the new Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy electric racing car ahead of the 2018-2019 series start this weekend.


You'll soon be able to charge your electric car at these Marston's pubs  expressandstar.com

In a first for the UK drinks industry, Wolverhampton-based Marston's has unveiled plans for more than 200 rapid electric vehicle charging points at pubs across ...


UK experts: Hybrids should be banned from public charging because they take too long  NZME

Hybrid vehicles should be banned from using motorway chargepoints because they take too long to top up, according to a report. Slower-charging plug-in ...


MG reveals first ever electric car, the eZS  Autocar

Electric small SUV, unveiled at the Guangzhou motor show, is predicted to have a 286-mile range.


Chile drives electric vehicle rollout in Latin America  Reuters

A massive cargo ship docked in the Chilean port of San Antonio at the end of November, carrying it its belly the first 100 electric buses from China that Chileans ...


Electric car charging coming to South Norfolk car parks  Eastern Daily Press

Electric car charging points are set to be installed in car parks across South Norfolk.


Total in UK electric vehicle partnership - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Chargepoint is the world's largest electric vehicle charging network, has 55,000 stations worldwide and plans to increase that to 2.5million by 2025.


Climate change and the UK: Five good and bad things  BBC News

With UN climate talks under way in Poland, pressure is on for nations to cut carbon emissions fast. The UK says it's a leader in climate change – but is it?


'Witkar', the world's first electric car-sharing scheme  BBC News

How a Dutch visionary brought clean cars to Amsterdam.


Volkswagen greenlights sub-£18000 electric people's car  Autocar

Volkswagen is set to launch an affordable new entry-level electric vehicle as part of a modern-day people's car project, sources at the German car maker confirm ...


The UK is behind on its journey to an electric motoring future  Motoring Research

The Institute of the Motor Industry reports that only London is on track for electric car uptake. The UK is allegedly behind in terms of infrastructure and workforce ...


Cars will soon do away with aerials  This is Money

The traditional car radio is set to follow the in-car tape-player, CD-player, eight-track cartridges and even the early in-car record player on the road to automotive ...


Audi e-tron GT REVEALED - Stunning electric car Tesla Model S should be concerned about  Express

AUDI has revealed the all-new e-tron GT at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018 which will take on the Tesla Model S and Jaguar I-Pace has been revealed.


RPT-FEATURE-Chile drives electric vehicle rollout in Latin America  Reuters

A massive cargo ship docked in the Chilean port of San Antonio at the end of November, carrying it its belly the first 100 electric buses from China that Chileans ...


Sono Motors solar powered electric car nears production, but there is a problem  Express

SONO Motors Sion, a solar-powered electric car, nears production but there is a problem with the car's battery which could put off some people.


Aston Martin offers 'reversible' electric conversion for classic cars  Autocar

Aston Martin Works, the car maker's historic arm, will create a reversible EV powertrain conversion for its classic models. The so-called 'cassette' EV system has ...


Kia and Hyundai over-stated new electric car ranges  Sunday Times Driving

The Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric have had their official ranges downgraded, after a mistake was discovered in the original tests.


Valeo expects more than 25 percent of global car market to be hybrid in 2026  Business Insider

PARIS (Reuters) - French auto parts maker Valeo expects mild hybrid cars to make up more than 25 percent of the world car market in 2026, its innovation ...


Newcastle to get city centre 'filling station' for electric cars near St James' Park  Chronicle Live

The proposed development will be on Wellington Street and will involve reducing the width of the street by two metres.


SPONSORED: Are you ready to switch on to a new energy landscape?  Press and Journal

From our favourite gadgets to intelligent household appliances, whether we're shopping, travelling or working, we're increasingly looking to electricity to power ...


China car sales drop at steepest pace in almost seven years  Reuters UK

China's automobile sales fell about 14 percent in November from a year earlier, the country's top auto industry association said, marking the steepest such drop ...


Carmakers face 'significant fines' from 2021 EU CO2 emission targets  FleetNews

The majority of car manufacturers could face “significant fines” for missing their 2021 EU CO2 emissions targets, according to PA Consulting.


Hyundai is the Electric Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year  Cars UK

Hyundai Motor UK has been declared the Electric Car Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards for its new Hyundai Kona and Ioniq EV models.


Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo review: the car that can do it all – or can it?  The Telegraph

Which new car is the best all-rounder of all? The car that ticks every box – a master of all trades, one that you could use to fit whatever needs you might have?


Top smart cities in Europe | Gallery  ComputerworldUK

The world's urban population has grown from 751 million in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018 and is projected by the UN to hit 7.7 billion by 2050 - 68 percent of the ...


The past, present and future: A look at electrification of the UK's railways  Rail Engineer

Standing here on the platforms of the electrified York station, breathing in a fog of diesel fumes from five diesel trains awaiting departure, it is easy to wonder ...


Automakers rise on report of China moving to cut U.S. car tariffs  Business Insider

(Reuters) - Automakers' shares rose on Tuesday following a report that China could move to cut tariffs on American-made cars, a step which was forecast by ...


Spain to Ban the Sale of All Non-Electric Cars by 2040  Gizmodo UK

Spain is wasting no time. The country plans to dramatically decarbonise its economy by 2050, and that includes banning a lot of cars, according to a draft law the ...


The electric Lotuses (that aren't Lotuses)  Autocar

While Lotus has never made an electric car itself (at least publicly: Group Lotus's Lotus Engineering arm regularly conducts secret projects for other car makers), ...


Audi e-tron GT - Porsche Taycan based electric car TEASED ahead of launch this week  Express

AUDI has teased the all-new e-tron GT, which is based on the Porsche Taycan ahead of its launch at the LA Motor Show 2018 this week.


Jaguar Land Rover's Chinese arm invests £800m in EV production  Autocar

Chery Jaguar Land Rover, the British firm's Chinese arm, has announced a CNY7 billion (£800 million) investment towards the development and production of ...


BMW Vision iNEXT REVEALED - New electric car completely reimagines vehicle interior  Express.co.uk

BMW has unveiled the all-new Vision iNEXT at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018.


World's first all-electric car stunt show opening in China  Motor1 UK

Elēkron is showing at Studio City in Macau from December 14 until to March 31, 2019.


Tesla Model 3 range REVEALED for European customers and it’s really good news for the UK  Express

TESLA Model 3 European WLTP range and official pricing has been revealed ahead of it going on sale next year.


More investment in electric car charging needed, says clean air lawyer  Evening Standard

According to the Government's 2017 air quality plan, if action isn't taken our air quality could continue to be at illegal levels until 2028. Is this good enough?


Tesla's Model 3 is barely here, but it's already headed overseas  autoweek.com

Tesla will start the European rollout of its Model 3 in February, putting pressure on German premium brands that have seen the Model S outsell flagship sedans ...


Big on batteries: government finally seizes on lithium-ion potential  The Guardian

The federal government wants to seize a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to position Australia as a world leader in the rapidly developing lithium-ion battery ...


West Sussex residents’ views wanted on electric vehicles  West Sussex County Times

The public is being asked to help with planning for electric vehicles and charging points in West Sussex.


Electric vehicle charging infrastructure: The impact on new development  The Planner

Installing an electric vehicle charger in every dwelling will not necessarily reduce the number of vehicles on our roads, according to Jason Horner ...


Clarkson: Jaguar I-Pace is as fantastic as it is flawed  Sunday Times Driving

In his Sunday Times review, Jeremy Clarkson reckons the new I-Pace is a proper Jaguar. Alas, he so wishes "I could leave it there. But I can't".


Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018  BBC News

A booming global market for cars has helped drive CO2 emissions to an all-time high in 2018, say researchers. The main factor in the near 3% rise has been ...


Volkswagen embarks on $50bn plan to be global electric car giant  Business MattersBusiness Matters

German car manufacturer Volkswagen has said it will become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars in the world, under the terms of a new plan to ...


Governments conundrum with fuel tax hikes and climate change - academic  just-auto.com

Persuading consumers of the need to remain vigilant when it comes to global warming issues continues to form the backdrop to new mobility solutions such as ...


VW could build up to 50 million electric cars - Automotive News  Yahoo Finance UK

Volkswagen could build up to 50 million electric cars on its new electric vehicle platform and is looking at expanding its manufacturing footprint in the United ...


How the UK's energy grid will cope with the electric car revolution  Wired.co.uk

Preparing for an onslaught of electric cars won't just test the UK's energy infrastructure, it'll also challenge the bad habits of the nation's drivers.


Elon Musk’s House of the Future Lacks One Element. This Startup Found It.  Inverse

Myenergi wants to send a surge of innovation through the humble electric car charger. Its second-generation "Zappi" is the missing puzzle piece of the green ...


I am the biggest Tesla shareholder and get whatever I want, boasts Elon Musk  The Times

The erratic chief executive of Tesla has said that the company's new chairwoman will have no control over him as he remains the largest shareholder.Elon Musk ...


UK electric car drivers face paying more to charge at peak times  The Guardian

British electric car drivers face having to pay more to power their car if they refuse to shift their charging to off-peak times, in a move designed to lessen their ...


Electric vehicle sales surge in UK as fuel prices rise  BBC News

Sales of electric vehicles reached a record high last month, accounting for one in every 12 new cars purchased in the UK. The Society of Motor Manufacturers ...


Aston Martin CEO Palmer seeks Ferrari-like earnings following IPO  Automotive News Europe

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer aims to make the automaker as consistently profitable as Ferrari helped by the launch of an SUV and the revival of Lagonda.


Dyson to build UK site to test electric vehicles  Financial Times

Dyson is planning a new purpose-built development facility in southern England to test prototype electric vehicles as the household appliances maker inches ...


Almost two-thirds of industry leaders have confidence in autonomous vehicles  Intelligent Transport

Nearly half of the respondents surveyed in recent research expected CAVs to already be available for use in the UK by now.


Government SLAMMED for axing electric car and plug-in hybrid grant in the UK  Express

MOTORING bosses have slammed the Government's decision to axe the plug-in hybrid and electric car grant in the UK.


Electric vehicles are the future - but is the UK ready for them?  Raconteur

Electric vehicles have a number of benefits - from the environmental to the economic - but a lack of infrastructure is holding things back.


Swedish electric car maker to open UK production plant  The Engineer

Swedish electric car firm Uniti, has announced plans to establish a pilot production plant at Silverstone Park in the UK.


Volkswagen and Tesco to Build Biggest Free car-charging network in the UK  Tires & Parts News

Volkswagen has teamed up with Tesco to build the largest free electric car charging network in the UK. The two firms will collaborate over the next three.