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Government funded electric car chargepoints to be smart by July 2019  GOV.UK

All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative 'smart' technology from July 2019, the government announced today (14 ...

All home chargepoints for electric vehicles must be 'smart' by July 2019  This is Money

All chargers installed at homes and offices using government funding from July 2019 must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, ...

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 ...

Retail estate owner installs rapid electric vehicle chargers  Forecourt Trader

One of the UK's largest owner/managers of convenience and community-focused shopping centres is installing rapid electric vehicle chargers at its sites....

VW backs UK electric car charging through Tesco partnership  Sky News

There is more private sector support for an electric car future as VW and Tesco join forces to provide free charging points.

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 ...

New VW ID 2019 electric car will have 342 miles of range for the cost of a Volkswagen Golf  Express.co.uk

VOLKSWAGEN has confirmed some specs the all-new ID hatchback 2019 which will is an electric car, stating it could have over 300 miles of range for the price ...

After four months of nightmare journeys, LOUISE ATKINSON says electric cars are shocking  Daily Mail

For the eco-conscious driver, the latest must-have is an electric car. Sales have soared, with 180,000 bought so far this year, compared to just 3,500 five years ...

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 ...

NFDA electric vehicle (EV) guide to be issued to 5,000 car dealers  AM

Car dealers' efforts to keep car buyers informed about plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EVs) have been boosted by The National Franchised Dealers ...

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.

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.

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 ...

British Gas debuts dedicated electric vehicle tariff  www.businessgreen.com

British Gas has launched a new electricity tariff designed especially for owners of electric cars, which allows them to take advantage of overnight drops in the ...

Infiniti previews first electric model ahead of Detroit debut  Autocar

Infiniti's first EV will be a compact SUV, demonstrating a new EV platform and *fresh* design language.

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.

ChargePoint to equip Daimler dealers with electric car chargers  Reuters UK

ChargePoint, one of the world's biggest operators of charging equipment for electric vehicles, has struck a deal to supply Daimler retailers with slow and fast ...

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

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

Around 16 million UK motorists say they can't afford to buy an electric car  This is Money

It means those drivers who do want to make the switch to plug-in power will instead have to delve into the used market rather than owning the latest models with ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Daimler buys €20bn worth of battery cells for electric car onslaught  Autocar

Daimler has taken a major step forward in its electrification strategy by ordering "more than €20 billion" worth of battery cells for EVs. The order, which is ...

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.

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.

Close Brothers to fund RAW power for electric vehicle charging  Motor Transport

Commercial vehicle financing experts Close Brother Asset Financing has teamed up with RAW Charging to offer fully-financed electric vehicle charging ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Trump says GM shift to electric vehicles is 'not going to work' - Fox  Reuters

President Donald Trump on Thursday said the decision of General Motors Co to shift much of its focus to electric vehicles will not succeed, and he asserted a ...

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.

Everything you need to know about Formula E and how to watch it  Motoring Research

As the new 2018-19 Formula E season gets underway, we have all the information you need to enjoy the all-electric single-seater motor racing series.

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.

Hyundai Kona Electric vs Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV vs Toyota C-HR  AutoExpress

Is the all-electric Hyundai Kona a better SUV buy than a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV or the hybrid Toyota C-HR?

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.

Formula E: Five reasons to become obsessed with the all-electric series  BBC Sport

Nico Rosberg says the cars have "awesome acceleration" and the creator says it's "Mario Bros" in real life but why should you watch Formula E on the BBC?

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.

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 ...

UK’s rarest cars: 1979 Honda Accord saloon Mk1, one of only six remaining  The Telegraph

In the 1970s, the average Japanese medium-sized saloon combined “traditional” rear-wheel-drive engineering with agreeably ornate styling and a list of fittings ...

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 ...

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.

New 450kW EV charger from BMW and Porsche is as fast as filling up with petrol  AutoExpress

BMW and Porsche's prototype 450kW FastCharge unit can give 62 miles of range in just three minutes, once vehicle technology catches up.

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.

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.

World's biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles approved in UK  Arabian Industry

News in brief: -UK energy regulator Ofgem has approved the world's biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles (EVs). -A three-year innovation project will look ...

Tesla Pickup Truck could be unveiled in 2019 hints Elon Musk  Express

THE all-new Tesla Pickup Truck could make its debut in 2019, hints Elon Musk.

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 ...

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

How a Dutch visionary brought clean cars to Amsterdam.

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.

Fleets say electric vehicles will become “dominant” in next 10 years  FleetNews

Electric vehicles are expected to become dominant in 89% of fleets before the end of the next decade, according to a new study by Geotab.

Thinking of buying an Electric Car? Top Ten EV Questions Answered  Cars UK

If you're thinking of buying an electric car, there are questions you will want answered first. And some of them are quite surprising. It's easy to think, when you ...

China rolls back extra tariff on US car imports  The Loadstar

China's government is to backtrack and remove the extra tariffs it applied to US car imports. The South China Morning Post reports that the rollback – from 40% ...

Enel-BYD say Chile electric bus roll-out heralds more for region  Reuters

Europe's biggest utility Enel and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD on Thursday marked the arrival of 100 electric buses in Chile and said they would work ...

The new cars worth waiting for in 2019  Motoring Research

As the curtains close on 2018, we look forward to 2019 with the help of 19 new cars set to hit the streets in the new year.

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.

VW says it will build internal combustion engines beyond 2040  Motor1 UK

Volkswagen clarified a recent statement about its internal combustion engine manufacturing, explaining the engines will be around beyond 2040 at least.

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.

Uber pushed for UK congestion charges that would hit poor hardest  The Guardian

Guardian freedom of information request reveals details of talks between Uber chief and Chris Grayling.

Chile drives electric vehicle rollout in Latin America  Yahoo News UK

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 ...

Vauxhall’s new electric Mokka has a seriously bold design and clever tech  The Sun

This beautifully-designed hi-tech electric motor won't be seen for another 18 months, but it's well worth talking about right now. Jazzy wheels, stunning lines and ...

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.

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

The UK claims to be a leader in climate change - but is it?

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.

BMW Porsche fast charger delivers 100km range in 3 mins  HEXUS

But the car batteries and cables need active cooling to soak up the 450kW safely.

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.

Volkswagen developing electric ID beach buggy  Autocar

Volkswagen is set to resurrect the classic Meyers Manx beach buggy as a modern-day electric car featuring key elements of its new MEB (modular electric ...

Formula E gears up: new batteries, Felipe Massa and ‘Mario Kart’ boosts  The Guardian

There are new names, street circuits and a new 'attack mode' but batteries that last an entire race may be the key innovation.

Are you ready to switch on to a new energy landscape?  Eastern Daily Press

Our country's power usage is changing. Thanks to smart meters we can all help keep the lights on.

Why we should all be concerned by Bloodhound's demise  The Engineer

The demise of Bloodhound SSC is a worrying sign that we no longer dare to dream writes our anonymous blogger. Everything was going fine for the run up to ...

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 ...

Top six-seater cars for larger families  Motors.co.uk

Whether you're looking at SUVs or MPVs, there's no shortage of seven-seaters on the market. However, what about those who want six seaters? Well, in short ...

Green cars, Low emission cars, News, Reviews  Next Green Car

The Next Green Car Awards 2018 recognise the best green cars launched in the UK in 2018. Here, the winners are revealed for a range of vehicle categories, ...

Germany secures access to vast lithium deposit in Bolivia  Reuters UK

Germany and Bolivia on Wednesday sealed a partnership for the industrial use of lithium, a key raw material for battery cell production, in an important step to ...

Electric Vehicles This Week: The Lesser Known Heroes Of India’s EV Story, Diamler’s $23 Bn Plan And More  Inc42 Media

Far from the political and corporate hoopla around electric vehicles (EVs), India is currently undergoing a silent revolution. Though it will be awhile before we ...

AI is critical tech: We must not allow our human understanding to be corrupted  iNews

AI will shape society for generations to come, but and it is often presented as a forked path to either utopia or dystopia.

A Russian startup is proposing a Mustang-inspired electric vehicle  Driving

It's got 840 hp, a tech-forward interior and over 507 km of electric range—maybe.

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 ...

Tech: GM's downsizing heralds start of electric car revolution  The Edge Markets MY

IN a sweeping transformation to prepare for a future of electric and self-driving cars, General Motors, the world's top automaker, last week moved to shut down ...

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.

Andrew Brown's “Classic Parade” Earns Title as England's Leading Electric Car Rental Company - Press Release  Digital Journal

Classic Parade, a UK-based supercar rental and electric supercar hire company, this week added even more cars to their lineup of e-Supercar hires, solidifying ...

Electric Car Charger Market - Technological Growth Map over Time to Understand the Industry Growth Rate - Press Release  Digital Journal

Electric Car Charger Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018 - 2026. This press release was orginally distributed by ...

Safest cars tested in 2018 REVEALED - and the winner may surprise you  Express

EURO NCAP has revealed the best in class performers for its annual safety tests in 2018 and one carmaker is standing out as a top performer.

Historic electric Jaguar I-PACE racing series to launch this weekend  DispatchLIVE

Jaguar will make motorsport history on Saturday with the first race of the I-PACE eTROPHY, the world's first international championship for production-based ...

Germany's Altmaier sees no disorderly Brexit, hopeful on U.S. trade ties  Yahoo News UK

Germany's economy minister does not expect a disorderly Brexit and believes the danger of a major trade conflict between the European Union and the United ...

Tim Tozer, Darren Guiver and Jon Wakefield unite to raise funds for Ben  AM

Darren Guiver and Jon Wakefield accept the Industry Leader Challenge from Andy Bruce (right) at last night's Ben Ball. Three industry bosses are uniting in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Top 10 Best Electric Cars in Britain 2018  Autocar

We run down the very best electric city cars, superminis, hatchbacks, saloons, crossovers and SUVs on sale in Britain today.

Finally, A Car Manufacturer Gets It Right On How To Correctly Pass Cyclists  Forbes

Spanish automaker SEAT shows how motorists should overtake cyclists – and that's by giving as much room as they would give a motor vehicle.