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Skoda to launch low-cost EV after initial electric car blitz  Autocar

Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier has confirmed that a low-cost electric model based on the VW Group's MEB platform is under consideration. The new model would ...


Electric vehicle companies called on to produce 'ethical battery' within five years  Amnesty International UK

Challenge laid down to industry giants at Nordic Electric Vehicle (EV) Summit in Oslo Still no requirement on companies to publicly report on cobalt supply ...


Future electric cars: upcoming EVs in 2019 and beyond  CAR Magazine

CAR looks ahead to the most exciting electric cars coming soon.


Volvo expects electric car margins to match conventional vehicles by 2025  Reuters UK

Volvo Cars expects its margins on electric cars to match those of vehicles with combustion engines by 2025, the head of the Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker ...


Musk adds new Model Y to electric car line-up  BBC News

Tesla has launched its latest car, the Model Y, its second mass-market electric vehicle. The car was unveiled at an event in Los Angeles. The firm will first ...


Electric cars won’t shrink emissions enough – we must cut travel too  New Scientist News

By Adam Vaughan. Everyone knows that changing the way we get around could reduce climate emissions: cycle and walk rather than drive, take the train, not ...


UK to miss electric car sales target, Auto Trader warns  Financial Times

Only three-quarters of new cars sold in 2040 in the UK will be electrically powered, falling short of government targets, unless ministers increase incentives for ...


Is James Bond's electric Aston Martin the beginning of the end for cars in cinema?  The Telegraph

Cars chasing cars, dinosaurs chasing cars, aliens chasing cars, superheroes chasing cars; there's no denying that some of the most spine-tinglingly thrilling ...


Electric cars help hybrid sales, finds Kia UK  Fleet World

Kia UK's president and CEO, Paul Philpott, has said the new e-Niro has attracted mostly new customers to the brand and increased hybrid sales. Kia e-Nrio and ...


Fisker teases all-electric SUV  CAR Magazine

New SUV from Fisker promises $40k price tag in the US one of three 'affordable' EVs coming.


Housing associations get funding for electric car clubs  Belfast Telegraph

Housing associations have received half-a-million pounds in funding for electric hire car clubs to allow people to rent low-emission vehicles.


Electric cars real world range REVEALED: How far can the latest EVS really go on a charge?  Express

ELECTRIC cars are becoming increasingly more popular in the UK but some drivers are still worried about range. New real-world range data reveals how far ...


Electric cars insurance WARNING - The one thing you need to know before buying one  Express

ALTERNATIVELY fuelled vehicles including electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid cars are becoming more popular in the UK but there is something you need to ...


Honda’s closure? It’s down to government failure to champion electric cars  The Guardian

Workers in UK plants should be at the forefront of the global shift to building cleaner vehicles, says Rosie Rogers from Greenpeace.


Jaguar Land Rover provides UK’s largest EV smart charging facility to workers  FleetNews

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has installed 166 smart chargers for electric vehicles at its Gaydon engineering centre, to encourage its staff into greener cars.


The electric car revolution is heading your way  Evening Standard

We all know that our environment is under threat and we need to do something about it.


BMW warns of falling profits as electric vehicles spending bites  Telegraph.co.uk

BMW has warned that profits will fall this year, coming in “well below” the €9.


Electric scooters should be allowed on Britain's roads for the first time, minister says  The Telegraph

Britain's roads look set to be flooded with a host of new electric vehicles as the Government today announces a radical review of transport laws dating back 180 ...


These are the Chinese car firms competing for Tesla's crown  Wired.co.uk

The Chinese market is dominated by entry-level electric vehicles, and many are now partnering with Western companies desperate to get a foothold in Asia.


Electric cars power-up free of charge  Horwich Advertiser

Drivers of electric cars in Bolton can re-charge their vehicles for free thanks to a generous offer from Bolton Council. There are currently 18 electric vehicle (EV) ...


'Unprecedented changes': Honda says plant closure driven by electric vehicle transition  www.businessgreen.com

Honda has confirmed it is to close its Swindon car plant in 2021, with the loss of around 3,500 jobs, citing the "unprecedented changes" facing the global auto ...


Councils stall on adding charging points for electric vehicles  The Guardian

Exclusive: funding cuts blamed as 107 councils say they have no plans to expand network.


BMW Pushes on With Production of Electric Minis in the U.K.  Bloomberg

BMW AG will start production of an electric Mini model in the U.K. later this year even as carmakers grapple with the implications of the latest twist to Britain's exit ...


Buying a second-hand electric car or van  Energy Saving Trust

Please note: The Used EV Calculator has been taken down due to technical difficulties. We are working to fix these issues and have the tool back online as soon ...


New York City says electric cars cheapest option for its fleet  Quartz

Electric cars are expensive. The sticker price for electric vehicles (EVs) has historically exceeded that for comparable gasoline cars. But that's less true every ...


Jaguar I-Pace crowned UK Car of the Year 2019: Electric car beats petrol and diesel rivals  Express

Jaguar I Pace has been crowned as the UK Car of the Year for 2019. The car was initially rated as the Best Executive car before it also took the top prize.


Car industry: What's behind recent closures?  BBC News

Honda UK is closing its Swindon plant by 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan are also cutting production and jobs. So what's ...


Mini Tesla delivered to children's area at Ipswich Hospital | Latest Ipswich News  Ipswich Star

Children at a hospital now have a new toy to help take their minds off the nervous wait for surgery – in the form of a mini electric car.


Geneva Motor Show 2019: the key electric and hybrid cars  DrivingElectric

A huge number of electric cars and plug-in hybrids were revealed at this year's Geneva Motor Show. This is our rundown of them all.


UK's largest public EV rapid charging hub inaugurated  PetrolPlaza.com

Milton Keynes council, with its contractors Ringway, designed and constructed the hub as part of its Go Ultra Low city programme. | PetrolPlaza.


New Hyundai NEXO 2019: hydrogen car available to order now for £65,995  DrivingElectric

The Hyundai NEXO hydrogen-fuelled SUV is now available to order directly from Hyundai Motor UK, priced at £65,995 after the government plug-in car grant.


Honda reveals it had plans to make electric cars in Swindon before plant closure  Swindon Advertiser

HONDA has admitted that it had already invested in manufacturing the next line of electric vehicles in Swindon.


VW to cut jobs as electric car plans speed up  IG

Volkswagen warned that it will have to make job cuts as it accelerates the manufacturing of less-labour-intensive electric cars in the coming years in a move that ...


Legal & General invests in UK electric vehicle charging business  Institutional Asset Manager

Legal & General Capital (Legal & General) has taken a circa 13 per cent stake in Pod Point, one of the UK's largest electric vehicle charge point operators.


‘Real risk’ of more UK car plants closing over electrification  AOL UK

More UK car plants could close because manufacturers want to build electric cars elsewhere, an industry expert has claimed.Jim Holder, editorial director of ...


Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk opens online orders for new electric car  The Independent

Tesla has announced it is taking orders for the mass-market Model 3, which has a starting price of $35000 (£26400). The company said it would close stores and ...


Electric cars: Three-wheeled, zero-emission 'Solo' vehicle to take to the streets  Evening Standard

A futuristic, electric three-wheeled car set to take to the streets of Los Angeles later this year could become the future of sustainable travel. The 'Solo' model ...


Fear grows in UK car industry that Honda is just first domino to fall  The Guardian

When Honda insisted last week that Brexit was not a factor in the closure of its Swindon plant – a decision that threatens at least 7,000 jobs – a few eyebrows ...


Seat to unveil all-new electric car with 311 miles of range in one week  Express.co.uk

SEAT is set to unveil a 311-mile electric car at the Geneva Motor Show 2019 next week. Here's what we know about the car so far.


James Bond to drive electric car in new film to make the character more eco-friendly  The Sun

'Total tree-hugger' director wants star Daniel Craig, 51, to be seen behind the wheel of a £250000 Rapide E which is Aston Martin's first electric vehicle.


Porsche Macan 2021: next SUV to be fully electric  The Week UK

The mid-size SUV will be the German carmaker's third EV-only model.


Peugeot e-208: prices, specs, range and UK release date  The Week UK

The French carmaker's first electric car reflects wider plans to go 100% electric by 2023.


A road toll should be introduced to plug lost revenue from fuel duty, study says  Daily Mail

Ministers have been told to consider a national system of road tolls to compensate for the huge loss in revenue from fuel duty when electric cars become ...


Seat el-Born: it's Spain's first MEB electric car  CAR Magazine

VW Group architecture comes to Seat in the new el-Born concept car, coming to the 2019 Geneva motor show.


UK Trials First Self-Driving Bus in Manchester  PCMag UK

Trials for driverless buses have begun in Manchester, with the first autonomous vehicle being able to park and move into a washing area all without human ...


Honda pledges to only sell electric cars in Europe by 2025  shropshirestar.com

The Japanese firm revealed last month that it will shut its factory in Swindon in 2021 due to the 'significant challenges of electrification'.


Royal Mail e-Trikes to begin six-month trial  DrivingElectric

Royal Mail will trial eight electric-motor-assisted e-Trikes on delivery routes in Stratford, Cambridge and Sutton Coldfield over a period of six months, beginning ...


Hitachi Capital wins 2019 Fleet News Award for Leasing Company of the Year (20000+)  FleetNews

Putting the customer at the heart of innovation has helped Hitachi Capital Vehicles Solutions to launch a number of ground-breaking products. One of the major ...


Lookers Volkswagen opens new £10m Battersea showroom (gallery)  AM

Lookers officially 'cut the ribbon' at its flagship three-storey Volkswagen showroom in Battersea with a VIP opening event to welcomes customers to the new ...


Geneva motor show: Brexit, electric cars and luxury dominate agenda  The Guardian

Carmakers gathering at the annual Geneva motor show this week were hoping the Alpine spring air and customary launches of new models would be a ...


BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture  BBC News

BMW and Daimler have unveiled a joint venture covering new-generation services such as driverless vehicles, ride-hailing, and pay-per-use cars. Normally ...


Toyota to produce new car model at UK plant  The Irish Times

Development is rare piece of good news for UK car industry.


Anger as Birmingham Airport increases drop-off car park charge by 50 per cent  Birmingham Live

Massive increase in cost of Premium Set Down car park sparks anger among taxi drivers.


Winners of the Fleet News Awards 2019 revealed  FleetNews

Fleet News has revealed the winners of the 2019 Fleet News Awards.


DS Automobiles DS 3 Crossback hatchback (2019 - ) review  Auto Trader UK

The DS 3 Crossback is a stylish supermini-sized SUV. That means you might also be considering a Seat Arona or Mazda CX-3, but the French car's premium ...


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.


Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run, says study  The Guardian

Petrol and diesel vehicles cost more over four years in UK and four other European nations.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


UK pioneer of electric car charging points faces barrage of criticism  Financial Times

Ecotricity dominates motorway network but rivals say its equipment is outdated and investment is too low.


Tesla Cuts Price On US Electric Cars  Silicon UK

Demand for electric vehicles not so great? Leading manufacturer cuts price on all models. Tesla has cut prices on all of its models in the United States, which ...


Where is the electric car industry headed in 2019?  Open Access Government

While the electric car has been around for over a hundred years, it's never been as popular as it is today. Here, we look at what could be in store for the electric ...


Top 10 Best Electric Cars in Britain 2019  Autocar

Electric cars are more popular today than they have ever been. And why wouldn't they be? An electric vehicle (EV) lets you travel in silence and produces zero ...


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 ...


Brits buy an electric car every nine minutes  www.businessgreen.com

A new electric car was registered every nine minutes in the UK last year, as demand for zero emission vehicles continued to soar. New figures from the industry ...


Electric cars: An honest account of travelling in a battery powered car long distance  Express

EXPRESS.CO.UK took delivery of a Nissan Leaf to test how electric cars perform on long distance road trips. Here is what we learned.


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.


China is taking on Tesla's electric car supremacy (and winning)  Wired.co.uk

In the west, Tesla is still the pinnacle of the electric vehicle industry. In China, it is anything but.


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

Electric vehicles currently make up just 4.3 per cent of new vehicle registrations nationally. But the UK is seen as a European centre for electric vehicles because ...


Scrapping UK grants for hybrid cars 'astounding', says industry  The Guardian

Incentives for consumers to buy hybrid and electric cars rather than diesel or petrol alternatives have been slashed by the government, adding thousands of ...


How much does it cost to charge an electric car? EV running costs explained  CAR Magazine

Here's how much it'll actually cost you to run an EV in 2019.


London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee  BBC News

Uber is planning to add a surcharge to all fares booked via its app in London to help its drivers buy electric vehicles. The fee, expected to be 15p per mile, will be ...


Electric cars - Experts predict that THIS is when you should buy one  Express

EXPERTS have predicted that electric cars will become cheaper over the next couple of years and revealed the optimum time of uptake.


Electric and hybrid cars: Cuts to Plug-in Car Grant condemned  BBC News

Motoring groups have condemned the government's decision to cut subsidies for buying greener cars. From 9 November, grants for new plug-in hybrids will be ...


What are electric cars, how do they work and when does the petrol ban come in?  The Independent

Driving an electric car rather than a fossil fuel-powered version may result in the vehicle producing half the amount of greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime, ...


Survey: Half of young people want electric cars  BBC News

Half of young people in the UK would like to own an electric car – compared with just a quarter of their parents, a survey suggests. The research comes from ...


Should you buy an electric car?  Financial Times

Sitting in an electric car on the start line at Silverstone, about to go head to head with the latest Aston Martin, I quietly wonder what on earth I am doing. While the ...


Electric Volkswagens and VW EV news  CAR Magazine

Everything you need to know about electric Volkswagens and the new ID family of plug-in VW EVs.


Clean air zones open up the electric car market  Energy Saving Trust

With more makes and models of pure electric and hybrid vehicles coming on to the market, it's easier than ever to find the right electric vehicle (EV).


New test reveals how far electric cars can REALLY travel on a full charge  This is Money

The Tesla Model S 75D - the car with the fourth longest range between charges - has a real range of 204 miles, which is 100 miles shorter than Tesla advertises ...


Recent policies from the UK Government show commitment to EVs  Intelligent Transport

Paul Minto, Lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, discusses how UK authorities have recently taken encouraging steps towards the promotion of electric vehicles.


The best electric cars you can buy in 2019  RAC

When it comes to cars, the future is definitely electric — but on forecourts across the country, that electrified future is already here. According to the Society of ...


UK government EV plans vague and unambitious claim MPs  The Engineer

A new report by the cross-party Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee claims that UK plans to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel cars by ...


Electric car leasing deals – exclusive EV discounts for Telegraph Cars readers  The Telegraph

Electric cars are significantly more expensive to buy than their petrol-powered counterparts.


Should you switch to an electric car now?  This is Money

A new study suggests an electric car - over a four-year period - costs less to own when you factor in price, depreciation, fuel bills, insurance, taxation and ...


Electric cars are cheaper to own and run than petrol and diesel reveals shock new report  Express

ELECTRIC cars are cheaper to own and run compared to petrol and diesel cars over a four year period in the UK reveals a new report.


Electric cars: Charge points could be requirement in new build homes  BBC News

New homes in suburban England would need to be fitted with electric car charging points under a government proposal to cut emissions. Ministers also want ...


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 ...


Chris Grayling under fire as promise to boost electric cars backfires  The Guardian

Chris Grayling has been accused of failing to back up his positive words on electric cars with action after it emerged they account for less than 2% of his ...


Shock as electric vehicle wins car of the year  Express

BRITAIN'S motoring revolution changed gear yesterday when an electric vehicle was awarded Car Of The Year.


Britain drives into a new future with electric cars  The Times

The UK is on track to reach its target for ultra-low emission vehicles after a surge in sales of electric cars this summer.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and ...


Confusing Financial Benefits Put People off Buying an Electric Car, Says YouGov  Gizmodo UK

Electric car adoption has come a long way, but all those experts with their facts and knowledge still say that the UK is falling behind. In the past this has been ...


Major misconceptions prevent drivers from buying electric cars, study claims  The Independent

Despite electric cars becoming more popular in recent years, many people still believe misconceptions about them, according to a new study. Some believed the ...


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 ...


UK firm launches fuel cell charge point for electric cars – but will hydrogen power our electric dreams?  The Telegraph

British firm AFC Energy has launched the first ever hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle charger, a system it describes as a “breakthrough” in clean mobility.


New powers to kick-start the rollout of electric chargepoints across the nation  GOV.UK

The new laws will improve consumer confidence in charging electric vehicles and modernise insurance rules.