Electric car news and features

Tesla to drop Model S 60 and 60D

The Tesla Model S 60 and 60D variants will be discontinued from the middle of next month, as the US EV company removes them from the product due to a lack of demand. According to the company, most potential buyers paid the additional £5,000 needed...

E-Berlingo Multispace joins Citroen's EV range

Citroen has launched the E-Berlingo Multispace, an all-electric MPV that joins the C-Zero, E-Mehari, and Berlingo van in the French firm's plug-in line-up. The E-Berlingo Multispace has an official range of 105 miles (170km), and is available with rapid...

Jaguar I-Pace driven on London roads

Jaguar's first electric car has been driven in London ahead of next year's launch, with the I-Pace concept driven on the roads around the Olympic Park. The new all-electric SUV previews a full production version due in 2018, which Jaguar claims will...

Nissan Leaf Black Edition launched

Nissan has launched a special edition of its all-electric Leaf. The Leaf Black Edition is on sale now with prices starting from £26,890 after the Plug-in Car Grant, for the high-spec model. With a distinctive all-black finish, the Leaf Black Edition...

Renewable energy guarantee for Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that 100% of the electricity is uses will come from renewable sources. In a deal agreed with energy provider EDF Energy, the agreement will extend until at least March 2020. Revealed as part of the company's sustainability...

Renault showcases EV tech with Zoe e-Sport Concept

Renault brought a surprise model to the Geneva Motor Show in the shape of the Zoe e-Sport Concept. Based, albeit loosely, on the all-electric Zoe supermini the concept car draws on Renault's extensive EV expertise and technology developed in the Formula...

Car CO2 emissions at record low, but SMMT urges caution

Average CO2 emissions for new cars sold in the UK have fallen for a 19th consecutive year, with 2016's figure of 120.1 g/km CO2 improving on 2015's record by 1.1%, and down a third compared to levels in 2000. The reduction has come from two main areas,...

Nissan carries out on-road autonomous car tests in UK

Nissan has started demonstrating its autonomous vehicle technology on public roads in Europe for the first time, with runs made by an adapted Leaf in London. Passengers were given trips in the Nissan Leafs, fitted with the company's ProPilot systems,...

New bill paves the way for improved driverless and electric car infrastructure

The Government has laid out new rules that cover insuring self-driving cars and to improve electric vehicle charge point infrastructure in the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill 2017. The measures look to remove barriers to new vehicle technologies...

Chargemaster to run EV Experience Centre in Milton Keynes

Chargemaster has been picked by Milton Keynes' Go Ultra Low Cities programme to run the new EV Experience Centre, planned to open in spring later this year. The charge point manufacturer and EV charging network operator will set up and run the new...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:2nd Mar 2017