Electric car news and features

New BMW X3 revealed with plug-in models due

BMW has revealed details of its next generation X3, with the SUV already confirmed to get a pure-electric option in the near future. Until then the third-generation X3 line-up is made up of two core diesels and a performance M-Division petrol. Later...

All-electric Aston Martin RapidE set for production

Aston Martin has confirmed that the RapidE - its first all-electric car - will go into production in 2019. Similar to the existing concept, the RapidE will be a four-door sports-saloon, and promises Aston Martin levels of performance. The Gaydon-based...

New Nissan Leaf to offer ProPILOT technology

Nissan has announced that its next generation Leaf will feature the company's ProPILOT autonomous driving technology. Already showcased on a heavily modified current generation Leaf, ProPILOT will first be available on the new Nissan Qashqai. From here...

Mayor reveals zero emission London transport plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has revealed the proposals that will help achieve his aim of dramatically cutting vehicle emissions in the capital. The plan is to make London's transport network zero-emission by 2050. The Ultra Low Emission Zone and T-Charge...

Boost for electric cars with Queen's Speech announcement

Added support for the UK's electric car market has been announced in the Queen's Speech today (Wednesday 21st June). The Government's proposals to boost charge point numbers and improve accessibility was part of an Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill announced...

Volvo launches Polestar as electric performance brand

Volvo has announced that its performance arm Polestar will become a new brand within the company, focusing on electrified models. The move will see Polestar contribute to Volvo's existing aims of having at least two hybrids available for each model in its...

Plug-in convoy celebrates EV sales milestone

To celebrate more than 100,000 plug-in cars having been sold in the UK, 25 electric and plug-in hybrid cars drove from London to Milton Keynes yesterday (Sunday 18th June). Organised by Chargemaster, the road trip covered around 100,000 meters in cars...

Smart electric range launched in the UK

Smart has announced UK prices for its electric drive range, with the EV model line-up starting from £16,420 including OLEV's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). The smart fortwo electric drive is the entry point to the range, with the larger forfour electric...

London EV car club Bluecity set to expand

Car sharing scheme Bluecity is expanding after a successful pilot for the club that only runs EVs. With an initial 10 cars making up the available vehicles for customers, the Bolloré Group - the firm behind Bluecity - will put more EVs on London streets,...

Fresh funding boost for Scottish EV buyers

A further £8.2 million of funding has been released by Transport Scotland to help businesses and individuals with buying electric and ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). The plans will support the Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund which provides interest-free...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th May 2017