Electric car news and features

Longer range Nissan LEAF E-Plus confirmed for 2019

Following the long awaited LEAF 40 kWh launched earlier this year, Nissan have confirmed that a longer range and higher power LEAF EV is due in 2019. As reported on Autoguide, Nissan’s head of EV marketing, Brian Maragno, corroborated recent rumours...

UK motorists buy a plug-in car every 9 minutes

Figures released today by Go Ultra Low reveal that the overall number of pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles registered has risen every month so far this year, with one being registered every 9 minutes in the UK. The first half of 2018 saw 28,054...

More education needed on electric vehicles, says new AA poll

More than 70% of car buyers would consider an electric vehicle according to a new survey carried out by the AA and Populus for today's LowCVP conference today (Thursday 12th July). With more than 10,000 drivers taking part, the survey is both encouraging...

Government needs to back EV charging infrastructure, says new report

The UK Government should work with local councils and private companies to deliver a national EV charging network for drivers, according to the first National Infrastructure Assessment. Published by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the...

UK Road to Zero strategy announced

The UK Government has announced its Road to Zero strategy, the measures it will implement to achieve aims of becoming a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and using zero-emission vehicles. That includes aims of seeing at least 50% - and an aim...

Plans for new homes, offices, and lamp-posts to get EV charge points

The UK's EV charging infrastructure is set for a huge boost as Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce today (Monday 9th July) plans to include charge points in new homes, workplaces, and lamp posts. The proposals will make up part of the government's...

C-Charge changes set to focus on EVs from next year

Transport for London is considering making only electric vehicles exempt from paying the Congestion Charge from April next year, tightening regulations that currently allow a small number of hybrid models to be driven in the zone without charge. A consultation...

Peugeot set to make electric 208 GTi

Peugeot's next generation 208 supermini will be available as a pure-EV alongside conventional powertrains. Reports from Auto Express indicate that the range-topping GTi could be available as an all-electric model. With the PSA Group - of which Peugeot...

June EV registrations buck market trend

The UK's electric vehicle market continued its strong growth in June 2018, with Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) in particular performing strongly - up 54% vs last year. Almost 6,300 plug-in models were registered during last month, representing 2.7 % of the total...

Jaguar I-Pace takes Auto Express award

Jaguar's I-Pace has been awarded the Auto Express Car of the Year title at the magazine's event last night (Tuesday 3rd July). The all-electric SUV won both the Premium Electric Car of the Year 2018 award, and the overall title, beating the BMW i3 and...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:10th Jul 2018