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Nissan Leaf completes European tour

Nissan's Leaf has completed a Grand Tour of Europe - taking in six countries and covering more than 400 all-electric miles. The Leaf 30 kWh model completed the journey to prove that long distance travel is easily possible in electric cars. With an official...

Kia launches Optima PHEV and Sportswagon

Kia has launched its first plug-in hybrid with the Optima PHEV, with an all electric range of up to 33 miles quoted and CO2 emissions of 37 g/km. The model - currently only available as a saloon - is eligible for the UK Government's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG),...

New Kia Rio due at Paris Motor Show

Kia will unveil a new version of its Rio supermini at the Paris Motor Show next month. Designed to fit in with Kia's more aggressive and edgy styling, the fourth-generation model will have to challenge in a very competitive class. Few details are currently...

New Tesla Model S claims fastest and longest range titles

Tesla has launched a new version of its all-electric Model S saloon, which can now be specified with a 100kWh battery. This - in high-performance P100D with Ludicrous mode guise - makes the Model S the third fastest accelerating production car ever; and...

Details revealed for Citroen C4 Picasso range

Prices and specifications for Citroen's C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso MPVs have been announced, with the refreshed range available to buy from next week. The class leading family cars are some of the few MPVs that offer models emitting less than 100 g/km...

Company car drivers push plug-in sales forward

Just over a quarter of new plug-in cars are registered by private buyers, with sales of electric vehicles being driven forward by fleets according to new statistics. Fleet News reports that 72 per cent of plug-in car sales were registered to businesses rather...

Ultimate luxury EV - Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept revealed

Mercedes has unveiled a new concept car, designed to represent a flagship model for its company - and it's electric. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is a luxurious 2+2 coupe which brings the Maybach name back into the limelight, with its official debut planned...

Volvo and Uber partner up to develop driverless cars

Volvo has teamed up with ride-sharing service Uber to jointly develop the next generation of autonomous cars. The two firms have signed an agreement that will develop a base vehicle able to incorporate the latest self-driving technologies, including those...

EVs meet requirements of 90% of drivers' needs

Electric vehicles are able replace nearly 90 per cent of cars currently on the road according to research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT. Current models have are able to meet the vast majority of driver's needs says the American report. The...

New Audi's to 'talk' to traffic lights

Audi is launching its Traffic Technology Services (TTS) in America - the first vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) system made available to the public. The system communicates with traffic lights in real-time for advanced traffic management. Due to be rolled...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:2nd Aug 2016