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Land Rover launches PHEV line-up

Land Rover has revealed details of its two new PHEVs - the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport - announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month. Official economy figures put an all-electric range at 31 miles for each model, along with a shared CO2 figure...

UK Clean Air Strategy gives EVs £1 billion boost

The UK Government will spend £1 billion to support the uptake of ultra low emission cars as part of its £2.5 billion Clean Growth Strategy. Funding to help "develop one of the best electric vehicle charging networks in the world", and financial support...

Paris plans to ban combustion engine cars by 2030

Emboldened by the French government's plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040, Paris is set to implement such as policy a decade earlier in 2030. The announcement marks an acceleration in the electrification of mobility in France...

EV innovators recognised in Low Carbon Champions Awards

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced the 2017 Low Carbon Champions last night at the ‘green transport’ networking event of the year, held in association with Energy 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. Over 240 guests attended the celebration...

September sees sustained growth in EV sales

The UK electric car market continued to see sustained growth in September with plug-in cars representing 1.8% of all new cars sales. With diesel sales plummeting, car buyers appear to be switching to plug-in vehicles in greater numbers than ever before. Overall...

Nissan and OVO announce Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) collaboration

Electric vehicle leaders, Nissan, and UK energy company OVO, have announced a new collaboration to accelerate the adoption of home battery storage in the UK. The new offering, which could give UK customers a yearly benefit of as much as £590,* is the...

New Nissan LEAF goes on sale

Nissan has launched its new LEAF in Europe, with the LEAF 2.ZERO available to buy from today (Monday 2nd October). Unveiled at the Nissan Futures 3.0 event in Oslo, the second generation EV has an official range of 235 miles on a single charge. With...

Tokyo debut for Honda Sports EV Concept

Honda will unveil the Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. The all-electric sportscar concept is set to take centre stage as part of a wide range of production and concept debuts - of both two- and four-wheels - at Honda's home motor show. The...

Toyota and Mazda set up EV devlopment company

Toyota and Mazda have joined forces to accelerate electric vehicle development, with systems and technologies planned for a huge range of vehicles. The agreement, which also includes component manufacturer Denso, counters the previous relative lack...

Under-developed charging facilities puts EV take-up at risk

According to a new report from the RAC Foundation, an under-developed public charging infrastructure could slow the UK sales of electric vehicles (EVs). The key issues highlighted in the report include: poor reliability, half as many charge point locations...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Oct 2017