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VW confirms all-electric racer for Pikes Peak

Volkswagen has announced that it is to return to the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in 2018, teasing a specially designed electric rally car. The teaser shots hint at a sleek silhouette, with the customary huge front and rear wings that Pikes Peak cars need...

Toyota to present luxurious fuel cell concept at Tokyo

Toyota has announced that it will show off new hydrogen fuel cell concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show next week, including the Fine-Comfort Ride. As the name suggests, the zero-tailpipe emission Toyota is a luxury car, conceived as 'a new form of premium...

New electric black cab starts London trials

The new range-extended electric black cab has entered its final testing phase, with the LEVC TX eCity hitting the streets of London for its most punishing trials. Six of the next-generation black cab are being tested by real London cabbies, and will...

Polestar 1 launched from new Volvo performance offshoot

Polestar has launched its first model with the Polestar 1 - a 600hp two-door, four-seater hybrid coupe. The new brand stems from Volvo's Polestar performance and racing division, but has been given greater autonomy and a focus on electric models. The...

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...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Oct 2017