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Global EV sales top 3 million mark

There are more than three million electric vehicles on the road worldwide according to data collated by ZSW - the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg. The non-profit organisation puts the figure for the start of 2018 at...

Hyundai offers new IONIQ buyers free Pod Point home charger

Hyundai has partnered with Pod Point to offer buyers of its IONIQ Electric EV and IONIQ Plug-In PHEV models a free fully-installed home charger. Pod Point's 7kW Solo charge point will be fitted to homes that meet certain OLEV and Pod Point criteria,...

Government invests £30 million in V2G technology

Technology to help people power their homes from an EV has been boosted by almost £30 million of investment from the UK Government today (Monday 12th February). The announcement of funding for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies comes through the government's...

Renault and Nissan group steps up EV plans

Renault and Nissan have been firming up future electric car plans, as two of the world's leading plug-in car manufacturers look to build on their current line-ups in the next few years. According to reports in Autocar, Renault is set to launch a new,...

Hyundai reveals Kona Electric plans

Hyundai has launched the first teaser images of the Kona Electric, previewing the all-electric compact SUV due later this year. Set to be unveiled on 27th February, Hyundai is aiming to get the Kona Electric's range to around 290 miles - measured on...

NGC wishing the cherry red Tesla Roadster a safe trip (to Mars)

You couldn't make it up: Billionaire entrepreneur to launch most powerful rocket since the Apollo missions with payload of an electric car which is destined to reach Mars orbit with Bowie's Starman playing on the radio for the ride! But you'd better believe...

Porsche to electrify fleet with six billion euro investment

Porsche has announced that it will spend more than six billion euros on electromobility by 2022 - as news also comes through that around 60% of the Stuttgart marques sales are made up of plug-in hybrids. The investment will focus on pure-electric and...

Award winning Jaguar I-Pace to go on sale in March

NGC verdict: "Stylish, practical, and sporty, the I-Pace has all the attributes that are traditionally associated with Jaguar - only without an engine. Boasting a large battery for extensive driving range and two powerful electric motors, once available,...

Edinburgh planning to introduce Low Emission Zone

The City of Edinburgh is planning to introduce Scotland's second Low Emission Zone (LEZ) to tackle air pollution, following a similar initiative by Glasgow. The city's councillors are to approach the Scottish government, which has said it will fund a pilot...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV passes key milestone

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV has sold more than 100,000 units in Europe, as the popular model completes three years as the regions's best-selling plug-in hybrid. The UK remains one of the company's most important markets, with 34,108 units sold by the...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:6th Feb 2018