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New BMW X3 revealed with plug-in models due

BMW has revealed details of its next generation X3, with the SUV already confirmed to get a pure-electric option in the near future. Until then the third-generation X3 line-up is made up of two core diesels and a performance M-Division petrol. Later...

All-electric Aston Martin RapidE set for production

Aston Martin has confirmed that the RapidE - its first all-electric car - will go into production in 2019. Similar to the existing concept, the RapidE will be a four-door sports-saloon, and promises Aston Martin levels of performance. The Gaydon-based...

LTC's new electric taxi to make Goodwood debut

The London Taxi Company's (LTC) new range-extended taxi will make its world dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this coming weekend (commencing Thursday 29th June). LTC's new model will silently run up the famous hill, with around 200,000...

New Nissan Leaf to offer ProPILOT technology

Nissan has announced that its next generation Leaf will feature the company's ProPILOT autonomous driving technology. Already showcased on a heavily modified current generation Leaf, ProPILOT will first be available on the new Nissan Qashqai. From here...

Autonomous car trial set for public roads

UK Autodrive has been approved to take its trials of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) onto public roads. The collaboration, involving Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, and Tata Motors, is the largest of its kind, and will head on to the streets of Milton...

Mayor reveals zero emission London transport plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn has revealed the proposals that will help achieve his aim of dramatically cutting vehicle emissions in the capital. The plan is to make London's transport network zero-emission by 2050. The Ultra Low Emission Zone and T-Charge...

Boost for electric cars with Queen's Speech announcement

Added support for the UK's electric car market has been announced in the Queen's Speech today (Wednesday 21st June). The Government's proposals to boost charge point numbers and improve accessibility was part of an Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill announced...

Volvo launches Polestar as electric performance brand

Volvo has announced that its performance arm Polestar will become a new brand within the company, focusing on electrified models. The move will see Polestar contribute to Volvo's existing aims of having at least two hybrids available for each model in its...

UK automotive sector calls for interim Brexit deal

The SMMT has called on the UK Government to agree an interim arrangement with the European Union that would continue the country's single market status until a final deal on Brexit is implemented. To prevent manufacturers in the country from being...

Plug-in convoy celebrates EV sales milestone

To celebrate more than 100,000 plug-in cars having been sold in the UK, 25 electric and plug-in hybrid cars drove from London to Milton Keynes yesterday (Sunday 18th June). Organised by Chargemaster, the road trip covered around 100,000 meters in cars...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th May 2017