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VW unveils I.D. R Pikes Peak

Volkswagen has revealed its I.D. R Pikes Peak all-electric hill-climb car, with the highly focused model boasting more than 500 kW (680 hp) yet weighing less than 1,100 kg. As the car's name suggests, the I.D. R Pikes Peak is set to compete in this...

Audi e-tron charging details revealed

Audi has revealed charging details of its forthcoming e-tron EV, with the all-electric SUV quoted at being able to complete 249 miles on a single charge. Those figures are based on the WLTP driving cycle, which is more demanding than the official NEDC...

OVO launches domestic Vehicle-to-Grid charger

OVO Energy has launched its first domestic vehicle-to-grid charger at the company's Energy Technology Product Showcase event. Considered to be the world's first widely available domestic product of its type, the OVO Vehicle-to-Grid Charger will be rolled...

Ultra rapid charging hubs confirmed for North East

Two new rapid EV charging hubs are set to be installed in the North East, after Fastned agreed a deal with the North East Combined Authority and Newcastle University to create Go Ultra Low Filling Stations in Newcastle and Sunderland. Each charging...

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Nissan Leaf stretch market lead

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV continues its reign as the UK's best-selling plug-in vehicle, as figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) today (Thursday 12th April) show almost 32,000 models were registered by the end of 2017. Following the...

Smart to go all-electric in Europe

Smart is set to become an all-electric brand in Europe, with parent firm Daimler deciding on a switch over to an EV-only model by 2020. Announced by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche at the company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting, the compact car brand is already...

March sees record month for plug-in car sales

Registrations of electric vehicles set new records in March 2018, with more than 9,000 plug-in cars sold during the month. The total of 9,293 electric vehicle sales is 15% up on the previous record, set in March 2017. March is traditionally a strong...

VW eCrafter set to make UK debut at CV Show

Volkswagen will launch the eCrafter later this month at the CV Show at the NEC, with the all-electric van set for real-world testing with UK customers from the start of May. Four UK customers will be taking part in the trials, with Gatwick Airport,...

Volvo XC60 wins World Car of the Year 2018 award

Volvo's XC60 has won the World Car of the Year Award 2018, with the Nissan Leaf 40 kWh picking up the World Green Car title at the New York Auto Show. This year's awards proved that green cars are increasingly becoming mainstream, with the UK-built...

Toyota launches new RAV4

Toyota has unveiled the new RAV4 at the New York Auto Show, with the popular SUV set to arrive in the UK early next year. The new RAV4 will be built on the Toyota New Global Architecture - that also underpins the Prius and C-HR - and will be available...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:19th Apr 2018