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Kia expands Soul EV dealership network

The Kia Soul EV network is expanding across the UK to a total of 19 dealers by the end of 2015, giving more consumers the chance to test-drive and buy the Soul EV. Since launching in October 2014, the EV has been a popular addition to the dealer network...

Dawn of the EV: A world without petrol stations

New analysis by plug-in vehicle campaign Go Ultra Low suggests that British motorists could no longer have to rely on the conventional petrol station. More than 90% of electric vehicle charging takes place at home while total charging volumes have almost...

New VW Golf range features ultra-frugal petrol engine

UK order books are now open for a raft of new ultra-frugal petrol models in the Golf hatchback, Estate and SV with first deliveries of these cars due in September this year. Powered by a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre 115 PS turbocharged petrol engine,...

Major Fiat Chrysler recall following wireless Jeep hack

Advocates of the connected car have suffered a significant set-back following the successful hacking of a Chrysler Jeep in the US by security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek. In a demonstration for WIRED magazine, the two independent researchers...

Cheshire East to trial electric vehicles

Cheshire East Council staff will be trialling electric vehicles in an attempt to significantly reduce their fleet's CO2 emissions and promote green transport. Councillor Les Gilbert, Cabinet member for communities, has authorised officers to apply for...

Boost for eight cities shortlisted in plug-in taxi bid

Eight cities have received a huge boost in their bid to win part of a £20 million fund to increase the number of plug-in taxis. The shortlist of 8 potential winning schemes will each receive a government-backed study into providing more environmentally-friendly...

Honda confirms pricing for all-new Jazz

Honda UK has announced that the all-new Honda Jazz subcompact hatchback will be priced from £13,495 on-the-road for the entry-level S model, rising to £17,425 for the flagship EX Navi CVT model. The all-new Jazz builds on the strong reputation of...

Survey reveals importance of public EV charging network

Next Green Car today announces the first results from the latest EV survey conducted in partnership with KiWi Power, Carbon Trust and the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI) who are working with InnovateUK to investigate viable ways of...

Diesel cheaper than petrol for first time in 14 years

For the first time in more than a decade, diesel prices have dropped below petrol prices at selected Morrisions, Tesco and Sainsburys stores, due to increased supply from refineries outside the UK. According to analysis by Experian Catalyst, the last...

Renault restructures ZOE and Twizy EV line-ups

Renault has updated the trim levels of two of its three electric vehicles on sale in the UK – the ZOE supermini and urban Twizy – to bring them into line with the company’s combustion-engined vehicles and create a more uniform grading structure across...

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:27th Jul 2015