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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...

Smart electric range launched in the UK

Smart has announced UK prices for its electric drive range, with the EV model line-up starting from £16,420 including OLEV's Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG). The smart fortwo electric drive is the entry point to the range, with the larger forfour electric...

New VW Polo offers more space and technology

Volkswagen has launched its new MkVI Polo at an event in Berlin, with the popular supermini drawing on a number of features from the recently revised Golf. The Polo is longer and wider than before, will come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, and...

London EV car club Bluecity set to expand

Car sharing scheme Bluecity is expanding after a successful pilot for the club that only runs EVs. With an initial 10 cars making up the available vehicles for customers, the Bolloré Group - the firm behind Bluecity - will put more EVs on London streets,...

Fresh funding boost for Scottish EV buyers

A further £8.2 million of funding has been released by Transport Scotland to help businesses and individuals with buying electric and ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). The plans will support the Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund which provides interest-free...

Formula E boosts EV development for DS

DS Automobiles has confirmed that its participation in the FIA Formula E racing series is accelerating the development of its electric models. The French brand plans to release a new electrified model each year going forward. By 2025, DS expects that...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th May 2017