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BMW to launch wireless charging option on 530e

BMW has revealed at the car's launch that its 530e iPerformance will come with a wireless charging option from next year. The new executive PHEV boasts an official fuel consumption figure of 148.7 MPG and CO2 emissions of 44 g/km. The new model adds...

TfL invests £18 million on black cab EV charging

Transport for London has announced that it will invest £18 million in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, as forthcoming regulations mean that all newly registered taxis will need to be zero-emission capable from 1st January 2018. Dedicated rapid...

Zap-Map 3.0 launched with live GeniePoint and Source London data

Zap-Map has launched version 3.0 of its app, with the new release including live data from GeniePoint with Source London following shortly. The app from the UK's leading EV charging platform also features improved community features, and Republic of Ireland...

Citroen C5 Aircross to be firm's first PHEV

Citroen has launched the C5 Aircross at the Shanghai Auto Show, with the SUV set to become the company's first plug-in hybrid model. With 300hp produced by a combination of a 200hp petrol engine, and two electric motors, it will also be Citroen's most powerful...

Mitsubishi and Nissan lead UK plug-in car sales

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV was the best selling plug-in car of 2016, according to the latest set of statistics, with more than 9,000 models sold during the year. The best selling pure-EV was Nissan's Leaf with more than 3,500 registrations during the same...

Plug-in Car Grants to continue until at least October 2017

The government has this week announced a range of commitments to ultra low emission and autonomous vehicles. This includes a commitment that both the plug-in car grant and the electric vehicle homecharge schemes at will continue at their current rates. The...

Record month for plug-in car sales

March was a record month for the UK plug-in car market, with 7,667 models registered according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This comfortably beats the previous record, set in March 2016, by around 500 units. The...

Car Tax 2017 rates added to Car Tax Calculator

Next Green Car has updated its Car Tax Calculator to include the new VED system set to come into force on the 1st April 2017. The new calculator allows users to both check new car tax costs and those of used cars which come under previous VED rules. Full...

Skoda reveals Vision E concept and Superb PHEV plans

Skoda will present an all-electric concept at the Shanghai Motor Show next month, with the Vision E previewing its work on electric vehicles. These electrified plans begin with the Skoda Superb Plug-in Hybrid arriving in 2019. The Vision E concept is...

New factory opened to build range-extended Black Cab

The London Taxi Company - LTC - has officially opened its new production facility at Ansty, Coventry, with the £300 million plant set up to build the new range-extended Black Cab. More than 20,000 vehicles a year can roll off the production line, with...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:28th Apr 2017