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Ton up for Go Ultra Low Company scheme

The number of Go Ultra Low Companies has reached the century mark, as the number of the UK's leading organisations and companies that have commited to ultra low emission (ULEV) fleets reaches 100. One of the main criteria of GUL Company status is a...

BMW diesel trade-in allowance launches in the UK

BMW has launched a new Lower Emissions Allowance scheme in the UK, providing drivers of older models up to £2,000 off a new greener car. The scheme follows on from recent news that the BMW Group was set to offer similar discounts across Europe, and...

Mazda reveals electric vehicles are due in 2019

Mazda has announced that it will launch electric vehicles into its model line-up from 2019 onwards. The Japanese firm is also set to develop other electrified drivetrains, and dramatically reduce its 'well-to-wheel' carbon dioxide emissions. Under the...

EVs reach best ever market share in July

July saw the UK's electric car market have its best performing month ever, taking a little over a 2% market share for the first time. Significant growth for both pure electric models and plug-in hybrids combined with an overall decline in sales for...

BP to install EV chargers at petrol stations

BP is set to install EV charge points on its forecourts after the company's chief executive Bob Dudley announced that it is in talks to set up partnerships with plug-in car manufacturers. Reuters reports Dudley told the news agency today (Tuesday 1st...

New LEVC electric taxi available to order

Order books have opened for the LEVC TX eCity - the new range-extended Black Cab. The new taxi will be offered with a finance package deal at £177 per week over five years, inclusive of the battery. The full price of the TX eCity is £55,599 - again...

Porsche announces switch to Formula E

Porsche has announced that it is pulling out of the top level of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) - LMP1 - at the end of the year in a bid to focus on electric cars through a works Formula E effort. The German marque is the latest manufacturer...

Updated: Britain to ban petrol and diesel car sales from 2040

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans are set to be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air quality issues, under plans due to be announced by the UK Government. The move would see all new models on sale from that date need to be electrified,...

BMW and Mini reveal electric plans

BMW has announced the next stage of its electrification strategy, with a flexible architecture for plug-in models and confirmation of the Mini EV. Already one of the best manufacturers in terms of electric vehicle options, BMW has revealed that the...

Mercedes to enter Formula E

Mercedes Benz has announced that it will enter Formula E in the 2019/20 season, joining the likes of Audi, BMW and Jaguar in the all-electric racing series. The announcement delays an option that Mercedes had to enter Formula E by a year, but confirms...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:17th Aug 2017