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New BMW X3 revealed with plug-in models due

BMW has revealed details of its next generation X3, with the SUV already confirmed to get a pure-electric option in the near future. Until then the third-generation X3 line-up is made up of two core diesels and a performance M-Division petrol. Later...

LTC's new electric taxi to make Goodwood debut

The London Taxi Company's (LTC) new range-extended taxi will make its world dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this coming weekend (commencing Thursday 29th June). LTC's new model will silently run up the famous hill, with around 200,000...

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...

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...

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...

JLR to electrify entire range by 2025

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to electrify its entire model line-up within the next ten years, with half of its portfolio available as pure-EV or PHEV within three years, reports Germany's Der Tagesspiegel. Speaking before last weekend's Formula E Berlin...

Honda reveals big electric plans

Honda is set to offer a comprehensive range of electrified models in the next few years as the Japanese giant's ambitions look to offer two-thirds of its new cars will be alternatively fuelled by 2025. Reports from a number of motoring publications...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th May 2017