Latest plug-in hybrid news and features

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...

Mitsubishi announces updated Outlander PHEV Juro spec

Mitsubishi has upgraded the levels of equipment in its Outlander PHEV Juro - the one of the best value trim levels available for the UK's best selling plug-in car. Following on from a recent raft of revisions to the Outlander range, the Juro trim now...

New Volvo XC60 stars at Geneva

Volvo has given its new XC60 its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Among the rather more attainable stars - as opposed to concepts or new cars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren - the new XC60 will be available with petrol, diesel, or PHEV...

Kia launches two new PHEV models at Geneva

Kia unveiled two new plug-in hybrid models at the Geneva Motor Show in the shape of the Niro and Optima Sportswagon, further strengthening a green car line-up that has grown dramatically over the past couple of years. The Niro Plug-in Hybrid uses the...

Mini confirms Countryman PHEV details

Details have been announced for the UK specification of Mini's first production plug-in car - the Countryman Cooper S E All4. The plug-in hybrid version of Mini's new crossover will cost from £31,585, though this figure does not include the Plug-in Car...

Car CO2 emissions at record low, but SMMT urges caution

Average CO2 emissions for new cars sold in the UK have fallen for a 19th consecutive year, with 2016's figure of 120.1 g/km CO2 improving on 2015's record by 1.1%, and down a third compared to levels in 2000. The reduction has come from two main areas,...

New Volvo XC60 set for Geneva launch

Volvo has confirmed that it will reveal its new XC60 at the Geneva Motor Show next week, with advanced active and autonomous safety features, and plug-in powertrains due. The Swedish firm has only released teaser images so far, but the XC60 wil sit...

Peugeot Instinct previews plug-in, smart, and autonomous tech

Peugeot has showcased its new Instinct concept at the Mobile World Congress, previewing a plug-in powertrain and autonomous driving technology. Featuring a 300hp plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Instinct is a stylish shooting brake concept that is likely...

New E-Hybrid model becomes Porsche's flagship

Porsche will give a Geneva Motor Show premier to a new version of its PHEV saloon - the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The news is significant since it is the first time a plug-in hybrid will be the flagship variant of a Porsche model range. Building on...

New bill paves the way for improved driverless and electric car infrastructure

The Government has laid out new rules that cover insuring self-driving cars and to improve electric vehicle charge point infrastructure in the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill 2017. The measures look to remove barriers to new vehicle technologies...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:2nd Mar 2017