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New electric black cab starts London trials

The new range-extended electric black cab has entered its final testing phase, with the LEVC TX eCity hitting the streets of London for its most punishing trials. Six of the next-generation black cab are being tested by real London cabbies, and will...

VW demonstrates strength of its electric range

There is plenty of talk in the media about the inconveniences of electric car ownership, despite the increasing excitement brought about by new plug-in car launches seemingly every week. The UK's plug-in car market has plenty going for it though, and...

Polestar 1 launched from new Volvo performance offshoot

Polestar has launched its first model with the Polestar 1 - a 600hp two-door, four-seater hybrid coupe. The new brand stems from Volvo's Polestar performance and racing division, but has been given greater autonomy and a focus on electric models. The...

Land Rover launches PHEV line-up

Land Rover has revealed details of its two new PHEVs - the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport - announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month. Official economy figures put an all-electric range at 31 miles for each model, along with a shared CO2 figure...

Paris plans to ban combustion engine cars by 2030

Emboldened by the French government's plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars by 2040, Paris is set to implement such as policy a decade earlier in 2030. The announcement marks an acceleration in the electrification of mobility in France...

EV innovators recognised in Low Carbon Champions Awards

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced the 2017 Low Carbon Champions last night at the ‘green transport’ networking event of the year, held in association with Energy 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. Over 240 guests attended the celebration...

September sees sustained growth in EV sales

The UK electric car market continued to see sustained growth in September with plug-in cars representing 1.8% of all new cars sales. With diesel sales plummeting, car buyers appear to be switching to plug-in vehicles in greater numbers than ever before. Overall...

Nissan and OVO announce Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) collaboration

Electric vehicle leaders, Nissan, and UK energy company OVO, have announced a new collaboration to accelerate the adoption of home battery storage in the UK. The new offering, which could give UK customers a yearly benefit of as much as £590,* is the...

Under-developed charging facilities puts EV take-up at risk

According to a new report from the RAC Foundation, an under-developed public charging infrastructure could slow the UK sales of electric vehicles (EVs). The key issues highlighted in the report include: poor reliability, half as many charge point locations...

Mitsubishi scrappage deal worth £6,500 off a new Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has launched its version of the scrappage scheme, providing an additional £4,000 off the price of a new Outlander PHEV for those trading in Euro 4 or older car. This means a total discount of £6,500 is available to new Outlander PHEV buyers...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:16th Oct 2017