Electric car news and features

Aston Martin Rapide E released at Shanghai

Aston Martin has unveiled its first all-electric model - the Rapide E - at the Shanghai Motor Show, with production of the four-door saloon limited to 155 units. Fitted with twin electric motors, producing a combined 450 kW (612 hp) and 950 Nm of torque,...

Renault launches K-ZE compact EV at Shanghai

Renault has launched the K-ZE pure-electric compact crossover at the Shanghai Auto Show, which will help drive expansion in the important Chinese EV market, but could come to Europe in due course. The K-ZE is smaller than a Zoe, and roughly the same...

Audi unveils AI:me concept

The Audi AI:me has been launched at Auto Shanghai, with the compact EV showcasing autonomous driving systems and features aimed at urban driving. Coming in smaller than the current A1 supermini, the AI:me has hints of the old A2 citycar to its design...

VW ID. Roomzz launched at Shanghai show

Volkswagen has unveiled the ID. Roomzz at the Shanghai Motor Show, its latest model set to join the ID. all-electric sub-brand. A production version of the large SUV is due to go on sale in 2021 to rival the likes of Tesla's Model X. Based on the VW...

March saw record numbers of EVs registered

March saw a record number of pure-electric cars registered with more than 3,900 units, up more than 1,000 sales and 30% on last year's results. The total electric vehicle registrations figure in March - pure-EV and PHEV combined - was the second highest...

Gridserve reveals Electric Forecourt plans

Gridserve has announced plans to create more than 100 Electric Forecourts, with the EV charging hubs designed to provide ultra-rapid units in similar configurations to a traditional petrol station. The EV-only locations will typically feature up to...

Seat launches electric car push

Seat has revealed that six electric and plug-in hybrid models will be launched in the next two years, with a pure-electric version of the Mii city car, and the el-Born going into production first. The next generation Leon and the Tarraco SUV will both...

Renault pilots large-scale V2G trial

Renault has started a large-scale vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging pilot, the first of its kind in the world, with schemes beginning in Portugal and the Netherlands. Using a fleet of 15 Renault Zoe's, pilot schemes are starting in Utrecht and Madeira,...

JLR installs UK's largest smart charger site

Jaguar Land Rover has installed 166 EV charge points at its Gaydon engineering base, for use by its employees and visitors. The huge roll-out demonstrates the British company's commitment to electric vehicles, with workplace charging becoming increasingly...

Fisker reveals new EV SUV

Fisker has announced that it will launch a new pure-electric SUV in 2021, powered by an 80 kWh battery with a range of around 300 miles possible from a single charge. The revealed EV will be one of three new models from the company, with a price of...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019