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Next Green Car Awards 2018 winners revealed

The Next Green Car Awards 2018 have been announced, with new categories recognising the best green cars launched in 2018. Winning models have been picked from a shortlist of the greenest cars to have arrived this year - or due to arrive in 2019 in the...

Rapid chargers should be reserved for pure-EVs says RAC report

Rapid electric vehicle charge points should be reserved exclusively for use by pure-EVs, according to a new report by the RAC Foundation. The Development of the UK Public Chargepoint Network report by Harold Dermott argues that, because no PHEV is able...

Vauxhall to electrify Corsa, Grandland X, and Mokka X ranges

Vauxhall will accelerate its electrification plans in 2019, with the launch of a new pure-electric Corsa and Grandland X PHEV available to order in the first half of next year. The move coincides with the European version of Vauxhall - Opel’s - 120th...

EV market grows 30% despite cuts to grants

Electric vehicles registrations increased 30% in November 2018 compared with last year, despite changes in the Plug-in Car Grant - which came into force mid-October 2018 - reducing funding for pure-EVs by £1,000, and removing support for available PHEVs...

VW to launch last generation of petrol and diesel models in 2026

Volkswagen will develop its last generation of vehicles using petrol or diesel engines in 2026, and phase out internal combustion models before then, as it commits to electric vehicle production. Reports from the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit in Wolfsburg...

Audi reveals UK details for new e-tron

Audi has announced details of UK specifications for its e-tron, due to arrive on these shores next year. The pure-electric SUV will see prices start at £71,490 for the standard model, though there will be Launch Edition and Edition 1 versions available...

Nissan creates Leaf Nismo RC racer

Nissan has unveiled a new Leaf Nismo RC - its all-electric race car - with more than double the power and torque of its predecessor. The model has been developed by Nissan's Nismo racing arm, and will make its official debut alongside the company's...

VW, Pod Point & Tesco collaborate for EV charge point expansion

Volkswagen, Pod Point, and Tesco have agreed a partnership that will see the EV charging firm install 2,400 charging bays across 600 Tesco stores over the next three years. Up to 100 50 kW DC rapid chargers will be installed as part of the plans, with...

New Kia Soul EV launched

Kia's new Soul EV has been unveiled at the LA Auto Show, with the new model likely to offer a 300 mile range from its 64 kWh battery. The new model shares the same electric powertrain and systems from the e-Niro, which provides 150 kW (204 hp) from...

Audi e-tron GT unveiled

Audi has revealed the e-tron GT concept at the LA Auto Show, with a production version of the all-electric four-door coupe due to go arrive in around two years' time. A range of 248 miles (WLTP) is available from a battery with an "energy content of...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:6th Dec 2018