Electric car news and features

Swind E Classic Mini launched

Swind has launched a new EV that looks rather familiar, with the Wiltshire-based company set to produce a limited run of restored Minis - albeit converted to run off an electric powertrain. The classic Mini boasts an 80 kW (110bhp) motor and 125 mile...

Manufacturers line up to electrify Geneva

Electric cars look set to take centre stage at the Geneva Motor Show, as manufacturers including Audi, Skoda, Citroen, and Honda have all confirmed a plug-in presence at the famous event next month. Audi has revealed that the Q4 e-tron will be unveiled...

Audi e-tron available to order in the UK

Order books are now open for the new Audi e-tron in the UK, with the pure-electric SUV starting at £67,990 - including Plug-in Car Grant - and deliveries due to start in April. With an electric range of 241 miles (WLTP) on a single charge, the e-tron...

EV sales oppose declining UK car market

Sales of electric cars in the UK continue to outperform the market as a whole, with January's registrations published today (Tuesday 5th January) by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Plug-in cars saw registrations increase more than...

Electric Nation smart charging trial completed

Electric Nation has published the results of its 18 month project looking at smart home EV charging, having assessed the data from almost 700 participants and 140,000 charging sessions. Analysis shows that there is likely to be sufficient capacity and...

Local authorities share £6m for EV taxi charge points

More than £6 million will be awarded to local authorities in the UK by the government, to help boost the shift to ultra-low emission taxis. A total of 17 councils will receive funds from OLEV - the Department for Transport's Office for Low Emission...

Audi rolls out e-tron Charging Service in Europe

Audi's e-tron Charging Service has launched in Europe, with single contract and charging card enabling access to more than 72,000 charge points in 16 different countries. Although not yet available in the UK, Audi is sure to roll-out the service into...

VW to showcase electric buggy concept at Geneva

Volkswagen is set to unveil a new concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with the return of the famous dune buggy - but this time it's electric. The concept is based on VW's MEB modular architecture designed for electric vehicles. As such, the core...

New trim line-up for Renault Zoe

Renault has updated its Zoe model line-up, with two specifications for each motor choice - the existing Dynamique Nav, and new S Edition. Each available on the R110 or Q90 models, the range starts at £25,020 for outright purchase, with battery hire...

Williams and Lotus create technical partnership

Lotus has joined forces with Williams Advanced Engineering to create a strategic technical partnership where the two British firms will share research and development into "advanced propulsion technologies". No specific details as to development focuses...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Feb 2019