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Volvo Cars launches electric C40 Recharge

Volvo Cars has launched the new Volvo C40 Recharge, the second purely electric car in its current portfolio and the first to be offered exclusively with electric drive. The new model uses the familiar electric drive from the electric XC40: one 150 kW...

Honda e claims UKCOTY title of City Car of the Year

As part of the 2021 UK Car of the Year Awards, the Honda e has claimed the title of City Car of the Year. An independent set of awards, the UK Car of the Year Awards (UKCOTY) are designed to highlight and advise the public on cars that excel on the...

Volvo OTA update improves range of XC40 Recharge

Volvo will implement its first ever over-the-air (OTA) software update on the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first fully electric car. Volvo's first pure-electric model, the XC40 Recharge features a 78 kWh battery that powers a pair of electric motors....

Lucid plans an affordable EV to rival the Tesla Model 3

Lucid, which was founded by a former Tesla engineer, plans to offer a car to rival the Tesla Model 3 by 2024. It will first focus on its luxury entry into the car market with the Lucid Air. This follows the same plan as Tesla took after the launch of the Model...

Could the IONIQ 5 take on Tesla?

The compact SUV from Hyundai’s sub-brand IONIQ is primed to take on electric giants such as Tesla. The IONIQ 5 is built on a dedicated BEV architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This gives it unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase,...

Ford pledges to go all-electric by 2030

By 2026 Ford plans to have electric versions of all its models. This is part of its pledge to only sell electric vehicles in Europe by 2030. It states that by 2026, all of its passenger vehicles in Europe will be all-electric or plug-in hybrid. With many...

New electric microcar enters production with a 125-mile range

The nippy power of an EV is fantastic for urban driving, so when paired with something that’s small in size, you have a great combination for a city car. This is exactly what Swiss company Micro is thinking with its new Microlino car. The Microlino is...

New survey reveals key trends in thriving EV market

The UK’s leading electric vehicle (EV) mapping service, Zap-Map, today published its market-leading EV Charging Survey, a comprehensive look at the state of Britain’s EV charging network. The report reveals new trends in EV charging behaviour in the...

Audi unveils powerful e-tron GT models

Audi has reimagined the grand tourer for the future. The new all-wheel-drive Audi e-tron GT Quattro and RS e-tron GT are a welcome entry intro the premium electric vehicle market. The e-tron GT Quattro has an equivalent 469 bhp but if power is important to...

The Mercedes-Benz EQA crossover goes on sale in the UK

Mercedes-Benz has announced that its smallest electric vehicle is now on sale. The EQA is a compact crossover based on the GLA. It’s the third vehicle in the Mercedes EQ line, following the EQC and EQV. Prices start at £40,495 after the government’s...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:2nd Mar 2021