Electric car news and features

UEone retractable EV charge points installed

Urban Electric has revealed the first photos of its UEone retractable charge point as it launches a £250,000 crowdfunding campaign. A trial scheme - due for launch soon - will see residents of an Oxford street use six of the new UEone EV charge points...

Additional £2.5m for on-street EV charging fund

The UK Government has announced an additional £2.5 million in funding for on-street residential EV charge points. Announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (Monday 12th August), the increased figure doubles the previous commitment from the...

Hyundai reveals new Ioniq Electric pricing

Hyundai has announced pricing details for its updated Ioniq range and new Kona Hybrid, with the longer-range Ioniq Electric starting from £29,450 (inc. Plug-in Car Grant). The price gets customers an Ioniq Electric with an increased range of 184 miles...

Peugeot e-208 pricing announced

Peugeot has announced prices and specification details for its new 208 range - including the pure-electric e-208. The electric supermini will cost from £25,050, including UK Plug-in Car Grant. Powered by a 50 kWh motor and 100 kW (136 hp) electric...

Most I-Pace drivers only need two charges a week according to Jaguar app

Almost 90% of potential Jaguar I-Pace owners could cover their weekly mileage with a maximum of two charges per week, according to data gathered by the company's Go I-Pace app. The app measures daily car use, and helps show users how an I-Pace would...

Ford to offer EV services to customers with Centrica

Ford will work with Centrica to offer services to new customers buying electric vehicles. Centrica will provide energy tariffs and charge point installations for those buying plug-in hybrid and pure-electric models from Ford. EV tariffs from British...

Renault reveals electric 4L-based concept

Renault has used its electric vehicle expertise to create an EV version of one of the manufacturer's classics - the e-Plein Air. Based on a Renault 4, the Plein Air was a door-less convertible version introduce in 1968, but Renault has modernised it...

JLR gets £500m from government to develop electric cars

Jaguar Land Rover has been awarded a £500 million loan guarantee by the UK Government to help develop electric cars. The move was signed off by Theresa May, and she told a meeting of industry leaders on Monday (16th July) that the funding would be...

Ford and VW reveal electric and autonomous plans

Volkswagen and Ford have announced that the two firms will expand their collaboration efforts to include new electric models and advance autonomous driving development. Perhaps the most significant news is that Ford will use the VW Group's Modular Electric...

BIK rates scrapped for EVs in 2020-21

HM Treasury has announced Company Car Tax rates up until Financial Year 2022-23, and plans to use reduced rates for zero tailpipe-emission models to boost sales. With new figures, the government aims "to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019