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Electric car news and features

Sales of new electric cars grow in May as rest of market declines

The new electric car market defied all expectations and actually saw growth in May 2020, despite a full month of lockdown being in place. Registrations of pure-electric models came in at 2,424 units - accounting for 12% of the overall market. Growth...

Peugeot e-Traveller revealed

Peugeot has launched the e-Traveller - a pure-electric version of its Traveller MPV. The new e-Traveller shares a platform with the recently released e-Expert van, and has a range of up to 143 miles on a charge. That range is possible thanks to a 50...

New V2G Electric Nation project launched

A new phase of the Electric Nation EV charging project has been launched today (3rd June), with new Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) trials starting across the Midlands, South West, and South Wales. Run by Western Power Distribution (WPD) - the electricity distribution...

Demand for EVs predicted as car dealerships reopen in England

Car dealerships in England have reopened today (Monday 1st June) following further easing of lockdown regulations. However, dealerships will look very different to the pre-coronavirus situation, with a number of significant steps implemented to help protect...

Revealed: Cities that could benefit most from Rapid Charging Fund

Research by uSwitch has shown that Stoke-on-Trent, Southend, and Birmingham could benefit most from the UK Government's £500 million Rapid Charging Fund. The funding aims to help boost the number of electric vehicles on UK roads by providing new public...

Orders open for Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric

Volvo's XC40 Recharge Pure Electric is available to order in the UK, with the 249 mile EV starting at £53,155 (exc. grant). The Swedish firm's first pure-electric model is based on the popular XC40 SUV, and features a 78 kWh (75 kWh usable) battery,...

EV drivers returning to the road as lockdown eased in England

Electric vehicle drivers are gradually returning to the road following the lessening of lockdown restrictions in England, according to analysis of data from Zap-Map - the UK's leading charging point platform. The information, which uses aggregated data...

Motorsport UK announces new electrified vehicle regulations

Full Electrified Vehicle technical and safety regulations have been issued for the first time by Motorsport UK, the country's motorsport governing body. The regulations come as part of Motorsport UK's focus on creating a sustainable future for the sport,...

Details revealed of Dyson's axed EV

Dyson's EV would have had a range of 600 miles on a charge, had the British engineering firm not axed the project citing spiralling costs. Revealed in an interview with The Sunday Times, James Dyson stated that the project has cost £500 million of...

NGC and TLA extend partnership

Next Green Car and performance marketing specialist TLA have extended their partnership to help automotive brands reach in-market electric car buyers as they research their next vehicle. The partnership will see TLA deploy custom-built engagement tools...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:5th Jun 2020