Electric car news and features

Onto to expand car-as-a-service model

Onto, a UK electric car subscription service, has raised £125 million in a new Series B funding round led by Alfvén & Didrikson and Pollen Street Capital, with the most prominent investor being TotalEnergies. With the rise of the subscription economy...

Asda pledges all-electric fleet by 2025

Asda, the British supermarket chain, is planning to convert its fleet of more than 600 vehicles to electric by June 2025. This would mean that the company would be a few years ahead of the government’s target of only allowing new zero-emission cars from...

Wireless charging trials in Leeds, Nottingham and Warwick

British technology company Sprint Power is leading a multi-million-pound UK government-backed project that aims to demonstrate the suitability of wireless charging technology for fleet vehicles. Sprint Power specialises in low carbon tech, including...

Stellantis to build electric vans in Ellesmere Port

The Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port is to become an electric vehicle production site: Stellantis has announced that it will turn the plant into a production site for battery-electric commercial vehicles and passenger car models of the Vauxhall, Opel, Peugeot...

RAC leasing service makes EV driving more affordable

British automotive services company the RAC has launched an electric vehicle (EV) leasing service to make switching to a brand-new EV easier and more affordable. Having joined forces with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, the RAC now offers a range...

Nissan shows first teaser images of new electric crossover

Nissan has shown the first teaser images of its new all-electric crossover model based on the CMF electric vehicle platform from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. It looks like this is the model that will be built at the Sunderland plant in the UK. The...

Volvo Trucks announces specs for electric truck trio

Volvo Trucks has revealed details of three new electric trucks. All three electric models – FH, FM and FMX – are available for purchase and production will start in the second half of 2022, initially with tractor units, followed by the chassis at the...

New electric buses aid Edinburgh's drive to Net Zero

The people of Edinburgh can now enjoy emissions-free public transport, in the form of four electric double-decker buses supplied to Lothian Buses by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK. Lothian’s four brand new all-electric double-decker buses...

Skoda to launch three new pure-electric cars by 2030

Czech Volkswagen subsidiary Skoda has presented its new corporate strategy until 2030. Its most important key statement is regarding electric mobility: Skoda has confirmed at least three more purely electric models by the end of the decade. Skoda currently...

National Grid first major US utility to commit to electrify its fleet

Major utility company National Grid is electrifying close to 6,000 vehicles in the UK and US. The energy company, which will electrify 2,879 vehicles in the UK and 2,905 vehicles in the US, also installs charging sites in the UK and will continue to add...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd Jul 2021