Electric car news and features

Nio to deliver first ES8 SUVs to Norway in September

Nio, a Chinese manufacturer of premium electric vehicles, is planning to deliver its first ES8 electric SUVs in Norway in September 2021. Norway will also be the first overseas market to offer Nio’s complete charging infrastructure, which includes battery...

There are over 500,000 plug-in vehicles in the UK

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) has released figures that detail new car registrations in April 2021. The impact of 2020's April lockdown ensures some interesting comparative percentage change this month. However, there are certainly...

Green Lithium secures grant to develop UK refinery

Green Lithium, a mineral processing company, has secured a £631,000 grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to support the development of what it says will be Europe’s first, large-scale lithium refinery, which will be located in the UK. The...

VW brand plans greater CO2 cuts than VW Group

The VW brand has confirmed its plans to decarbonise the company and its products. The company wants to be carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. And, as a new interim target, CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe are to be reduced by 40% by 2030 – significantly...

Environment consultancy exploring batteries for niche EVs

Ricardo, an environment and engineering consultancy based in the UK, has received government funding to assess the commercial viability of a facility to assemble battery packs for UK manufacturers producing fewer than 10,000 electric vehicles per year. As...

Renault is gearing up for EV sales of 65% by 2025

Renault CEO Luca de Meo has set new targets for the electrification of the brand in Europe. In 2025, the share of electrified passenger cars should be 65%. By 2030, that figure should be at least 90%. “The Renault brand has the ambition to have the...

Mer UK to accelerate deployment of charging infrastructure

Mer, part of Norwegian renewable energy giant Statkraft, has today launched into the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) charging market in a bid to accelerate the deployment of charging infrastructure. Mer has set its sights on an underserved area of the...

Mitie marks its 1,000th EV in order from Vauxhall

Facilities management business Mitie has ordered 655 Vivaro-e electric vans from Vauxhall. The first of these in now with Mitie and marks the 1,000th electric vehicle in the company’s fleet. Mitie made a pledge with the Climate Group initiative EV100...

Volvo is adding three electric trucks to its line-up

Volvo Trucks is adding three heavy duty trucks to its electric line-up. Indeed, the company believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in the electrification of heavy road transport. With the new electric Volvo FH and Volvo FM models now on sale,...

Audi presents A6 e-tron concept at Auto China

German carmaker Audi has previewed the A6 e-tron concept at Auto China in Shanghai. While it adopts the familiar model designation of the combustion engine, the A6 e-tron is actually based on an all-electric platform. And the A6 e-tron concept stands a good...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:27th Apr 2021