Electric car news and features

The high-performance John Cooper Works Mini goes electric

BMW has released some images of an electric performance model of the Mini. This backs up the rumours that have been hinting towards an all-electric John Cooper Works (JCW) version of the Mini for a little while now. The Mini Electric already serves the...

Maserati commits to going all-electric by 2025

Although Maserati might have been a little slow to the electrified car market, the luxury brand seems to be making strides towards a new 2025 goal. For Maserati, ‘electrified’ means hybrids as well as fully electric. There has been no official announcement...

Volkswagen ID.3 was Europe’s best selling EV in October

It’s been a strong year for alternative fuel vehicle sales. In October, 26.8% of the 1,127,624 new vehicle registrations had some kind of electrified powertrain. Volkwagen’s ID.3 came out as the top-selling fully-electric car in Europe. This was, in...

Tesla boss hints at European hatchback

Tesla’s planned design centre in Berlin could be home to a dedicated European model of electric car. Tesla boss Elon Musk hinted at this during the European Conference on Battery Cell Manufacturing. He spoke about the next generation of battery cell technology...

Fiat 500 EV customers to trial new smart charging service

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and cloud platform Kaluza are joining forces to provide smart charging for the new Fiat 500 EV. The UK will be the testbed for this project to help develop direct-to-car smart charging without the need for a dedicated smart...

Prime Minister outlines his ten-point plan for an electric revolution

The Prime Minister today sets out his ambitious ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution which will create and support up to 250,000 British jobs. Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the Prime Minister’s blueprint...

Government considers road pricing to cover EV tax shortfall

The Times has reported that the UK government is planning a road tax to cover EV shortfall. With many EVs being exempt from vehicle excise duty (VED) — what many call ‘road tax’ — the government is rumoured to be looking for a way to make up that shortfall....

Hyundai Kona Electric gets a range of tech upgrades for 2021

Updated for 2021, the Hyundai Kona Electric has a bold new look and while the powertrain hasn’t changed, 2021 models benefit from a range of new features. The Kona Electric’s new stylish SUV looks are backed up with a long driving range that means 120,000...

UK Govt planning to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2030

According to government sources, Boris Johnson is set to announce that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2030, bringing forward the current deadline by five years. The Prime Minister is set to make the announcement as part of...

EV market share passes 12% in October

October saw yet another increase in the market share of EVs as a percentage of all UK car sales, the month recording a market share of 12.1%, a UK record excepting the unusual circumstances of April and May 2020 due to the first coronavirus lockdown. In...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th Nov 2020