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Electric car news and features

Nissan and E.On reach major V2G milestone

Nissan and E.On have deployed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) EV charge points at the Japanese manufacturer's European Technical Centre at Cranfield, as part of a trial to demonstrate how electric vehicles can play a part in supporting the UK grid. Intended...

Increased availability for Kia e-Niro

Kia has announced that it has secured increased numbers of its e-Niro pure-EV crossover for the UK, significantly reducing waiting times for customers. Having been highly sought-after since launch, Kia has struggled to keep up with demand in the UK....

EVs outperform new car market in July 2020

The electric car market has once again significantly outperformed the UK new car market as a whole, with growth of 260% for pure-EVs in July 2020 and 320% for PHEVs, compared to the same period last year. The latest set of Society of Motor Manufacturers...

EVs for employees as Go Ultra Low reveals environmental priorities

Employees reckon electric vehicles (EVs) can play a key role in companies improving their environmental credentials, according to a study by Go Ultra Low. The joint government and industry campaign to promote EVs has found that 70% of those employees...

Mercedes Benz launches EQV

Mercedes Benz has announced UK details and specifications for the EQV. The German marque's pure-electric people carrier will start at £70,665, and offer a range of up to 213 miles on a charge. Powered by a 150 kW electric motor backed by a 90 kWh...

New eVMP platform boosts PSA Group's electric offensive

The PSA Group has announced that it is increasing its focus on electric vehicles with a new eVMP platform to form the basis of a wide range of C- and D-segment models. The eVMP architecture will be used across the PSA Group brands - Peugeot, Citroen,...

Electric Brands showcases modular eBussy

German firm Electric Brands has revealed plans for its eBussy - a versatile, modular electric vehicle, due to go on sale in 2021. The eBussy is available in up to 10 different body styles, two chassis configurations, and a range of battery options....

Prices announced for Peugeot e-Expert

Peugeot has revealed full prices and specifications for its e-Expert van. The new pure-electric LCV will start from £25,053 (exc. VAT inc. PiVG), with a range of up to 211 miles on a charge. Two battery packs will be available - a 50 kWh model with...

Citroen ë-Dispatch arrives

UK specifications for the Citroen ë-Dispatch have been announced, with the pure-electric van starting at £25,053 (exc. VAT inc. PiVG). The electric Citroen LCV will cover up to 211 miles on a charge. A choice of two battery packs is available. The...

VW ID.3 available to order for pre-bookers

Volkswagen has opened the order books for its ID.3, allowing those who placed a deposit to specify and confirm their car. The ID.3 1st Edition costs £38,880 (exc. PiCG) and features a 58 kWh (net) battery for a range of 260 miles on a charge. Ultra-rapid...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:4th Aug 2020