Electric car news and features

Peugeot launches new e-2008

Peugeot has revealed the next generation of its 2008 crossover, and this model includes a pure-electric e-2008 version. Following on from the launch of the highly-anticipated e-208 EV, Peugeot has quickly added to its electric line-up, and is doing...

New Renault Zoe launched with longer range

Renault has launched a new version of its Zoe EV supermini, with the latest iteration set to get a 52 kWh battery for a range of 242 miles (WLTP) on a single charge. The new Zoe can also feature a CCS inlet, allowing for faster rapid charging at speeds...

Honda e range and battery confirmed

Battery details have been announced for the forthcoming Honda e pure-electric citycar, with a 35.5 kWh battery giving drivers a range of 125 miles on a single charge. The Honda e is focusing on urban travel and an enjoyable driving experience. The relaively...

EV battery projects awarded share of £23 million

The government has announced which projects have been awarded a share of £23 million in funding from the Faraday Battery Challenge to develop batteries for electric vehicles. Companies leading the projects range from small designers to large automotive...

EV sales growth bucks UK new car market trend

Pure-electric car registrations are bucking the current UK market trend, with continued growth in May 2019 seeing almost 2,000 units sold, an increase of 81% compared to last year. That's against a backdrop where the total UK new car market dropped 4.6%...

BMW and JLR partner to develop new EV drive tech

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW have announced that the two manufacturing groups will work together to develop next-generation electric vehicle technology. The partnership will see BMW and JLR work on new electric drive units, with both firms already well...

Vauxhall Corsa-e pricing revealed

Vauxhall has announced pricing for its Corsa-e, the company's first pure-electric model. Prices will start from £26,490, including the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant, and a £500 reservation fee will get buyers a priority spot in the order queue. Featuring...

Seat Mii electric unveiled

Seat has launched its Mii electric, a pure-EV version of the Spanish firm's citycar, with a range of more than 160 miles on a charge. As the Mii electric is unveiled, Seat has also announced that the model will be electric-only, with production of versions...

VW ID.R sets new Nurburgring EV record

Volkswagen's ID.R has set a new electric lap-record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, setting a time of 6:05.336 around the famous circuit. The lap, set by Romain Dumas in the all-electric racer, beat the previous record by more than 40 seconds. As...

EV charging sites overtake petrol stations for first time

New figures from Zap-Map reveal the extent of the UK’s electric vehicle revolution, with the number of public charging locations now surpassing petrol stations for the first time. Data from Zap-Map shows that as of 22 May, there are 8,471 charging...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019