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Citroen survey finds EVs best to help children sleep

A new survey from Citroën UK has found that parents who have switched to an electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid vehicle say that their current car is more effective in helping young children fall asleep than their previous petrol or diesel car. The...

Leasing of battery-electric cars grows 101% in 2021

According to the latest data from car leasing comparison website Leasing.com, annual demand for electric vehicles (EVs) surpassed diesel for the first time in 2021, as consumers rapidly transitioned to electric. Data from the car leasing comparison...

Toyota Europe outlines roadmap for 100% CO2 reduction by 2035

Toyota Motor Europe has communicated the latest news on its European business strategy, sharing the company’s vision, new products and technology developments. The strategy focuses on the company's commitment to carbon neutrality, the acceleration of its...

Kia to release the next Niro generation in 2022

Kia has presented the new generation of the Niro - which will go on sale next year as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric model - at the Seoul Mobility Show. The focus of the presentation was on the completely new design, although Kia has not yet...

Demand for electric vehicle leasing surges 66% in Q3

Taken together, leasing enquiries for new battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and hybrid vehicles increased 66% in Q3 compared to Q2 of this year, according to new figures from Leasing.com. The three vehicle segments recorded a...

Increase in electric car sales counters mild-hybrid surge

The latest figures on new car registrations in July have today been released by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). It seems July 2021 was a good month for battery-electric vehicles (BEV), which played a significant role in overall...

Clean Air Zone Scrappage Scheme starts in Birmingham

The Birmingham Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme has gone live today. Motorpoint, an independent car retailer, was recently selected by Birmingham City Council to help deliver the £10m Clean Air Zone Vehicle Scrappage and Travel Scheme. People...

Budget 2021 continues to incentivise electric vehicles

Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, yesterday presented the 2021 Budget to the Commons. From coronavirus measures to freeports to a new infrastructure bank to be built in Leeds, this year’s Budget necessarily covered a lot of ground. But...

We will see a fully electric Ferrari this decade

During a presentation of the company’s financial results on 2nd February, acting Ferrari CEO John Elkann said that the company will offer its first all-electric car this decade. This is an exciting development for supercar fans but Ferrari is still focussed...

The Nissan Qashqai gets an e-POWER hybrid powertrain

The new Nissan Qashqai will be available with a hybrid engine. This represents the European debut of e-POWER. This powertrain draws technologies from the company’s pioneering Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The e-POWER system for New Qashqai has been specially...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Sep 2022